We flew back to California last night. Was a pretty uneventful affair, thankfully, though I continue to be amused at the fact that security makes you take off baby shoes, and feel slightly jipped (sp?) that airlines apparently no longer let families board the plane first. D seems to be a darn good traveler, always pretty happy on the plane and even slept for a good part of the flight, and was in a good mood even after being rudely awakened at 12:30am Texas time to deboard the plane and head on home. I've been realizing lately just how easy-going and happy of a kid D is, and how lucky we are for it.
I'm not sure if it's the start of the new year or feeling refreshed after such a long trip away, but I felt super motivated today and accomplished quite a bit. A lot of the unpacking is done (well, at least clothes are out of suitcases... a lot of my clothes are stacked in a semi-neat pile on the dresser), D and I went grocery shopping, and I even printed out a 14-day pass to try out 24hr Fitness-- I'm feeling motivated to start working out regularly, or at least try to find a gym. And tomorrow I'm planning to take D to try out a free class at Gymboree to see if we want to sign up.
Today I discovered that 2 of my photos have been on "explore" on flickr. Woot! But what's even better/funnier than that, as I was looking at one of the photos I saw the thumbnail for the one next to it in my photo stream and didn't recognize it at all... turns out it's this great picture of a yellow flower with a bee on it, and I don't know how I didn't remember it b/c looking at it now I think it's a pretty darn awesome picture (if I may say so myself). Which in turn got me looking at other past photos I've taken, and inspired to put up more prints for sale on my etsy shop (oh, I also found out that several new people "hearted" me on etsy since last month, which also feels pretty awesome).
Oh, and I can feel a new tooth- number 7!- on D's lower gum. I can't see it, but I can feel the sharp top of it poking through the gum. This kid must have a high pain threshhold or something, he's handled teething so well. And today he also got scratched by Sierra for the first time, and didn't even seem to notice (he actually seemed thrilled, maybe at the fact that Sierra was actually responding to him).
All in all it's been a pretty feel-good day (well, other than D getting scratched... I felt like a pretty terrible mom there for a little bit, but at least he didn't seem to mind). I like this feeling of wanting to get things accomplished. Hopefully it lasts. ; )
(PS- I just got a call from a guy from 24hr Fitness. Reminds me of the part of gyms that I don't like. I don't want a free training session. I haven't even stepped foot in the place and they're already hassling me? *sigh*)