Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Living, Learning and a Touch of Perfect

Last year it snowed just a few days before Thanksgiving and UW closed it doors for classes. Well, the snow stopped and Seattle turned into a sunny snow-covered paradise. Seeing that the snow had stopped and the sun was shining bright, Ben (being used to walking to school, uphill both ways, in the snow), woke up early and hopped on a bus and headed to class. He didn't even notice anything was different from a normal school day until he pulled on the doors leading into the building where his classes are held. He probably even tried the door next to the one he pulled on just to make sure. Then he pulled out his phone and realized classes had been canceled yet again despite the fact that the sun was shining and the snow had stopped. (The roads, however, were still pretty icy and terrible)

That's when we learned.

This year - Tuesday night to be more precise - the snow came down. And it came down a lot (for Seattle). It was all over the news. Warnings to stay home and avoid the snow-ocalypse. So we figured UW would once again cancel their classes and we'd have a nice relaxing day at home.

Turns out we were right. 

The best part was, this time we were ready for snow closure day two (Thursday!) even though the snow has stopped and a wintery peaceful Seattle wonderland has settled over the area leaving a nice sheet of ice over pretty much every surface you can imagine. So, learning from years past, Ben will not be waking up early and trekking to class. Instead, he'll wake up and figure out where his bus has been re-routed to in order to avoid hills and he'll head to the pharmacy he interns at.

I was secretly hoping he'd just skip it but then I reminded myself that the whole reason we are in Seattle is for him to get this experience, so I can't really complain. Besides, it was really nice to have today to just hang out. And, as we sat on the couch cuddling under blankets and chatting, napping, and reading books, I realized that today might be one of the last days we have where it was just the two of us before the little one joins our family. It was at that moment that I really wished I could pause time and make it last just a little longer. Without being too cheesy, but probably still a little cheesy, I hope to remember today for a long time. It's definitely going down in my book as "perfect".

Hooray for well-timed snow days and happy memories.

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