To back track, Thomas’s ear tubes procedure was successful! He hears much better, and since his surgery, he walks so much better. (I am thinking his balance was a bit affected by all that nasty fluid). Then Harrington was whisked away on a surprise business trip to Chicago while my parents vacationed in Gulf Shores. Yeah, everyone was off doing fabulous things, and I was left holding the fort down. But just when I was about to feel sorry for myself, I see that all my hopes in teaching Marie empathy may have come to fruition. I was attempting to shut my eyes for eight and half minutes while sitting in the comfy chair while she played with her princesses. The phone would.not.stop.ringing. Marie says to me, “Mommy, you must be frustrated that every time you close your eyes, the phone rings.” Sometimes I feel like she is the only other person in this house that actually gets me. Did I mention she is not yet four year old?
Speaking of birthdays, Thomas just turned one on Sunday. We had a party. The food was great! (Thanks, Carl, at Esplendido for catering)! Thomas was adorable, even when he wasn’t having fun. (Which was pretty much the whole party until he opened up presents). What I am saying without saying it is that yeah, I am having some emotional issues with this tender rite of passage, none that I feel like exploring at this time. Don’t worry, in about a month, I will break down in tears when I do something silly like go to Target and NOT pick up formula. Then I’ll be ready to talk about it.
Then we just celebrated my brother’s birthday on Tuesday with more awesome food. In a few days it’s Easter, which is a whole weekend celebration in this house. It’s kind of like Christmas, and things get complicated, which it often does when families live in close proximity. Some family members are divorced and some have alternative work schedules and some are demanding and some are just who they are. Christ rose only on ONE day, People, and we have THREE sets of people to see! I think if Jesus could have predicted all the fuss over his miracle of rising from the dead and people wanting to celebrate with family get-togethers, he may have stretched it over a few days instead of only one. Just sayin’. . .
And then there are the gagillion birthdays in April and then Marie’s in May and then Mother’s Day.
I don’t know where I am going with all this except that being the Calendar Keeper, Stylist, and Event Coordinator along with all my other Mommy jobs is making me exhausted!! But I am fighting hard to keep on track with my writing and my blog. Because, in my heart, I just have to. . .
Well, enough complaining about being busy, right?! I am lucky to be surrounded by people that love me (or at least like me) and my family and who wants to spend time with us. I am not going to let a few things like getting new clothes or eating good food or not getting enough sleep or a few
Next time, I promise you The Business Card Story, complete with pictures!