I hate to complain, especially last year when Ted and I were freezing our butts off in Bishkek and Tokmok (and asking for a heater for our room--and that wasn't helping!) but when they are predicting 50 below with wind chills--and the high isn't even going to hit 0, now that's bloody cold! Again, why are we living in Wisconsin??? Even though the kids like cold--I won't let them play outside. Today the boys had hockey and Julia went to the supper Wal-Mart with me. Don't laugh--on a Saturday that can be a marathon. Tonight--Ted is braving the cold to make steak on the grill. Then he'll brave his favorite winter activities and stick his ice cold hands up my shirt and watch me jump. And I mean brave---cause if it's could enough, he could lose body parts!
The next 2 weeks will be busy. Every day I work with hospice or the UW. Am I crazy? Perhaps. But last night at hospice I laughed like I haven't laughed in years. And that was with the staff. Yes there is tragedy--some of which I experienced last night--but there is also joy in every day living. And interestingly enough, I discovered last night that there is an extremely strong belief in something beyond this current life--not just beliefs, but stuff that the nurses there have experienced. Hummmm, makes you stop and think doesn't it?