I am sooooooooooooo happy to be home!  SO happy!  I actually popped out of bed Friday morning when I realized we we going HOME that night!  I can’t tell you what a rarity it is for me to pop anywhere, let alone out of bed! Our trip was fast and easy – much shorter than we expected, and it was lovely to see my house and my family and especially my bed!

It has been an unusual weekend, though.  Not bad, just unusual.  Like the popping out of bed.  It wasn’t bad – just incredibly uncommon!  As were a few other things that happened.

I Sewed

I am far from a seamstress.  Very, very far.  I can sew straight lines.  Sort of.  And that about covers it.  But Gabe needed a nap mat for kindergarten and had asked me to make one for him, so I thought I’d give it a shot.

No one needs me creating any sort of sewing tutorial, but I can link you to the one I used.  It was really quite simple, if I do say so myself.  That’s not to say mine looks great.  From a distance, it looks passable.  Up close, the novice-ness of my sewing ability is glaringly obvious.  I’m only hoping it doesn’t fall apart within the first week of school.  But the way Gabe’s eyes lit up when I showed it to him and the way he pulled me close last night and whispered to me that he wanted to sleep in his nap mat last night? Priceless!

What made the sewing thing particularly unusual was that I started and finished a project within 24 hours.  That’s almost unheard of in my house!  A seasoned sewer could probably knock out this project in an afternoon.  It was very straight-forward.

Gabe Is Starting School and I’m Excited

Where did this excitement come from?  I realized I had turned a corner when I arrived home to a letter “reminding” (aka informing me for the first time) that the first two days of school are half days for kindergarteners.  I was instantaneously disappointed.  Maybe even a little bit crestfallen!  All my plans!  Projects!  My fresh start!  It was all being delayed by about one more week.  What??!!?!

I’m going to be okay, I think.  This doesn’t mean I won’t cry and the transition won’t take a lot out of me, but this is going to be good. It is going to work. We are all going to be okay.


I Felt Happy

Somewhere between Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, a switch flipped in me.  I don’t know what happened and I can’t tie it to anything.  I had no strong epiphanies while we were away, no sources of new-found hope, no positive pregnancy tests.  But all of a sudden?  I smiled, and the smile came from the inside.  It felt good.  It continued through Saturday and through most of today, also.  It faded a little this afternoon, but that’s okay.  I enjoyed it while it lasted and hopefully it will come again.  It is nice to smile.

I Wore Pyjamas All Day on Sunday

Wait.  That’s normal. It was lovely.

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  1. The nap mat is fantastic – I’m so proud of you. Gabe loves it!! Target has nothing on you…

    And I’m so glad for your smile “from the inside”; I love you!!

  2. YEAH YOU! That mat is awesome!

  3. Okay, I’m feeling very inadequate here with the nap mat since I bought a plastic, stinky, cold one at Target. You have inspired me and I will make one this week for Builder Boy. Great job, Mom!

    Oh, and perhaps that smile got turned on somewhere around Pittsburgh? 😉 So glad that you are happy and looking forward to Gabe’s new school experiences. 🙂
    .-= renovationgirl´s last blog ..Sunday Night Blues =-.

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