Jeremy’s still out of town. I can do the single parent thing – but man, it’s not easy. I woke up Vince early and he left the house in a mini-crisis all concerned about a few tests and deadlines at the end of this week. Gave him a quick pep talk and walked him through assessing the past exams and thinking of a reasonable plan of action without totally flipping either of us out – hard to do at 6:40 am. Then I took Edda to get both the HPV booster and her flu shot. After I dropped her off at school and got in a quick run around the neighborhood, I sat down at work at the late hour of 11 am. Ack, not a great week for being super productive in a steady, even way. I always say – next week will be quieter and then it never is. I’m always waiting for the quiet week. Which is always next week. Why did we get the HPV vaccine for Edda even though she will never be sexually active? Because I’m extra pro-vaccine. God, in the past couple of weeks, various anti-vax people have made a comeback in my life. I guess I should be glad they don’t believe the world is flat (which is a real conversation one of my good friends has had with her siblings. Seriously, there are people who really believe the world is flat. It’s a conspiracy! they say (according to various youtube videos). OMG, we are doomed in all the ways we are doomed.)
In crafty news, I’ve been making handmade birthday cards for the loves in my life as I remember them. Look! Violet got my owl birthday card. She’s turning 10. And you get stickers too.
I laid out the flowers on my quilt via random number generator. I like it. Now to hand sew each of the flowers to the backing.
Vince facetiming my dad to do some Chinese studying. The teacher this year is demanding, Vince likes her, but she has high standards. It’s probably his hardest class.
Vince started babysitting this week. I can’t believe that my child is taking care of other people’s children. He worked two nights this week and fed the three-year old dinner and did the whole bath and bedtime routine. He got paid! So excited.