Updated to add: I almost forgot! I have spent six nights in a row in my own bed all night. Tra-la-la, woohoo, yippee!!! R has woken up once in awhile, but I've been able to just tuck him back in and go back to my own room. Yay!
Our stove/oven is fine. Greg was right - it takes a REALLY long time to cool down completely from the self-cleaning cycle. And, we had mistakenly turned the selector knob to OFF too soon. The next morning, A turned the knob back to Self-Clean and the lock popped open right away. Apparently, we had interrupted the cycle. Whoops!
Speaking of A, it looks like he'll be okay at work for at least another two months. The plan is to keep him indefinitely, but of course we have no idea what will happen. At least it looks like we have some more time. Thank you, God!
We got a babysitter for this Thursday night because we have to go to the "Getting Ready for Kindergarten" meeting for parents. And, the meeting for R's specific elementary school is in two weeks, where we'll officially register him. ACK! I'm researching after-school options now because we have to cover the time between when R will get out of school (2:15) and when we get home from work (6 - and that's with leaving early!). Luckily, the options are fairly inexpensive and R won't have to go every day because A and I both work from home a day each week. I'm in denial about what we're going to do during the summers, though. We've been so lucky with his daycare/preschool/pre-K school because they're open year-round. The public school year is really designed with the assumption that there's a stay-at-home parent at home.
I haven't been to church in weeks. It's partly been because of repeated weekend snowstorms, but I'm also a having a bit of a dilemma about it. I like my church but I really, really, really hate going alone. On Sunday mornings, I want to be with my family. And, the children's church/Sunday School doesn't work for R there - he was intimidated by the environment, I think. I've actually been toying with going back to the Lutheran church I used to attend because I think there's a slight chance that A would go with me regularly AND they have a much more appealing children's church option for R (in that he actually participated and it's much shorter). Also, we have friends that are seeking a church for their family and I think it would work for all of us to go together there (they were raised Catholic, so the Lutheran church would be a little more familiar to them). But I really don't know what to do. So I'm praying about it. A lot.
My new year's ideas are working well so far. I've been eating better, exercising, getting more sleep, and I've been in a MUCH better mood. (Except for today - silly hormones are making me cry at everything. I sobbed at an episode of Frasier this morning! But I was laughing at the same time at how ridiculous I was being. Hee hee.)
That's all for now. Gotta get back to work and start dinner in the crockpot. Happy Monday!