Monday, January 19, 2009

Snowed In

I forgot what its like to be "up North." Down in Central Jersey, we don't get 6-8" of snow very often. But up in MA, its fair game. Its even fair game for it to snow 12 hours before its "supposed" to snow. And its definitely fair game to change plans on a dime. So if you think about it, New England weather is kinda like Kaylani. They're unpredictable, plan changeable, and play by their own rules.

We woke up this morning to find a good 3" of snow on the ground already, and it was only 9am. By noon, it was still coming down and probably closer to 6". Around 2pm, Bat Bat (Chinese for Uncle) and Daddy went outside to clear off our cars and shovel the driveway. Its been a good 3 years since either of us has had to shovel, and let's just say that both our backs weren't quite what they used to be.

In my expert scientific opinion, the anterior superior iliac spine between L4 and L5 have deteriorated due to significant stress placed on them. I don't know what that means actually, so I'll just say that my back really hurts from carrying Kaylani around, swaying her, bouncing her, and putting her down. And shoveling sure didn't help any of that.

After we shoveled the driveway the old fashioned way, we headed back inside to find other things to entertain 6 adults, 1 toddler, and 2 newborn/babies. Pictionary came to mind, and it was quite a different experience then I had had previously. Since we weren't in the comfort of our own home, there weren't many places to put Kaylani unattended. Having been passed around all day yesterday, we did the same. Whoever wasn't drawing was holding a baby. And just once, Mommy even had to draw while holding her (and to make things better, the word was "sex").

So our first snowed in experience was fun, even if it wasn't exactly relaxing. But sitting around staring at our little girl sure beat watching cheesy movies all day. And that's just one more reason that I couldn't be any happier with my life right now.

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