It’s so rare for us anymore to get snow during the winter. It’s funny what a difference it makes in how I feel.
We’ve come to dread winter, mostly because all we see is gray skies, sleet, ice, or just very cold rain. But the snow! The snow makes it feel like a real winter. I could sit inside all day and watch it.
2017 has started off pretty smoothly in the Shadowrun household. Link came home for Christmas for just a few days, but those few days did my heart good. I worry about him daily – he has many struggles – so to see him with my own eyes was comforting.
Chip and Amp are still on their winter break. Chip braved a trip up to Chicago to visit friends. Good to get him out of the basement and into the real world for a while. Amp, split his time between our house and a friend’s house. Perfect really, since our house isn’t meant to have more than 3 people in it at a time.
Mario sleeps at home, although not sure how she enters her room. For someone who is never here, she sure creates a big mess. In fact most times, it’s so big it spills into the hall. But I love how active she is, and how fearless. She’ll hop into the car and travel to St. Louis without a second thought. Scares ME, but I love seeing her create her independence, and I feel comfortable knowing she’ll be able to take care of herself. The boys…. I don’t feel so good about.
This’ll be the year where we could see some big changes. Fingers crossed.
Mario graduates high school in the spring and will move away to college. Chip and Amp will graduate from their tech school and will land a job and move out of the house completely. Link will find ways to create happiness and brighten his future.
And I will land a job in Florida.
At least, these are the plans. But I know better than to get my hopes up.
Until then, I’m going to enjoy this snow day snuggled up with a warm cup of coffee, and nestled between mounds of laundry.