We’re watching both Christmas presents for Bella and our family arrive
Land of Nod stuff. 🙂
They have pallets (PALLETS) scheduled to arrive from FedEx on Friday with all the furniture. We’re signing contracts and hiring painters and all kinds of very fun stuff.
Bella has been having a hard time sleeping so I’m listening to her now in her room. It’s 9:30 here and she’s just chattering away. She’ll crawl in with us tonight around 2am.
I’m obsessed with The Good Wife. I’m currently on Season 3. Sam isn’t interested, no one else I know watches it – I feel rather isolated loving it as much as I do and not being able to vent about ALL THE THINGS to someone who knows.
Hard things: Kaden’s autopsy is ready. I have so many mixed feelings I can’t even explain. The two most prominent are disbelief that this really happened, he’s really gone, and a small bit of hope that it holds some sort of an answer for us. But I’ll admit it, my hope is very small these days for this stuff. Please – refrain from the comments on how great God is, hope is always there, or some sort of a plan. It’s just not the season for us to be able to accept or cope with that right now. We’re doing the best we can just getting through this.
Cute things: I asked Bella if she wanted to say her prayers the other night. Before bed, we pray and then sing with her. She shook her head and I said if she ever wanted to just to let me know. Then she told me, “I pray with my stuffed animals. Before I sleep.”
And my heart exploded.
Charlie is doing good. I wish we could get him to stop barking at all the cars. That would be super.
We are trying to decide about getting away for a while this spring. Just the three of us. Sam and I have been talking about it for a while now. Going somewhere that we can just relax and not worry about anything but letting Bella have fun. We have a few ideas but aren’t sure if it’ll work out.
We have our sitter/nanny that is here 3 mornings a week still. I don’t know what on earth we would do without her. She’s been such a stabilizing force in Bella’s life. She is also awesome for date nights – something Sam and I do as often as we can. We just saw Catching Fire and it was AMAZING.
And work is good. Lots of writing, staying busy, stretching my creativity skills to the max. In all of this, I haven’t ever forgotten how much I love what I am able to do from home.
That’s about it. We are loving the calm. Very much. It’s nice to be settled and in a routine again.