A little update from the last two posts:
First, J awoke the other night around 11pm (when I snuck (sneaked?) in to get my pillow) feeling much better. I fed him some dinner and we went to bed. Ultimately, he was on a new service that day and felt much like he was starting all over, having no knowledge of what to do. He has a way of internalizing his stress, expecting far too much of himself, and I suppose it got the better of him on his drive home. He barely made it home without tossing his cookies in the car! Interestingly enough, he had a similar experience on his first day of NICU back in Oct. 2006.
One thing I forgot to mention in the tale of my parents’ never ending vacation was that one of my oldest friends (oldest in that we’ve known each other since we were toddlers, I believe I am actually a couple of months older than she) was staying at their house with their two dogs-one of which is a HIGHLY active puppy-and graciously agreed to stay the additional two days. [How’s that for a run-on sentence???] Thanks Amy!! You’re the greatest!
And as for yesterday and my list, I completed 42 of the 47 items. Not too shabby. And, in case you’re wondering what sort of disaster struck my house to make it 47 items messy, I like to break down my list in to tiny tasks so I have lots to mark off. As well, I cleaned before my parents came but not while they were here so I had a little catching up to do. And now, I’m all caught up!
Good think too, because I woke this morning with that scratchy-coming-down-with-a-cold feeling in my throat. How fun!