Phew! It’s already February. Wow. January 2022 was kind of a blur.
We all got COVID. Kids were asymptomatic (but both had to miss school for between 5-10 days depending on individual school rules). Matt had a mild cold for 2 days. I had a real cough for 2 weeks but was otherwise fine, never had to miss work or anything. I’ve had worse colds. I’m grateful we all have antibodies now!
Whit turned 17. We celebrated with … dinner the three of us, based on the update above. He is a great sport. The evening of Whit’s birth remains among the most sacred hours of my life. I labored mostly alone with him and it was absolutely holy. Feels like yesterday, but also like a different life.
All my amarylises bloomed. Also my paperwhites.
It snowed a lot. We got about 18 inches I’d guess but due to winds and blowing there were some drifts way deeper than that. Matt and Whit were in Vermont skiing so I did a lot of shoveling. The photo above is our back stairs. I’d shoveled them less than 2 hours before this photo. It came down fast. I like a storm though I’m ready to be able to walk Phoebe in sneakers again so it can melt now anytime.
The day are much longer now – it’s light at 5pm which feels like a huge blessing and positive sign.
How are things in your world?