monday. guh. today was totally a monday.
Weekend was nice. Friday my mom came up for a visit and to soak up as much Owen time as the weekend would let her. She came with lots of things for Owen in tow, which is always awesome. She brought him some new toys and as it happens, Owen totally decided to actually recognize, play and enjoy toys while she was here. It was pretty cute. He hasn't expressed much interest in buddies until now. He has also started reaching for the pets! Really, its the most hilarious thing. He hones in, laughs and giggles when they are near him and just over the past few days he has started reaching out to touch them without us prompting him. It's really incredible.
So right, back to the weekend. Filip made the most delicious spaghetti and meatballs for dinner Friday. We just hung around chatting and hanging out with Owen. Saturday we ventured out for a Bumbo and successfully found one! Totally thrilled! This kid looks great sitting in a Bumbo!
After acquiring a Bumbo we made a trip to Whole Foods & Stanleys, and I think it was a life changing experience for my mom! So awesome! She's checking out the Whole Foods in Saint Louis! So exciting, I felt pretty good about that. That evening we hung around the house. Filip's brother joined us for a bit and we made even more delicious meatball sandwiches. Sunday morning I made a big breakfast and we lazily hung around with the soccer game on. My mom left late morning just as Owen zonked out. I know its not easy for her to leave. But, at very least, she can look forward to the next trip, right?
Sunday was spent boring and lazy. SO AWESOME. TV was murmuring in the background, Owen and Filip were napping in intervals, reading, chess, boredom. It has been a really, really long time since we've had a day like that. Quiet and relaxing and just good. Nice to forget about a few things, even if only briefly. It was much needed. Early that evening we headed to Lauren & Jason's cozy home for cocktails and a wonderfully delicious dinner! Manhattans, boeuf, rum cake, a Douglas Fir digestif, good music, great conversations. I want more days like yesterday.
So, all weekend I've been back and forth, and now waiting on, hopefully, my last round of revisions for some preliminary stuff I've been transcribing for my new job! I think I may have gotten the most ideal job, if only this opportunity would have presented itself while I was pregnant! I'm working from home transcribing and time-coding some awesome stuff for an a/v archiving company. seriously, so perfect. All that time in between ba-bas and diaper changes playing letterblox is totally paying off. It's pretty awesome all around and so perfect and ideal right now, not to mention that my nutty, spastic, slightly OCD brain is having a ball with this and I'm totally enjoying it. When I get this last bit of feedback, I get the go ahead to knock myself out transcribing to my hearts desire. It's dreamy. Go words! Hooray for working in my unders at 3 in the morning! Three cheers for being our own nanny! Yippee for never really having to see a boss in real life, because let's face it, me & bosses have a rocky past. I'm pumped about this. The past couple of days I have been so anxious to get through this beginning phase of learning and editing, I just want to get to plowing through this non-stop! But, I am thankful that I had yesterday to chill before I get into this full time.
I've also got lots of other things and opportunities I'm very excited about. I'm meeting with several awesome moms to talk about part-time nannying and nanny-shares in the neighborhood. Knitting class starts tomorrow night! I think Dee and I are going to treat ourselves to yummy chocolate treats to celebrate this tiny success! I'm also nearly positive that I am ready to sign a contract with a company that I'm pretty excited to be a part of, I've just been a little nervous about making a commitment just yet. I really, really want the position, but I also want to be fair and with things being a little unsteady lately, I don't want to commit and back out of something I can't take on. But yeah, I think I'm ready to go ahead! I'm going to sleep on it one last night.
Guh. But even through all of this stuff, today is a Monday, no denying. It's been kind of a bummer of a day. All of these rainy, dreary days have been exhausting me even further. I'm making honest efforts, I'm being sincere. I just want things to be okay across the board, and I think that is a pretty normal thing for a person to want. I don't feel like it's outrageously selfish to want things to be better. I feel like it would be more work to carry a grudge, and I don't really know, but part of me feels like that can be pretty selfish. It sucks, it really does. Ryan always use to tell me "you can turn this around, just turn it around." Maybe I didn't consider that enough then, but I've been considering it a lot over the past few months. I'm glad it stuck with me, it's very good advice that I appreciate. I'm doing what I can.
Enough of that. I probably don't have to say that I've been nutty over Yo Gabba Gabba lately, and Owen and I have a couple minutes here and there of Yo Gabba Gabba time. My favorite is Cool Tricks. Seriously, I love it. I've been singing the Cool Tricks song all day. COOL COOL COOL COOL COOL TRICKS! This Cool Tricks, is my absolute favorite, it tops Soko and his Theremin. Dang it! Youtubes won't let me imbed it, but it's so worth clicking this link, do it! You have to watch this, it's freakin hilarious! I love Rhys Darby!
Sweet boner! In the time I've been drafting this out, I received my approval to transcribe my little heart out!!! Here we go!!!