(I feel like that is the most generic way to start a post EVER, but...if it's true, then what can I do about it?)
I survived (and perhaps even enjoyed!) another half-day of work on Friday. The temp that covered for me during my leave stayed until the end of last week so that he could catch me up on things and pass the baton back (figuratively. Unfortunately, I'm not a full-time majorette or relay runner...). I was glad to have time to get re-acclimated and up-to-date, and now I'm actually looking forward to taking my office back, putting up ludicrous amounts of pictures of Millie, and seeing if I can make a go out of being a Working Mom. Yes, those words need to be capitalized. It's a serious thing! Today I'm back to regular old full-time, so we'll see how it goes. I'm thinking it'll go good because yesterday I treated myself to a Back to Work clothes shopping spree. The excitement about wearing fun new clothes will fuel and distract me through lunch time at least, I think. Millie is in good hands- my mother-in-law is keeping her through the end of the year, so that's making the transition much easier. Also, she brings her up to have lunch with us sometimes- like today! So that gives me something to look forward to.
But anyway, back to Friday- Halloween! Millie was pretty jazzed.
Or maybe she was just plotting something devious??
We were excited to dress Mills up in her other costume, sit on the porch, and hand out candy. It got suddenly cold and that made it feel extra-fun and festive. And also, Matt wore one of our Snuggies. Nothing says HAPPY HALLOWEEN like a Snuggie, right??
Millie loved her super-warm cupcake costume- it was cuddly and adorable and to be honest, I said you're so cute I'm gonna eat you up!! even MORE times than I normally do, which is really saying something. But it's extra funny when you're saying it to a cupcake, so...I really had no choice.
|I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THE AIR FEELS LIKE THIS? WHAT IS THIS SENSATION?!?|
Saturday was delightfully chilly, too. I love the first few days (maybe even weeks) of cold weather. Jackets! Sweaters! Scarves! So fun! I'm sure I'll be singing a different tune soon, but for now it's novel and wonderful. Plus, Millie looks super cute in her warm hats and cuddly jackets.
I don't want to talk about most of Saturday because it just involves us watching a football game that we should've had in the bag but instead lost in an embarrassing and awful manner. Misery.
To take away the sadness, I chased the bad football game with about 12 episodes of Gilmore Girls. At least that never disappoints!
Sunday was our first time change as parents and OH MY GOSH IT WAS SO MISERABLE I JUST WANTED TO DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sike. Just kidding! Just trying to establish solidarity with the rest of the parents on earth, but really it was no big deal here. Either Millie didn't get the memo about ruining her parents' lives on November 2 or else she's just too young or something. She slept pretty much the same as always (almost 11 hours overnight) and woke up within the realm of her normal wake-up times (which is anywhere from 7-9 a.m.), so...sadly, it wasn't nearly as dramatic as I'd anticipated. Maybe next time! (For the record, I woke up an hour earlier than I would have liked, because HELLO SUN!!!, so...I was at least a little bit miserable, but I can't really blame it on the baby.)
Sunday was heavy on the Productive and not so much on the Relaxing, but that's fine by me- I wanted to be as prepared as possible for my first full week back at work, so I'm glad that we accomplished a lot (and had that extra hour Sunday morning to get started, ha). Next weekend we're heading to the mountains (and there might even be SNOW!!!!!), so it's going to be a jam-packed week. I did take a trip to the gym (my *ahem* second since Millie was born...three months ago...) just for kicks (and because my new pants are all about 40 sizes larger than I'd prefer) and made the AMAZING DISCOVERY that I can watch Netflix (read: Gilmore Girls) on my phone!!!!!!! I know, this is probably like welcome to 2004, Erika!!, but it was pretty exciting to me. I had big plans to do a lot of strength training and weights, but then I discovered this and it was all about the elliptical for 48 minutes. So...I guess it's better than nothing, and it was certainly more entertaining than staring at my flabby arms in the mirror doing weights for an hour. Whatever.
Have a fantastic week!