Sunday, February 19, 2012

Things you don't see in February

I've said it many times but this winter is the strangest I have ever experienced but I love it. Today while running I saw all of the following which I don't think I have ever seen before in February...
  • Rollerbladers
  • Kids playing on the playground
  • Motorcycles and convertibles on the road
  • Pole people: you know those people with the combo ski/rollerblades who "ski" on dry land with poles. (No idea what it is actually called so a few years ago I gave them this name)
  • Kids skateboarding in short sleeves
  • People BBQing, not so unusual since we do it year round, but I don't think I have smelled so much BBQ on a run in the winter
  • Park police and plenty others out on road bikes
  • Me running in anything other then a hat, mittens, heavy jaccket and tights. I'm sure the capris with knee high compression socks was very cute!
The best part is that this weather is supposed to continue! I can handle this, just hoping we don't get dumped on in March. I got home to Matt grilling, like I said not unusual for us. After dinner I am conflicted: I have nto eaten red meat for 20 years and any meat (expect fish) for almost 3 years. I've gotten many questions from people regarding how I will raise my daughter and I keep saying she can decide what she wants to eat, but today she was thrilled with Matt's steak. I'm a little conflicted over this; I want her to try all foods and have a varied diet, but I don't know if I like that she wants to eats meat. Oh well, I guess I stick with my original thoughts and let her decide.

3 comments:

  1. Wow, how nice to have such a warm winter for a change! I almost wore compression socks and capris this weekend too, but it was a little too warm for that. :)
    It's tough letting kids decide-- so far L isn't a big meat eater, but she does like chicken... parenting is all about learning to let go, huh?!

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  2. This is my first Minnesota winter and it's been easier than any Chicago winter. The only thing that makes me sad is I know we won't be as lucky next winter when I am no longer pregnant and wanting to run much more than I am this winter.

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  3. So true Laura, so much of parenting is about letting go!

    Thid winter has been so strange, I'm scared of what's coming next year too!

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