Saturday, February 11, 2012

Where Have You Been?

I know that I have been MIA for the past week or so.  It was not intentional.  It seems that every time that I sat down to update the blog, I became distracted or overwhelmed.  This past week has been busier than usual also. So what have we been up to?

Well we went ice skating with our church's youth group.  It was so much fun.  Quite a few others came along also.  Mikey skated, and took a fall.  Micah and I hung out on the sidelines.  Ice skating is harder than it looks.  You would think that if you know how to roller skate, you could transition to ice skating.  You would be wrong.  Even inline roller skating is not the same as ice skating. That little blade on the ice is hard to balance on, and even harder to control.  I completely understood when the kids decided that it would be in their best interest to transition to rollerblading instead of ice skating. 

The whole group.  Sorry it's out of focus.  Someone else had my camera, and the settings got changed.  The group split before I could fix it.

Sunday was the Super Bowl.  I really had no interest in the Super Bowl this year.  Usually, I can choose one team to cheer for, or both teams.  This year, I was really wishing there was a way that both teams could go home as losers.  Unfortunately that could not happen.  I did however, enjoy the food at the get together we attended, and the conversation.  I never thought that I would do the typical ladies in the kitchen talking, guys watching the game.  I just wasn't interested this year.  Maybe next year.

Monday through Wednesday, Micah and I hung out with my aunt and her family.  Micah got a lot of play time with the other children.  He seemed to enjoy it.  I'm happy he was so happy.  He'll be spending more time over there.  Tuesday, I had a job interview.  Thursday, I was notified that I was being offered a position.  Thursday, we stayed home, but Uncle Monkey and his family spent the night with us on their way to South Carolina.  Micah had so much fun playing with Pal. At one point, Pal was watching Hercules, and Micah sat down beside him after Pal invited him.  Of course, I tried to take a picture.  Micah wouldn't cooperate, and got up as soon as he saw me coming with the camera.  They were so cute sitting side by side watching Hercules.  Friday, though it was just Micah and I.  I think he enjoyed being back on his regular schedule. 

Micah has been clinging to me a little more than usual.  Most times, when he sees his dad, he forgets I exist.  But lately, he's been wanting me to hold him, and choosing to go with me instead of his dad.  A time or two, he's even cried to come downstairs with me when he had been upstairs with his dad.  I don't know what to think.  I always thought I would have to have a second child, to get one who preferred me to Mikey.  Now all of a sudden, Micah has flipped the script.  

This weekend has been spent inside avoiding the cold.  The temperature dropped down into the 40's and the wind has been blowing, which makes the cold so much worse.  I'm blaming Punxsutawney Phil for seeing his shadow.  {I fully understand that no matter what Phil sees, Spring officially starts roughly six weeks from Groundhog's Day.}

So there you have it.  A glimpse of our week.  Look out for another post tomorrow.

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