I feel like I am perpetually playing catch up. I have been trying to at least read blog updates and comments but please know that even if I don't get the chance to comment on your blog, I'm still here. I do read everything and I e-mail when I can. And on top of a busy schedule, I have a stupid cold. I guess it's the universe's way of telling me to slow down (or forcing me to).
January was quite the whirlwind month. I kind of feel like we got blindsided. The winter weather held off for the most part for December (cold but not much snow) but we had a ton of things going on - my stepfather's wedding, 4H holiday dinner, Buxmont holiday dinner, crunch time at work followed by Christmas and New Years. And then all hell broke loose on the weather front. It seems not a week went by (more like 3-4 days) without something - rain, sleet, freezing rain, ice, high winds, snow, subzero temps. The weather made having horses quite the challenge although they did just fine. In between storms, I had an accident on the way home from work and totalled my Jeep. I spent several days working from home because of the weather. T's school schedule was a mess - in a 3 week period (15 weekdays), she had 3 regular full days of school - 1 planned holiday, 1 planned early dismissal, 5 snow days, plus several weather related early dismissal/delayed openings. Somewhere in between all that, we were supposed to have a school meeting to review her classes for 10th grade. It's scheduled for tonight but had been postponed twice (here's hoping 3rd times the charm). I did receive the payout for my totalled Jeep and was able to get another car so that's a huge relief.
February is also busy but not nearly so much as January. As I was driving to work milling over this blog post and my things-to-do list, I noticed the beautiful pink sunrise. It's amazing how a little bit of sun can brighten your whole world.