Monday, April 26, 2010

Ups & Downs

First off, we have another tooth. Two little teeth on the bottom row. This new tooth either broke through last night after a short catnap and the ensuing screaming or this afternoon when she got fussy at daycare. Either way, she finally let me get a glimpse of it tonight.

But tax season is over and we dove right back into the audits the following Monday. The party was a ton of fun and I won Best Disco Moves, courtesy of a quick learning of the hustle, some quicksteps of my cha cha, electric slide and the cupid shuffle. Plus a sailor kick that I pulled off to look like Riverdance.

Friday I got to deal with a lovely branch that collapsed on my neighbor's garage from the snow storm on Wednesday. I failed to notice it, but a few dollars and hours later, it is gone.

The next day, the Grammy took us shopping. The little Chic got a new umbrella stroller for the plane ride this week, some clothes, I scored some new shoes, and we found a most coveted Vera Bradley bag for our dear little Sassy. Unfortunately, she liked it so it's not coming back to Montana anytime soon.

Following that, the audit trail called and my first nights away from the Kid. It wasn't too bad, I was pretty busy to even think about it. Once I returned though, I realized how much I missed her. After basic training, tech school, a few TDY's and B being gone now, I totally know the meaning of absence makes the heart grow fonder. It always does and makes me appreciate how much I actually have to be thankful for.

Despite that, some days it's just hard to kick the funk. That was kind of my weekend. I am so not up for any Mother of the Year awards after the Kid hit her head twice on the recliner, once on a chair, and snapped herself with a rubberband. She is on the move and I can't keep up with her. The babygate is up, electrical outlets are in place, floors vacumned, and she is quick to find anything she is not to have. Poor kid just couldn't catch a break.

We kicked off the new week returning to daycare and work. Oh so much fun.

My condolonces to Dylan Meier's family. What a tragic story. He did a nice job quaterbacking Kansas State's team for a while. So sad.

A few more days and we get to see B and some more of the fam. Hopefully the new little addition makes an appearance before or while we are there!


ksuJennyP said...

Yay for the end of tax season! Enjoy the best state ever. And your family!