I heard the noise before my eyes opened. As I came slowly to, I felt the heavy weight of my blanket pressing me down, but the ceiling looked unfamiliar and the lighting seemed foreign. I laid there for a moment trying to make sense of my surroundings as the heavy fog fell away. I’m on the couch. A thought that was confirmed as I glanced over to the window. The blinds were drawn, but the sunshine peeked around the edges. What time is it?? I felt around for my phone. It was 3:30. I had been asleep for two hours, but it might just as well have been two days. I can’t remember the last time I slept that heavy, and would likely have slept longer if I hadn’t heard Baby E’s gleeful screams from his bed as he noticed his cousins playing outside.
I’m looking forward to the longer days and warmer temperatures that should be coming soon. It will make the weekends more fun, as the kids will get to be outside more, playing with their cousins and running off their energy. I’m ready for winter to be over. It hasn’t been particularly cold or snowy, but it has been long, dark, and germ-filled and I am ready for it to be gone. I am so very ready.