In the backyard: Halle pestered Nick long enough that he finally gave in and is outside playing in the snow with her and shoveling. I guess it's not genes but what kids live because Halle has certainly inherited Mark's love of shoveling. The funny thing is Nick- absolutely not (might be the age too :) )
Downstairs: Arianna is walking on the treadmill and watching cartoons waiting for supper.
In my kitchen: I'm smelling smoky link crescent wraps and homemade pizza cooking in the oven.
At my feet: I'm hearing Oscar whining because I'm not picking him up (spoiled, spoiled, spoiled!)
On my heart: I'm just plain sad. Nick's best friend's mom passed away very unexpectedly yesterday. They still don't know why. I feel so bad for this family. I think it hit me hard because of watching Nick trying to make sense of this and feeling so badly for his friend. Please keep the Rotman family in your prayers this week. They are Christians so they know they will see her again. I don't know how people get through times like this without having that faith.
Give your family an extra hug tonight. It just really hammered home to me again how quickly life can change and we can't take a moment for granted.