I keep being asked to continue my blog so I guess I will do that. It has been kind of therapeutic to get the thoughts circling around in my head out of there every day. Plus, keeping a type of journal is good practice for just making sure I am writing something.
The day after my birthday I came down with some sort of mini-sickness, but again, this was just a 24 hour bug, which I am thankful for. Pretty much consisted of a sore throat, cough, and runny nose. I laid around most of the day feeling crappy when at about 2 p.m. my daughter comes into the bedroom, smacks me awake (in the face, no less) and tells me that my momma cat is having kittens. Cute little things they are, too. Three boys and three girls, and all different from one another, if subtly. I have been spending the last few days making sure momma and babies are all well, as well as cleaning the house.
While cleaning my little one's room, I came to the realization that she has more teeny tiny toys than a little girl should have. Every kind of quarter machine toy she has saved over the last couple of years (most of which are tony little ninjas and aliens of every possible color, totaling about twenty or thirty), Littlest Pet Shop toys (which are little plastic animals with bobble-type heads), Squinkies (little rubbery animals and people that would fit into a little gumball), and tiny little Tinkerbell toys and clothes. It got to the point where I had to separate one tiny thing from another and decide which needed to go where... my OCD was going nuts last night. I ended up spending at least two hours just putting the toys into their own places and realized that I could use some more bins to put various toys into.
The house is definitely getting into shape for my cousin's visit, and I am going a little overboard, but whatever. I know it's not Spring or anything, but Winter forces me indoors, so I might as well make the most of it. I think sometime next week, I'll have some sort of a Yule tree, which I am totally thrilled about. I think my tree is the best ever because I have fairy ornaments that I put on it. My tree topper (named by Hallmark "Queen Aurora", which is certainly not lost on my daughter) is, instead of an angel or a star, a beautiful wand-wielding good fairy covered in glitter. My tree is coordinated in blue, silver, and pearl and I would say it's the prettiest tree ever. Though the tree will not be a real one for the first time in many years, I am happy just to have one. I'll make sure to post pictures of my tree when it gets up and decorated.
On a completely unrelated note, I was happy to hear that things are moving along nicely in Illinois for gay marriage. What I think that politicians don't understand is that gay marriage would really be an economy booster. Not only would it boost the amount of business at florists, possibly dress shops, tux shops, caterers, etc., it would also get more people to move into that state simply because they have gay marriage there. Not to be a downer or anything, but with the divorce rate at fifty percent, it would bring more money into the system as well. I think that all in all it makes sense not only because it's FAIR, but because it would get things moving in the economy there. i just wish that Wisconsin, which I used to think a very progressive state, would hop on the band wagon for human rights and equality. I congratulate you on your progress thus far, Illinois. Cheers to fairness.
Also, SNOW!!!! It is so beautiful outside right now, even if it is cold. I love looking out the window and see the white stuff coming down. Hearing people drive by, it has been making that squeaky sigh that I love so much. Every time I hear it I wanna go walk around in it. I just wish it would have A: come a day sooner than it did, and B: snowed more than it did. Even if I was just glad to see it at all.
I have much more cleaning to get done, even tonight, because I have company coming in the morning. I was pretty lazy today because of how late I stayed up last night, so I had better get to it. I hope you are all safe and warm somewhere. Much love.