Working from home again today. When Justin and I were getting ready to leave for daycare, it was snowing. Justin was instantly fascinated; I suppose he really wouldn’t remember it from last year.
Dinner was with my parents last night. It was nice. My mom had tried a new chili recipe that DH couldn’t stop raving about. He also liked how everything tied in together (cornbread, cheese and crackers). Even the wildberry pie for dessert. Justin was a bit of a handful. He was mostly pushing boundaries, and my mom’s husband was very quiet throughout the evening. Not sure if he disapproved of our handling of Justin or if he was just tired. It was fairly obvious that we don’t use a tablecloth often because when Justin had finished eating, he tried to pull it over his head. He also tried to kick his chair backwards. I solved those issues by pushing him far away from the table. He hid behind the curtains in the living room, which I don’t think is a big deal. I think the real issue is Justin’s need to be the center of attention. He’s a typical toddler and while he can amuse himself for short periods of time, he much prefers interacting with other people.
My father dropped by yesterday with his football picks. We have a family football pool that my brother runs. I got a mini-lecture on why my dad changed his vote on an amendment at the last minute. I think he was sober. He was drunk on Saturday when he told me he had our vote……
Speaking of the amendment, we sent out a congratulatory email through our network yesterday, and I’ve been sorting through the responses ever since. There really weren’t that many respondents but for every complimentary one, there were three filled with profanity. Part of me wants to respond to these people with something like, "Thank you for your charming sentiments regarding our recent communication. Per your instructions, we are removing you from our lists." But in the end, it wouldn’t make a difference. It’s just hard not to take the remarks personally. Let’s face it, it’s a good thing I’m not a telemarketer.