return to schedule

our spring break ends tomorrow morning. bryan was off too, but we decided not to travel, as he had a series of online auctions that needed quite a bit of tending to. he enjoys doing that kind of thing, and its nice to get the extra money, but they can be time-consuming (and room consuming--our sunroom has been in auction-mode for the past three months!). so zu and i left him to his work and had lots of extra just-mommy-and-zu time. we met up with friends quite a bit--for thrifting, walking in the mall, playdates and enjoying the beautiful weather we had at the end of the week.

bryan and i tackled our master to-do list i made at the beginning of the year--all of the things we need to get done before june. by the end of the week we'd cut down our list from 38 things to 7 things! success! the toughest chore i tackled was steam-cleaning the carpets. our house is nearly entirely carpeted, and hadn't anticipated how very physical a chore that was, and i over-did it a bit and felt like i was maybe having contractions, but they went away once i rested for a while.

i've been having my night-sickness again (officially due to heartburn but it doesn't really matter if i keep to my heartburn diet or not, i still get sick), so bryan built me a pillow-nest like he did last when i was pregnant with zu, and i was finally able to get some sleep! its not as completely comfortable as lying flat, but it is far more comfortable than waking up sick!

i started taking the fairytale poem class and wrote two poems last week, bringing me to the half-way mark on my goal of writing 20 poems in a year. i'm hoping to write a few more this month before starting to go through a devotional/writing book with bryan after lent concludes. 

so back to work tomorrow! there's really only about 6 weeks of class left this semester (a little less if you subtract various days off they have for Easter and other events); and then comes summer, bringing us our sweet little junebug! this week off was much-needed and i feel ready to tackle these last six weeks.

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