Saturday, August 20, 2005

Saturday is Boy-Day
Rich is working on a deadline and has been working long hours, especially on the weekends. So the last two weekends I've had E to myself all afternoon. Man, it's fun but I could not do this full time. It's exhausting.

He slept from 12-3 then we went to a park in Arlington with my sister and my friend Emily. Then we came back here for dinner and we went to the playground around the corner for a while. He watched a group of girls play basketball and they played with him a little. Then we came back here for a tubby and then he said "Bed Bed!" so I put him to bed.

Now I am SO tired. But to his credit it is getting easier. We can sit on the floor and play. But he has this annoying habit of going into the pantry and asking for things. Then when I hand him something he says NO BAR, NO SAUCE or whatever. So we leave the pantry and five minutes later we repeat the exercise.

He does dance to all kinds of music. He bends his knees, sticks out his butt and bounces up and down with this huge grin on his face. I think Toddler Dancing should be the new national pastime. I find it SO much more entertaining than baseball.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Foundation

They poured it at 5:00 today!! They will start framing on Monday after the building inspector comes.

We're finally in the home stretch! It's still another month until they're done (at least) but now it's back under the control of the contractor who works pretty fast when he's not relying on subs. The concrete companies are the worst.

Miracles do Occur

My husband found the following note on my car yesterday:

"I'm sorry that I gave you a ticket Didn't notice you are on the list Sorry again (Mark) Parking Control Officer"

Wow. It's one thing for him to realize that I am on the "do not ticket in this neighborhood list" but to actually leave a note of apology? That was so unbelievably kind. It's such a lousy feeling to come back to your car and see a ticket. The note left us with all kinds of warm fuzzies.

Very cool for a change. My husband actually saw him leaving the note and thought it was a ticket and the guy apologized profusely to him as well. It was an honest mistake. The whole incident left me with a much better feeling about the state of humanity. If more people just openly apologized for their mistakes this would be a much better world.

Home with a nasty sinus infection at the moment and it's making me very sad.