This morning I took the kids to get their flu shots. Our appointments were at 8:30 am and since I am a stay at home mom and never drive in work traffic, I grossly underestimated the amount of time it would take to get there. We arrived around 9 with both kids echoing the comments I make under my breath at other idiot drivers. Stuff like, Geez! Come on! Go! And the kids are taking turns going "why is that lady in your way mommy?" and "Why did you say go?" Anyway, since I was a half hour late I felt I couldn't rightly complain about being made to wait an extra fifteen minutes. Both kids did pretty good with their shots and we left the office at 9:30. Which is the same time I was suppose to be at Mom Connection with the two dozen bagels and cream cheese I was bringing for snacks this morning. Once we got there and I dropped off the bagels and took the kids to their respective classrooms I tried to focus on the speaker and her message about learning to let go of your past through confession and forgiveness. Phew! It was a rocky start to the day, but we made it!
The rest of the day was better. Although Drew and I are both feeling the loss of our DVD player. It just stopped working a few days ago and now we have to find other things to do in the afternoon while Ava is napping. Drew has been practicing his letters a lot lately and also playing on the computer. I have been using that time to prepare dinner. Today I made tonight's dinner and got tomorrow's crockpot meal prepared.
After dinner I headed over to Sutter for tonight's Hearts of Hope meeting. It was my first time setting up and running the meeting by myself and there were some hurdles. Like when I arrived half an hour early to see my speaker waiting for me outside the classroom because it was full of pregnant ladies and their husbands. I guess our room was double-booked and since they were already in it we had to find another spot. After locating another room I had to make signs to let people know where we were and look for people who might be lost. We finally got started about a half hour late (anyone noticing a theme here?). Once we got started though, our meeting was great! We had a couple of new people tonight and our speaker was our CNS (clinical nurse specialist) from UC Davis. She has been the pediatric cardiology CNS for 25 years! She talked about failing hearts and how they are treated. It was very informative and she even had slides and handouts. We had time for questions at the end and heard about some of the advancements and research that is being done currently. It was a very hopeful evening!