Last night Anja woke up every hour. This isn't so much unusual, except that she had slept really well the night before and we thought, "Hooray! Caffeine was the problem!" but I guess we thought wrong. She woke up super happy at 5:00 and didn't go back down for a nap until 7:00. She slept for two hours and I slept with her. In the few hours she was awake before going down for a nap a few minutes ago, she was only somewhat cranky... but then she was trying to pull up on a kitchen chair and slipped and hit her face on one of the rungs. Then she was REALLY cranky!! The poor thing has two big red bumps under her eye now. We went to the library on another search for the Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child book that I keep looking for, but it's always checked out, and we settled for the Dr. Sears Baby Sleep Book instead. I got it once before but didn't read it all the way through. This time I will. We saw Michelle there with Elijah and Mary, and Michelle was wearing a VERY cute green skirt.
We had a nice weekend, even under the fog of depression that hung around us knowing Martin was going back to work on Monday. On Sunday we went to brunch at Hour Time with the Watsons again! This time Dr. Watson was there too! It was really fun. Old people really like Anja. It's really sad to think that Joannie's already preparing to leave. The summer flew by so fast, and even though I'm not going back to school so my summer will last as long as the warm weather, I'm still sad knowing that the academic Summer is coming to a close. Also, when the Purdue kids come back it makes campus so much less enjoyable.
The other thing that makes today difficult is the fact that Martin's gone back to work. Aside from the fact that the house seems empty and it's sad to think that our fun vacation (staycation) is over, I'm realizing the mountains of housework I've been ignoring for the past two weeks! Holy smokes!! I have a lot of work ahead of me today.
Tomorrow is my Martino's birthday!! He'll be 26. We invited our families over for desserts, and I am going to try to make zucchini bread, pie and a cake. I accidentally let 2 of my zucchinis in my garden get too big for dinner, so it's a good excuse to make them into bread. But I'd better get to work on it if I want to get anything done before Anja wakes up!