Happy Tuesday (that feels like Monday)! I know I’m far too routine based when a Monday off makes me both happy, and, equally annoyed at the disruption. I’m of two minds about going to the WI office this week and next because I don’t want to accidently have a baby in WI. #3 was the super fast one for my sister and while I’m still 50% slower with the birthing, #3 for her took about 30 min so that would not give me enough time to get across the border. I am in that ambiguous time of not knowing when anything will happen but we are closer to being ready at least and it is now taking center stage of my mind.
Babies r us had a good diaper sale – $20 off any purchase of 2 boxes – so now we have a box of 98 Newborn diapers and a box of 88 size 1’s. We already had a box of size 1-2 from Costco because they also had a sale (not as good) so between that and the cloth I think we are pretty set on need #2 for baby (#1 is food and I think that will be ok since I make it and I have good indicators that its ready to go). Need #3 is a place to sleep and we have not gotten that far but the room is getting more clear so soon there should be space.
I have to admit… I’ve been tempted into 3 vices that are preventing me from focusing on my house work.
#1 a video game – Diablo II – its new and its fun and its fun to play with Lars so it is eating up my extra time. Diablo II was one of the first games we played together so its not just fun, its ‘a thing’ for us.
#2 I broke down and downloaded the new Charline Harris book and so it calls to me…. Read, don’t work…. Read….
#3 Mad Men – we are in season 3 and we can’t just watch 1 episode. It is much better now than in the beginning – somewhat predictable but really very well done. I highly recommend it. Compounded with the fact that I don’t want to even sit up by the end of the day, a good TV show is far more alluring then cleaning my room (or other rooms)
#4 Fun stuff with a family of 4 – this isn’t a vice, I’ve said tons of times I would rather have a happy family then a tidy house. It is far more fun to do things together so we all go shopping and we all go to the park. Occasionally we split up but it is just better to do it as a team right now. The only real solo time I had all weekend was when Lars took them on a bike ride because he skipped his workout on Friday due to traffic so hauling 50lb of kid a few miles was his workout. During that time I did make major headway on the guest room but the call of my book was powerful (although I resisted!). Honestly, if anyone would understand something not getting done due to a book it would be my mother – that habit is in my genetic code.
Otherwise Memorial day weekend was fine. We finished planting the garden, we went swimming, we went to the park 2x, we did a little shopping and plenty of small things around the house. I looked up the origin of Memorial day and it is officially for people who have died in war. Thankfully, I don’t know anyone in that category. All my military connections are either very alive, or, died long after service. Lars was wondering (and so was I) if there is a day to just honor people who die. I know there are in other cultures, but, do we have an American version of dia de muerta or the Chinese grave-day? If not, I think we are going to start doing one of the two, just enough people now that have moved on that it would be nice to have a day for them. It feels odd that a day that is to honor soldiers killed in action is used as a massive BBQ and summer kick off. I’m all for celebrating life but this holiday feels lost in translation. Maybe its just me?
Back to real life, or, life in a messed up week where I can’t remember the day Tomorrow I’ll do WI and that will be the last I think. Need to get sleeping space for Mom and new baby achieved and a ton of other small things but I’m hopeful I still have a week or two for that. Hope all of you had good long weekends too~