All right. I’m really hoping to bust this entry out with enough time to lay down for a bit before my daughter wakes up from her nap. I already spent the first thirty minutes that she’s been down eating my lunch, so these hopes may be greedy of me! But they are hopes that exist, regardless. Her naps vary in length from 45 minutes to 2 and a half hours, so you just never know.
First of all, I wanted to mention how very proud of myself I felt about everything I pulled off after writing my last entry. I finished all of my notes and logs for work, finished the dishes, cleaned the living room, made a dessert for Easter, and ordered my parents a large bouquet of rainbow tulips to be delivered to their house (in addition to meeting with 5 clients). I don’t know how I did it all. The only explanation I can think of is that I got an adrenaline rush because this past weekend meant so much to me.
Easter was a success! Our daughter really enjoyed the Easter Egg hunt and her Easter basket. We managed to go grocery shopping, dump our old mattress, and put our new mattress on the bed all before suiting up in our adorable (if I do say so myself) matching Easter outfits and packing our family up into the car with an Easter basket for the in-laws, a platter of brownie bottom cheesecake bars, two vases with tulips, and a diaper bag. Then, we headed over to the family gathering at our daughter’s great grandmother’s house. She’s vaccinated, which is a huge relief compared to past holidays.
The dessert I made was a huge hit. It was pretty much devoured by the time we left, which is a great compliment. A couple of other people had brought store-bought desserts, but mine was the only homemade one and definitely the party favorite. I felt really good about not showing up empty handed (something I get a lot of anxiety about, and it still seems to happen way more often than I’d like). I also felt really good about the thought of my family in Washington getting together at my parents’ house with the rainbow tulips on display. It felt like a way of me being there in spirit.
The last thing worth mentioning was the Easter Egg hunt that they had at great grandma’s house. It was just for my daughter and her cousin, a little boy who is about one year older than she is. She dominated him in the hunt, and I got way more of a kick out of it than I would have expected. She raced out in front of him and filled her basket with, like, three times more eggs than he got. I was just standing there like, “that’s my girl!”
Today I had to wake up early for a doctor’s appointment and now I’m freaking exhausted, but happy. After naptime my goals are pretty small. I took down our Easter décor this morning, and I need to find a corner to shove it in. I promised my daughter we could paint. I also know she wants to go outside and blow bubbles.
Tomorrow we’ve planning to go visit with Terra and Dean. That’s always fun. I’ve decided to spend tomorrow night and Wednesday night going over the results to the mock exam I took last week so Thursday morning I’m back up to speed and ready for the second mock exam.
And that’s it. Happy belated Easter, everyone! <3
Last updated April 05, 2021