My sister called me yesterday. Now, while Sarah and I do talk on the phone occasionally, it isn't something we do every week. So I asked, surprised, "what's up?" Her answer? "Well, you haven't written on your blog in two weeks, so I thought I'd check and make sure you weren't dead."
June has completely gotten away from me. It started with an impromptu and completely unexpected trip north to visit my parents and grandparents. I left on June 1st and came back the evening of June 7th. The next four days were spent unpacking, washing nearly everything item of clothing we own, and then re-packing for the (planned!) vacation in Oregon to see Gabe's grandmother and aunt and uncles. We got back from that on the evening of June 15th.
That's when I breathe a sigh of relief and life gets back to normal, right? After all, being out of town for 11 of 15 days is quite enough for one pregnant mother of two toddlers to handle.
I absolutely agree, only I wasn't thinking quite that clearly when I scheduled everything in June. So from the 16th until today, I raced around like a crazy woman, getting Lullaby Slings ready for a summer boutique sale at a local church. Man, it takes a lot of WORK to get a new business off the ground!!
It went beautifully. I had a great time (except for the 100 degree heat - not kidding - which my poor pregnant body wasn't too happy about) and made a new friend and passed out about fifty business cards and sold four slings.
Did you catch that part? I actually SOLD FOUR SLINGS!!!
I caught the entrepreneurial bug from my dad, and boy did this ever feed it. I may never recover. :)
Now that all the craziness of the last three weeks is over, I get to spend the next few days weeks picking up the pieces of my normal life. Like cleaning the house, which hasn't actually happened since, well, sometime in May. And tackling the list of "things I need to do" which has somehow morphed into a very long TWO PAGES of typed text. I'm not quite sure how that happened, except that apparently when you leave a few "to dos" on a list for more than three weeks, they behave like rabbits and multiply exponentially.
I don't think I mind, though. Because it was good to see family. And did I mention that I sold four slings? :)
This morning Jonathan asked to read "a whole stack!" of books for our preschool time together. I was quite happy to oblige - I think that is my favorite request right now because it means I can sit down on the couch. :)
Preschool time is always followed by Quiet Time (i.e. play by yourself in a different room until the timer beeps time). Usually, quiet time is punctuated by many requests to "be done", but today the timer beeped and...no Jonathan. After about five more minutes I went in to check on him.
If he had been wearing any clothing, I'd have taken a picture. :) He was lying on his side on the bed, totally engrossed in a book. I asked him if he'd heard his timer, and reminded him that it was ok for him to come out now. He responded "ok, but just after I finish my story, ok?"
Yay! He's learning to entertain himself! And he's learning to love books! Does it get any better?? :)