Sunday, February 6, 2011

Groundhog Day

Today is my day…here’s to the blog I’ve been trying to get off the ground for months and months and months and months.   And the running feet that have been stuck to the ground for months and months and months due to an ankle injury.  But today is the day….Here’s to writing the debut blog and running two and a half miles amidst this horrible weather and gloomy skies.   And finally beating down the groundhog wandering aimlessly in my wintry brain where there has been limited sun and perhaps only shadows of frozen dust bunnies.
Groundhog Day is more than just a day, it’s a state of mind, and it happens to all of us. 
On Monday I took Jess to the doctor, and we walked away with a prescription to treat her strep throat.  Tuesday she stayed home again to rest up for the snow/ice day that came on the actual Groundhog Day, which was Wednesday, when all the little groundhogs were home from school.
Then, guess what……on Thursday Matty made his inevitable trip to the pediatrician.  The doctor rather unenthusiastically  informed us that he celebrated Groundhog Day by finding his shadow within the misery of strep that Jess shared with him 2 days before.  Little Jessica had given him such a hard time on Monday about sticking the SWAB down her throat for the culture and she made some pretty deep threats (and even threw in a few sharp kicks to Swabber Ron, MD), so the sheer irony that he got sick from her was pretty darn laughable….
Once again, we left with prescription in hand….it was Groundhog Day…  under house arrest… again… for the next two days.  Morph into una-mommer.  My sister-in-law asked if I was going crazy halfway through the first day and actually, I was enjoying the confinement.  Progress was being made on the master to-do list, both in the house and in my mind.  And then on Friday a friend sent me one of the new Superbowl commercials set to air this coming Sunday.   I shared it with a few friends telling them that Matty and I made a commercial while he was home sick.  Click and watch.
Well, when the girls came home I showed them the commercial, and when it was over, Shannon asked, “Did you and Matty really make that? “  Classic. 
Here’s my little Jedi in action. 

He’s too cute to be Darth Vader, right now he wants to be the good guy, Obi Wan, not deep dark Darth with his heavy breathing.
The whole groundhog/shadow thing doesn’t make all that much sense to me.  Winter is winter.  And this has been quite the winter.  The best we can do is to embrace it I guess.  A time to rest or eventually have everyone be housebound, and use the gift of time to enjoy your own shadow or maybe even write or run a little.   …and today was my day.


  1. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, my friend! xo

  2. This is great Nik...I love it and you. xo

  3. Love it my friend! You finally did it

  4. Nicole - this is so great! So happy for you and I so relate to you my friend! :)


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