Sunday, September 09, 2007

Makings of a perfect day...

KayTar is, dare I say it, 100% better today. Okay, 95% better, because it appears she has a little virus on top of the strep that is causing quite a bit of sneezing and producing copious amounts of snot. She wet 4 diapers before before noon today, which is a vast improvement from yesterday with a total of 4 all day. She took in 14 ounces last night before bed, which made all the difference. Things are good. And so, today, I took the opening to make my escape.

Once the kids were down for nap, Josh and I, ahem, spent a little time together before I cut and ran. First, I went to the bookstore, grabbed a coffee, and sat down and quietly thumbed through a couple of PostSecret books. Once I had finished them, I put them back and perused other areas of the store, happening upon a novel that piqued my interest. I generally have difficulty choosing books, especially books I have no prior knowledge of, but this one grabbed my attention in a rather subdued manner and so I picked it up. I sat down again to read just long enough to get a feel for the book, to be sure it could draw me in, that I could connect with the characters that lived within the pages, and then I purchased it and left. From there, I went to the hairdresser, where they had a splendidly long line. Splendid because I had a brand new book with me and there were no small people vying for my attention while I waited. By chance, I ended up with the hairdresser I really like, but I always forget to get her name. From there, I swung by the grocery store for some Pediasure and returned home.

I had only been gone a few hours, but it exactly enough. I just needed to be off-duty, to have no one else to look after for a bit, to sit in the quiet and just exist. When I got home, the kids had finished napping, KayTar had eaten a yogurt, and everyone was happy. I walked in and KayTar said, "Ind it! Ind it!" which means, "Found it, found it!" which then translates further to, "Found you, found you!" We played ball, colored in her coloring books, and then by made and pretended to eat some delicious Playdoh cookies. You should hear her attempt to say delicious. Almost as adorable as when she attempts to say adorable. "Dory-bul." Now she is resting and enjoying a Pediasure, the boys are outside playing, and I am, of course, blogging, but not for long. I have a sofa and novel calling out to me.


Life is good.

34 comments:

Jessica said...

I am glad Kay-tar is feeling better and that you got some alone time. I hope you feel refreshed and ready to tackle life again.

slouching mom said...

What a difference a day makes!

Outstanding!

flutter said...

She just makes me smile. I am so glad things are healthier at your house

InTheFastLane said...

I got her through Slouching Mom...

A few hours off duty can make any day better. I am glad Kay-tar is feeling better.

jen said...

life is very, very good. good for you. YES!

Kristin said...

Wait!?!? She'll touch PlayDoh...wasn't that a gag inducer before? Anyway...


I'm so glad she's better and that you got some well-deserved and much overdue "me time" again. What book did ya get?

Becca said...

I am so happy to hear that you had a good day! You have surely earned it. And a new book! Have a great night reading.

metro mama said...

I'm so happy she's better. Sounds like a great day.

Junie's Blog said...

Ohhhh sounds like a great day to me too! What book did you get? Glad Kaytar is feeling better!

nomotherearth said...

A good day! Glad you got some time for yourself.

~aj~ said...

Sometimes a little "me time" is just what the doctor ordered.

It's wonderful that KayTar is feeling better and that you had such a good afternoon. Yippee!

thailandchani said...

Glad you got some relief for a few hours. Sometimes that's all it takes.

So... what's the novel? :)


Peace,

~Chani
http://thailandgal.blogspot.com

bubandpie said...

Name of the book please!

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so glad she is feeling better. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! I'm still keeping much my photo blog if you are wondering how we are doing :)

emxx (of 3x3)

Kyla said...

So, I guess I should name the book?

Plain Truth, Jodi Picoult

Christine said...

i am so glad she is so much better.

and glad that you had such a long wait at the hairdresser!

crazymumma said...

Oh that blessed littel bit of time, that 'reconnect' with your husband. And the fact she is better.

These are the days that make us sigh and say 'ok, I'm ready for more, I am not defeated".

Sarah said...

I am so glad to hear that Kay Tar is feeling so much better!

And yes, off duty can ba so nice!

Beck said...

Yaaaay!
And you know what The Baby calls Pediasure? "Peach Milk." She likes it much better than her regular "Toe Milk."
Well, who wouldn't.

Mimi said...

Hurrah! How well I know the feeling you describe. Delicious, delicious freedom, followed by a kind of gladness that you're glad to be back. (With a new book, and a new hairdo, of course).

:-)

cinnamon gurl said...

Hurrah, KayTar's better! And good for you for getting out... sounds like a FANtastic day!

NotSoSage said...

Oh, thank goodness and I'm so glad you had a little you time.

Take care of yourself...

Janet said...
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Janet said...

I deleted my first comment because it made no sense. I would be much less embarassed if blogger wouldn't tell you who deleted their comment...

Anyhoo, it sounds like you found the perfect way to fill your alone time. And KayTar? I'm glad she's well on her way to feeling 100%.

Janet said...

Now I'm embarassed because I realized that, actually, Blogger doesn't tell you who deleted their comment.

I'm an idiot today. I am.

Hetha said...

Good for you on the free time, you deserved it girl! I'm so glad the little Kaytar is feeling better!

Jenny said...

Good for you, chica. Next up, cocktail hour with you (hopefully soon to be) non-phlemmy friend Jenny.

Chaotic Joy said...

Well when I made it back to your blog after my trip, the whole strepwatch thing had come and gone. And I am so glad it is gone and that you got some peace today. You deserve it. I have read that book by the way. :)

Katie said...

yeah for better, but I think you spread the cooties our way..

Aliki2006 said...

I am so glad life is good. It's what it should be for all of you!

Oh, The Joys said...

K and I onced "timed" it. There can still be time for coffee and errands if you want there to be!! Heh.

Glad Kay-tar is feeling better.

Amy said...

I just went back and caught up on the last few days.... I can't believe poor Katie got Strep :( But I am so glad she is feeling better :) Julia had strep right after Grace was born and she felt horrible and ran fever for days and days.

And YAY on the me time!! Oh, how I love me time. Enjoy your book :)

Her Bad Mother said...

better is good. really good. xoxo to both of you.

carrie said...

I'm wearing a huge grin on my face for you!

Enjoy!