Saturday, November 17, 2012

this and that and a winner!

This is my life right now:

There was a cheddar scallion scone on that plate, but it's gone. I'm savoring the latte because it's the best around Ithaca and since I don't get down here too often I have to take advantage, right? I'm playing with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra this evening, and since I had a rehearsal last night until late and again this morning it just made sense for me to stay over.

Also after the day I had yesterday, I really deserved a little time to myself.

What happened yesterday, you ask? indoor ropes course (FUN!!) followed by a ride home with a child who insisted he didn't feel like he was about to puke, so when he did (shocking, right?) he did not use the bag that his extremely wise mother had provided him (decidedly NOT fun.) I'm trying to block it out of my mind, but I distinctly remember screaming "INTHEBAGINTHEBAG" at the top of my lungs over and over again. Then I threw another bag back to Noah who was screaming, "RYAN IS GOING TO MAKE ME THROW UP!" in between dry heaves.  He proceeded to put the grocery bag over his head (don't worry it was cloth so he wasn't going to suffocate) and ask every 2 minutes if we were almost home. So the wise mother then had to clean up the car whilst silently having a small rage because we are trying to teach our boys that it is never okay to swear. (Honestly, I really hardly ever swear, but when puke is involved and it could have been prevented it is very difficult to refrain.)

So while I might usually have a bit of mother's guilt about not being home for a whole day, today I most definitely do not. These are the times of a mother's life when it is so important to have very good friends who can a) commiserate with you and b) assure you that yes, indeed, it is all worth it in the long run. It is worth it, right? I won't have vomit nightmares forever, will I?

So now that I've got you all worked up with lovely images in your head, I bet you want to know who won some sunglasses, right??

Congrats to Rachel D.!! I'll get you set up with some new shades ASAP!!

Thanks to all who entered, and have a great day!