June 18, 2007
Whew! I’m finally able to take a breather. I have barely been able to have a coherent thought lately, let alone write about one. And I do have things to write about! I’ve found myself composing blog posts in my sleep or in the shower or while I’m feeding Maggie. It’s just finding the time to sit and actually type it all out that’s the tough part.
This weekend was my first high school class reunion. TEN YEARS. I helped plan it. Glutton for punishment? Perhaps. But everything worked out and it was a lot of fun. We didn’t have a huge turnout, about 50 people, but it was a good group. I was of course so nervous about everyone finding a common ground and something to talk about after 10 years apart, and the mix of people was interesting as well. And I only made a slight ass of myself when I had to use the microphone and announce that dinner was served. But I’m pretty sure everyone there had a good time. When the class dropout and the former president of SADD in your school are on the same team for beer pong, you’re probably doing pretty well. And I got some embarrassing video of some of my old classmates dancing to Baby Got Back. Can you ask for a better time than that?
We’ve been dealing with a fussy baby. Maggie has started having some very very fussy periods in the evenings, which has been fun. One night it was so bad, the only thing that helped was stripping her down to her diaper to cool her off after she got herself so worked up she was sweating. I think it’s a combination of gas and tiredness that is just too much for her. I’m pretty sure it’s not the brand of formula I’m using, because this just started a week or so ago. I think it’s just a phase… we just have to ride the wave I guess. All hail The Magic of the Vibrating Bouncy Seat.
I’m starting back to work. It’s time. The ‘end of June’ seemed so far away, and now it’s almost here. Starting this week, I’ll be taking Maggie to daycare on Wednesdays. I’m a little apprehensive about this, but I know it must be done. Partly because Where did all of our money go? Momma needs to get back to work! and partly because the idea of 8 hours alone at home to Get Things Done makes me a little bit giddy and I just need it. We threw around the idea of getting a cleaning person instead of doing daycare, but as much as I was so excited to have someone else cleaning our toilets, it was only going to buy me maybe 4 or 5 more hours a week- and I could totally fill those hours with playing with Maggie or surfing the internet aimlessly or napping. I think for my personal mindset, having a day set aside for WORK is much better. Also, I went to high school with the girls who will be watching her, so knowing them makes it seem less like Daycare and more like, Hey, wanna watch my kid?
Mixed in with all the baby fussiness, class reunion planning, daycare decision, and general parenting, there have been weekends filled with family road trips for birthdays, visiting with out-of-town relatives, trying to keep my house from getting completely overrun with clutter and laundry and kitty fur-balls in the hallway, and of course celebrating Dan’s first Father’s Day.
Life is full and crazy and good. I’m tired, but that comes with the territory!