The day went well enough.
An outing to the play-factory with new friends.
A couple quick/lame-excuses of meals...because, turns out my motivation to cook anything even miniscule-ly time consuming goes out the door with G.
No excess money spent...an applause-worthy feat.
A significant amount of time was spent practicing our animal sounds, which was entertaining enough.
And then I watched Rae make 5 or 6 trips to our front door once evening came around. Even I pretended for a second that G would come bursting through that door like he does every night, rushing to give me a kiss followed by a good tickle session with Miss Rae.
We were anxious to face-time before story time, and that seemed to lift everyone's spirits.
Then Rae went to bed and I quickly turned on The Great Gatsby to distract me from the lonely night ahead of me.
When the movie ended and I found myself here.....
I'm hesitant to go to sleep alone, and this is turning out to be a successful means of stalling.
I've been apart from Garrett before, and it's been fine. But for some reason this trip is hitting me harder than usual.
Maybe it was the short notice...
Maybe it's the fact that I've NEVER kicked it solo with Rae for this long...
I know I can handle it, but I worry for her. She's bound to get sick of me.
Today I promised G that we would have absolutely zero fun without him. We'll save it all up, so when he comes home it'll be like boom! boom! boom! sooooo muuuuuuch fuuuuun!
Sounds like a good plan to me.
And now, some random thoughts that are aiding in this valiant stalling effort:
1. Have I told you that we're trying to buy a house? When we got a job, we were all, "La la la, now we can save so much money for a house! It's going to be so fun...la la la!" And then, turned out that even though we were making more money, we also had more expenses. So after a few months we were like, "Hey....where's all that extra money? Our house fund is still empty....?" So then we pulled out the big guns and started saving like no body's business. We sold a boat-load of stuff (including our iphones....gasp!). The grocery bill was reduced. We lowered the electric bill by living in a hotter and darker apartment than any sane person would choose to live in. We did a lot of free stuff, and very little costing stuff. And after a few months we looked at our house fund...and it was still very very very small. Turns out, saving a significant amount of money is a lot harder and takes a lot longer than I expected.
3. Lately I have found myself inspired by so many things....blog's, pinterest quotes, books, and a few random moments of clarity that I have been pursuing. I think I am going to start blogging about those more. Because that is what has been in my heart lately. And when I avoid writing what's on my heart, I find that writing anything at all is nearly impossible. So...now you know.
And because no post is as good without pictures, here are some random moments from this past month:
Aaaaaaand now it's 1 in the morning.
Good luck, me.