Monday, Monday....been a long time since I thought of a Monday as a workday, but tomorrow I start at the census. That being said, it's only 2 1/2 hours! Ha. But, it's still a reason to put on good shoes.
The baby sleeps peacefully in my lap as I type. Normally, as soon as she conks out, I move her right to the crib. But tonight I'm tired, and I always love the feeling of her soft, round body laying across me...usually her chubby hand in some awkward way over or under her face (just like it was in all of our ultrasound pictures!) She was pretty whiny tonight, probably tooth-related, but she's an easy baby. I should remember to be grateful.
I am struggling with a lot of new emotions--and working out some old things this weekend. Painful thoughts of my sister and my childhood are working their way out, and I have no desire to face them. I just want to be happy clappy with my fantastic hubby and baby, but I do believe that things should be faced before I can move on. Unfortunately, you can't really pick that timing.
Hubby is sick, quite sick...and I had to approach the pastor at church to tell him this morning that he could not do the video he had volunteered to do. Unfortunately, I felt about 2 inches tall when the pastor announced that all of those who had travelled far distances to be interviewed had come for nothing, since hubby was sick. Ugh. When I came home and told him we both bristled....but the poor guy could barely get up this morning--I can't even sleep in the same room with him, his snoring and labored breathing is deafening!!!
Speaking of sleep, the baby slept in today, until 9:15, which really gave me a fair amount of sleep, so I have felt wonderful all day--moving heavy items up the stairs and cleaning, as well as doing a full hour's workout. I am such a compulsive eater--still making promises to myself ("I will only eat half of what I want..." "I won't eat sugar"..."I will drink water before dinner") and breaking them. But when it comes to exercise, I never struggle to get my butt off the couch! I am back to working out 5 times a week, no problem!!
Today was cold but sunny, and in the right spot, didn't even feel that cold. It made today a perfect day to receive a "Sunshine" award from a fellow motherhood blogger whose posts I really enjoy reading, the Iowa Soup Mama. (It's not about soup--though lately in this weather that would certainly be a welcome thing. We've got a week of weather in the 30s coming...that may sound cold, but it practically sounds like