Yesterday was kind of a weird day. It started out with Martin making a third attempt to get an oil change, which turned into them keeping the car because on the way home from work he'd hit a pothole and broken one of the wheels, so he couldn't go to work that day. I played music with Kim at the New Community School in the afternoon and it snowed and iced all day and night. Martin didn't go to work because we had no car. I went to a funeral in the morning and Anja was magnificent, despite her new resolution to not take naps. Then in the evening, despite the weather, we had my mom's birthday party dinner out at Prophetstown, which was a success up until the very end when Ben and Anna's car got stuck in the mud and we had to leave it. I don't know what they're going to do about that.
Today is Annie Car Day. We took Martin to work, then came home while Anja took her morning nap and when she woke up we went to Rubia to get a free dozen roses with one of our full cards that Martin had left for us. Hooray, now we have fresh flowers on the table. Everyone loved to see Anja while we were there. One lady said I'd made her day. Funny what you can do to people just by carrying a baby around. In a little bit we're going to the grocery store to get some orange extract and cranberries and I am going to attempt to make cranberry-orange something. Scones? Muffins? Biscotti? We'll just have to see what I end up with. It's likely to be nothing since Anja took such a good nap this afternoon! (for the first time in days!!)
Martin is going to a dinner in Evansville tonight which is a bummer for me because even though he told me about this a long time ago, I've kept forgetting. So I got a chicken to make in the crock pot and only remembered LAST NIGHT that he won't be home for dinner! Oh well. It'll have to be next week's Wednesday dinner.
Woo! My sister just called me with news of a NEW IN BOX jogging stroller with a swivel wheel at Once Upon a Child for cheaper than the last one!!!!! Here we go!!!