Chris dropped the girls off at my mother-in-law's house on the way home Monday night so that we could finish tiling the guest room. And we got it finished! Lots of cutting, lots of mud, and that room is complete.* We worked for probably 2 1/2 to 3 solid hours and at the end of it, we were both famished. Chris ordered a pizza and while we were waiting for it, I took a shower. At the end of the shower, scraping and scrubbing lots of mortar off, the pizza still wasn't there. I thought I might die. It took over an hour but it finally came. Chris had ordered a side order of buffalo wings as well; I have never in my life tasted buffalo wings, or perhaps even food, as good as those wings were (part of it could be pregnancy, part of it could be working hard for several hours straight through dinner time and wanting to eat...). I also spent some time chalk painting, and wax sealing, the "dead person" dresser that I bought years ago at an estate sale (in hopes of helping Chris have a greater acceptance of it)! It looks much better.
*Complete meaning the tile is down. Grouting to come this weekend, then sealing, and then we'll really be in business.
Last week was Andrew's birthday and below is a picture of him drinking from a perfectly-themed mug while his wife is reading the present I got for him. Those two crack me up.
On Tuesday we had a get-together with some of our CC group. The yearbooks were distributed and the girls were very excited to have their own yearbooks. They turned out really cute! I didn't think to take a picture of them but I can try to remember to do that later... We also got our new curriculum for the school year next year and I am super excited about it! I am excited to be in a tutor role for next year, as well, though it will make for a busy year. I'm one of those nerds that opened up the curriculum right away and started browsing through it; even though it's only May and I would never wish the summer away, it did make me excited for the upcoming school year!
Tuesday was also the 36th wedding anniversary of my parents! I can't believe they have been married for 36 years! And it is so very exciting that they get to spend this anniversary in the city where they were married. Welcome back to Tucson!
I've also picked up some summer reading from the library. As sometimes happens, the library has all of the books available for pick-up at the same time, so I have about 12 books to get through in two weeks (I'm going to have to go through and see which ones I can extend!). I have finished The Nazi Officer's Wife and In the Heart of the Sea. Both fascinating reads, both I would highly recommend. The first is about a Jewish woman, who ended up doing labor camps and eventually managed to escape and get a new identity as an "aryan" - she ended up marrying a man who became a Nazi officer and the book is all about her experiences being a "U-boat" (what they called Jewish people in disguise under the Nazi regime). The second book is about whaling, and a group of whalers whose boat was sunk by a whale (interestingly, their story is the basis for Moby Dick), and how they drifted at sea for about 80 days or so before being rescued. Just amazing. Next I am going to read In the Garden of Beasts, about an American family living in Germany during Hitler's rise to power, and then Dead Wake, which is about the Lusitania's last crossing (sunk by German U-boats prior to the U.S. entering WWI). Those are the first four! I have more to pick-up by next Tuesday and then lots more reading to do. Keeps my mind active, even when my body is too exhausted to do much.
I've had friends talk before about their kids getting sick in the night and not knowing it (the parents) until the next morning when the child wakes up. I always thought that was crazy - how do the kids not know?! How is that not heard!? But then the same thing happened to me yesterday. It was my day off. Bethany woke up around her usual time, chirping and happy as normal when I went into her room to pick her up. However, I noticed that there was throw up on her bed. EEK. This sends me into full panic mode, every time. She didn't have any on herself, her pajamas, etc... and I'm not sure when or why it happened last night because I wasn't woken up (though Chris did said he heard some stirring at some point from her room in the middle of the night). Well, I gave her a bath, got the sheets washing, and was going to delay feeding her but she was so hungry she was sneaking food, anything she could find, so to be able to appease her a bit I gave her some applesauce. And in another hour I gave her more applesauce. She was perfectly herself and happy and had a normal appetite all day, so I have no idea what happened. It has been hot out so maybe she had overheated Wednesday, or maybe she just choked on a little spit in the night and it made her gag a bit, who knows. But I am so grateful to God that she, and the rest of the girls, are all okay.
On to the weekend!
|Anna reading the Good Husband guide|
|Covered in mortar, my 12 week pregnant picture!|
|Mom and Dad's wedding picture|
|My first set of books for summer reading|
|Bethy getting in the pool with her hat and makeshift mittens|
|Bethany got herself "all dressed" for the outside|