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corner view: slow

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Well- I guess pretty much I’m slow to post 🙂 Here in the Upstate of South Carolina we’ve had more snow and ice than the state has seen in one dousing since 1993. For us- this has meant slower days spent together introducing our Southern children born of Northern parents to winter fun! I can’t help but to swell a little with pride as the baby wakes in the morning and says, “Momma- snow!” We’re on snow-day 4. And seeing as Zuzu cried at the news that school was cancelled yet again last night, I think it’s fair to say we are just a bit, well stir-crazy.

Today Lovey and I headed back to work and the girls went to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their buddies at their little school, since the big school was still closed down. And judging by the sistred squabbles echoing down the hall, the reopening of their little school came none too soon. The beauty of a snow day here though- it cleans up after itself. We expect sunshine and a high near 60 by Sunday.

Our week was spent sledding, snow-girl building, snow-ball fighting, movie watching, napping, valentine-card-signing, pizza and pancake eating and  of course snuggling. I’m tickled that I was able to walk my 41 year old self back up the sledding hill without being winded and to return to work today feeling fairly well rested. The last time I spent this much concentrated time with the girls without a daily break called “my desk job”, was last summer. The day after we came home from vacation I collapsed into an extended afternoon nap and the following workday I was so grateful to be able to just sit down for more than 15 minutes at a time even though I had to sit with my feet propped up trying to mitigate swelling and soreness from having been on them the previous week. The stamina I’ve built up with my small run/walk routine- I think this might be the biggest pay-off it’s provided.

On to the pictures of our wintery, snowy, slow days:

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