Today has been a pretty decent day, not too great, but not bad at all. I’ve actually been fighting my second cold this pregnancy, (I don’t remember being sick at all when I was pregnant with Little Miss A,) and I’m actually feeling pretty good despite my somewhat scratchy voice.
Although we had a busy day planned, pick up my Handfuls Handprints final product, (for Part II review,) go to a fun art kids place where Miss A could have played and created even more masterpieces for me to hang on the appliances, walls, give to DaddyB for his office. Then of course grocery shopping, laundry, <insert other mommy type domestic goddess duties> and generally a busy, but fun-filled day for us.
Unfortunately around 9:30 it started raeetiling, (a mixture of rain, sleet, hail of course), and being that we’re in a Southern state, and some of the drivers, not mentioning any names, aren’t the best of drivers when inclement weather strikes. I figured it best to get our grocery shopping done, mandatory when all you have in the fridge are a bag of sun dried tomatoes and 10 oranges from hubby’s boss for Christmas.
I left A in her jammies, they were cute monkeys anyhow, and because her curlicious hair cannot go without several products and combing I opted for a winter hat. Thank You God for making curly haired girls (did I just say that?!?), but thank You even more for hats! Now, I never ever do this, (well not since Miss A was under 6 months, not that I think a mom shouldn’t), but for some unsaid reason I try to make sure Miss A looking good, even if I’m not the most stylish mom on the block. But today we, bum-ily headed across the street to my second home, Super Target. Got our shopping done, the entire trip consisted of me putting items in my cart and Miss A saying we needed eggs. “We don’t need eggs, A.” Then found out we needed eggs to make more cookies, oh because we only have about 50 on our counter, my bad 🙂 After our trip I decided we’d stay off the roads as much as possible and hope for a nap.
No nap, but we did have lunch, tidied up the house, did some laundry, got a fun video letter from Santa and got our mail and packages. As Miss A and I were sitting on the couch enjoying a little bit of Dora the Explorer, a very educational children’s program 😉 we heard a bang on the door and I went to check it out. Come to find out it was the crazy UPS guy, who, after trying to open break my always locked storm door, normally knocks loudly and rings the doorbell at a minimum of 3 times. But I’ll forgive him this time because he brought me some cheer for the holiday.
Warning sidebar about to occur in 5,4,3,2……1. I was writing in my baby journal today that it’s hard to enjoy this pregnancy because I’ve been sick and the holidays are stressing me out and realized that I need to, in general, slow down and enjoy life, I’m definitely letting it pass by too quickly and not enjoying it as much as I should be. Now back to our regularly scheduled blog post….
With that being said, with my reviews I’ll sometimes get a box that I’m not sure what’s in it, but usually once I open it I’ve expected it. Today I got something from Williams Sonoma and know that I didn’t order any Christmas gifts and didn’t have any reviews coming from them. Then I thought perhaps something I ordered on Etsy or other sites may have come in a random box. Much to my delight, the item actually WAS from William Sonoma and is a GYNORMOUS carmel apple that BabyB and I can both enjoy, at the same time. Now I would take a picture of me with the apple, but like I said not really hot mommy today, so I won’t scare you for now. But here’s an even prettier picture.
In short, this gift really warmed my heart and it was totally unexpected, I love gifts that are unexpected, I think that it makes them even more special. So thanks to the ladies at 4 My Mom and Company 5 for making my day and reinforcing my need to slow down and enjoy life and it’s little or in the caramel apple’s case BIG pleasures.
How do you slow down and enjoy life being a busy mom or dad???