I figured I'd better post something before I forget how! The last couple of weeks have been absolutely nuts. Our bathroom has been in shambles, so we've been getting creative about finding public restrooms. (The brand-new Nordstroms at our local mall has some very lovely and clean bathrooms!) And, we've been packing up all our towels and shampoo and soap and stuff almost every night and heading over to our friends' house to shower and give R a bath. BUT yesterday, the tile started going up in the tub area, and I just love it. I'm so excited! Once our amazing tile guy starts doing the floor, though, we're probably going to find a hotel for a few days because we won't be able to use the bathroom at all.
Simultaneously, my friend who is pregnant with twins and due pretty much any time now ended up in the hospital with kidney stones and the accompanying horrible pain. She got over that after a few days and many painkillers, but then over the weekend, the contractions started coming regularly. She's been in agony pretty much ever since. They're not close enough to warrant going to the hospital (although she did go for a few hours early Monday morning), but they're close enough that my friend can't sleep or relax at all. So I'm praying that they get closer together right away or that her water breaks or something so that she can get those babies out of there!
Work has been nutty at the same time, so I haven't had much time at all to do anything but work, eat, bathe, and go to sleep. But my diet has been going great! I lost 13 pounds, and now I need to stop losing weight (which wasn't the point - I was just trying to get rid of some of my mama belly fat) and adding back the good carbs again, which is fine with me. I feel a lot better about myself, though, so that's a nice side effect.
Other than that, we made our first trip to the nearby beach last week, and R had a blast. R's schoolmates who are moving on to kindergarten this year had their graduation ceremony and picnic, and R got a special Friendship Award, which was so sweet. This weekend, we're planning to go see Wall-e with R. Gotta love the Pixar movies, and A and R are beside themselves that this one is about robots. Last weekend, we went to a party at our friends' house because old friends were in town, and we spent all afternoon and night outside. The kids played in the pool, bounced in our takealong bouncy house, ran around, ate watermelon and pizza, and at night we lit sparklers and watched fireflies. It was a perfect summer evening!
That's the story for now. I'm hoping to post pictures later this week of the bathroom stages - it's really quite amazing!