Thursday, October 22, 2009

Starting at the bottom of the to-do list.


I am sitting here writing this even though there are about 500 other things I should be doing instead.  Like laundry, or vacuuming, or, I don’t know, last night’s dishes maybe?  But right now I have a massive headache and I’d rather sit here wrapped in a blanket not moving.  So that means you get an update.  Lucky you.

Let’s see…we’ve had bizarre weather around here.  After a summer of maybe 1 month of summer-like weather, we have had a fall with early snow and freezing temperatures.  (Kinda makes you want to more here doesn’t it?)  Today might actually be warm enough to open the windows so the goal is to try and get outside at some point.

All this odd weather has left us with unused passes to zoos and farms.  I did squeeze in a trip to the zoo last week.  It was a bit chilly but that turned out to be a good thing.  I’ve never seen the animals so active.  Lions were roaring.  Tigers and leopards were pacing back and forth right in front of the fences.  Monkeys were swinging and leaping from trees.  It was great.  The kids loved it.

I’ll admit taking both of them myself was a bit challenging.  Meghan walks like she is on a mission and is always waaaay ahead of me.  If I didn’t slow her down we would have made it through the zoo in about 25 minutes.  But Sean was soaking everything in.  He stayed behind me.  The challenge was keeping them close enough together so I could see both of them.  Oh, and Sean?  He wanted to get as close as possible to the animals.  That meant climbing on top of rock walls, trying to open gates or climb over fences and crawling under wooden fences.  That kid has no fear whatsoever.