Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ice, Ice Baby

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I love running through life and celebrating birthdays with my running friends!

Sunday night, the weather did a number on Indiana.  Freezing rain left a thick layer of ice over our entire yard and neighboring roads.  Poor Rosie took one step out the back patio and learned how to skate.  I prayed that I wouldn't take a tumble.  A neighbor told me to take "penguin steps" to avoid falling to which I complied (but at the same time wondered if I was being punked).  I don't know which looks more funny: a fall on the ice or an adult walking like a penguin.

Church attendance was low.  The ice scared away those who were not interested in doing the penguin walk into church.  The icky weather left my boys feeling cooped up with excess energy to burn.  And so they decided church was the best place to get out the "wiggles. "  (Something seems off when I'm yelling at my kids while walking out of church.)

As a surprise to no one, the ice did not scare Cooper.  After church, he slid on his slippery shoes (his pool slides) and raced onto our icy drive.   Somehow, he convinced Rosie to join in the fun.  (How I wish I would have shot video!)  While I know the South Korean olympics have more professional looking performances, Cooper and Rosie provided just as much entertainment.  If asked to judge, I would have flashed them a ten for their tandem routine.

Today, the weather took a turn for the warmer.  The ice has practically all but melted.  The Vitamin D from the sun has transformed all of our dispositions for the better.  But Cooper holds a grudge and misses having his own private ice rink. 

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