Is it possible that mercury is still retrograde…but only for me? Because this weekend felt like a series of unfortunate events:
* Running late and then hitting traffic en route to a young family retreat with our synagogue at the Lied Lodge in Nebraska City.
* Sharing a hotel room with a toddler who wouldn’t nap Saturday afternoon (which meant I wasn’t able to get any work done).
* Waking up in the middle of the night Saturday and Sunday with worsening cold symptoms for which I couldn’t take any medication. (The joys of pregnancy, right?)
* Solo parenting Levi from 3:45-8 am yesterday (while nursing aforementioned cold) because he couldn’t sleep and JB couldn’t stay awake. (Turns out he felt sick from possible food poisoning.)
And the icing on the cake? I stepped on and broke JB’s laptop (which for some reason was open and on the floor between the two hotel beds) while attending to Levi in the darkness. JB handled it well, but I still feel incredibly guilty.
Sadly, the weekend retreat (the first we’ve ever participated in) was also somewhat disappointing. We mistakenly thought the activities would be geared towards preschoolers, but the majority of attendees were families with elementary- and middle school-aged kids. The silver lining, I suppose, is that we were able to bond with two other families with toddlers over shared frustrations.
And so begins a new work week with my ever-growing to-do list and a two year old with a cough (again!) and possible ear infection. We’ll be heading back to the pediatrician today, and I’ll hopefully find some quiet time later to tackle my inbox and do some blog planning. I need to start feeling productive…
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(Instagram photo by Jenifer Altman // I have no idea if those three tarot cards mean a series of unfortunate events. Perhaps they mean that good news is on the horizon!)