Danile, awww…I love that you attribute your husband’s predictions to how close the two of you are – that’s so sweet and rare.
Sherri, we plan to use one bedroom as a sleep room for the two kids and one as a playroom. I would love them to cosleep! I haven’t gone over to the YG yet, but it sounds like the sweetest.
Fiddle, I am so thankful to hear some peace in your post. As I hope you know, I am wishing good things for you.
Renae, I love woo woo healing reiki stories! The late night or lengthy conversations of a relationship that end in tears and a little biblical action are the best in my opinion.
Sarah, just wanted you to know how much I am cheering you on in your studies. Your “homework gets in the way of real life” post had me smiling.
Jess, The monsters story is too cute! Isn’t it amazing when just telling them flat out makes all the difference? For what it’s worth, we’ve told Eleanor that monsters are “good listeners” and if you tell them to leave, they will. We regularly hear her telling them to go away.
KK, hello to the soup and soap making may mama. Don’t get your pots mixed up!
. Having a hairdresser partner would be a dream…
Alison’s sister and best friend threw her a surprise baby shower on Saturday. It was so sweet. Totally traditional baby shower stuff with an Alison twist (such as, an insanely hard trivia game, for which each correct answer revealed a portion of a rebus, and then the rebus was directions for where to find her present). They got us a car seat and a cumquat tree with seed packets hanging all over it for the yard. I love the idea of planting something for the baby.
Alison has a quilt idea which totally rocks. I made one for Eleanor, but I have not even begun one for this baby and I was expressing my angst over this. She said, how about we get some white squares and as people come to see the baby they can write on one? I can later assemble them into a quilt, but I needn’t stress that it is not done in advance of the birth. Love it.
My mom is doing okay at home with very little treatment. The debate between her doctors about what to do is in full swing…one thinks an adrenal issue, one thinks she psychotropically over-medicated, she thinks it’s dehydration and drinking too much Diet Coke. It’s going okay for her to just be resting at home, but I do wish they would come up with a plan soon. My dad is doing well and his scans are looking as good as can be hoped for. He’s still improving or holding his own against the cancer, which is really, really amazing.
I am feeling more settled and I have a therapy appointment this afternoon to unload all the remaining emotional schtuff. Hopefully I can get myself to settle down a bit because I feel pretty wound up.
On that note, our cat got out yesterday and we haven’t seen her since. She has a collar, but she’s old and it was really cold last night. I spent all morning looking for her and there is no sign. Sigh.