Originally, I was going to use a picture from the Superbowl party we attended on Sunday, but the room was way to dark for any decent pictures on my camera. The party was fun, though. It was great to spend time with our friends from small group. They were all rooting for the Seahawks, and the end was quite a disappointment. Still, the food was delicious, and my Cookie Dough Dip went over really well. If you want the recipe, let me know. I think I’ve shared it before online, but it’s been a couple years.
This was another long week for Michael. I’ve mentioned before that he has a saltwater aquarium, and lately, it’s been up to me to keep everything alive. It’s been quite nerve-wracking! He managed to have some time off this weekend to clean the tank, something he really prefers to do, but I’ve been feeding the fish and taking lots of pictures of the coral, so I thought I would share one with you this week.
My week was fairly busy as well. I’ve been working on the massive project at work for almost a year now. It has a lot of moving parts to it, and I’ve had to maintain it daily as well as add to it. That may not make sense, but I completed a huge chunk of it this week and it felt good. I’m hoping to complete an entire part of it either this weekend or at the very beginning of next week. I was hoping to finish this part of it this week, but it didn’t happen because of several physical interruptions.
Those physical interruptions included a random neck pain on Thursday. My neck was stiff and sore, and I couldn’t find a comfortable way to sit all day, which sitting at a desk and working on a computer doesn’t help.
Also, a bit of TMI I’m sure, my cycle started this week, on Thursday, and it was and is painful and heavy (which has always been normal for me). On the one hand, I’m glad that my body returned pretty quickly to regular cycles. It signifies that my body still seems to be working, and gives me hope when we start trying again to have a baby that it will be okay. On the other hand, this is a reminder that our daughter is gone. I really shouldn’t be having a cycle. I should be preparing a nursery, getting ready for a baby shower, and settling on a name. I’m not dwelling in that, though. I dwell in hope a lot more than in my sadness. Even when my hormones are raging.
Today, Michael was home but on call, so we couldn’t make any permanent plans. Still, we managed to do a little shopping, eat at Zoe’s Kitchen for the first time (it was really good), and catch up on stuff around the house. Due to the neck pain and other physical interruptions, I wasn’t able to do some of the little stuff around the house. So, I did those things today.
You know, I’m always concerned that I won’t have a lot to write about each week, but it seems that the adventures are always there. I’m very grateful for the week I have had, and I look forward to seeing what new adventures are in store. Talk to you next week!