Rough weekend. For me, not Penelope. She had a great time.
Wednesday night I started feeling ill. Sinus problems have plagued me since childhood, and the move to Atlanta, away from the cleansing Gulf Breeze air, has caused Jenn and I annual sinus ailments. Thursday I couldn’t talk, Friday afternoon I started to feel a bit better, Saturday I ached all over, and today started in misery but ended with mild congestion. Which means I missed this:
Stephanie gave this to Penelope on her arrival home. Today was the unveiling and as you can see, she was thrilled with it. According to Jenn she didn’t want to get out. Jenn let the water out of it to get her inside. So we’ll add Olympic swimmer to one of the possible categories of what Penelope will be when she grows up, based on her interests now, at two.
Grandma Padgett also gave her a new gift today.
Nope, not the bag. Although with the amount of time she played with it before checking inside you would have thought it was the gift. I told Jenn we should enjoy this moment because she will less time opening gifts in the future. She’ll realize there is something better inside. Or she has a future at Louis Vuitton.
She loved the gift too. One we get it washed she can take it out and HOPEFULLY (please please please) not spill all the water out of it. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Padgett!
Since neither Jenn nor I felt well yesterday we went shopping first thing in the morning. I would prefer to walk around the store with Penelope but neither of us felt up to it. Her desire to sit in the cart was welcome. As a testament to how out of it we felt here are all the photos we took.
After coming home, eating lunch, and putting Penelope down for a nap Jenn took her mother out shopping while I slept. Thunder, our sometimes loving grey tabby, kept me company and helped me get better.
Being ill is bad enough. Being ill with a child (insert expletive here). Being ill with an ill child (insert expletive in ALL CAPS). So we’ve had all of that in the last two weeks. So while I should be enjoying this,
I’m really just trying to remain focused on Penelope and not how wretched I feel. Her being off-the-charts cute and entertaining helps.
Tomorrow morning Penelope, Jenn, and Grandma are going to the zoo. We were supposed to go today but I was not feeling up for it. I’m going to miss seeing her reaction to all the animals. I’m (not so) secretly hoping they don’t go. I feel as though I’ve missed so much these last few days, I don’t want to miss that too!
In the evening we have our first post-adoption visit from Heather, our social worker. Hopefully it will go as well as the previous visits.