One day I’ll write about my parents and Anna, but today, a little more about the people who live under my roof.
Yesterday, Matt conned up some story about having lunch with old co-workers at the mall. I don’t know about your mall, but our’s happens to have a Hallmark store in it, oh and to get to the mall you have to drive past Wegman’s. Wegman’s was having a special on roses. Matt brought me some gorgeous roses, a little chocolate (that I’ve shared with Annie), and this morning I found a card on the counter. The last year has been the lowest of the low for me, and for our relationship, but today, I’m in love with Matt just like I was two years ago. He’s the best, and I am onevery lucky girl.
It’s just us women until Saturday. Matt’s in Seattle for Living Social. I have the best daughter, and damn, is she cute. I wasn’t the easiest of children to raise (lying was my game), and I knew when I was pregnant that any daughter I’d have will be at least 10 times harder to raise. Annie’s strong-willed personality is starting to emerge… Or at the very least, she just needs to learn some words instead of the screeching.
Our neighbor’s have a son who’s in Annie’s class at school, and they invited us over for dinner tonight. Annie went home early with them while I finished out the day. I know I’ve said this before, but the best part of my day is when Annie comes running to see me with a huge smile on her face, despite what show is distracting on TV (Backyardigans is our new favorite). After delicious shrimp tacos and a lot of guacamole (one of Annie’s favorite things), we headed home for bath night. Annie loves the bath. One day I’ll post a video of her in the tub, hilarious! She is beginning to understand the idea of splashing and it’s appeal; tonight, I nearly took a second shower. Don’t tell Matt, but I think I might love Annie just a little more than him.
Annie slept until 8 this morning, so I skipped the gym. She was a big helper at the post office though, and the dude gave her a sticker for all her help! Harris Teeter has mini grocery carts, and Annie has been on a kick of helping me push the big cart, so I thought that since we only needed a few things, this would be a good route. She loved it! She was so proud of herself, and I love that she’s confident enough to find some independence.
I’m meeting with my psychiatrist tomorrow for our follow-up since I’ve been on the anti-depressants. I can certainly tell a positive difference in my life since I started the meds, and I’m not ashamed that I needed help. I hope that I can help others find help if they need it. Tomorrow, recipes!