Less than a week ago, I was running around Van Saun Park in short sleeves and begging for water because of the summer-like temperatures. Yesterday, Mother Nature covered my beautifully blooming tulips – the ultimate sign of spring – in a blanket of snow and ice. The poor folks who traveled to the area to take in New York in springtime must be pretty disappointed. As I bundled up Baby Boy in his winter coat this morning, I wondered oh where has the spring gone? Will it return in time for Easter on Sunday? Or are we in for a cold, wet, depressing year? Sunshine, don’t abandon us now. I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ve never needed you more.
My husband’s romantic gesture in the snow yesterday inspired today’s blog on the About.com Newlyweds site. Check out the Newlyweds blog and leave a comment about what you plan to do to lift the spirits of someone you love today. You can learn how to write a love letter to boot. Make sure to express your love in a meaningful way as often as possible. I know I’m grateful that Antonio makes me feel loved all the time — even when the snow isn’t falling.
Even on New Year’s Eve, the northeast saw some snow. But it was not much, nothing like the snow day that hit us the weekend before Christmas. We are grateful that my husband Antonio was still in the United States. Papa served as the boss, and Antonio was the worker bee. (To see photos, visit the “Snow Day” photo album.) It was actually quite a day. I often call Antonio princess – in a loving way – because he’s all about his hair and he takes baths with fizzy stuff in it and candles all around him, and he is afraid of anything with wings (butterflies, too). He’s not usually one to take on manual labor. But he did a great job with the snow. Everyone thought so, and I can’t pick on him anymore. To boot, he looked super cute in the snow.