This has been an interesting week, to say the least. I'm actually pretty proud of how I've held it together so far, and we have less than two full days before my husband comes home. (I think I can, I think I can...)
I've been trying to focus on the good things, and remind myself that toys strewn all over the living room isn't always the tragedy that I make it out to be. So here, in no particular order, are things that made me super happy today.
~The box of fresh tulips that were waiting on my doorstep when I came home following very long drive from violin lessons. Somehow, my husband managed to send me flowers from clear across the world, and they couldn't have arrived at a better time. And they're tulips, which to me are a reminder that Spring might someday actually reappear and melt the three feet of snow that's outside my doorstep.
~Max's new words and expressions. Our newest laughs all center around his responses when you ask him to do something. Often, he responds with a cheerful "Sure!" Other times, like this morning when I asked him to get out of the bath, it was "No thanks." And a few times, I can tell he's channeling his nine year old sister, because he'll stomp his feet, roll his eyes, and shout "Fine!"
~I may have designed the world's best Pandora station. I don't care how good yours is. LIly Allen+Regina Specktor+ just touch of Coldplay and U2. Perfect. I don't even listen to anything else anymore.
~And thanks in part to the word's best Pandora station, all of my bathrooms have been scrubbed top to bottom today. Yes, I now have three clean toilets. You may all come over and ask to use the restroom, and I won't even have to apologize before I let you go in there. You might have to step over a pile of dirty clothes on the stairs, ignore the 17 balls strewn all over the living room, and pretend you don't see enough peanut butter and jelly smeared on my counter to make a sandwich all while making your way to my sparkling clean restrooms, but who cares! I even scrubbed behind the toilets. I may be in the running for homemaker of the year here, watch out.