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Thursday, June 26

No, No, No!!!

Please, no!! No summer school please!!! Tomorrow, at the crack of dawn, I must be back at school pretending to know what I'm talking about to a bunch of 9th graders who are as apathetic about being there as I am... And it's my BIRTHDAY. Boo! Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...

Today was WONDERFUL. My baby was wonderful, I got several things accomplished (which may not sound that cool to you, but it has been an elusive thing for me since being home with Noah) and all was well and good in Emily's Little World. I mean, you shoulda seen the SMILES this baby was giving me today! While he played INDEPENDENTLY!! And didn't WHINE!! And he let me take him to the bank and the post office and the drugstore AND the grocery store, and was cute and charming the entire time!! And he played with kitchen stuff while I made him homemade baby food to freeze (squash and peas). And I managed to get dinner microwaved (whaddya want from me?? It's better than cereal!!) for my hubby before he was out the door for work tonight. I feel like a SUCCESSFUL stay-at-home-mom!!

And right on the heels of this thrilling, self-esteem building day, comes SUMMER SCHOOL. Ugh. Where I have to think about bedtime for me, and alarm clocks in the morning, and pumping at work (double-ugh!!) and squirrely kids and DRESSING PROFESSIONALLY... and losing the rhythm and momentum I've been building up as a stay-at-home-mom... I am so so sad.

Okay, okay-- granted it is only for two and a half weeks. And it pays SO WELL. But still. My heart is heavy at the thought of it. My tomorrow is going to come too soon.

Anyway... No pictures for you... nothing inspiring either. Just a bit of my true thoughts blurted into the blog universe. Take it or leave it.

*sniff*

...okay. One photo. Noah with a wire whisk and silver mixing bowl, using his Boppy for support, sittin' with me outside as I cleaned his exersaucer...

{photo taken with my cell phone this afternoon}

17 comments:

Steven said...

Three cheers for days that rock! Summer school sux at the beginning- we know, we're there. But after the fatty kizzash comes in, it's awesome! Hang in there sis- I plan to wish you a happy birthday by phone call and at least one internet-based medium tomorrow! Love you!

Beth said...

How come even your cell phone pictures look great! It's just not fair. As a summer school sub, it's not that bad. You'll make it. After one day under your belt your feel much better! Happy Birthday Emily! Since you will not be enjoying your day, enjoy your evening! Do something fun!

gd said...

Yeah, seriously, that cell phone photo does NOT look like one. Man, that kid of yours could win prizes.

I'm so sorry your tomorrow will have to be so ughhhh-ly. At least it's a Friday, so you get a break right after it's done. You're on the home stretch now...yippee!

Anyway, I'm thinking of you, and DYING to catch up soon...

~genny

P.S. I will be the third coupley-Google ID photo on this comment board! And at least the second photographed by yours truly!

Stacy said...

I'm glad to see your blog is back. It was really good to see you while you were in Utah and I'm sorry I missed Noah. Now that he is back in his element, he is happy and healthy.
I'm so sorry about school, I hate work too, what a bummer.
Good luck and Happy Birthday!!!

Stefanie said...

Happy Birthday!! I had to work on mine too -- just make sure you celebrate thoroughly during your evening! And YAH for getting stuff done and lots of smiles!!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu!!! Happy Birrrthhhday deeaarr Emily. Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuu!!!

That is supposed to be set to music.


Dawn

Anna said...

Happy B-day Em! I am totally with you on the dread of professional clothes. I think they should be banned or at least replaced with yoga pants!

Melanie said...

but, happy freakin' birthday anyway! Work or not... At least you had a good day before hand. You needed that! Do something fun tonight!

Kirsti said...

If it makes you feel better, you share a birthday with Dobby the House Elf...:). I feel your pain. I would HATE to go back to school. Anyways, Happy Birthday! I shoulda called, but I was busy today and so were you. Love ya and think optimistically!

Rene said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope your day wasn't too awful. You are loved.

Angie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Susanna said...

EMILY!!! I cannot believe I found you! I found you from Melanie Hess's blog. I have thought of you a trillion times since our Macaroni Grill times and wondered how on earth to find you. Done! Yay! So if it's all right with you, I'll be checking in on your fun life. And if you feel like coming to New York, please come visit!

Susanna

Susanna said...

ps. happy birthday lady!

Cammie said...

I'm late but a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!! Hang in there with work--Just think, it will be over in a flash and you'll be back with your darling baby soon.

So glad you had a good day.

Peeser said...

I hope you got my happy birthday voicemail. i'm sorry i couldn't do much more than that for now- it has been one crazy summer thus far... i hope that despite having to go back to teach summer school, you still had a nice birthday, and know that i love you and that i'm thinking about you!

take care, sis- remember that as far as summer school goes, this, too, shall pass...

Julina said...

Sigh...

I can't say I'm feeling your pain, but I'm sorry you have to go back, even for a short while (and pumping to boot - boo)

I hope you survive the week (is it shortened with the 4th?) and the next one - and a partial after that? is that how it goes?

Anyway - know you're in my thoughts and prayers - and happy (late) birthday...

Kate Brotherson said...

I am so happy to hear you had a better night with noah. You are a great mom. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it was great. You deserve it!!!