I took a few days' break from the computer at night. Sometimes I just don't feel like lugging my laptop home from work - mainly because it means my work day never ends. On Tuesday night, I fell asleep at 10:15 and woke up at 6 a.m. I was still in my own bed and I never had to get up to go to R's room - it was lovely! (Not that I mind comforting him or snuggling him, but getting up three times a night every night doesn't make for a good night's sleep.) Last night was my night alone with R, so after I finally got him to bed, I just relaxed on the couch, wrote his birthday thank-you notes, and chatted with A later when he got home.
We're going to try to go to the Brimfield Antique show this weekend. A and I used to go every year before R was born. The show is HUGE - we've never made it through the whole thing. We usually don't get further than one section, and there are TONS of sections. It's a lot of fun because there is so much variety - antiques, junk, handmade furniture, quilts, garden decorations, really everything you can think of - and the people are very friendly and funny. A tries to find ancient coins and vintage children's books, while I look for funky, small pieces of furniture, old kitchen stuff (my favorite find was an old percolator coffee pot that was white enamel trimmed in red), and plates matching my grandmother's old set. One year, we found a very cool rocketship cast iron bank. And, another year, we stupidly passed up buying an antique oak Hoosier cabinet that was in beautiful shape and priced ridiculously low. But we didn't have a vehicle big enough to get it home at the time and didn't feel like renting a truck.
We're trying to decide if we're just plain insane for trying to bring R to it this year. He'll get plenty of exercise from walking around, but he'll probably want to touch everything. But we'll go for a little while, and if he gets nutty, we'll just head home. And he'll probably end up saving us a lot of money because we won't have as much freedom to browse! :-) Either way, it's supposed to be a beautiful day on Saturday, so it'll be nice to be together outside.
Dear Lord: Thank you for helping me get through this challenging week at work. Thank you for the tiny green leaves on my clematis plants. Thank you for A and R and for making me a wife and mother. And thank you for new friends! Amen.