jumped up and out of bed when i remembered it was an ada day (i noticed that i just don't jump as fast when it's a work day)
smiled at the blue sky and bright sunshine
happily sold this painting to a nice customer
became increasingly frustrated while trying to balance balancing the checkbook and a yowling toddler's needs (note to self, do not attempt to do this again, it's no fun for anyone)
solved both our frustrations by giving up and going outside for a long walk instead (much better all around)
talked the entire time with ada as she rode in her stroller and pointed out pretty much each and every thing we passed along the way. our dialog for over an hour straight went something like this:
paco* sleeping in there? yes.
looking for nuts? yes.
bulldozer? wave to? yay, he waved back.
cute puppy? check, successfully patted
other kids? yes, big kids at school.
water in the river? yes, isn't it pretty?
waterfall by dada's office? yes! good job, ada.
red light? check.
green light? check.
funny car? check.
police station? check.
stairs to climb? yes, lots of stairs, and no, sorry, not today
*paco is our new friend, a fish who lives at the library in the children's section
gave uncomfortable & somewhat apologetic smiles to all the people that ada pointed at and loudly yelled MAN! or LADY! to on the street. every so often she got it wrong, not entirely her fault, there were some tricky ones, but still, i felt the need to give the aforementioned apologetic smile.
ate a delicious homemade lunch by my neverworksfromhomeletaloneonatuesday husband. rice, chicken, onion and kale stir fry topped with a wee dollop of apricot jam in lieu of duck sauce.
successfully got ada down easily for an almost 4 hour nap. huge victory dance (me) and apparent growth spurt (her)
felt excited/relieved/thankful as i worked on my online workshop for a bit
wondered out loud more than once about if we are really getting a leap day snowstorm or not
made lists lists and more lists on the chalkboard and in my sketchbooks
folded clothes, tackled endless dust bunnies, did dishes, dishes and more dishes
felt ambitious and creative when it came to dinner. i made lentil walnut burgers with cilantro yogurt sauce. easy peasy and everyone ate and declared all was delicious.
gave a sticky little one a warm bubble bath and then zipped her into elephant pajamas
read madeline and tucked her in and wished her sweet dreams
spontaneously wrote this post
decided it was now time for my pajamas, wine, and a slice of my mom's swedish apple pie
hope your day was a good one too.
until tomorrow, xo *s