We had a busy weekend and this week is shaping up to be busy too, so I’m going to break some of my recent highlights down bullet-point style.
- Taking Aidan to the Seattle Aquarium for the first time. A lot of the displays and tanks are very low to the ground, which was great since Aidan wants to walk everywhere by himself now. Watching him do his little cowboy swagger around the aquarium, peeking in on fish and octopus, filled my heart with joy.
- Wes making me French toast for Mother’s Day. With bacon. I got to eat it in peace, watching the new episodes of The Office and 30 Rock, and this, too, brought me joy.
- Spending Cinco de Mayo with excellent friends, eating delicious chicken enchiladas, drinking margaritas and White Russians, and watching The Big Lebowski in honor of my late father. I was able to watch the spreading-Donnie’s-ashes scene without crying, which to me is a sign of good progress.
- Watching Aidan chase after his cousins on Sunday, hearing the three of them laughing and playing and imagining a day in the not-too-distant-future when Aidan will be able to run fast enough to actually catch them.
I’ve had a very happy (very fattening) few days, and as I head into a very busy week I do so with a smile on my face. Also, here’s a picture of a chicken I saw crossing the road last night:
This chicken crossed the road at the exact right moment to win me an argument. It was a Mother’s Day miracle! I made Wes stop the car and then back up just so I could take a picture of this chicken for the purposes of emailing it to my sister-in-law, who didn’t believe me when I said I’d be able to find a chicken to eat in the event of a natural disaster of some kind.
Before you ask, I can’t provide you with the context for this argument without risk of soiling my sterling normal public persona. On the plus side, I might just take a chance and soil my public persona later this week, so look forward to that, I guess?