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16 Jul 2011

Catching You Up

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Okay, so it’s been thirteen days since my last post, and it was 15 days before THAT one. So, I’ve only written twice in an entire month. I’m going to do my best to catch you up on what’s been going on without boring you into an early grave.

In June, we took a road trip to Oregon to see our niece get married. I absolutely love going to Oregon to be with my husband’s family, but the joy has tripled since having Garrett. When we go, it’s like walking into a whole other world. My in-laws live on a lovely farm and G-Man gets to see animals, feed cows, pick berries, walk long distances without ever leaving the property, play on bales of hay… All the things he could never do in the San Fernando Valley.

We took two days to drive up and two days to drive home, stopping both times in Sacramento.  We had a fantastic time driving. We stopped at fun and delicious places to eat, we took our time, and we really had a blast. The wedding, in which G was the ring-bearer, was lovely. Our niece married a wonderful man, and I’m so happy for them. I’ll try to detail some of the places we ate in another post.

The day after we got home, Russ started a job. It’s his first job outside of the house since G was an infant. Yes, for over three years, we’ve been fortunate enough for Russ to make his living from home, which has afforded me the luxury of working, auditioning, and doing whatever else needed to be done, without worrying about anything. Russ was always there to pick G up, if needed, and to handle anything else. So all of a sudden, I’ve found myself having to juggle in a way I haven’t had to do… Ever. I have to say it’s been thoroughly exhausting. But it’s a satisfying exhaustion. I’m enjoying it.  I’ve made no secret of the fact that I kind of love this whole “being a mom” thing. And there’s a certain joy that comes with having to work your ass off to make sure you get everything done, and still get back in time to take care of your kid. I’m not saying it’s not hard. But I do feel very lucky.

I also think it’s probably good for my man and I to have this separation. We’ve kind of been in each other’s faces every day for almost four years. And, we’ve both loved it. But his going out into the world has added a new dimension to our relationship. I’m cooking more again. We talk about our day when G goes to bed. We get to miss each other a little. I think it’s a good thing. For now, at least.  The only BIG problem is he takes my laptop to work!! This is one of the reasons I haven’t been able to blog. By the time he gets home with it and we eat dinner and get G to bed… I’m toast.

In other news, there’s been some headway with the super-secret-project I’m working on. I look forward to getting to tell you what it is. It looks promising, but I never count on anything.

In other, other news, I keep thinking about the fact that I’m turning 40 in November. I’m trying to remember my whole, “Road to Contentment” thing. I’m looking for a gym or something similar so I can start focusing on my health again. (I say “health”, but I kind of mean “ass”.) I’m also trying to figure out how to celebrate this birthday. Giant party? Trip to NY? Lock myself in a room and cry for a week? Kidding. I’ll only cry for two days.

Okay, how’s that? Did I successfully catch you up? Did I bore you? I swear I’m going to try to get back into the daily routine sometime soon. I might have to do lascivious things to earn the money to buy another laptop. Oops! I just accidentally took nude photos on my cell phone! I hope no one gets a hold of them (for about $2300.00).