This has been a crazy week, and tonight is really the first time I've had a few minutes to post anything. Work has been keeping me up late, plus I haven't had a good night's sleep in awhile (due to work and R). I'm exhausted, and I'm really looking forward to not having to do work for a couple of days. (On a positive note, I had to give a half-hour-long presentation in front of my entire company on Thursday, and it went great!!)
Tomorrow, we're meeting up wtih friends to launch model rockets again. A found a much closer field than the last one (it's about 5 minutes from our house!), and A's old roommate who co-founded their rocket club with him years ago is in town visiting from CA. R is beside himself with excitement and, when I told him that he had to get a good night's sleep because we're going to do rockets tomorrow, he announced, "I like sleeping!" Well, that's news to me, but sounds good!
Oh! I have to share the cutest thing R said this morning. We were playing with the Memory Game, and I was laying out the cards on the floor in a way so that the matching cards wouldn't all be next to each other. R said, "Hey, it looks like a G!" And I looked, and it did look like the letter G. Then, he said, "It's a G made of memories!" :-)
I was also amazed by his skill with the game - he made matches when even I couldn't remember where the match was!
Good news! I start my new work schedule on July 1st (well, 2nd actually). I'm going to be taking every other Thursday off. It's not much, but it's a start. I'm really excited about it, and I'm hoping it will make for a better me all around: I'll have more time with R (= better mom), and I'll be slightly less stressed out at work (or so I hope!). I'm even thinking that I can go out once in awhile with, dare I say it, friends! I feel too guilty now to do that since I have so little time with R compared to how much time he spends alone with A and at school. Anyway, we'll see how it goes, but I really feel like it's an answer to prayer.
I need some good books to read! I've been reading lots of devotionals and collections of sermons, which I really do enjoy, but I need something I can read for a few hours at a time - or at least half an hour at a time for my subway rides. :-) I don't like to do that with the sermons because I feel like I need to focus on one at a time and absorb it.
I'm also in the mood to shop. This is an extremely rare occurrence. Normally, I HATE shopping, especially for clothes (which, if you know me, explains my pitiful wardrobe). Mostly, I think it's because I hate to waste money, and I convince myself that I don't need new clothes - even when none of my existing clothes fit me. I have no problem buying things for R and A or anyone else, but I'm much stingier when it comes to anything for me. But, when I do get the urge, it's usually dangerous because I end up spending way too much money. But I guess if I only buy clothes once a year (or less), it evens out. Mostly, I have the urge because I only have three pairs of pants that are appropriate for work, and now I'm going to be going into the office four days a week. But I could also use some summer clothes.
Whew - what an exciting post, huh? Okay, I'll spare you any more of my babbling for tonight. Tomorrow, I'll have pictures to post from our rocket excursion!