Drop Punkin off at school, bring Sweet Pea AND Buddy to preschool (rather than have Sweet Pea go to school for a mere 1/2 hour, I opted to have her hang out with Buddy for a little while) then go on to work myself.
At 9:30am, I left work to pick both Sweet Pea and Buddy up to take them to an eye doctor's appointment an hour away. Thankfully, all went well there. The appointment didn't take too long and both children cooperated with the doctor. Sweet Pea REFUSED to talk to the doctor at all at her last eye appointment.
After that, the three of us stopped at Burger King before dropping Buddy back off at preschool. I dropped Sweet Pea off at her afternoon care facility before going back to work for a couple of hours before picking up Buddy from preschool again, then picking up Sweet Pea and heading home.
Thursday night was the first night of Punkin's school play, and she was very excited. Aunt Shelley came along to watch the play along with Sweet Pea, Buddy and I. (Tickets were limited, so Hubs and I and other family members are juggling who goes to which performance).
Friday and Saturday will be a bit "quieter", with only the play at night (and other family members coming over to attend the play those nights) and not so much running around during the day.
The sun has been out sporadically this week, and never for long enough. It snowed again last night, and the sky is gray once again today.
I'm thankful that February is coming to a close. The various shades of gray and white outside have gotten to me. I've been trying to lift myself up out of the gray with little projects -- blog redesign, getting more into GoodReads and Flickr, and contemplating some regular "light therapy*". It may be time for me to get back on the exercise bike, and make better choices about what I eat, too. It certainly couldn't hurt.
There is a restlessness inside me urging me to sit down and write/create, but I am at a loss about what I should write or create. There is also an urge to get into my comfy clothes and hibernate for a while. Perhaps it is just an urge to procrastinate on the things I know I should be doing -- a side effect of the endless gray and white days. Right brain / left brain civil war of sorts.
In and amongst all of this, I have discovered moments and things to be thankful for:
Things are good, most of the gray is just a passing phase.
February is over.
Bring on March and all it's "greening up" implications.
* Say what you want about tanning, but I seem to get some benefit from the lights and the short nap I get when I go once or twice a week. Losing the "winter white" is nice, but truly, I go for the nap and the light and warmth.