Archive for September, 2011

Catch up

I’ve not posted a while because I’m at capacity on the account and thought I paid for more space for photos but i guess not so no photos until I get that figured out.

The last month or so has been a complete blur – work has been out of control, am spent. But then I need to be honest with myself in that I love the challenge but I am not doing a very good job at being present.

I had to go into work on Sunday morning and i received input from Nathanael that stopped me in my tracks. I told him I was going in and he said to me – why are you always going to work? Can you for once skip it? Now, unlike the woman in the 10+ year ago commercial who then did drop everything and took their kids to the beach – I went to work. I am not really proud of this but the team at work needed me and so I had to serve my/our greater good this time – but I know that I always won’t.

Also, N is in a big train phase right now and I just can’t rally behind it. I know I gotta do these things, but trains are really not my thing. Yes, I will look back on this comment in shame in a few years.

The highlight of my day was N running out to the car when I got home and just expressing his big love for me and I shared the same and we had a lovely moment.

N has a thing about clothes – he has style (not sure about the taste yet). Anyway, he trashed his shoes and it was time for a new pair. So we went to buy new shoes and a winter coat (learned in MN, it is never too early to buy a winter coat). Anyway, we couldn’t find either that were up to his standards so I told him we would keep trying. Anyway, I expected a complete freak out but instead he thanked me for trying. Triumph: N has high EQ! Love it.

Tatah for now.

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