YAY! It’s Friday! And… It’s APRIL! Those are both good things.
- …that being sick all week has made for a very long week indeed. I’ve had a preschooler clinging to me like a small, squirmy, booger-y barnacle for most of the week, and while I appreciate the extended snuggle time, it is hard to be in each other’s face all week. And getting up multiple times a night has not helped matters.
- …that, because we’ve been stuck inside sick all week, I was hell bent and determined to get outside today, no matter what. And it was nice for both of us to get out and go for a walk today. It was chilly, but it was OUT. And DIFFERENT. Change of scenery is good.
- …that I only did 3.5 km today, and not very quickly at that. But it was a good start, considering I’m still in physio and don’t really know how much I should be doing, or even if I should be walking that much, anyway.
- …that I’m looking forward to a spring and summer full of walks and getting out. I’ve been feeling housebound and isolated this winter.
- …that, although I’m mostly okay with being alone and not having any friends, sometimes it’s a bit lonely. I’d love the opportunity to get out a little bit, and do something fun with someone.
- …that my husband, the lovely and thoughtful BDH, came home last night with flowers for me and a happy face balloon for Stinkerbelle, and a bag full of groceries. He cooked a full steak dinner — steak, baked potato, caesar salad — and commanded me to stay out of the kitchen while he did. And it was delicious.
- …that I have always hated April Fool’s Day. I think it’s a stupid excuse to be mean-spirited to others and make other people look and feel bad. And I confess that my respect for adults who pull April Fool’s Day pranks goes down a little bit, because they should know better. Especially when they do it in the workplace. And I confess that this has always been an unpopular opinion, and has added to my reputation as an antisocial bastard over the years. And I confess that I am okay with that.
- …that I was genuinely saddened to get the final email from the staff at Imagine this morning. They have been such a big part of our lives for the last four years, and it’s sad to close that chapter of our lives. While we had our ups and downs during the process, like everyone does, by and large working with them was a very positive experience. And because of their help, we are now parents to the most wonderful child we have ever known. How do you say thank you for that? I sent along my goodbyes and thank yous, but it hardly feels enough.
- …that I am hoping to sit and do some knitting this weekend. I’m making great progress on my 11 in 2011 challenge — already finished 6 projects! — but I haven’t done anything really big aside from BDH’s scarf. I want to knit a couple of blankets, which will likely take longer than a month to complete. And I’m about halfway done the squares I am doing for a patchwork quilt for Stinkerbelle, and I’d like to get that done before, you know, she’s off to university or whatever.
- …that I am really tired and still feeling kind of poorly and that makes me kind of emotional. So it would be really nice to sit under a blanket with my tea and my knitting, and watch something gentle and happy and pleasant this weekend. But there’s a house to be cleaned and laundry to do and a bunch of other niggling little projects, so…