Brrrrr. I'd forgotten how absolutely freezing it is back here! It's been a long time since I've made a post from the Big Back Room, but here I am again, wearing my pajamas and Martin's "Coat House" which is this extreme weather coat that Martin bought from Land's End when he was in college, but hardly wore because people made fun of him so much. Isn't that sad? Except kind of nice too, because now he has this brand new coat that's perfectly suitable for this sub-zero weather we've been having. And it comes in very handy when I want to make a post but don't much feel like suffering frostbite for it!
So, I seriously feel like I've had a weekend off. I was so spoiled this weekend!!! I mentioned in my last post that Martin took Anja on a date yesterday while I stayed home and read my chick-lit book (and finally vacuumed the dining room, which is something I rarely do because Anja is afraid of the vacuum, but the dining room is right below the bedroom so I can't do it during her naps either! I am so proud of myself for thinking to do that while they were out together!) Well, this afternoon after Anja's more-than-three-hour nap, we went up to my parents house to take care of their little dog, Maizie. That's where we were when I last posted. Well, the whole time we were there (which was a good while) I just hung around on the computer while Martin chased Anja all around the house, followed her up and down the stairs, and fed her her lunch. AND THEN, straight from there I was going out with my friend Alison. I was planning to take Anja with me, but Martin insisted I leave her at home with him! And so, for the first time since Anja's birth, I went out without my husband or my daughter. I felt amazingly naked! But it was GREAT!!! And after we'd been out for awhile, Martin and Anja showed up, and then JC (Alison's husband) showed up too!! It was so much fun to hang out with them, and Anja was AWESOME. For the longest time she just sat on my lap being cute, and then she played on the floor a little bit. There was another little girl there, older than Anja, but still a baby girl who was very cute, and the two of them were very interested in one another.
So anyway, I've had a really great weekend. This morning we went up to Vienna and our friend Turgay was there so we sat and visited with him for awhile.
I'm feeling very lucky to have married Martin. I know that most the girls reading this have it pretty great too with their hubby-wubbies, but I just think sometimes about how lucky I was to finally come around and see what a great guy he is! I could've done soooooooo much worse. I'm also really lucky to have a mom and a mother-in-law who are friends. Today when we were leaving my parents' house, my mother-in-law's car pulled into the driveway. She was coming with a pizza to share with my mom! Isn't that hilarious? Since my mom wasn't home, we invited her back to our house and we shared her pizza with her and it was delicious. So I guess that's another thing that makes me feel lucky--that my mom went out of town today and asked me to let her dog out because in the end I got yummy pizza and she didn't.
I have a doctor appointment tomorrow and I'm leaving Anja with my mom. Yikes!! Leaving her with Martin when I am readily available is one thing, but leaving her with anyone else is a little scary! I know, I am SUCH a baby about this. It's just that it's taken me 14 months to get my nerve up to leave her and now it seems like I'm leaving her all the time!!! I realize this is something that has to become okay for both of us (I'm pretty sure Anja's mostly fine with it and that I'm the one who is holding onto my fears) since in a matter of WEEKS (!?!?) she'll be left with our families, like it or not. Can you believe that?! I'm exactly two months from my due date. That's not very long--especially if it comes early like Anja did.
Anyway, that's all that I've got for tonight. I'm happy to have the internet at home again. Oh, and if anyone has a very small dresser/chest of drawers they're trying to get rid of, please offer it to me. I'm beginning to realize that I'm not sure where I'm going to put this new baby and all of the clothes that will be coming out of boxes for it. A minor detail!