Since I still have not mastered the discipline of daily blogging...I present you with my week in review...the first week.
I was hopeful that when I awoke on Monday morning my voice would be back...negative. So, I spent pretty much the entire day not talking. It was definitely different. Seriously, I probably spoke 100 words...and the majority of those were because I had agreed to call out Spanish vocab for my cousin!
After a day of voice rest, I was finally able to make out some scratchy words on Tuesday...thank goodness, because I had a little one to entertain. I've realized that children typically like to be spoken to and played and the more high pitched the voice and goofy you act, the better. Little Miss Carrington is getting so big! We played games, sang and danced to Christmas music...then her teeth started killing her and she promptly decided that the best cure would be sleep. Smart kid!
Wednesday was super busy. My roommate and I were having people over that evening, so the house needed to be straightened. Then, I found out that I was going to need to make a trip to Tuscaloosa to pick up some packages that had been sent to my grandparents. The trip kind of threw a wrench in my schedule, but it did give me the chance to eat Bento for lunch...with Julia, nonetheless. Though short, the trip was a success.
I got home with a few hours to spare before the party and made fast work of cleaning thanks to my Black Friday purchase of the Shark Steam Mop. I seriously loved it. So, if you have hardwood floors that need cleaning, let me know!
With the house decorated and straightened, all we needed were the guests...if you should call them that...because really the people that came over were much more like family. A few times a week, a group of us gets together for lunch/dinner. This week, we decided to wear some tacky Christmas regalia and enjoy fellowship. It is such a blessing to have a group of people to share life with.
A few weeks ago my mom called to let me know that she and my dad would be coming up to Birmingham so he could attend a meeting. She has been really wanting to make a trip to visit her college roommate that lives in Boaz, so we decided to make that happen during this little business trip. My mom arrived late Wednesday night, so Thursday I took her to Boaz. We had a yummy lunch at Mill Street and even had a little time to spare for some shopping. I found a few Christmas gifts...and even picked up something for myself!
Thursday night was spent with two of my all time favorite groups of people...high school girls and little kids. My cousin and one of her friends came over to visit right before I had to leave to baby-sit. The plan was for them to arrive a little earlier, but Allison has NO sense of direction, and Libby wasn't helping too much. Nevertheless, I was happy to have them stop by, even if only for a few minutes. Thankfully, the family I was baby-sitting for lives within walking distance of me, so I didn't have to worry about being late. Baby-sitting is one of my favorite ways to spent my time, and the precious boys I got to play with last night are some of my favorite people in the world! True, John is a year old and Robert is four, but they are still some of my favorites! John has mastered saying my name in these past few weeks, and let me tell you, it's like music to my ears. On top of that, Robert has pretty much learned how to write and recognize every letter of the alphabet...lots of fun letter games!!
Friday, oh Friday. One of the things I miss most about working in an office is the people. I'll often find myself packing up my things and heading to a coffee shop just to have some interaction. Trips to the coffee shop are even better when Megan is able to join me. Friday was a success because we were able to land our favorite table, after minimal stalking. We worked hard all morning then I headed out to have lunch with one of my favorites. Anna and I officially met in college and would get together every few weeks for lunch or yogurt. Now that we both live in Birmingham, we have enjoyed adding the lunch date to our schedules again.