I want to start by telling you that my angel is getting so big and so strong. He's so funny and makes me laugh all of the time. He learns things when you show him, sometimes, only once. It's really amazing! Thanks to therapy, he holds his head on his own about 90 percent of the time. He has also started pushing up when on his stomach. He still has a hard time pushing up because his left arm is slightly shorter than his right. It's not noticeable at all to look at him, but when he tries to push up with both arms, his left arm locks into place, while his right is still bent slightly. It's no big deal, really, once we get past this little place. Just today he is maintaining sitting on his own for a few seconds. He can also pull himself back up into a sitting position when falling forward. It's incredible how quickly he is improving. He gives me such inspiration.
We have also noticed that Wyatt is left handed. When I was growing up, I always wanted to be left handed. My daddy is left handed and I always envied anyone who was left handed. So, I am slightly excited that Wyatt is left handed. "How do you know he is left handed already," you ask. He will, nine times out of ten, always reach for an item with his left hand, over his right. It's really incredible.
Today is a "good day" for me. I have written in the past about days being very dark and bleak at times. It's really day to day. I hate it, but it is I don't know what to do to make it better, but for now, the "good days" I treasure.
So, I just had some random things to share. I haven't been able to have the the positive attitude to be able to share funny things lately, but I have several that I think you will enjoy.
Sunday I went out. It was MUCH overdue and I have really benefited from it. My first stop was Books A Million. I seem to have an addiction. I have been reading much more, thus the need for more books. Not only do I typically buy myself tons of books, but I buy Wyatt tons of books. How can you pass up clearance books at $1?!?! Anyway, lately Mike has been reading as well. At night, we have some "us" time while reading together. It's been really nice. When he heard I was stopping by the book store, he asked that I grab him a new one. So, while I was wondering around, I happen to see the strangest sight I have seen in a long time, let alone in a book store. There were two teenage boys, both blonde with glasses. Both six feet, or so, tall. And both in jeans an t shirts. These two boys were having a light saber fight, in the middle of the store. No, I am not making it up. While I consider myself a geek to the core, I think I was outranked.
After trips to TJ Maxx, Old Navy, Ross and Jo-Ann Fabric, I decided to go to the Dollar Tree. My Aunt Becky and I have been working on the planning of a Halloween party. We had one two years ago, also incorporating our friend, Rusty's birthday. Did I mention that it is also a costume party?!?! It's so much fun. Last year we had to forgo the party due to my being 8 months pregnant, and because they had just moved into their new home. So this year it was on. The Dollar Tree proves to be a great place to find very inexpensive decorations. Plastic rats, crows, pumpkins (more on these later), skeletons, etc. Anyway, I was checking out and a young woman came to stand behind me in line. While the nice clerk was checking me out, the woman behind me asked him if she could use her food stamp card to buy energy shots. Now, I have nothing bad to say about the fact that she was on food stamps. I think it's an incredible program for those who are truly in need. However, the fact that she was asking of she could use it for an energy drink did nothing but tick me off. Was this energy drink necessary for her to live? No. Milk, juice, cereal, meat, peanut butter, even chocolate for goodness sake, are all understandable in my book, but an energy drink? Come on!! Not to mention that we were at the Dollar Tree, where everything is $1!! Do you really need to put your $1 energy shot on your food stamp card?!?!?!
Oh, and let me tell you about the lady I saw in the parking lot at Wal Mart. I wish I had not been driving because I would have pulled my camera out quicker than you could say your name! She was approximately 23-ish. She had on a grey sun dress. It fell around her knees. A long necklace. I could not see this necklace, but by itself, the dress and the necklace looked appropriate together. She also had on a fedora. Um, ok. But, the cherry on the cake was that she had on black Pittsburgh Steeler house shoes! I am not kidding! House shoes, going into Wal Mart! It was unreal! She was totally People of Wal Mart material!!
So, back to the Halloween decoration story. I saw on Martha Stewart where she had pumpkins covered in glitter. Not only did they look classy, but they looked expensive. I saw similar ones at TJ Maxx for $15. So, my inner crafter kicked in. I could so do that! Yeah. So, I found pumpkins at the Dollar Tree for, you guessed it, $1. Next, I bought Elemers glue two for, right again, $1. Then I went to Wal Mart and got silver glitter. It was $2.48 for a giant jar that could cover 10 pumpkins. I decided that yesterday was a great day to glitter pumpkins. While this task would not typically be a big deal for most people. I am not most people. I tend to make things a much bigger deal than they should be. Did I mention that I decided to take this task on in my living room? Yeah. Needless to say, my living room is all sparkly and pretty. No wonder my poor mother was wanted to pull her hair out most of the time! Except now, I can't blame it all on my brother and sister!
Now, as most of you now, I do entirely too much thinking from time to time. Sometimes its to the point that I really put much thought into things. My recent thought was that of the Smart Car. Of course, as a "plus sized" girl, I think about the ability of a chunker to get not only in, but out of said Smart Car. Then I wonder if they make XL Smart Cars. Not that I would by one, but I still wonder. And once on that thought, I can never recall seeing a "brother or sister of weight" driving one. Is it because they can't get in or out of one? Who knows. Strange, I know. Don't judge.
I adore our new nurse Sheila. Have I mentioned that? I love Tuesdays. We talk about everything. We are very similar in our views of the world. We also both enjoy reading and are constantly recommending books for the other. Oh how I love Tuesdays.
I should end for today. Hopefully this will be a good week. I pray that it is. I have hope that I will gain a better outlook on things and find something to keep my mind occupied. In the meantime I am going to continue glittering pumpkins. If they turn out ok, I may share the finished product with you!