Anja slept incredibly well last night. She only woke up once! Twice if you count waking at 5:00... she eventually went back to sleep at 6:00. Anyway... I could tell that she had slept especially well because she woke up SOOO happy at 8:00 and didn't even act tired until after 11:00. What a difference! I took full advantage of her good mood and we headed out in the rain to do a little post-birthday shopping. We browsed the beads at Von's (I'm planning to get some beads and wire and make some earrings and a necklace for myself. If it turns out, that could make a good Christmas gift for a number of people, but I'm not getting my hopes up since I've never made jewelry before) and got a hot chocolate at Vienna. If I had been thinking clearly we could've walked over with the rain cover on the stroller, but the thought never even crossed my mind. I have gotten SO LAZY with having a car all week during travel season. Anyway, we did park kind of far from Von's so we got a nice rainy walk. Anja used to hate being in the rain (and snow) but she suddenly loves it. And she loves wind, too. It's so much fun. I have a cute green ring sling that my sister-in-law, AnnLaura, gave to me and it's perfect for chilly, damp outings because I can pull the excess fabric up over Anja's shoulders and she can be cozy and dry in her little pouch with just her head poking out. It's really cute and she seemed to really like it!
The first thing I saw when we got to Von's was a book called "When the White House was Ours" by Porter Schreve. I've posted about this before, I know, but I'm SO EXCITED that it's finally out. When we were engaged and I was in school, Martin and I went to a reading over at TAF and Porter Schreve (who may or may not have that C in his name, I'm not sure) did a reading from this book, which he was working on at the time. Martin and I both loved him. He had by far the best stuff there that night. So anyway, I've been waiting for TWO YEARS to read this book so I about wet my pants when I saw it on the shelf.
And I'm sorry to say that I didn't support Von's today by buying that book there. I had a 25% Off coupon for Borders, so I went down there instead. I feel kind of guilty about it, but at the same time, not really. I also kind of splurged and got Anja a book of animals. It's really cute and I realized that she doesn't have any simple animal books. She will love it, I'm sure.
So that's my morning news. I have sooooooo much housework to do today but I'm really feeling unmotivated. I was reading back over my 2007 journal yesterday of around the time Anja was born. Most of the entries were about how much of a whale I was, but then I suddenly started nesting and I was so productive! And reading about it made me remember it, and I really was productive!! I wish I could ration out my nesting instincts so instead of getting them all in March before the baby comes I could use a little each week. Maybe 20 minutes a week or something. That'd be nice.
It seems like so many people are having babies lately, it makes me excited for my own. Haha, I know, I have a loooooooooong wait.