Let My Mind Rest Now, Please

I’ve been running around all day, and now it’s 11 o’clock and everyone in my house is asleep except me.


I have a “To Do” list that’s so long I’m not even sure how to calm my mind down enough to write about what I’ve been doing.  So today I finally got around to taking my car in for it’s first oil change.  my car, much like my baby, are both growing up 😦  Lucas started sitting up on his own.  Granted it’s only for about 5 seconds before he leans to the side and falls over, but he doesn’t even cry when he falls over he just rolls around and giggles.  He giggles and smiles constantly, he can grab onto our fingers and pull himself up to stand, he jumps, he grabs toys that are in front of him, he coos…. My baby is just so smart.  Last night when he was laying in bed with us cooing I teared up a bit at the thought of how smart he is and how proud of my little dude that I am.

When I was getting my oil changed this afternoon there was an older lady sitting in the waiting area waiting for her car as well.  Lucas was going crazy with the yells and coos, and noises while he was rolling all over the place and sticking toys in his mouth.  I politely told the old lady that if his noises bother her to please let me know and I can take him for a walk.  She laughed and said “Honey, those are the best noises in the world!” and spent the rest of the time I was there eating him up at how cute he was.  She made the comment to me about an hour into my waiting adventure that you can tell that he is a very well cared for baby who is happy.  I smiled and told her that I hope so and in my mind I was doing back flips because I certainly have the days where I feel like I didn’t play with him enough, cuddle with him enough, or you name it enough.  Especially with the move and an entire house to unpack I feel like he gets set on the ground to be on his own for far too long.  No real damage done, I suppose.

And then I ran errands, cleaned my kitchen, washed all of the laundry, picked up the house, and finished unpacking the last real room that I had left.  I started putting the little nick-knacks away and hanging pictures and everything up.  It made it feel about 5% more like home but at this point I would take 0.5% because this place just doesn’t feel like home.

Because I’m still 110% homesick for Arizona, I booked my flights tonight to go home May 16-24.  First, I should probably stop calling Arizona “home” by instinct, and second, I AM SO EXCITED!  I just want to be in the sun.  I want to spend time with my friends and my brother and I just want to be in an environment where I feel comfortable because I still feel like a fish out of water here.

Speaking of the tundra that I now live in, it snowed on Saturday.  Which really sucked, but the silver lining is that Lucas can now attend college with the money I owe his swear jar.  The weather has been so beautiful, that here’s a photo of the grocery store parking lot at noon with the FREAKING STREET LIGHTS ON because it’s so dark.  It’s also pouring rain which adds a whole new challenge to not waking up a baby and still get him out of the car and into the store.  Again, with the swear jar.



Lucas has entered the foot stage.  He grabs them, plays with them, tries to put them in his mouth.  in fact, I don’t think I have many photos of him this week where he isn’t grabbing his toes.




Except this one, which is quickly becoming a Lucas favorite.  This pretty much sums up how my days are spent and what a playful little hairball I’m raising:



I guess now that I have my house unpacked I should take a few pictures.  Maybe I’ll get on that this week.  Let me just add it to my loooooong list of crap that I need to do but probably will forget all about as soon as I turn my computer off.

Oh hey, guess what?  I finally found out who would buy a large bathing suit top and a small bottom: Someone who is nursing a growing boy.  Not that I don’t appreciate my boobs out to here, but I don’t appreciate them and wouldn’t be one who complains if the life gets sucked out of them as soon as I’m done nursing.

Molly got a bath today.

This really isn’t one of my most polished and organized posts, but that probably just goes to show you how scattered my mind really is at the moment.

And lastly, there was something funny and witty that I was planning on saying but now for the life of me I can’t even remember what it was about.  So with that, I bid you all a good night.  And I also apologize for the boring and confusing post.  Except I’m not sorry.  So there.


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