My husband is gone for a little while.
Long story, but not a sad one. He's just on a little journey and will return soon. He is doing good and is amazing, I'm so proud of him and I'll get into it more in another blog.
So, this means a season of single parenting, meals for one grown-up, taking out the garbage, and lots of girls nights. It means uninterrupted nights of watching absurd shows that only a mushy girl would like. Not her not-so-mushy man (though between you and me, he loves an annual viewing of Anne of Green Gables and Pride and Prejudice).
I daily live, play, cry and laugh with an unpredictable 18-month-old. Moment to moment we're either giggling and snuggling, or her legs are buckling under utter misery when I tell her "No, you cannot climb to the top of the chair and stand." We're just now starting the potty conversations. I find myself saying "tinkle" and "toot" a lot.
The dog that wandered into our home almost a month ago has yet to be neutered. This means I have to warn all house guests of his lurking, and to watch out when he seems to be interested in them. Oh.. and he likes armpits. It's weird, I know.
I'm working, and in a couple weeks will be working from home, self-employed and managing my own hours. This means working hard to line up income sources, being responsible, and acting like an adult. Sometimes I just want to sleep in and eat cereal all day while watching re-runs of Friends, but I can't. That's ok though. Adulthood has its perks.
We eat lots of apples, string cheese and yogurt. Bubbles are a big source of entertainment and I can hum along to every "Yo Gabba Gabba" song. I'm carrying a full-time workload with the full-time parenting game, but somehow it's all working out. I get excited when friends call, and sometimes refresh my Facebook browser obsessively in a short amount of time.
In a nutshell, these few short paragraphs, this is life. It could change tomorrow. So let's be grateful what we have today!