I haven’t left my house in, I’m gonna say, over two weeks and I’m going a bit stir crazy.
But why? I hear you ask. Well, it definitely wasn’t a choice.
With having two under two and my eldest not yet a confident walker. There is only one way for me to go out with the kids by myself, and that is hooking up the Bumprider* to the pram. So when my daughter got ill I couldn’t in good conscience take them out in case she got worse. And when you also have an ill newborn to take care of, going anywhere is pretty much out of the question.
Then came the snow. While I’m sure the equipment would have been fine in the snow, I was otherwise ill-prepared. We hadn’t had snow like that in six years. I’m prepared for chilly weather, I’m prepared for wet weather; but not snow, freezing cold snow. I don’t have adequate footwear for Luna or a snowsuit (i will know better in future to be prepared). She has her little first walkers and a thick coat to keep her warm or in case of a drizzle, we don’t really go out if it’s heavy rain. And what did we have this past week? Pat yourself on the back if you said heavy rain! I’m putting water-proof coveralls on my shopping list.
In the meantime, I haven’t been able to get much done. Except wash clothes and watch some shows while I soothe the little darlings. I got a lovely surprise when I discovered Grey’s Anatomy* was available on Amazon Prime. I started watching it when the show originally aired and I was hooked. It actually made me consider going into medicine, but I don’t think I would get on well with sticking needles in people. I watched every episode as it aired until I got my first job during Season 3. This was before catch-up TV and even +1 channels were only just becoming a thing. So once you were out of the loop with a show that was it.
I’m now into Season 8. I have laughed, I have cried and even screamed in shock. I love how much the characters have grown and matured. There are a few storylines that haven’t gelled well with me. Like, why does Little Grey have to be such a childish brat? And why do they feel the need to throw Miranda Bailey into a pit of pointless romantic drama? The Bailey thing especially because it’s so out of character for her and doesn’t really have any effect on the main storylines. It’s a subplot that, so far, didn’t need to happen.
Yes, when your life revolves around cleaning and taking care of kids you tend to get a little too into whatever entertainment you have time for.
Now the kids are better and the weather is perking up a bit. If the weather stays good tomorrow I’l probably take them out, even if it’s just for a stroll.
How has your week been?