#weekendcoffeeshare: A short drive to the snow

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about my New Year’s Eve. Usually it is a small gathering with friends where we would have food and play games (board and video), but this year we decided to a virtual gathering. Because we are eating at own homes, we met up virtually much, much later in the night and played video games. I realized that the only time I really play video games is on New Year’s Eve.

Also it has been a while since I’ve stayed up until midnight. Sure I’ve been awake during random hours of the night to feed and/or change Lana’s diaper, but at least I sleep between those times. This New Year’s Eve required me to put in more energy and effort to stay up. As soon as midnight hit, I pretty much hit the bed. Thank god for virtual get togethers. I don’t have to worry about driving back home.

Saturday was nice. We took a short drive from our house to go see some snow. It was the first time for both my fur-babies and human baby. Lana mostly observed, of course. Teddy, the miniature schnauzer, kept running — I assume to keep himself warm. Koda, the pomeranian, seemed like he had more fun burrowing in the snow.

I am hitting my final two weeks of maternity leave. I’ll try to make the most of it. I always imagined my maternity leave would be me spending my days window shopping (and not buying anything) and brunching on a Tuesday because I can. Of course the pandemic changed all that. I guess I kind of did that. Last month when I took my friend to her surgery appointment, I went to have breakfast. Since there was no dining indoors or outdoors at that restaurant, I walked a block over at a park and had breakfast.

My maternity leave is doing daily neighborhood walks with my dogs and my daughter. We also frequent the public library which is a 15 minute walk away to pick up books. We hope to keep these habits when I return to work. As of recently, I feel I am getting back in the swing of things. I am back making meals and a spread of sides for the week which is why the fridge has been looking fuller lately. I am sure my brother-in-law has to fight for space in our small fridge. I am not budging to buy a bigger one until we renovate the kitchen.

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