Tuesday, March 2, 2010

In Like a Very Confused Lion-Lamb

Ain't nothing like ushering in Spring with a slushy trip to the park.

40 degrees never felt balmier.

These snow babies could not be pent up another day.

The sun draws them out, snow be danged.

Ruby wrecked her bike on a patch of slush today and fell into the dormant rose bushes.

She now sports 2 green band-aids on her cheek; a Pre-Schooler badge of honor if ever there was one.

I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Calvin doesn't fake a snow-related injury of his own, just to be part of the club.

Those band-aids are contagious, you know.

As for me, I'm almost finished with the book. I feel bad for implying that it's been disappointing. It's not disappointing at all. Jules, I really am loving your book. I love it so much that I carried it around the park with me, pretending that I was in an alternate, warmer universe where Cory tended to the snow-skipping juniors whilst I read.

It was fun enough to carry it under my arm. What can I say? I was just plain in the mood.

Please snow, I beg of you, be gone. Your time is up and now that we've done a bit of frolicking, I simply do not think it possible to return to hunkering.

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PS - Everyone is out of the hospital and will return home to Ohio tomorrow. Thank you, my friends.

36 comments:

  1. What a glorious day outside albeit 40 degrees. Oh, you poor soul having to bear that cold weather. I send you warm wishes from sunny CA.

    Glad to hear that your family is doing better.

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  2. I'm glad your family is doing better as well as the weather your little ones are so cute, I'm in Northern CA (raining today) and I just finished a huge bowl of your Tortellini Soup loved it.
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Barbara

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  3. Glad to hear your family is doing better and that you got out of the house. I love seeing the pictures of your babies. I was adopted raised in an interracial family and seeing your babies reminds me of my childhood.

    Spring is just around the corner.

    Julie

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  4. I am glad to hear that your family members are out of the hospital. I will keep them in my prayers, I can't imagine what they are going through.
    Looks like fun in the park. It's snowing here in NC tonight! Expecting temps in the 60's by the weekend. :) Come on Spring- PLEASE.

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  5. that looks sooooo cold! Glad your friends are out of the hospital. They've been on my mind. I can't begin to imagine...

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  6. A little sun is usually just what the Dr. ordered even if there is snow and bandaids involved. I am glad you were able to enjoy a day outdoors.

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  7. I bet it felt great to get out. Fresh air and sunshine does a lot for the soul. Spring is in the air. I can feel it!
    (Love Ruby's boots, btw)

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  8. Ooo, how's that book? I like the cover (yeah, I'm the judge-a-book-by-it's-cover type).

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  9. My heart still breaks for your family... I will pray for strength and comfort to deal with such tragedy... may a little sunshine shine on you all daily!
    Just Jenn~

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  10. Praying for warmer days for you...and for your family's long journey home...

    Julie M.

    ps Cute boots on your lil' Ruby...did she pick the bandaids to match em'?

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  11. Yay for sunshine! I think most of our snow will be gone by the end of the weekend. We have a warm stretch coming on Friday. Can't wait! So glad everyone is headed home where they will wrapped up in love, I'm sure.

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  12. Morning Sunshine, Glad you got out in the sun for your vitamin D! And I am thanking God for answered prayers. You are still in my thoughts daily.
    See you Friday.
    C

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  13. It's really coming isn't it? You are all hardcore going to the park at 40 degrees. You make me proud. Love the pics of the kids.

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  14. I am so glad they are out of the hospital...but I still cannot imagine their pain...your two are so stinkin' cute all bundled up and playing in the snow ~ 40 degrees and all:)

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  15. 40 is balmy. It's been about 35 here and I went for a really long walk the other day and it was lovely!! I was a tad chilled though by the time I got home. I can't wait for it to get just a little warmer:)

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  16. I'm glad to hear the family is headed home. I'll continue to pray for them as they still face tough times.

    The kiddos look like they had a blast. I just put a band-aid on Everett's eye today as well - I'm sure Aubrie will have 3 by the time I get home tonight :)

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  17. Looks like fun!! We did the same thing the other day. It felt so nice to leave the snowpants in the closet!

    You have been on my mind. I am praying for your family and so thankful for the bit of good news for you all.

    Hugs,
    Melanie

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  18. I love your blog header as well! Ahhh..signs of Spring! I live in Indiana also and am so ready for warmer weather!

    Glad to hear that everyone is out of the hospital. I will continue to pray.

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  19. So glad to hear things are looking up! I am looking forward to seeing more of what is on your header...I love that you change it seasonally!
    Have a wonderful day! x

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  20. I wanted to thank you. While reading your blog, I saw a link to The Journey kissesfromkatie.blogspot.com. My heart wells every time I read it. I started with katie's last couple of posts and then decided I needed to go back to the beginning...where her journey started. I'm at the end of 2008 now. I'm forever changed. So thank you.

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  21. Just read your comment on my sister's blog (punkin and peanut) and I'm the one with the sweet little Silas. When I'm talking I say "Silas's" but always write it "Silas'". Let's face it, the name doesn't need another s! But I do say, "That's Silas's room" in conversation. :)

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  22. We have the same thing with bandages... if one has one, then they both do!
    Glad to hear your family is going home. Still praying!
    This weekend might hit 50!!!! Bikini weather!!:)

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  23. (ps-I feel like if I just said Silas with no apostrophe that I would sound like, "That there Silas toy". ok, the end.)

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  24. I prayed for your cousin's family this morning and will continue too!

    Love your new header (I am assuming it is new...just saw it).

    I am ready for snow to be gone as well! It has snowed 3 times here in GA since Jan and that is unheard of! I can't wait for some prettier weather.

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  25. We had the same 40 degree "balmy" weather...and today it is snowing! Spring, wake up already!

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  26. I wish we had balmy weather.... I need my toes to be in some sandals soon!
    So glad to here everyone will be home soon.

    Michelle

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  27. Coming home is going to be so hard so them...coming home without their sweet girl. What a road they will be on.

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  28. Glad you and the young uns got out for a bit. I can't wait for the trees to bud and the snow to melt. Good bye Mr Winter! I am lifting your family up in prayer... a hard road lies ahead as others return to normal lives and they must struggle to find a new normal. Praying they find peace through their love of Jesus.xoxo

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  29. Those kids of yours are just too cute. I won't tell you that it's sunny and in the 60s here, since that doesn't really help you with the snow there...but I will tell you that I've been thinking and praying for your family through this time. I've been in a melancholy mood ever since the earthquake hit Chile and so now I put your family in with my prayers for my country.

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  30. I'm like you...snow BE GONE! I just adore Ruby's boots. Your children make me smile. So cute! Glad to hear your family is out of the hospital. You have all been on my mind.

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  31. aww, yay, your going home!! It looks like you had a wonderful time in the sun! Thise babies are just beautiful and Im certain you've heard it time and again~ I loooove her hair!! xoxo LA

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  32. I can't wait to be at the park very very soon! YAY! And I agree, the snow can stay away until next year.

    Glad everyone is out of the hospital...they are still in my prayers.

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  33. We've been tricked into believing spring has sprung here in Idaho. I think a rainy cold front is sweeping in just in time for the weekend so we are getting in as many out of doors hours as possible! Good to see you are too! :)

    Good news on your family! Lots of prayers still being said!

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  34. What a fun day, I can't imagine keeping preschoolers pent up for more then a day!! Your little Ruby with two bandaids on her cheek, made me grin only because my son is sooo on the favoring side of band aids, he always wants one, wether it be for a bruise or a tiny prick...and yes they are contagious! Glad to hear everyone is out of the hospital, my prayers are with you~ xo

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  35. March sounds like a spring month, but for some reason it's also our snowiest here in middle Tennessee. Surely warmer (and safer) weather is just around the corner.

    Susan

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  36. 50 degrees here feels like the tropics:)

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