Thing 1 and Baby K left and made it safely home Monday. I know they’re happy to be home and with Husband N and the animals, to sleep in their own beds.
And I gotta say, that baby is pretty much all consuming. I’m glad I had babies when I was young. I’m much slower now, and she’s non-stop! But those sweet smiles and waves and kisses are worth every moment of being tired!
I was more sad than I anticipated that night, but Tuesday I was less sad. Missing them, but also kind of pleased to be alone.
Thing G never ever leaves the house, but decided Tuesday to go out into the world. (You do you, kid.)
So I was completely alone in this house.
Did y’all hear my most satisfied “Ahhhh”?
I stripped and remade my bed and the guest bed. Did the dishes, and seven loads of laundry (all those extra sheets and towels, yo).
After that, I opened all the windows, the big garage door, even closets and the pantry and I went systematically through every room burning white sage.
I went all Lady Macbeth up in this bitch, “Out, damned spot! Out, I say!”
This house needed a good smudging. I’m ushering out the chaos and inviting in peace.
And while tensions are high with what’s going on in the world, it seemed a smart choice to facilitate peace where we dwell.
It feels different in here and I like it.
I’m going to wipe down the kitchen and my bathroom and get after my reading.
I’m curious about this book club book, have any of y’all read it?
Hope your Thursday is everything you need it to be.
I think mine might say:
Kind of heart and full of love but her mouth is caustic.
Perhaps it might say:
She runs her life with a velvet hammer.
She’ll ask you Why? more times than you can count, but only because she wants to better understand you and your motivation.
It could possibly say:
Maybe she’s not the best at being loved, but she’s pretty good at loving. (paraphrased from Chelsea Carroll)
Or even this:
Plays well with others, but only for a little while.
In all honesty, I suspect my warning label should be the following:
She’s a cat in the form of a girl. She will equally expect and reject your affection. She will require your immediate and undivided attention, but only when it’s least convenient for you. She will provide comfort and adoration, but bite without warning.
You may be asking, Why you gotta label everything? Believe me when I tell you I have absolutely no idea, but I know I function better that way.
This kind of label sounded fun to me.
What do y’all think?
What are some of your warning labels?