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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Full speed ahead

So I'm better. How about all of you? Did you enjoy your weekend? We had a fantastic one. We finally didn't have any obligations. It felt nice to relax at home and just do some fun things together.

My mood seems to have lightened. I think a lot of it was hormones. Like Sarah mentioned in the comments "Sounds like backed-up hormones to me, for sure." I think you hit it. I hadn't had my period in a while, and it seemed like everything came crashing down at once. I was behind on things anyway, and then there was a death in the family. So to have that come on the same day just pushed me over the edge. It wasn't like a cliff just a stumble down a small staircase. But I was ready with things to help me feel better and it did help. Thanks to all of you who were concerned and caring towards me. That meant a lot. To check my messages and see all the nice things you said, that helped immensely. I love this little blogging community and the friendships I've formed from it.

This summer we've been trying to do more fun things for us. They don't have to be any big trips or expensive places, but just things that we'd enjoy doing together. We just go out and take care of the garden together sometimes or pick strawberries and cherries. I took Zachariah to the park on Friday. He climbed the monkey bars for the first time. He was coordinated enough to do it on his own and he loved it. Getting towards the top made him a little nervous and he'd ask for my help, but it was fun to see him try something new on his own.

Staying with this fun time we have planned to go to a parade/BBQ/fireworks this weekend at our friend's house. She has a big party every year when the little town she lives in does an early Independence Day celebration. It's a lot of fun, so we're looking forward to that. Zachariah loves parades...especially when they're full of firetrucks and horses and other neat things to see.

And my birthday is coming up soon. Maybe we can go out for dinner or some other fun thing to celebrate. Actually it's only a week away. I'm not sure I'm looking forward to being a year older though. At this point I see each year as another step to getting to 30. But nonetheless, birthdays are still fun, and I've always loved having a summer one. But if getting older means spending more time with this little one, I'll do it again and again.


Sarah said...

Glad you're feeling better! And happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

It is nice to hear that you are feeling better. Having BD in summer is great as it is warm and you can spend the whole day of celebration outside:) Although when I was a schoolgirl I hated that I had my BD in summer, as all my school friends were away from the town for summer holidays and I had nobody to celebrate with... Happy Birthday in advance! There is nothing bad in getting older as long as you are with your beloved ones:)

Nowheymama said...

Oh, come on in, the 30s are fine!

Anonymous said...

30s are fabulous!

Happy Birthday (I'll probably miss the actual day, so I want to make sure I tell you)!!!!

Shannon said...

I'm glad you are feeling better!!! I'm looking forward to turning 30s...the late 20s can feel prett sucky at times.


Valley Momma said...

Happy birthday! :)

I tried emailing you about the contest you won last month that desperate housewife hosted for me... but I'm not sure that you got it! :)

Shoot me an email at bethsakshaug at sometime and let me know what fabric you'd like a nursing cover in... if you don't want/need one of those, you can pick items in the shop up to $25 value instead. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm glad that you are feeling more like yourself. We've been doing extra stuff too, fires in the back yard, picnics in the park etc.

And talk to me about pushing 30 when you're in my shoes, actually pushing 30 (3 months, gulp) ;)

d e v a n said...

So glad you're feeling better!!! Happy Birthday!

Mommy Daisy said...

Just to be clear (which I apparently wasn't) my birthday isn't until next week. July 1st. And I do still have some more years before I hit 30. But it will be here soon enough.

Alli said...

Glad you're feeling better. And that's a precious picture of Zachariah (that was hard for me to type since I'm so used to typing!).

We enjoy taking the kids to the museum (they LOVE the dinosaurs). Do you have a museum that you might all enjoy near you? It's something else to think about. And the library has been a new, free trip that we've been taking every couple of weeks. Most of the bigger ones have story times for the little kids.

Hope you have a great birthday next week. Sounds like we might be about the same age. I have a few more years till 30, too.