And now back to my previously scheduled post . . .
I also thought it was quiet around here--and since I was the last one who posted (about the passover cake ideas) I was like, um, is it something I said?!
barcelona--you always seem so mellow and positive! I wish I felt like you sound! I envy that you really are committed to your creative side. I feel like I don't really place enough importance on nurturing my own creativity and really following through with various artistic or expressive pursuits. Right now most of my creativity is spent on writing in online forums, which certainly isn't exactly always recognized as a legitimate artistic format. How do you manage with a toddler underfoot?
spughy--I've said it before, but you are seriously hardcore! Maybe it's a Canadian thing and you're just better suited for surviving on the frozen tundra and surviving off elk jerkey and melted snow! lol! When it hails I go hide inside and worry that a big hunk of ice is going to put a hole in my roof or one of my windows! I certainly don't go pushing a stroller in it--heck, I don't even like to go outside at all even in the car when the weather is bad! Which, as Amy mentioned, it seems like it always is around here.
gingerstar--I hope that all your sickies feel better soon! And
: about your DH's potential job!!
Here I am sick. Yesterday I felt better, even though I only slept 4 hours the night before, but today all the emotional stress of the debacle with our fence and then just not getting enough sleep this week, and then being up too late yesterday night, I have gotten way worse. I have mostly lost my voice, I am coughing, I am congested both sinus, nose and chest. (Luckily DH is being very nice and is watching Ella so that I can sleep and rest and recover today.) I think that ella's bedtime is so stressful for me oftentimes that unless she falls asleep very quickly and peacefully and I can fall asleep too, I end up getting very tense when I'm already too exhausted, and then have trouble feeling relaxed and falling asleep myself. Sometimes bedtime is fine and peaceful and I get good sleep. But probably more time than not it's very frustrating and difficult, and just trying to keep my patience requires a lot of effort. First there is with trying to wrangle her through my portion of her bedtime routine and then deal with all the pinching and pulling and groping and moving and kicking and twisting around of the pre-sleep nurse-a-thon, all of which is really uncomfortable and requires me to stay on high alert to not get bitten or twiddled on the other side in a way that makes me jump out of my skin and want to just angrily swat at her like a fly. Then even the nursing is frequently interrupted to popping off to talk or jump on the bed or jump out of the bed and run around at intervals, or ask for water or cowmilk or go to the potty or whatever. Then if I finally get her to let go and lay down, and she doesn't go into a complete meltdown and scream and cry or get furious and hit and try to yank my shirt up and attack my boobs, I have to rub her back endlessly. And not just any old way--she issues orders like "tickle back!" when she wants to be sort of lightly scratched with fingers, or "up and down!" or "rub neck!" and she'll even grab my hand and move it to demonstrate. (She's definitely mama's girl in that way, so I guess that's my revenge for making DH rub me on a frequent basis and to my exacting specifications!
) Anyway, I seriously told DH last night that our next kid is getting a crib and learning to sleep on his/her own a lot earlier than this one--this just is getting really old. Not that I'd ever go with a CIO approach, but more of a No-cry-sleep solution approach. I was too lazy about this when Ella was little and I feel like now I'm paying the price! She's really a sweet and wonderful child and is mostly nice to be around, so I don't want to make her sound like a little monster, but the night-time stuff is just really hard for me. Especially because it makes it so late that I don't get any adult time with DH or time for myself either.
Anyway, that's what's news here. Nothing too major. It seems like the fence dispute is close to a resolution so that is positive. And then we're just going to plant some creeping vines on it and/or sunflowers in front of it to hide the darn thing!! I wish I had felt better, I had a whole list of little projects that I wanted to do but I just couldn't talk because I'm so hoarse that I've mostly lost my voice, and I couldn't do much besides just lay in bed. Now I'm up, but pretty much the whole day is gone now.
Oh well, it's the weekend. There will be another day.