Wow. The last couple weeks have been a whirlwind. Jason’s mom flew in last Thursday for my baby shower. My parents and two of my aunts flew in on Friday, and four of our five visitors slept in our 1400 sq ft house. It was a fun weekend, but a bit hectic.
And I suppose it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a few germs snuck in with the shower crowd.
I started feeling sick the next day and haven’t been able to kick it. I almost emailed my doctor yesterday to ask her about some abdominal pain that started a few days ago. But then I realized it bothered me most when I was blowing my nose… Something I’ve been doing about every 5 minutes for the last week.
My mom was the last to leave Thursday morning. And three of Jason’s college buddies arrived Thursday night. To celebrate Jason’s final days of freedom. And since I’m such a great wife I drove the boys to a few wineries yesterday.
We hit almost the exact same spots as we did last year after the 31st Annual Couples Relay. It made me realize just how much can change in a year.
Having all these people around has reminded me of a couple things I already knew:
1) Okay, I am an introvert. I’m pretty vocal amongst friends so sometimes I forget that I’m an introvert. And I kind of feel bad about it. I really do love our friends and family. And I am truly grateful that so many of them were willing to spend their time and money to come see us. But I’m also missing those quiet, comfortable evenings with Jason. (And perhaps a little internet on the couch.)
2) Yeah, yeah. I’m also anal. For example, we own three types of towels: nice towels (for things like showering), not as nice towels (for things like cleaning up messes) and yoga towels (for things like yoga). And they belong in three separate piles in the linen closet. Coasters are to be used on the coffee table. Not paper towels. And it is possible to plug a Glade air freshener in upside down.
Of course none of these things really matter. Yet they will still silently eat away at me while I try my best to bite my tongue. Maybe motherhood will teach me to let go of this kind of silly business.