We’ve been dealing with a lot of ridiculousness around here in the last couple of weeks. I’ve been busy. And here’s why:
First, links to a few videos because I can’t figure out how to make videos show up in my blog posts. (They just show up as blank boxes. Anybody, anybody?)
Plus, here is some of the fun Eriana has been having.
Shopping at the mall with her new harness.
Playing the drums like Marina (Fresh Beat Band). (And, yes, those ARE shiny silver pants, because Eriana is AWESOME.)
And taking care to shush people (right before she yells or squeals, of course).
My generous dad gave us his old bedroom furniture (bed frame and armoire), and some lovely friends and then my stepdad helped us move the furniture to our house, plus my generous mom and stepdad gave us a bed and a trundle bed to put in our guest room, which I put together. I bought nightstands at Ikea and have been busy sanding and staining those (now just for Jim to put together!). And Eriana JUST started back school (Mother’s Day Out) today, so I’ve had her for two weeks straight, which doesn’t give me a lot of blogging time. And, as a result of the climbing on the changing table seen above I had to rearrange Eriana’s closet and take that shelf out. I still need to post the changing table, a rocking chair, and our old dresser(s) on Craigslist, but I’m waiting till the weekend to do that. And I am SO excited that some of our lovely friends from Japan, who now live in NYC, will be in Dallas this week, so Eriana and I are driving to Texas on Friday to spend some time with them. Patty and I were pregnant together at Yokota and I haven’t seen Al since he was tiny, and they’ve never met Eriana. I am SO excited, y’all. I can’t even tell you.*
So I’ve been busier than usual, but my life is slowing back down to normal, and I promise I’ll be back soon. My dozen or so readers demand posts! But I’ve been favoriting tweets and reading, so I’ll have some August wrap-up posts for you next week.
*In the interest of full-disclosure I should tell you that I’m pretty nervous about seeing Al, and seeing Patty and Eric again. The last time I saw them Patty and I were both recovering from pregnancies and surgeries, and our Angel would have been just over a month younger than Al, so I’m nervous that it’s going to be difficult to see him and not think about her. But I’m trying to focus on the good, and on the blessing who is Eriana, and be thankful for the opportunity to see my friends again.