As stated in a few other blogs lately, Cuinn and I have had a couple weeks of yuck. Feeling like nothing was working out (because it wasn't), we had a miserable baby, we were miserable with each other, it was just a miserable time.
Y'know, we were in the low part of the highs and lows of life.
The best part (well, the only good part really) of being in a low? The fact that it can't get any worse. In fact, it really can only get better. That's just basic science.
Maybe. Well, in my mind it's science, and since it's my blog, you all just have to pretend that it's science too.
Anyway, whenever I'm feeling like yuck, I tend to ignore the blog. I don't want to write a blog that's whiney. I read a blog where the woman basically just whines about her life all the time, and that's just no fun. I'd rather be reading upbeat and hilarious blogs. So, basically, this is my long winded way of telling you all that I'm not sorry about not blogging. You should all be thanking me, actually, for not bringing my gloomy guts to the computer. I saved you from reading whine. Because you should only drink wine. In copious amounts.
SO, I'm back from the darkness. And, it would stand to reason, that if I'm back, I've got all sorts of happy things to share. And I do. Since there are so many things to share, I'm just going to make it a list, and call it a day. So here are the awesome things on my mind.
1. We're going to Alberta to see Cuinn's family for Easter! We're going back to the city that it all started, the city where Cuinn and I met and fell in love, but more importantly, we're getting to see Cuinn's family, some of which we haven't seen since 2010! We leave Friday, and I haven't started any preparations. Don't worry, I'll sit down today and make a list.
2. Aislynn and I are doing an awesome painting craft with our friends K and little B. Aislynn loves K and big B and little B. We all do. But Aislynn really loves little B. So much in fact that yesterday she walked around the apartment, with he hands up, crying out Baaaaaaa dy? Since we usually see them everyday (they're kinda stalking us), it was incredibly hard for Aislynn to be without her boyfriend for one day. Oh dear. I have visions of the future.
3. I have 5 loads of laundry to fold. I don't mind doing the laundry, I just really hate folding it. Sometimes I wish I had a maid, then I would tell her that her only job was to fold and put away the laundry. Oh, and I guess, if she had time or whatever, she could clean the rest of my place too...
4. We're looking for a daycare in our area to send Aislynn 1 day a week. We've kind of noticed that Aislynn and I are very attached. Which is good, but Aislynn and I both need to learn that it's ok to be away from each other a little bit. Also, I do really understand the value of sending your child to a pre-school type environment that can help them get ready for real school. The task of finding really good daycares here is proving nearly impossible. Maybe my standards are too high since I've worked in really good daycares and really bad daycares, but I know exactly the kind of person I want looking after my kid, and there are not so many places that are meeting my expectations.
5. My dad was here for a couple weeks, which was awesome. He wasn't here. He was in the tiny town that I was born, doing some pharmacy, but he bookended his trip with visits to us. It was really fantastic. It meant that he was able to attend Aislynn's birthday party, which we weren't expecting.
6. Aislynn growls now. All the time. She used to do it sometimes, not she does it all the time. She just walks around. Growling. But when she isn't growling, she's asking for kisses. From me, from Cuinn (finally, she wasn't kissing Cuinn for a long time, and I know it hurt his feelings), from little B, from K, even from big B. Who made her cry.
7. Aislynn now understands when we tell her no, and she responds by lying on the ground, face in her hands, lip out farther than I've seen any pout in my life, and big, dramatic sobs. Big B told her no, and she lost it. And Big B almost lost it too, he had to pick her up and cuddle her and apologize, while Cuinn and I laughed our butts off. Not that we take pleasure in our daughter crying, but it is just so darn cute. PLUS, Big B and K have a son who is 7 months, so he's not into everything like Aislynn is, so it's good practice for them. Ha ha
Is it weird to put Ha ha in your blog?
I kinda thing it is.
But I'm not taking it out now.
Anyway, that's all the news I have for now. I am off to cuddle my waking baby, make a list of what needs done and packed for this weekend, and to figure out what I should make for dinner tonight. Even though it's only 9:30 am. Look at me go. Super mom.