Yesterday was a very good day. We got to see family and friends and everyone was in a pretty good mood most of the day.
We left here around 10 or 10:30 to head down to GrammaSue and PopPop's house. Unfortunately, we didn't time it quite right. We were going to leave when Boo went down for first nap, but none of us were ready at that point and there was no sense in making the boy wait for his nap and just be even more cranky and upset. So, he napped for a little bit and we got ready. I had planned to wait about an hour after he got up before heading down so that maybe he'd snooze in the car. Well, we didn't wait quite long enough and he'd just fallen asleep when we got there.
Boo has also decided that the pack 'n' play is no fit place to sleep. He let us know this loudly. He did, however, decide that GrammaSue and PopPop's bed was just fine and slept there for about an hour or so. This meant we had happy boy most of the day.
Abi got to my parents' around 2 and we promptly had a nice afternoon just hanging out, catching up and letting Abi get some very important boy time in. She's going through some rough stuff right now. Luckily, work is going exceptionally well, even with the rough spots. She's finally beginning to get used to Phoenix and it's feeling a little less foreign and she's meeting new people. This is good.
Unfortunately, one rough spot is only going to get rougher. Her mom's cancer isn't going to get better. They'll hopefully be able to slow things down, but more than likely, there will be no cure. This is very rough on her and her two sisters. None of them have a very close relationship with their mom, but still, she's their mom. I really feel for Jess, she's the youngest and the one that happens to live the closest now. Becky lives in England now and Abi lives out in Phoenix. It's rough because being the closest, a lot of stuff has fallen onto her. Abi wishes it was easier for her to get out here and help out, but even though she went from an 8-hour car ride to an 8-hour flight, it's the 2 (or 3 depending on the season) time zone difference that's the killer. Oh well. I wish everyone peace and luck in this endeavour. It sucks no matter which way you slice it.
The picture at the top of this post is of Abi, Boo and Trey. Trey is most definitely Boo's favorite of favorites these days. If you give him a choice between Trey and any of the other stuffed animals or toys, he'll pick Trey just about every time. That's good, I like Trey. He's a soft, cuddly, cute and bright-eyed dino. He takes good care of his boy and lives to be drooled on, chewed on and tossed about. Everyone needs a friend like Trey.
I'm not going to talk about work. It's too early in the week. Suffice to say, April is reporting month. (Yes, we did just get January cleaned up and it's time to start over again...) I'll let you know Friday how things are faring. Hopefully well. My responsibilities are looking like they're in good shape. The real challenge will be from all the other people we don't have contracts to do their reports for that decide to call on the 20th and demand we fix their problems right this instant. (Of course, Joe doesn't do this... Joe has been working with us long enough to know to call on the 5th or as soon as he runs into a problem... he respects us that way and we respect him for it. It's a win-win situation in my book.)
Anyhow, I should be working on Mom's "birthday" blanket, but instead I was playing around with pictures. Oh, there are a couple of videos up on the Flickr too. The one of the swing looked much better before I had to scale the file size down. Oh well. It still looks good. I really do need to find some music to put behind these or something... or get creative with titles I guess. The problem is I hate cheezy "homemade" video titles and iTunes files don't work with the Windows Video Editor or whatever it is called that came with Windows. Bah. Oh well.
I'm off to either crochet something for a few minutes or fall into a book. I think the book just might win, it takes less effort.
Peace to all and enjoy your loved ones.