Seems so weird to me that it's Tuesday again, that my final was just a week ago. Somehow it feels much longer than that.
Toben said yesterday that he's ready for me to be feeling better. Me too. So today I am declaring myself well. :) (I tried on Sunday, but it didn't quite work out like I'd planned.)
When I'm out of it, the whole family is off kilter somehow. Which makes me feel good and awful at the same time. Good to know that I'm important to my family, that I have an impact, an effect on what happens in our home. That my influence matters. Awful that I don't just get to be sick all by myself without it throwing everyone else out of whack. Gone are the days of guilt-free sickness.
Not sure if that makes sense or not. Other mommies out there--do you get it?
Anyway, I'm going to bundle up and go for a walk here in a bit, stay on top of my cold meds today, head to the fabric store for a few supplies to finish up a couple of projects, babysit my niece and nephew so my mother can go get her hair cut (my sis and her husband and my baby nephew are all in NYC for a few days so Ava and Tyson are with my parents), then bake an apple pie to take to Mom and Dad's for dinner.
I invited us over for dinner tonight since they have a friend staying with them who has been working in Antarctica. And I have some questions. And want to learn about the work he does there. And the people he works with there. And ask all kinds of things that I'm sure will pop into my head.
We studied Antarctica earlier this year in school, and the girls have some questions to ask too. Mostly about penguins. And leopard seals. And the weather.
What are you up to today?