Monday, April 7, 2014

Carry On

Life goes on. Recently we traveled to Rhode Island to celebrate my Grandma's 90th birthday. It was going to be the weekend we planned to tell my family about Baby 2, which was on my mind a bit. I felt a subtle sadness but also enjoyed a few heavy pours of wine. I'm a terrible drinker actually. I would say 1 out of 10 times I feel totally fine and normal. And 9 of the times I end up with a raging headache and a general feeling of malaise. Oh well.

Anyway, we traveled. We saw family, friends. We celebrated my Grandma. We enjoyed what started to feel like the start of warmer weather in New England. It also rained. I slept terribly the whole trip. My Dad was recovering from double pneumonia. My Mom had issues with her eye (turned out to be a detached retina). And we left with sore throats and head colds. Face it, you're jealous.

I've been so hum-drum lately. But honestly, it feels like we can't catch a break. We have almost fully restored our condo from water damage. Today the marble vanity top arrived for the bathroom. Oh wait, it's cracked. You know when you just feel like you're stuck under a bad cloud? The annoyances are hitting the point of hilarious. And also really, really, really not funny at all.

And about that water damage. We had toyed with the idea of putting our condo on the market sometime in March. That clearly did not happen. More waiting. More sitting in suspended animation.

Baby Fix-It it is definitely the best thing we have going on. He is so sweet and delightful and funny and wonderful. He has so much of my husband's personality, it's unbelievable. I also like to think he's got a bit of me. But then when I try to put to words in what ways he is like me, I'm often left stuttering. "Well...we both...uh" Nevermind, he's all Daddy. And I couldn't love either of them more.

So, we have survived another month of 2014. That sounds like the most depressing and lowest bar - "survived'. Life really hasn't been that bad lately. It's just that we know things have potential to be so much better. And they will be. For now we carry on.


  1. So I can't say 2014 has been a great year for us either. But it's been better for us than you! Keep on keeping on Mama!!! One day at a time. And a super cute little person really does help!! (as long as they aren't up at 4am!!!)

  2. I love how you are coordinated in blues and reds! I am sure once your dear son grows he will have glimpses of you and they will be the most random things but tie you two together even more!

  3. Baby Fix-It is such a beautiful little boy! I know that feeling of not being able to catch a break. Thinking of you guys. Keep the faith that it will get better, because, as you said, it will.

    1. It will. I know. But can shit stop going wrong for a bit?