23 February 2016
noteworthy and sunshiney
This afternoon was sunny and 37 degrees and my new double jogging stroller arrived so we went for a 1.5 hour long test-drive walk. Like the good old days. I also hadn't realized how much I missed the freedom of a long pointless ramble at my (or long legged Calvin's) pace. Also, special note, I think this is the longest I've gone without eating or going to the bathroom for months. I didn't get a double jogger after Norah was born and we got along fine, and the one I got isn't top of the line or anything but it is quite satisfactory.
I even let Calvin get in and ride down the hill home because he had led us on such a long mystery walk. (Mystery walk = Calvin chooses the direction at each corner, trying to get us lost. "But we always end up somewhere we know!" he said.)
Final note: If you look closely at the top picture, you will see that one of the white spots up high on the hill is not snow but is indeed a long-legged 5-year-old boy. When he ran up there I asked Norah if she thought he could climb that tall hill and she said, "No, he'll probably fall down." And, well, he did, once.