Odds and Ends
I have to confess though, as much as I love everything about my hometown, my family, and this feeling of relaxed familiarity, I miss the city already...more than I thought I would.
Since I've been off work I've been hearing crazier and crazier things about my office and some of the jackasses that run that place. I've got to tell you - the more I hear, the less I want to go back! I was struggling with how I felt about it the last few months of work, and with the garbage that seems to be going down around there I may try to find somewhere else to work while I'm off this year.
I have 4 pounds left to lose before I am at my pre-pregnancy weight, which is great. But I'm going to work on getting below that, and have started using my dad's Bowflex while I'm home, just to kind of kick start my lazy ass. Fingers crossed for me - I am very, very lazy :)
Remember like a bajillion months ago, when I had that author, Gregory Lang, leave me a comment and ask me to write something for his new book? Well I did, and the book came out at the end of May, so I'm hoping to pick up a copy and give it to my dad for Father's Day...I figure what better present for my dad than a book about relationships between fathers and daughters, when one of the stories is actually about us?
I already got my first payment from EI!!! I almost fell off the couch when husband called to tell me that the other day. Imagine! The government paying you in 14 days, when they tell you your first cheque should come in the next 28 days. Miraculous.
Ellery has started smiling. And I'm not talking about gas smiles either. So far the only real ones have been at me, with a couple flashed at husband this morning, but they are most definitely real smiles! She'll listen to me talk, put her mouth into a little O shape, then squeak out a few sounds and I'll start talking right back to her, and she listens very intently before busting out with a huge grin. My heart melts every time.
This Sunday will be my 28th birthday. I have forgotten continually that it will be, and the husband has had to remind me numerous times. I don't think I have ever cared less in my life about my birthday...funny how a teeny little creature can do that to me.