This should probably be about five different posts but I'm feeling a tiny bit sassy right now so I'm going to lump it all into one. Five for one. What a deal. It's your lucky Saturday.
First, a big thanks to Stephanie for her guest post on Tips for Starting a Blog. I know from a little survey I did back in the fall that there are lots of you who read blogs regularly but don't keep a blog of your very own. What are you waiting for? Please don't tell me that you have nothing to say or that your life is dull. If that were your excuse then you must not read my blog very often. I mean, really, I blog about things like hairdryer lint.
It has been G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S here the last few days. Yesterday the high was close to 70 degrees. In January. In Colorado. Crazy, but amazing! I hiked with some friends yesterday and was sorta surprised by all the snow on the trail. It hasn't snowed much at all this winter, and the trail by my house that I hiked the day before was dry as a bone. The difference between dry and snowy trails is altitude. It was really more ice than snow since it had melted and re-frozen many times. I'm just thankful I didn't bust it going up...or coming down...though I did lose my footing a few times.
(I don't usually like to post pics of others without permission but you can barely even tell there are people in this photo. I think that's me and my friend, Molly!)
ANYWAY, before we hit the trail I stood at my car and had a little debate with myself about whether or not to carry my cell phone. I didn't have pockets so I decided to leave it. Especially since the other five moms with me had theirs. I *always always always* take it with me because I worry that the school(s) might need me in an emergency, but I knew John was at home working so I decided to leave it. And OF COURSE, the school nurse did call. Abbey had a fever and needed to come home. I'm thankful John was able to go get her, but I felt bad that I didn't have my phone with me. Lesson learned.
She's feeling a little bit better today but she had a pretty significant temperature most of yesterday. She still has fever and a yucky cough and sore throat but popsicles and Wizards of Waverly Place are keeping her happy.
We had a really good week. Full and somewhat busy, but overall really good.
I have one really big thing I want to tell you about and I was going to include it in this post but I think I'm going to sign off for now. I really want to (finally) finish reading my book (with the aid of the new reading glasses I bought this week)(at Walgreens). And get outside and enjoy this weather before the snow blows in. I'm grateful for snow...I really am...and I desperately want some...but they're not predicting much...and after several days of gorgeous weather, I'm afraid I have a touch of spring fever!!!
Wait, I just remembered two important things...
1. Joanne is improving! Today she is moving to a long term acute care facility where she'll continue her recovery process. I've been encouraged so much by her progress in the last week. Thank you again for your prayers for her!
2. If you read my blog in a reader, click over and see my new design. I'm still tweaking things and still have some content to add to the tabs in the navbar at the top but I really love that it's clean and fresh...and the header pictures make "Lifeat7000Feet" so punny. Lots of you have already noticed the change and I appreciate the compliments you've sent my way but all the credit goes to Jackie at Memories by Design. Thank you, Jackie. It's perfection!