Mondays are for musings. You look back over the weekend or figure out what's happening ahead in the week. You plan. You schedule. Sometimes you give yourself a pep talk. But it all happens on Mondays.
So here I am musing.
We went to Montana to visit my parents over the weekend. It was refreshing and exhausting all at the same time. My mom works for a small k-8 school and they had their ski day, so we trekked up there late Thursday night to join in the fun. We had the whole spectrum of weather that day- icy rain, sleet, massive flakes, blue sky and fog. There was a point we decided to bite the bullet and invest in some goggles for everyone and that was the turning point of the day. Its amazing how much more fun skiing is when you can see and your eyes aren't being pelted with ice!
There were high school boys and girls basketball games going on while we were there so we spent Saturday night cheering on the Drummond Trojans. It may have been the third game I have gone to watch since graduating 11 years ago. It was like I never left but at the same time I felt so old. There were kids playing ball that weren't even in kindergarten when I was in high school!. I only knew 2 of the kids on the boys team. Yikes... I am getting old... But at the same time, I still call my kindergarten teacher Mrs. Verlanic and my science teacher Mr. Schindler so I guess I don't feel all too old.
Remember how I married a cowboy that doesn't talk? That made for a super long drive home. It really was the fastest we have ever made the drive (we didn't speed, just didn't have to stop 12 times for the kids...) but it seemed so long. He seriously said only a handful of words. Anybody want to come hang out with me so I can have someone to talk to?
And to make the drive last even longer, my kids are to the stage that they ask the dreaded question- "are we there yet?"/"how long until we are there?!"/"how much longer?" And I think that they eat more when we are in the car than the entire week before. I can never pack enough treats. I'm afraid its only going to get worse when my son becomes a teenager... Yikes!
Its Valentines this week... Yay... Actually, for the first time in a long time I will actually get to see my valentine. Really I should only say I SHOULD get to see my valentine. We might sneak in a kiss or two between taking care of the kids and cows, but who needs February 14 to say I love you when there are 364 other days, right? I'm sure a batch of his favorite cookie dough and an early bed time will make for just the V-day he wants!
So I posted last week about how we were buried to our eye balls with snow. And then just like that the snow shut off and the sun came out and everything has started to melt! Its not gone or even close to being gone by ANY means, but there is significantly less. Its like Mother Nature is trying to discredit me. I say its crazy and snowy and she brings out the sunshine. If I said it was a beautiful-blue-sky-kinda-day, I'm sure we would get socked in with the fog for days... So I'm going to post the last of my snowy pictures and hope that the temps stay up. The heifer hill is slowly drying out to calve on so its helping The Rancher, right?
Speaking of calving... We had 1. Soon enough we will be swamped with babies and I am so excited! Last year I was too busy swooning over my own new babe that I didn't soak in the babies outside as much so this year I will have to make up for it. But the fact that we are calving does mean my baby is almost a year old and I just can't believe it. I'm crying inside. It just happens too fast!
Have I mused enough for you? There is still plenty going on up here, but I will stop for your sakes. I'll just muse to myself...