Of For Pete’s Sake
We say that a lot in our house. Rather, I say that a lot.
OK – first, for your patience as I’ve lost the blogging handle (read, sitting at my computer, doing all of my Christmas shopping online and not telling you all about it), here is a picture of RR talking a city stroll the other day, rocking her new hat and a juice box.
Blah blah, Christmas is over, blah blah, Happy New Year, blah blah, 2012 FUCKING SUCKED Y’ALL. That would be the title of my end-of-2012 update. For serious.
Can you believe that a) my wife and I have been doing this Paleo business for six straight months? and b) we’re closing in on March, which will mark one whole fucking year since my mom died? Holy moly. I will add that we did have non-paleo cookies last night (that were ridiculously delicious) and that I’m still seeing my therapist (He says “Hi!” again, along with “Thank you for listening to her for free!”) and on anti-depressants, so adapting to both of these changes is a work in progress. I had a good, hearty, crying meltdown on New Year’s Eve (as ya do), which was my first in a good, long while.
RR is insane. In that good, belly-laugh sort of way. She asks “Are you OK, mama?” every time one of us sneezes. And she says, “Good job!” when one of us does something, like… pass the salt, or follow directions that she gives us. She got a Dr. Curious George stuffed doll for Christmas, along with a Dr.’s kit, so there are a lot of procedures at our house, when Dr. RR puts on her stethoscope. When putting on George’s band-aid, she offers him a lot of support: “I know, I know… It’s OK… I know, I know.”
You would trust this face, right?
She’s growing a lot these days. Her hair (in her face), her fingernails (dirty), her appetite (salty and briny things – olives, pickles, Funyuns), her mannerisms (“Fist bump, mama?”). She’s an adorable hoot, and adds perspective to everything. We’re all healthy and looking forward to coming out of this Spring unscathed and ready for warmer weather and sunshine.
Thanks, if I haven’t said it lately, for reading, commenting, not commenting, just being here.. there.. wherever you are.