Quick – tell me where I got the post for my title from (the Thursday part).
It’s not really relevant. I’d just like to know if it’s familiar to anyone. I’m back for my fourth installment of Week in My Life brought to you by @adventuroo and @thislife. It’s fun and exhausting and eye-opening all at the same time. Here goes my Thursday.
God, I hate this picture. Early morning greasy face but I couldn’t not include it. Evan slept in my room last night. We did have a middle of the night interruption as he was having nightmares about monsters and wanted to know what I could do to make it stop (we actually did a little prayer). My alarm woke me up and as I laid in bed trying to form coherent thoughts, Mr. Big Pants here decided to make himself more comfortable. He got a good laugh out of it when I showed him this picture.
We did our whole morning routine, which you’ve had glimpses of, and set off for the third and final morning of preschool for the week. I love seeing my big boy put on his backpack and walk into school.
As I mentioned yesterday (or the day before – they are all running together), I loved watching him head into his classroom. He joins right in to circle time. I also love his teachers. They are so welcoming and shower him with hugs when he arrives.
After I dropped Evan off, it was back to my “office.” Today, I knew I was only going to be there for an hour so I skipped the wooden tables and chairs and headed for the reading pit in the middle of the library. I tried my best to slouch as I tweeted and caught up on some blog reading but those chairs will just not allow it.
After about an hour, I headed off for an appointment. I already leaked it on Twitter. I was headed off for a massage. I feel guilty for saying that. I feel like I live a charmed life. I don’t take anything for granted but I promise you I have a massage because I need it. I have a monthly membership to Massage Envy and I’ve been seeing Yolanda for over 2 years now. She is absolutely amazing and she does wonders for all the knots in my shoulders.
However, I was feeling more self-loathing as I saw my big lump of a body on the table. I’m definitely bigger than I should be but I promised you a true glimpse into my life. This is me. After the massage, I felt otherworldly which is usually a good sign than Yolanda has done her job. I will admit that my shoulders hurt a bit tonight. They feel bruised because that’s what it takes to work the knots out.
After I picked up Evan and headed home, I thought I needed a little time off the computer and decided to do something super stimulating: clean the pantry. These days, I’m always in a state of decluttering. I tossed a lot of stuff and then had all these empty Tupperware containers. They are all washed and drying and tomorrow I’m sure you’ll see the shocking conclusion of what I did with them all.
After all that hard organizing, I hit my mid-afternoon slump. I tried to close my eyes just for a few minutes when Evan decided I must be some evil fortress or something. The eyes didn’t stay closed for more than 2 minutes.
I finally made it back to my laptop and I also talked on the phone to my mom for a bit. Then we rushed out of the house (as usual, because I’m always late) to take Emma to the vet.
I’ve been seeing my vet, Dr. Jon, since 1997, when I first got Arnie. He’s amazing and wonderful and has always taken such good care of my pets
Anyway, Emma just didn’t seem like herself last night or today. And she’s been coughing and the sound reminded me of when our dog Einstein was suffering from congestive heart failure. I’m so glad I took her in. Her heart is fine but her lungs were congested. Hopefully it’s just an upper respiratory infection and she’s now on antibiotics and steroids.
When we left, it was close to dinnertime. I suggested pizza and Evan agreed, for once. Then he started in with the McDonald’s request again. And guess what I did? I gave in. But I made a deal that he couldn’t whine, cry, or complain if he got a toy he didn’t like.
And guess what? He got a toy he didn’t like and threw it and started crying. I pulled the car over, grabbed his food, and told him he wasn’t getting his dinner. More cries and shouts. I’m a mean mommy, or so he says. I know. It’s my own fault.
We got home and patched things up with lots of hugs and kisses and an apology. We finished dinner (I ate a Lean Pocket from home) and Evan pulled out his entire universe of Imaginext toys. Yes, he has a lot, mainly because I think it’s all so cool.
After a while, we both agreed to clean up so we wouldn’t have to do it on Friday, our free day. I helped him with the toys and he watched me clean up the kitchen. Then he insisted I put together my Harry Potter LEGO bus I got on Sunday. So we did it together.
The deal we made also included some scheduled video game time before bed. We headed upstairs and I popped in Just Dance 2. We love it and I can actually get a decent score now. I love that we can do this together.
After I sweated enough points (according to the game), we switched gears. I had worked up a pretty good sweat and was ready for some sedentary playing.
It was Mario Kart again tonight. I think we did about 10 races and then it was off to bed with hardly any complaining.
Since it’s just the two of us tonight, we snuggled in my bed again. We read all about the digestive system and tastebuds and the anatomy of an ear.
I wasn’t in the best of spirits today. I have a lot on my mind and realize the pictures don’t always capture what’s truly going on with each of us. All in all, though, it was a pretty good day and I can’t wait for Friday. It’s our day of absolutely nothing planned and I can’t wait to see how it turns out.