Okay THAT was better. Call it the power of Tuesday - call it whatever you want - it was most likely the bright and shiny sun that did it yesterday. My friend Nicole and I hiked a good long way over treacherous ice with 3 babies in tow TO GET TO STARBUCKS. The yummy lattes might have SEEMED like they were the prize for our hardwork, but really - arriving home without cracking any bones was the real bonus. It was awesome - a sunny -4˚ C (24˚F). Two hours outdoors chatting, venting, dodging ice puddles and black patches, getting our blood pumping (with peaceful kids) was AWESOME. Thanks Nicole! Spring is coming. It's like waking up from a long, beautiful nap.
After that - my girl tribe and I went on a shopping spree. Well, we did a LOT of shopping, but all we came home with was a kid's size broom and dustpan (might as well put Pilot to work!) and a new face for Mr. Potato Head. Our outing was an exercise in making Pilot tired. Costco, Home Depot, Superstore, ToysRUs. We were everywhere. It worked like a charm.
Today: We're heading out of town for the morning to tire out a one-year old and a dog IN THE COUNTRY. We'are going to meander back slowly letting the wind blow us into some kind of trouble adventure. Sweet.