It’s been a pretty good week around here.
Dad had his first round of chemo that ran from Monday through Thursday and he handled it like a champ. No more drugs for the next three weeks while his body rests. He will follow this schedule each month through October.
The week was filled with the regular schedule of feedings and walks and naps and playing with toys and grocery shopping and cooking and laundry. On Monday I kicked off my new early morning writing initiative by setting the alarm for 5:15 and writing for a an hour before the day officially begins. I got this idea from my NaNoWriMo mentor Mallory and I’m loving it so far. She calls it the Power Hour and if you have a writing interest yourself you should check out her blog bc she has tons of great resources and a fictional blog called The Stretch Mark Club that she kicked off last week.
On Wednesday we had our first visit with a big kid (a two year old) and both of us had a blast. Bean got to play with all sorts of new toys and I got to hang out with a more experienced Mommy. It’s nice to have parenting talk with someone who isn’t in the same place you are. Yeah, we’ll be doing that again for sure.
This weekend we did something new. Toad, Bean and Baker headed out of town on Thursday night for the grandparents house and I stayed behind for a scrappy weekend with T. This was my first time away from my family since Bean was born eight months ago. It was pretty strange. Visiting with T was fabulous and getting tons of scrapping done (I FINALLY finished our wedding album – from 2008) was lots of fun, but three days without my little tree frog was a long time. Seeing that smiling face in the backseat when they pulled into the garage Sunday afternoon was a beautiful thing indeed.
The weekend did underscore just how long it had been since my last BFF visit and I’m so glad that we made it happen. It wasn’t a long visit, but we made every second count.
This is Bean hanging out in the baby Adirondack chair Grandpa made for him.