Here we are, stretching into December and short dark winter days. Trying and failing to kick the chest cold that we're all sharing, not ideal timing for a baby with a lung issue. Trying and failing not to obsess on impending doctors appointments, and to just enjoy each moment. Succeeding in pulling Smith promptly from the playground each day after school, and spending more time at home, playing together, sipping cocoa, eating clementines, watching Christmas movies, making giant messes, peering at the ongoing yard construction, listening to the Beatles, and living in our jammies. All day every day.