Whew! We just got back from our whirlwind trip to Atlanta where we attended a wedding (congrats, C&T!). I don't even need to write about it because Jenn (happy birthday, Jenn!) covered a lot of what we did on her blog - go check it out! I have to add, though, that the dancing was so freaking awesome. I hadn't danced like that in years. I'm so happy that my pain was under control that night and didn't interfere with my fun one bit. As Jenn says, Adam and I were crazy on the dance floor. Those Atlanta folks probably think we're party animals now and I think I'll let them just keep thinking that.
We totally wore Sammy out. She just refused to go to sleep at Jenn's house and Adam had to make the 1-2am trip to pick her up. He's my hero - thank god he didn't drink anywhere near as much as I did! But Sam is still catching up on her rest. I didn't really plan on any naps for her and I think we pushed her way too hard the whole time. I feel kind of bad about it - the poor kid. She slept the whole way home on the plane and then went to bed without dinner as soon as we got home at 7:30 last night and then slept until 9am this morning. I let her be late to school - sleep was more important. Especially after the two massive tantrums she threw while we were in Atlanta. This was not the first time that hotel security was called on us, but I hope it was the last. I don't know what people expect you to do - muzzle the child? The security guy suggested ice cream. First of all, I'm not giving my child who is spitting and hitting and biting a reward for that behavior, and second, I really don't think it would work. She'd probably throw it in my face.
On the other hand, I'm feeling rested and wonderful. When we left on Friday, I had two broken computers, both animals were sick and puking and peeing all over the house, the coffee maker was broken, Verizon had just flaked out about moving a fiber-optic line (that they mistakenly ran through my drainage pipe!), and I was in a lot of pain and totally stressed out. I think I got the computer problems resolved this morning (new router and new antivirus software), the carpet dried out while we were gone (man, it really is nice to be able to clean those FLOR carpet squares in the sink!), the animals seem to have recovered (we're putting the cat on Prozac - seriously), and my pain is much lowered (I got something of a diagnosis last week which I'll write about soon). I still have a broken coffee maker and I have to call Verizon again, but it all doesn't seem so overwhelming anymore. I guess I really needed a break. I'm determined to go forward and avoid the build up of stress. Luckily, Thanksgiving is going to be really mellow and we have no travel plans for Christmas, so the only real big thing for me to stress over is the donor egg project. Think I can remain calm? We'll see.