We made it! I checked in periodically for your comments and they kept arriving like refreshing little drops of positivity all day long. Perfect!
Peabody allowed himself to be coerced into taking not one but TWO naps during the day (Divine intervention, I'm telling you. DIVINE INTERVENTION!) and as such was good as gold when he was awake - not crabby at all. Bean remained her happy, jubiliant self and SHE took a nice nap mid-day as well, so I had plenty of down time to re-charge my own battery and be ready for that afternoon/evening crunch-time.
I was able to remain calm! And pleasant! I may have even laughed and smiled a bit! And we were even able to get ourselves dressed and go outside to play in the gorgeous weather. I even made dinner, albeit a simple one, and had it ready for Al when he got home.
It was, overall, actually, a pretty darn good day, and a fun one, and it went by quickly.
So thank you. I am guessing at least one if not two or more of you prayed for us, and I really appreciate it!
Peabody went to bed on time last night and slept until 6:15 AM, which is when we like him to get up, so that we all get to have some snuggle time before Al gets up to get ready for work.
And now? Get this! The boy's asleep and has been for almost TWO HOURS! That's unheard of around here, people. Bean is beside me playing on the PBSKids.org website, and I've been a meal-plannin', bill-payin', phone-call returnin' MACHINE. For TWO HOURS! I now know what we're having for dinner on January 24, 2010 and our cable bill is paid into the 2020s!
Can I do anything for you? I've got time!
Okay I'm going now. Y'all have a great Labor Day weekend! Thanks again for your help yesterday, you're the BEST!