Annette: My super-talented husband and his friend were among the artists in our locale who were awarded grants for their genius last night at a super cool ceremony! I, of course, was the beaming photographer, taking loads of photos of everyone and being thrilled for the impressive array of artists and cultural magnificence happening around these parts! When the night ended, Steven and I arrived home with convenience store goodies and a celebratory agenda of Anthony Bourdain-watching and stuffing our faces, I then realized that there were really no photos of me from the evening! It's a rare thing that I get dressed up and even more rare that I put on makeup and do my hair. There needed to be photographic evidence! I liked this one! (which was technically taken on Sunday in the wee hours)
Erin: Another day spent in sweatpants, eating bad food, and wishing I could outsmart this constant nausea. Poppy is more amazing with each passing day as she learns to share her cheese with the doggies and her apples with mama and daddy. She wants nothing more than to explore everything on God's green earth with fervor. I whisper gentle promises that as soon as I feel better I too will be an explorer.
P.S. I wanted to thank everyone for the rally of support with regards to AW's ridiculous comment on Friday. While the people-pleaser in me wanted to address and defend every "point" that was mentioned, the fierce mama bear in me was sharpening her claws and looking for some throats to rip out.
Instead, I looked at it as another wise opportunity from the Universe to be comfortable enough in who I am, what my experience is, and the great mother I am, and to not allow some classless idiot shake the foundation of what I know to be true.
It is hard to believe that I once allowed a person just like this into my life. A person who loved barbed humour and insulting emails and then called themselves a concerned friend. This event is a great reminder of the things I have learned and the supportive groups of people manifesting in our lives of late.
No more drama.