Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tempest and Calm

I don't have a picture to go along with this post...too wet today to take a camera, even if I could have managed to find of those days...but almost in a good that possible? Let me start at the beginning...which was at 3:17 AM...Lily woke up screaming from a nightmare, and I mean ignoring her so she could settle down to go back to sleep. So I dragged myself from bed and picked her up and tried to soothe her but in my stupor I decided to just bring her back to bed...BAD idea. She can't sleep with us, it took me until she was a year old to realize this(my other kids LOVED to co-sleep and I just assumed all babies would...another way in which I was so. wrong. about how much I knew about babies ) Sooo...finally I got up with her, followed by Mike and we took turns going back to bed until it was a more decent hour...needless to say Lily was miserable and cranky and crying and impossible. The day just seemed set up to suck...big time...rainy, cranky, horrible. Lo and behold though, this kid does surprise me...she fell asleep in the car on the way to school drop off , continued sleeping when I took her out of the car and put her on the couch...woke up in a fab mood...sweet, funny and soft. I decided we should just get out and have a girl's morning. My most favorite thing to do with anyone really, is to go to a local bakery, A& J King for their awesome pastries and bread and muffins and coffee. So, i packed her up in the car in the pouring rain, drove downtown and we had a lovely we were sitting enjoying our breakfast the sun came it was still raining! Crazy weather to go with our crazy morning. Then off to the museum for storytime and then shopping for a couple of little, sweet toys at the gift store and then the walk through the downtown with all of the spooky and whimsical Halloween store window displays...perfect for a little kid! And then....a HUGE black cloud appeared, seemingly from nowhere and let loose the most ferocious thunderstorm...leaves by the thousands were spiralling up into great plumes...rain was driving every which way...thunder and was kind of scary, more than kind of scary...Lily was hysterical...but, we made it home, got ourselves settled and whew! Crisis over, calm restored and ...the sun is out! What a nutty day...and it's only noon....oh my


  1. Wow what a strange topsy turvey day. We have those when there is a full moon!

    Hope calm has been restored?

    Nina xxx

  2. The storm sound spectacular. Hope you get some sleep soon