Last night was SO much better. It wasn't just better, it was lovely. Amazing. Wonderful.
All my readings and devotions yesterday were about casting your cares and worries upon God, so I starting sensing that God was trying to tell me something. :-) And, I did my best to do what he was asking. Besides a good day at work (in which I had to speak in front of the entire company), I was able to enjoy my time with R in the evening. I gave him crazy piggyback rides for half an hour, we had a really nice bedtime/storytime, and I told him that I was just going to lay down with him until he fell asleep (versus sleep with him). And, he fell asleep within 10 MINUTES!! And, I made it downstairs by 8:50 pm and was able to watch "The Office" as it was being broadcast (instead of hours later on tape)!! Then I went to bed myself by 10:30 (I refused to bring work home yesterday), read the Bible for a little while, and fell asleep to the sound of some furious rain.
R woke up sometime during the night, and I just called to him to come in our room, which he did. I scooped him up, and he fell asleep immediately next to me. That was the last I heard from him. We both slept really well. So did A!
This morning, I got up on time, read my devotions, took a shower, got dressed, made my lunch, and then had to wake R up to join me for breakfast!! No screaming or crying from him!! Woohoo!! So thank you, Lord, for that glorious break.
And, thank you, Johanna and Lynette for supporting me and encouraging me. I love you both!
Here's the part where I actually listen to your advice. :-) Tomorrow, A is taking R for a few hours to a party with a lot of A's friends and former co-workers. They are probably going to do some rocket launches, so that's why A wants to bring R. Normally, I would be expected to attend to keep an eye on R, but this time A said I don't have to go. So, I am going to stay home and have some time to myself. YAAAAAAAYYYY!
I'm actually giddy about having the house to myself so that I can clean it. But that's what makes me happy. The whole house needs cleaning, but my office in particular is a disaster zone. It will make me so at peace to have things in order again - even if it's just for a few hours. And, if I have time, I'll do some reading. Or, who knows? Maybe I'll forget all that, pop some popcorn, and throw in the 6-hour video version of "Pride and Prejudice" (the one with Colin Firth).