EJ has been working 12 hour shifts this week. His normal shift is from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m., but this week he has been working from 6 p.m. until 6 am. It’s strange having him home for most of the day, although he’s not awake through most of it. A change in hours is always a difficult adjustment, and he has been very tired.
I took Danny for a walk today, as I always do. It was very cold and windy. The wind made the colder feel even colder. Fortunately, I had worn a scarf and extra warm gloves. I fell down in the snow when I accidentally walked into a slight ditch next to a driveway. Brrrrr.
After warm temperatures and green grass, we are finally getting a taste of winter. It’s dropped into the single digits, and we are expecting several inches of snow. Finally! I am glad! I think winter ought to be WINTER. I love the cozy feeling of wrapping myself up in a quilt, sitting near the warm fire in the woodstove, and cuddling a cat (or two or three) sitting on and/or near me. I think that the worse the winter, the more wonderful spring feels when it finally arrives.