January 21, 2015

Small town girl

It was "everyone line up so I can floss you" night. You know what that means... dental check-ups tomorrow! And go figure a pediatric dentist who doesn't have after school hours. Ugh. What is up with that.

So, word got around about our loss this week. There I am in the grocery store when a teacher from the kids' school stopped me in the soup aisle and somberly acknowledged that she heard the news about Domino the gerbil. She's not even one of my kids' teachers.

I'm going to miss this small town. And that is the truth. As we look for our new house I keep checking the small towns just as much as the big ones. Today I had coffee with friends and saw several other people I knew -- two of whom I would see again later in the day at the grocery store. That's just how it is here. You see the same people at all the places and while at times it would be nice to be invisible the familiar feels good, too.

January 19, 2015

Things to write down :: week three

How is it that it's only week 3 of this year? This day alone felt like a month. The past week, well, I've never visited the doctor so much for myself in such short a time ever. The massage therapy was good- going again in the morning thanks to new doctor's orders. We have yet to figure out my weird leg issues. I've had the works- blood tests, x-Rays, and ultrasounds. Still no idea. So there's that. Then Ivy started up with a cold/cough thing and I've been nebulizing her around the clock. I haven't had so many consecutive nights of broken sleep since newborn land. 

This weekend was a whole lot of lying around and zoning out into space. I did get some more Academy Award nominated films checked off my list (still thinking about Selma...) 

Today, well, we arrived at a family milestone. We had our first pet burial after the loss of Gray's beloved gerbil Domino. I don't want to talk about it more than that but it was a very sad day in this house. The little funeral was precious and attended by all. Then I had to take Ivy all the way up to see her dr. so that she could get her albuterol refilled. And while I was in yet another dr's office our realtor texted asking for a showing tomorrow morning. Because of course!

We've been keeping the house pretty show ready anyway, as much as you can when there are six people living in it. And we do want to sell it so it's going to be ready always. Even when I just need a break already. Someday. Not today or tomorrow but someday for sure.

January 11, 2015

Things to write down :: week two

Holy moly. I needed this weekend. I am relieved that the next several days will not involve long car rides. Last week was just super long and bumpy with my birthday slipped in there somewhere.

The Seattle trip was great- the weather was absolutely lovely. The hotel was a winner - Noah was stoked about the good wifi and I loved the location. Any place close to the hospital and with a view of the Space Needle is fine by me. Noah's appointment went smoothly and we got great news that the treatment is working. !!!

I spent most of my birthday recovering from the trip and getting three interrupted naps- I think I've messed up my back and legs or maybe it's all connected. But I'm still uncomfortable and seeing a massage therapist tomorrow and regular doctor on Tuesday. Thankfully we don't have to go back to Seattle for another month. And, something that sweetens the whole moving away thing is that we will cut our drive in half when we move. (We do have a showing this week, btw.)

An un-edited photo on my phone from this week... this was the sky before our trip. The sunrises have been spectacular this month.

Up this week: massage, dance, a showing, doctor appt, Spanish workshop for Carter & Gray, book club (I did not read the book), and another weekend of noooo plans. Can't wait!

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