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Thursday, March 27, 2014


I feel like a bear coming out of hibernation.  This has been a long winter and I have had some difficult things (herniated disc, low thyroid) that have made me just want to hunker down and sleep all winter.  I even sound like a bear, a fact that I was not aware of previously.

One day this winter school was cancelled and I took the opportunity to sleep in.  Aaron recorded something that he had insisted was real, but I was certain he was over exaggerating.  I have been told I am a heavy breather when I am asleep, but that it wasn't a full blown snore.  Aaron on the other hand has insisted that I full blown snore, wondered if I have sleep apnea, and wondered if my struggles with focus and attention during the day are linked to my sleep habits.  I am not sure why I favored the opinions of others over the statements of the man who sleeps with me every night; maybe because I don't want to be a snorer?
(sorry folks I can't figure out how to attach this so that it plays automatically.  I welcome your advice!)

Regardless of my desires there is now proof that I snore, and for some foolish reason I feel like sharing that fact.  Every time I listen to it I am incredulous that it is me, and I laugh at how intensely I snore.  I can't decide if I am embarrassed or amused, but it definitely evokes a strong emotion in me.

I have some plans in the works for eradicating the snoring issue. As for the emotional hibernation I have been feeling; every day I feel a little more awake, a little more alive, a little more energized and excited about what the day has in store for me.  The snow banks may be taller than I am, and it might have been below 0 last night, but every day the sun shines and even in frigid temperatures it is beating back the snow.  

 Come Spring, Come!

Sunday, March 02, 2014


When Aaron was young he had that adorable speech impediment that made Rs sound like Ws.  I wish I could have been there to hear it.  Luckily for me he passed that trait down to Jacob so I get to imagine how adorable Aaron must have been as a child.
        I haven't really worried about the speech impediment with Jacob, kids frequently outgrow things like this. Then Jacob was drawing during sacrament meeting at church and Aaron passed the notebook down to show me this:
It is a multi-level space ship.  The top level is the Bridge, followed by the Brig, and then Sick Bay.  Initially Aaron and I chuckled and thought how cute it was.  Then I started to see on papers coming home from school, that the speech impediment was coming through all over in his writing.  The process has begun to get him working with the speech pathologist, and we are working on it at home too.