Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Hattie and I got home from Virginia on and stories will come soon. But today I'd just like to write about my thoughts on coming home after being gone 11 days.

- Hats off to any single parents out there. After so long being on my own with her, it's been so nice having Paul to help me care for Hattie...just doing the basics of bathing, feeding, and changing. Of course my friends helped out while we were on the road, but it's different than when it's her own father.

- I love my husband so much. I don't usually express my love and appreciation for him in such a public place, but I am grateful to have a husband who cares so much for me and who is so compatible with me.

- There's something to be said for home. Even though Lubbock is certainly less beautiful than Richmond, Washington DC, and Dallas, it is the place that I want to be the most.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A dream come true

Randomly one day Paul and I started searching for pianos on Craigslist...and we found one! It needed a good turning, as well as a billion odor-eaters to kill the smoke smell. Gratefully the smell is almost gone and it sounds great. Now the trick is finding time to practice, since Hattie is always right by my side ready to play.

In other news, Hattie and I are heading out to Richmond, Virginia tomorrow for a getaway! I'm meeting up with two of my college roommates to spend the long weekend, and then I'll head to DC for a while to be with Paul's sister, Erika. I'm excited to get out of town, but dreading the 3 hour flight on a completely booked plane. Any suggestions for keeping an 18-month old on your lap for that long?!?