Friday, October 18, 2013

Life lately

It has rained a lot the past week, which was GLORIOUS.  Bonus: some of our doors were sticking and I was starting to freak out about our foundation (to the point that I have had several contractors out to give estimates), and after the rain, no sticking.  Hallelujah!

We have ordered everything we need for the bathroom project.  Fingers crossed it is done by the time I get back from a trip to visit my family (just HP and I are going).  I miss having a working shower.

I am starting to wean HP which has resulted in a battle of the wills between the hours of 4:30-6:00 a.m.  He is largely ambivalent to nursing, but desperately wants to in the wee hours of the morning.  Every member of our family has been starting the day in the 4 o'clock hour this week.  So, so tired.

On a positive sleep note, the child goes down for naps like a champ.  Today I told him to pick up his teddy bear, go into his room, and climb into bed for nap time.  And he did!  So sweet.  (Full disclosure: fifteen minutes later I heard him moving around in his room.  When I went to check his diaper and found that he had taken a box of books, dumped it out, and was wearing it like a hat while talking to himself.  Two minutes later he was fast asleep.)

Last Friday a made a full grocery run with HP for the first time.  Usually Neil and I trade off on the weekends--he goes one week, I go the next.  It takes a big chunk out of our precious weekend time, so I decided to try and make the trip solo.  HP was in the front seat, groceries in the trailer.  It wasn't the ideal setup since the bicycle that works with his seat is not designed for hauling a trailer.  It works, but is slower and makes climbing hills more challenging.

I am off to visit family for ten days.  Packing for a trip during cold weather is challenging.  I almost abandoned the effort to take only a carry-on + diaper bag (how I have flown with HP for the last two trips), but then I took it on as a personal challenge to get all of our stuff fit into a single backpack.  We may have fewer clothing options, but we will be $50 richer.

Picture me taking the city bus to the airport.  I will have one carseat, one stroller, one backpack, one diaper bag, one coat, and one child.  Oy.

Everyone in our household is excited about this trip.  I am happy to visit home, HP is happy everywhere, and Neil is happy to be able to sleep past 4 a.m.  Win-win-win.  (Well, not a win on me not getting to sleep in, but I will take what I can get.)

1 comment:

  1. Have a great trip, Sarah! I look forward to reading about it once you're back! Meg