After 6 weeks at the Ronald McDonald House and Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, we’re finally home!!! Evan is doing so well and we are beyond excited about our new life. I cannot say enough good things about RMH and Children’s. They have saved our lives. As soon as things calm down, I’ll post an update in the Evan section explaining more about the last couple of months.
While Evan was having his homecoming, I was stuck in a blizzard! I was born in New Jersey and lived in Connecticut until I was nine, but I haven’t been in a full-blown snow storm in over 20 years. I had been consulting with a company in Boston and got stranded. Luckily, I got to stay with my in-laws and had a great time.
I ventured outside with my sister and brother-in-law to shovel the driveway and sidewalk which were covered in over 2 feet of snow. At first, I was so excited to be frolicking in the snow. Then, the shoveling began. Within 5 minutes, my back and arms were burning, and by the time we finished an hour later, I felt like I’d been hit by a Mac truck!
A lot goes through your mind when you’re shoveling snow, out of breath, and desperately trying to stop your nose from running in 20 degree weather! For those who remember “Deep Thoughts” with Stuart Smalley on Saturday Night Live, I had my own Deep Thoughts and thought I would share: