This week I am documenting a week in our lives along with the Ali Edwards community. Here are some photos and words about yesterday, if you’d like to see…
The morning didn’t go exactly as I wished it to. First of all, Meredith came into our bed at midnight so we still have some work to do there. And Liam started fussing at 5 so I couldn’t get up to do my own morning routine. When he finally finished nursing and I got up at 6, he was awake too.
Like I said, you do what you have to do to get ready when you’re a working mom. Sometimes that means letting your toddler sit in the sink and play. :)
While I got dressed, Meredith woke up and immediately began crying. She was saying, “No one is going to play with me!!” What she meant was that she wanted me to play with her RIGHT THEN. Instead, I carried her to the couch, wrapped her in blankets, gave her a cat, and turned on Daniel Tiger. She was placated. Then I was able to make breakfast.
Getting the kids ready in their room. Meredith scraped her foot the night before and she’s still milking it. She needed an “ice pad” and “couldn’t walk.” Also, that cabbage patch doll was mine!
I put Liam’s backpack on him for the first time, and he thought it was the best thing ever. I tried to take it off to hang on his hook and he cried, so I left it on. Such a big boy.
At work it was a slow day (again) so I made myself some coffee. We have a new single serve coffee machine that is so fast and pretty good. I can’t quit it.
I gave chemo to one patient and we had a meeting with our director since both of my coworkers were there. We are trying to figure out how to help give chemo to inpatients.
After finishing up with my patient I went to lunch at the doctor’s office (a drug rep was giving an inservice and brought Zoe’s Kitchen) and then I went to my own doctor for my annual physical. Those paper gowns are so lovely, huh? I read while I waited, and almost fell asleep. The only problems I brought up with the doctor are my occasional dizzy spells and possible iron deficiency.
When I left the doctor the sky was beautifully gray and it was raining!! So exciting.
At home I checked the mail and my next postal book club book was there – MOMO by Michael Ende. I added it to the pile of books I’m currently reading or need to read in the next month.
I changed clothes and then I went back to my work gym. I ran for a half mile, then did squats, shoulder press, and deadlifts.
David and I have been talking about eating healthier as a family and we’ve gradually made some good changes but today we just spontaneously decided to be a little more drastic. I’ve been phoning it in for dinners a lot lately so I used this extra time to cook a somewhat healthy meal. The cats are all over the place of course.
Meredith makes her dramatic entry home. I tell David to take the chicken out of the oven and then I go pick up Liam (remember David only has one car seat in his truck).
Dinner! I was happy that we sat down at the table together again.
Got everyone ready, then we walked down the street to meet our neighborhood friends Jack and Case at the pool. Unfortunately the baby pool was closed and my kids don’t have floaties (mom fail?) so it was a bit more stressful than I expected since neither of mine can swim and we just had to hang out on the steps. They were both pretty scared at first but (contrary to the photo) were loving it by the end. We stayed until the pool closed at 8 and then Meredith cried. “I’m saaaad!!” she wailed. She doesn’t deal well with disappointment or the end of something fun.
David met us at the pool and took Liam for a drive to put him to sleep while I walked Meredith home. She was a bit grumpy but did well going to bed once we got home. I didn’t mean to, but I fell asleep in her bed and stayed there until 2 a.m. when I moved to my own.
Another day in the books!