Snow and time

It’s coming down hard. Brush the car off one hour and the next it’s covered again — with four inches of snow! Been shaking the branches of the arbor vitae and holly.

Still finding bottle brush trees to put away.

With all the sticks littering the backyard, Finn just wants someone to play with him when he’s out back. Right now, though, he’s snoring, curled up next to K.

March is birthday month: both boys, my brother and sister in law, and my mother in law. A few pictures going back to first boy’s first year.

A little peanut in a Moses basket.

A first Christmas in Florida.

The Uncle Fester phase.

Precious commodity: sleep.

PJ’s from Korea. Pond my mother made.

Bumpers, quilt, and curtains I made. A happy chappy (Oh Lord, was there a heating pad in the crib?)

First trip to the Vineyard. Two color ear flap hat knit by moi.

PO’d kitties. Suddenly not the center of our world.

Stay warm if you’re sharing this blizzard and if not, stay cool while ever more shit hits the fan in Washington!

A last shot spit up by FB this morning. Not from his first year, obviously.

15 thoughts on “Snow and time

    1. deemallon Post author

      Tired doesn’t begin to describe it. I was pregnant and/or nursing for five solid years and neither boy was a good sleeper. We are getting hammered. Probably 10”, maybe a foot.

  1. Tina Zaffiro

    Well you started with cold wet snow and with a blink of an eye … it was just one heartwarming picture after another. Love looking back ….

    1. deemallon Post author

      Me too. I sent my son a link. He enjoyed too altho I’m not sure he knows who Uncle Fester is!

  2. Hazel

    The first photo makes me think of the lamp post in Narnia, the others are wonderful & remind me of the exhaustion. When Moon was four & I slept for four hours in a row w/o interruption for the first time since he was born & felt like I was coming up from the bottom of the ocean.

    1. deemallon Post author

      I know just the line drawing you’re referring to — about the lantern in the snow. Yeah — four straight hours of sleep was quite an extravagant thing in those days!

  3. Nancy

    Oh Dee…these photos are so precious! What a cutie! Each photo almost cuter than the last…and your angry kitties made me laugh 🙂 Good thing Finney likes snow! Stay safe and warm!

    1. deemallon Post author

      Thanks, Nancy. I miss our kitties. One died a couple years later, but the ginger, Tyler, lived a beautiful 13 years.

  4. Liz A

    Don wanted to put the pictures away (again) … it makes him crazy that I have them spread out across a counter in the laundry room. But I love looking back … serendipitously … how beautiful our children are/were … how much I don’t miss being exhausted …

    1. deemallon Post author

      Me too, though it is also bittersweet to look back. How swiftly it all went! I imagine it feels somewhat different with grandchildren in your life? And I don’t miss that level of tired, either. It was epic.


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