Well, a couple of action packed days I've had! First things first:
I have a new nephew! (I gave Bruce and Renae a couple of days to announce, but they are busy, and so I apologize for jumping in!!) He was born Monday, June 30th, (my birthday as you all know, so he must be a genius as well as astronomically good looking), at I think 5:45pm? I'm not too horribly sure about that time. Keep an eye on Renae's blog, she'll post the correct stats soon I'm sure. He is named Clayton Thomas Harlan, and he weighed in at 7lbs 5oz, and he was 20in long. Mommy and baby are both super good, as far as I know. Clayton was out in one push. (I am staggered by this)
I got this news while my husband and Erik were in the hospital. My daughter, on my birthday whilst we had friends over and were doing dinner and cake and ice cream and fireworks and presents, slammed his finger in her bedroom door because she didn't want him in her room. This was not the first time she's done this, but this was definitely the worst. She spent the rest of the night in bed, and Erik got a trip to the ER. His finger's not broke, thank all that is holy, but he's still favoring it to an extent, and he has one heck of a bruise, and it's still swollen. Poor kid.
On to the good stuff! My presents! I got some dark chocolate truffles from my friend Chris, which were very close to the best thing I've EVER put in my mouth. My friend Becca is going to make me something. (she's a ceramics major, and super talented, so I'm way excited to see what it'll be) My mom got me a new dandy crock pot. (my old one got squashed in our recent move) My sister and her family got me water toys because we are now members of our local pool, and will be spending much time there. My sister-in-law and her husband got me a candle and a cooling eye mask, and then Suzanne watched my kids after dinner so I could go bowling child free with everybody. (yep, she's awesome, and the kids had a blast with Aunt Suzanne!!) I got a cute little black dress from Timpani and Erik. (her husband, not my son) My best friend Mary got me a cake and fireworks, and made my dinner and cleaned my kitchen. And last but not least, my husband got me the latest Stephenie Meyers novel, The Host! I'm a quarter of the way through it (I've been busy and I had to finish another book, so I didn't get started till yesterday) and so far it's awesome! Stephenie Meyers rocks, that's all I have to say.
And a bit of random good news; I went swimming yesterday and I did four laps! Now, I know that's piddly, and I had to rest after each lap, but considering that when I started I could only handle a half a lap period, rests or no, and I've had to take the last couple of weeks off due to setbacks with my stupid illness, I think that's awesome. I'm thinking of starting a fitness blog for everybody who wants to get in better shape with a support group. Weigh in will you guys? Who's interested? I know I do better when I have someone to be beholden to.
So that's it. Good week so far. I'm off to go spend some quality time with my best friend who's husband and son are off for the next couple of days. Until next time, folks!
The Almighty Liz