I was right in the middle of a veritable cleaning frenzy. And now I'm distracted by my blog. I need to write things. I love to read them later. I just reread "Bounce" and it satisfied me to read it, silly as it was. And so...
My older three children are on a little trip right now. Dustin's parents met us halfway(ish) between our house and theirs and picked up Mac, Ella and Rohan. This morning the kiddos got to ride on a passenger train of Union Pacific's. I don't know details except that they were excited. I can't wait to hear about it.
This was important to Marsha, my mother-in-law, because her father was a train engineer for Union Pacific for a long long time. He retired with UP. She wanted her grandchildren to have an experience with trains and I wanted to be supportive of that desire. Not to mention my kids were STOKED to ride a train. I thought it sounded fun myself! But the thought of driving anywhere of any distance with my newish baby and without my husband makes me sweat. Brynja does not, particularly, enjoy riding in the car. So, we met them halfway and they took our kids and are keeping them for a couple days, which is a nice little break for me, coupled with the duality of missing them. *sigh*
Speaking of Brynja, she and I went on a long walk this morning. One hour, to be exact. I haven't moved my body very much since she was born. (or before, for that matter) It was excellent. I am anxious to get myself moving and get my body back into shape. Miss B seemed to like the stroller. She hasn't liked it much so far, but she's almost three months old now and she's becoming more aware of the world beyond the 3 feet surrounding her person. I think that made the difference in her stroller-enjoyment factor this morning, plus the fact that it was finally a pleasant temperature outside (hello, it's June 15th! 'Bout time, I say!).
Garage sale is still pending. I'm shooting for this weekend now. It's rather an involved process, preparing for it. And so, I best get back at it, the cleaning and yard-sale prep.