I dunno about the rest of you, but I've been itching to see some signs of Spring. I've seen shoots coming up thru the soil when I've been out walking little Chloe dog, but this morning I spotted a lawn full of purple crocus! Now, in my book that means SPRING! And about time, too. We've had an unusually gray, wet winter and I've been craving sunshine like a bear in hibernation. Today I got my wish...it's cold and frosty outside this morning, but the sky is an incredibly deep, pure blue with no clouds and it's beeeeeeeeee-you-tiful out there!
Now Dear Hubby is getting sick. Again. He was sick for almost a month just before and after Christmas but this bug the kids and Dylan have been down with is circulating around work as well. So far...knock on wood...I'm doing ok. So is Kaitlin. I saw a segment on the news the other evening that said this year's flu shot helps with only half of the viruses circulating out there and I believe it. Now, if everyone would just cover their mouths when they're coughing or sneezing, wouldn't life be grand? When I was grocery shopping yesterday people were wandering up and down the aisles coughing, sneezing, and blowing their noses. I spent half my time in the store holding my breath as I walked by the sick ones. And the shopping cart handles?! Ewwwwwww. There's nothing worse than grabbing a cart and feeling something slick and slimey on it with your hand. I never EVER come home without first going in and washing my hands after I've been out in public. I rarely get sick so I'm sure that has something to do with it. That, and maybe years' worth of immunity built up while working in the schools.
It's been a very quiet weekend. Dear Hubby and I watched "Letters from Iwo Jima" on AMC last nite and enjoyed that a lot. We went to the Goodwill in Sandy yesterday afternoon, taking the 'scenic route' thru Damascus and then heading out toward Estacada and coming in to Sandy the 'back way.' I found a new Fisher Price 'worker dude' figure for Dylan and a couple of books. We went out to the archery range early in the morning and I read about 60 pages of a book while Dear Hubby went thru the course. Came home. Did laundry. Took Chloe dog on a long walk. Just putzing around.
We're mostly in the waiting mode now, anticipating our new grandson's birth. He's due around the end of March but my daughter-in-law is so BIG they're talking about either inducing her early or taking him by c-section. They're monitoring his growth very closely now. My son called last nite and said she'd told him she thinks the baby has run out of room and I know exactly what she means because I felt the same way with my son, who weighed 12 pounds. My ribs ached for months afterwards! I'm hoping we'll be able to watch little Cooper's birth, too, but I'm not holding my breath on this one...I don't know what the policy is on c-sections now. I wouldn't imagine they'd want anyone in there but my son to keep the possibility of infection low. Oh well. Whatever the case, I can't wait to hold the baby for the first time. Feeling a warm little bundle in my arms is going to feel mighty fine again. Mighty fine.