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Daniel and I have spent a good part of the past week and a half at home, with our cars buried in the driveway. We have gotten nearly four feet of snow between two major snowstorms/blizzards only three days apart, and it took a while for a county plow to even make it to our road. Thankfully our power never went out, which is what I had been most worried about; I even added a fleece blanket under each of our window curtains last Friday just in case we lost heat.
Since Daniel works at a school, he was off all of last week plus Presidents’ Day, which made it pretty much a second winter break. Most days we couldn’t go anywhere, so we got to spend quite a bit of time together just the two of us—this included sleeping in every day, watching several movies, drinking plenty of tea and hot chocolate, working around the house, and being entertained by our baby’s acrobatics.
Our little one is very active and can be unquestionably felt from the outside now, which makes Daniel happy. We can even see him or her squirming around under my shirt! It really is amazing how much time we both can contentedly spend with a hand on my belly (and how much we can laugh over a flip or a double kick/punch).
In other words, although we were stuck at home for so much time, we were certainly not bored. It was surreal, as though time stopped for a week, but it was perfectly wonderful. I’m really going to miss Daniel now that he is back at work again. Of course, I know that parents around here are probably overjoyed to be sending their kids back to school after so many snow days!
Lent begins this week, and it seems to have snuck up on us. Christmas was just yesterday, wasn’t it? I still need to decide what sacrifices I will be making this year—since I am pregnant, I won’t be fasting on Ash Wednesday or Good Friday, which will be strange.
Anyways, I don’t have much else to say for now… since this is a delayed entry from last Friday, you will be hearing from me again very soon!