Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Home Again

I'm back from my trip down south and it was wonderfully relaxing. I got to spend some good time with my best friend who I rarely get to see. We went on a run together and got pedicures on Saturday. I got to play with her sweet little girl and her husband treated us to sundaes on Friday night and coffee on Saturday morning. Thanks guys! Saturday afternoon I went to a baby shower for my friend Laura. It was good to see her (she looks so cute!) and to reconnect with some old friends. Plus my parents were there and they had yummy margaritas. It was a fun day.

When I got home though, I started to feel anxiety creeping in. I was in the car for about five minutes before I thought of someone I needed to call. I've got to get better at list making so I can keep everything under control. I've got Drew's birthday party on Monday, then my Be a Sweetheart event on Friday night. After next week I'm hoping things will settle down a little. I have been conscious of being home at night this week though, so at least the evenings have been pretty relaxing.

I have a funny story to tell you. Last Friday after I dropped the kids off at preschool I was on my way to the hospital to participate in some interviews about how Hearts of Hope was helping to support Nurdin and his family. On the way there I got pulled over by a mean cop for going 5 mph over the speed limit! Can you believe that?! My dad always told me I'd never get pulled over for going 5 mph over, but apparently he was wrong! He ended up giving me a verbal warning and a fix it ticket for my missing registration sticker that was stolen. But he started off by saying this: "maybe you know something that I don't about California passing new legislation changing the speed limit to 70 mph." Um, that was pretty snarky. He could have just said "I pulled you over for speeding." Geesh!

I haven't been very good at taking pictures lately, but now that it's February I will make up for it. With Drew's birthday, Valentine's/CHD Awareness Day, and my birthday, it's a month of photo ops! Here's a few from this weekend...

Ava had pajama day at preschool last week. You can't see her Lightning McQueen slippers handed down from Drew.

I got a chance to hold Nurdin on Friday. He didn't like it very much!

Me and my cute pregnant friend, Laura


The Portas said...

I'm so glad you had such a good time away. That time is sooo wonderful and needed for mamas. And you got to connect with so many people, that makes it even better!

The jammies pic is soo cute. :) And wow, what a jerky cop! Whatever!

Have a great day, Busy Lady. xoxo

Katie Scott said...

I can't believe that cop said that to you! At least you didn't get a ticket after a comment like that.

Yep, That's Really Our Name! said...

You look very beautiful in the pictures. I'm glad you had a good time!!!

Pepper said...


I'm glad you got to hang with your So-Cal friends. That must have been so fun!

I hope Drew has a wonderful bday! I can't believe what a little man he is becoming!

I am so proud of you and everything you are doing as a mom, and as an advocate for heart health.

Love ya!


Laura said...

now ESPECIALLY because you are the size of a toothpick, i look like a blimp. pregnancy is not the hottest look in the world. i loved seeing you...even if we only got to chat for 3 1/2 seconds. thanks, friend!

Drew and Ava's Grandma said...

Okay, Ava is the cutest little pajama girl I think I've ever seen!

Vanessa said...

Glad your trip was fun. I love the pj picture of Ava. She is SO cute!

What a mean cop he was. Glad you just got a warning.

I can't wait to see more pictures!