The only noise I can hear right now is the humming of my computer and the clicking of the keyboard.
I am alone in my house.
For 32 - wait, make that 31 - more minutes.
I had to work today and then had a wonderful dinner with a dear friend of mine. And now? Now I get to enjoy some quiet time all to myself.
I can BLOG.
I've been so busy with work, and what little time I've been home I've been trying to be with Dennis and Kaylee as much as possible. I always miss my blog when I don't write for a few days, so when I come back to it, it's always a good feeling.
So, since there's been a lack of regularity in my posts, today you get a bit of a hodge podge from the past week.
A small miracle has taken place this past week in which Kaylee has started asking for "night, night," sometimes as early as 6:40 p.m. We're no longer having struggles with bedtime, and she's sleeping a good 11 to 12 hours. It's heaven. Being tough and learning to let her cry a bit, followed by a couple of weeks of telling her firmly to LAY DOWN, it's TIME for BED over and over and over and over repeatedly ended up paying off in the long run.
And, now of course people are asking us more often, "So....??? You guys ready for another one yet?" To which I reply in rapid response, "Uh, we just started sleeping through the night at our house. No. No. No, we're not ready for another one."
So, remember how last week was a total bust? Totally cranky, totally mean, crying a lot. Yuck, yuck, yuck.
This week has been quite a turn around. Nothing crazy has happened, nothing earth shattering, nothing monumental. I've just felt like me.
I've been in a good mood, I can laugh at Dennis's jokes (often times aimed at me, in a playful way, of course), I can crack jokes (often times aimed at Dennis, in a playful way, of course), I don't want to cry all the time, and I just feel normal.
But, it's hard to trust it. I don't know if this means my old birth control stuff is out of my system so I'm doing better, or if what I had last week was true depression and I just happen to be going through a good spell at the moment.
Either way, we're enjoying this, and we're thankful for it. I'll still be talking to my doctor in the next week or two to see what she makes of it all, and we're keeping a close eye on things. I just hate the not knowing, ya know?
I've also been exercising regularly (can I get a what, WHAT for 5 days of working out this week?) and eating better. The exercise is the biggest change, and I think it's really helping my attitude, too. Some days I work out with Jillian (as in Jillian Michaels - the relentless boot camp fitness instructor from the Biggest Loser), and then, days later when she's hurt my feelings and butt is about to crumble to a million pieces, along with my triceps and thighs, I'll do an hour of yoga as the crazy earth lady soothingly speaks to me about how wonderful and at peace I am, even when I'm falling on my ass in an attempt to do the flying swan warrior, or whatever the heck pose it is.
So, tonight was a great end to a really nice week.
I got to leave work and go straight to meet my friend, vent, talk, laugh, share a brownie that we both, ultimately ended up being disappointed in, and leave feeling refreshed. Then, some rare quiet time to myself, and before too long, I get to see my little family.
Yep, good week. Let's cross our fingers for another one...
And, I also put up a review and giveaway on some sweet anti-bacterial eco-friendly cleaner from Ecostore USA for which I have ZERO. Nada. ZILCH. Zippo. entries. So, go enter it here, because, if you enter and no one else does, then guess what? You win. Sounds like a plan to me.