And so today even though the kids got up earlier than they would have on a school day, maybe I've been a bit more laid back. And maybe I let them play in the rain with the good umbrellas and showed my motherly-delight at all the worms they found. And maybe they had popsicles at ten in the morning when I said they had to wait until after lunch (and maybe I even let them have another popsicle after lunch.)
And when hubby called to let me know that the oil change guy found a MOUSE NEST behind my glove compartment in the carbon filter thingy or whatever you call it IN MY CAR, I laughed. And made sure there wasn't also a dead mouse hanging out in there, too. Or a live one. And I didn't freak out that I've been driving around a pet I never knew I had. And am really glad it didn't decide to surprise me one day on my way to Starbucks or shoe shopping or something important like that.
And now, even though hubby's off to a baseball game (in the mouse car) shmoozing clients until late tonight, I have my feet propped up with the laptop, am watching the boys be boys in the backyard, and am thinking I can so do this. Even though I don't always know what this is.
I'll definitely blog about it more later, but I'd like to thank HP (be sure to check out the latest I've done with them here), Google (remember my day at the Google offices way-back-when?), Mom Talk Radio, Newbaby.com (I'm still trying to think up something clever to vlog (video blog) over there- so if you have ideas, let me know!), & Adoptic (also see my right sidebar) for their role in helping me get to BlogHer. Which will not only be good for my bloggy social life but also bloggy business, and also for my mommy sanity being able to have some final me-time before the baby comes. I'll be big and pregnant, but I'll be there!