We had B's "friend" birthday party this weekend; it was dinosaur themed. We had a dinosaur cake (gorgeously decorated yet somewhat strange-tasting, from Whole Foods), a dinosaur piñata, and a "feed the dinosaur" game. We also had a "pass the parcel" game, which the kids totally didn't get. Also some kids didn't want to feed pizza to the dinosaur. Also B was upset because he wanted to get more turns at everything, and he didn't like the cake, and he wanted more presents. But "can I have another party tomorrow mommy?" Our fridge and freezer is FULL of leftover cake and pizza (we did not plan well).
My parents were here last week, which meant no taking kids to daycare, no making lunches, and lots of help on the parenting, cooking, and cleaning front (my mom is amazing). My sister and her family came up Friday afternoon and stayed for the party. I was really sad Sunday after we dropped my mom and dad off at the airport. That letdown that comes after something you've been excited about is over and its back to real life. It was hard to rally my energy to do our Sunday chores, but we did it.
I have been mild-moderately sick since New Years day, thus its been over 2 weeks since I've worked out. I had a quick run Sunday morning and it felt amazing (but hard!). I really need to exercise regularly for stress-relief if nothing else.
I had lunch with a fellow blogger last week. This was the first time I've crossed URL and IRL worlds and I was a little nervous going into it, though it was quite fun. It was weird knowing so much about each other before having met, but also somewhat of a relief not to have to do the usual small talk. Now I want to meet all of you!
I was woken up at 4:45 this AM by the dog very noisily shifting her bed around and couldn't get back to sleep. So I wound up reading Sarah's post about "bits of joy" and stayed in bed long enough to come up with my own list of fun things to do with 5-20 minutes of down time:
- play with the dog
- read movie reviews to find additions to my "to watch" list
- update my Goodreads profile (I haven't done it in 10 months and my sister and friend are bugging me)
- call someone (my mom, long-distance friends)
- text my sister
- listen to music
- read magazine article
- flip through Boden or J Crew catalogs I've saved (I just love looking)
- write an entry in my 5-year journal
- organize a small area (this sounds lame, but it makes me happy to see a clear surface or easily accessible drawer)
- make and drink a cup of tea or some other "fun but healthy" beverage
I still need to post my 2014 Fun List. I also need to do an update on my resolutions at the end of this week. But now I think I hear L stirring. I might end up going back into bed with him to get both of us a little more rest. I love waking up with him, I showed him how to "stretch" when getting up and its the absolute cutest.