Monday stuff

  • We had a horrible day at gymnastics class on Saturday, resulting in my decision to stop going to the class. My daughter is just not on board with being told what to do, when. Serendipitously, we ran into a mom at the children’s museum later who told me about a great gymnastics open gym that’s farther away but inexpensive. So we’ll do that instead.
  • After wondering why I had such a horribly behaved child that morning, my daughter then surprised me by being so insanely civilized and well-behaved at a big sit down dinner with my aunts and uncles and grandma that evening. She sat in her own seat, quietly ate her turkey and sweet potatoes, and was polite and pleasant. I felt like mother of the year!
  • I really felt the absence of my grandpa at the dinner table. I’ve been eating around that table my entire life (including several years of daily lunch and dinner when I lived with my grandparents) and that was the first time we’d sat around the table without him. Super weird and sad.
  • The funeral went well, I think. The piano I played on was horribly out of tune which bummed me out totally. But my best friend since high school came, and another of my best friends (who I don’t see much at all) surprised me by showing up, and made my week, heck, my month. They added joy to a sad day, and I’m forever grateful for them.
  • I haven’t been working and I haven’t exactly missed it. It’s nice to just relax and not have a timeline hanging over my head. It also means I can have some more say over what my daughter eats and does half of the week. I so wish I could work online or from home (how I would get anything done, though, I cannot say). Even travel nursing means three whole days per week away from “home”, so it’s definitely not the perfect solution.
  • I’m going to attempt to get something done this week, other than just routine house cleaning. Sorting out my closet, getting passport photos, fingerprinting, and applications mailed out, for example.

Categories: life in general, parenting

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