Friday, December 26, 2008
Random thoughts... My cousin, who will soon graduate from law school and who is quite the party boy but also a serious student, brought these giant fruit baskets for each family at my mom's house. It was one of the best gifts I've ever received. Kiwi, banana, blueberries, blackberries, apples, oranges, cookies. My daughter has an ability that I'm certain will grow, that I'm certain will get worse as she gets older. She can say things and hurt me to my core. Ruin my day. And she's not even 4 years old yet. This morning, I had gotten up and was heading back to the bedroom. I saw that she was starting to wake up so I went into her room and laid down with her, snuggling her. She wakes up a little more, I brush the hair from her face. It's a very sweet moment. Until she says "Mom. Get OFF me." Yep. Ruined my mood. I'm having one of the worst menstrual cycles I've had in a long time. Crampy and cranky and heavy. I've even tried Midol for the first time in my life. But it complicates everything, being out of sorts with my body. My house is a wreck. Toys are everywhere, new toys are everywhere, packaging strewn about. My kitchen needs to be cleaned up. Lots to do today. Goldfish, the cracker, are addicting. I made my mom cry, in a good way, at Christmas. My kids are way cute. Way adorable. Way funny. Most of the time. Even when there are complications, we are blessed with great families. Friendship is really important to me and I hold the people that I consider close friends to high expectations. It takes a lot for me to consider someone part of my inner circle. I'm learning that a lot recently. Christy and I bought these chocolate wafer cookies at Costco. They are from Italy. I think Italy must be in heaven. I love my husband. For a lot of reasons- some of which can't be put into words. But last night, as we were driving home, I leaned over and rested my head on his arm and shoulder, held his hand... and just felt safe and warm and happy. We have 3 days spread out ahead of us with no plans, aside from church on Sunday. What on earth should we do?