It's been a good Thursday. Thursday is usually semi-good, what with its proximity to Friday and Grey's and all, but this one has been a step above the rest. First off, it was babysitter morning. Also affectionately known as "the morning where I work in peace and quiet while someone else exhausts my children" morning. And occasionally "mama goes shopping without a stroller" morning. Yeah, I bit the bullet and had our occasional weekend night girl come one morning a week. It's win-win. I get a teensy late week break, babysitter gets some cash. Good for the economy AND my sanity!
Then, I got some other good news that's kind of personal to put out on the blog, and nobody would really care anyway, but let's just say that something I was worrying about late at night (and in the morning and usually at lunch and often at dinner) is, in fact, nothing to worry about. At any time of day. So, phew to that.
Then, we were visited by both UPS and FedEx. In the woods, where we see approximately 3 cars per day go by our house (J leaving for work, J coming home from work, somebody who took a wrong turn off the highway), two "big twucks" coming down our road is a biggie. And they didn't disappoint. One brought the pink Bearpaw boots (think Ugg, but cheap on Zulily) I ordered for Vivian's birthday. Oh, fine, I just ordered them one random January Monday on Zulily, but since they took two hundred days to arrive, let's use the 'happy birthday to Vivi' excuse for my Zulilying! And the other truck, while not as glam, brought my long-awaited (eh, long-procrastinated) curtain purchase. Our main room, I think you've seen it? If not, picture a pile of windows. Pretty and scenic, no doubt, but on a sunny day I'd taken to wearing sunglasses while eating breakfast. Glam, right? We've lived in this house for a year and a half already, people. I don't know what took so long to cover the windows, other than I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to most properly and attractively cover those windows, so I looked at 935 different options, but then finally last Sunday I went "OMGZ I can't handle this ONE MORE DAY" and bought 200ish inches of curtains. And then the rods, which we're still awaiting. But step one of Operation Don't Go Blind During Breakfast is complete.
And then? Also? Later, when the mail lady made her way to us (car 4, I lied)? This little beauty arrived. My Castegram! I think it's adorable. I also think maybe I'm venturing dangerously close to the stick figure family minivan window sticker territory (hiiiii, ABS and KLP!) .... but it's on an iPhone and iPhones are hip and cool and even my hip and cool babysitter said it was neat. Or maybe she just said that because I had her cash in my hand and you don't tell people who are about to pay you that you don't like their new iPhone cover. Whatever.
Last but not least, my dear friend Katie has been sending me the pictures she took of Vivian. She came over yesterday and spent some time playing with V in her room and taking two year photos (BECAUSE SHE IS ALMOST TWO, LIKE WHAT?), and she did not disappoint with the results. I'll share some on Miss V's birthday, but trust me, they're cute. And, I (and my mom) dare say, they prove she's a clone of her mama at two. Wispy thin mullet in training and all. Sweet girl.
OH! And Binky is coming! While we're sad that the grandmas and the papaw weren't able to trek to the woods to celebrate V's big 0-2, we're oh-so-happy to have my dad and brother in town with us. It'll be a low key cake and pizza with family kind of celebration. Lower key than I'd usually go, but I'm sure our girl will have her fair share of big bashes through the years. And what do you do in February, anyway? Not rent a pony, that's for sure. Poor V and her frigid date of birth.