How did I, someone who is not super girly, end up with such a girly girl?  It's adorable.   Before a walk, she needs to get at least one hat, a purse, and usually sunglasses.  She's really very glamorous.

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I'm feeling a bit whiny and sad today. I don't really have a good reason for it.. I just do.

The mommies up the street organized an Easter scavenger hunt type of thing. The ringleader of mommy group sent an email around asking if people wanted to participate that they hang something in their tree or on a bush or something, and then she created a master list for it all. Whoever wants to let their kids participate can print off the list and look for the stuff as they go for a walk down the street. The completed checklist can be returned to the mommy and she will, in return, put an Easter treat of some sort on their doorstep. I suppose that except for the part where she will hand deliver their prize, she did really look out for the social distancing guidelines. She was clear that kids shouldn't be hunting around for food or actually going in yards...the stuff on the list is supposed to be hung on a plant or in a window, etc. Generally I stay as far away from that group as possible, but this didn't seem like her worst idea, so I hung a few eggs out in my tree earlier today. I realized when I went out tonight that they were basically invisible because of a branch that dangles down, so I ended up going out tonight and relocating them to the small palm tree thing that is closer to the road. Neither of my kids will participate (Garrett is at his dad's house, and Abby is too young) but as people take their evening walks with their kids, I hope they will have fun. I don't think this type of thing would work well in all neighborhoods, but our neighbors do this kind of thing sometimes and everyone is actually really respectful of each other's stuff when they do it, so it should be ok.

Time for a bath for a little girl over here.

3/26/20 The Face Mask

In my spare time lately, I have been cleaning and organizing things around the house.  Little by little.  Sorting through things and setting some aside for future donations or for a yard sale when that's possible. It is nice to do those things and since work is slower I have been able to do a bit more than usual.

Among the things I found were some skin care samples and makeup type of samples that I had put in a corner of the bathroom when I was pregnant and never gotten back to.  Anyway, I tried a face mask tonight.  It was this thin sort of cloth type thing that came in a foil packet. It said it was something to do with pearl....I forget what word they used on the package, but it made me think of someone smashing the juice out of a pearl and then wondering if that is even actually possible. 

It was fine. It was cool on my face and felt like I had put a cold, non greasy lotion ono. I didn't leave it on for the full 20 minutes suggested because I went to take laundry out of the dryer and it started slithering down my face. Probably it's meant to be worn when one is relaxing in a bathtub or lounging around,  but since I don't do either of those things.....haha.

Now, surely when I wake up I'll have glowing skin and look at least a few years younger. Right?


Well,  it was another insane day. 

This is my son and daughter.  First time I have caught her smiling on camera.  I was so worried that he would not like her or would be resentful of her, but he isn't.  He loves her so much, and he is her favorite.  She will sit with him without fussing for longer than for my husband or I.  It melts my heart ♡♡♡♡♡


Today i felt more like a human being, although i knlw every day may not go as well.  The baby was up every 2 hours last night but i went ahead and forced myself to get up and get moving and not just sit around in my pajamas until noon.  I showered while she napped in her seat, then logged on and did my reports. Stopped once in between for a feeding and then finished that.  Later in the day she had another good nap and i relaxed a bit with my book.  It seemed like she was more relaxed today than she has been. Maybe she has just been reading my anxiety with all the company but now we can both relax a bit?

This evening i ran to the office and dropped my stuff off.  Now my husband has gone to the store for a few items for the week.  He can't find where they keep the grapes. Hahahaha.  I have totally spoiled these guys around here.  But that's ok...i love them and i want to.

Tonight we will chill out and maybe play a game or watch TV. Nothing major.


On the radio this morning there is a discussion about all the things people should say instead of saying Merry Christmas so as not to offend them.   What about all of the people who want to say Merry Christmas because it is important for them? Why arent they allowed to say it but expected to be happy on behalf of everyone else?  Maybe i am offended that i can't say Merry Christmas?  How is one thing considered more important or more allowable than the other?  Ugh.


Today my boss got a call that her mother is not expected to live much longer. She has been in hospice care for quite some time now. She has had a variety of health issues for the past few years but was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in March and has been declining since then. So tomorrow morning my boss and her daughter (who also works at my office) are flying back to Michigan to be with family and hopefully to make it and see her before she passes. I feel really sad for them as they are both having a really hard time. That also puts us 2 more down at work. Today there was lots of meetings and panic because all the sudden people realize I'm really having a baby quite soon and won't be around to do all these things i normally do, and they don't know how they are going to cover everything. I don't know how they are either, really, but it is what it is. They are praying I don't have the baby for the next two weeks, as that is how long they plan to be out of town.

My son was excited to go to church tonight so I took him and we ate dinner there. After he went to his class, I went ahead and came back home. I logged on from home and did about an hour of work and then was able to putter around and put away a few things here. I'm really trying not to over do things right now. I've felt somewhat crampy this afternoon, so trying to take it easy and drink plenty of water. I'm glad I didn't stay at church.

It is already after 10 so I'm going to bed.


Tomorrow morning we go back to the doctor and have another ultrasound done, along with the regular monthly check. I guess this ultrasound is more detailed and they measure bones and look hard at all the organs. That should be neat. 

My husband is planning to talk to his parents  tomorrow about the length of their stay in December.  I had been thinking it odd that he wasn't more stressed out about it, but tonight he is feeling it.  He is running through different ways that he thinks it might go.  I don't really care how it goes...they can take it or leave it...but all the same I know it will be a stressful conversation until it is settled, so I'll be very glad when it is.  We will offer to have them stay as house guests for a week up to 8ish days and then if they ask to stay longer he is going to tell them they cannot stay in the house but that he could help them find an air bnb and they could come over some days, with the understanding that it might not be every day or all day because we have other family also and need time just for our own family to settle.  Neither of us think they will extend because they won't want to pay for it, and particularly with no promise they can come every day.

We both do feel bad about it and hope it doesn't cause a problem,  but we also are both settled on what is best for our family and what would be too much stress, etc.