We didn't see any tornados, and aside from the lack of a net connection with any staying power, the day wasn't bad at all. Mini and I played with his train set, and I managed to get a little editing done - albeit not enough to really spring me ahead.
Today is bill paying day, so Mini and I will be running a few in-town errands. I have to do all my busy, household things because over the weekend, I have to go to the old house and do a walk through. Mom and dad told me when we went to pick up Mini after our tax run on Tuesday, that they'd gotten the last of the things they intended to take from the place. There is a set of lockers hubby wants to get, and I want to bring home an old a bookshelf that dad made. The parents plan to leave all this stuff behind rather than move it, and I guess I can understand that. The stuff is old, and it's in a storage shed out behind the house. They figure the owners can go through and sell, toss, or whatever they want to do with the stuff that remains. Mom tells me now that they're in the new house, they hate even having to navigate the chug-hole driveway at the other place. She says if they never see it again, it will be too soon.
I guess in a way I feel like we're all moving forward into a new time of our lives. It's not always easy leaving the past being. And there is a lot of past to leave behind at that old house. It almost feels like an era has ended. I was pregnant with Oldest when my parents and I moved in there. Hubby was on active duty in Killeen, Tx awaiting deployment orders to Iraq for Desert Storm. All that seems like a lifetime ago now...
Over the last few weeks, since shortly before Valentine's Day, hubby has been dropping subtle (and some not so subtle) hints he wants to have another baby. *_* I never would've thought... *shakes head* After Mini was born, I assumed he was done with that, even though I'd mentioned maybe one more before I turn 35. I have always mentioned "maybe" after the birth of both kids - just in case. I never wanted there to be a moment when he said to me, "You told me we'd have no more!" Even though when we first met I thought in my heart, I never want to have kids.
Of course I changed my mind about that, and once I had Oldest I knew I didn't want him to be a single child. Mini came at a great time for us, when I really, really was wanting another baby, but I wonder from time to time if I haven't placed Mini in the same "only child" boat as I did Oldest, since there is such an age gap between them. Right after I had Mini hubby and I talked about having one more along with Mini so they could grow up together, but I could see the hesitation in hubby's eyes when I mentioned it. I mean really, you can't expect your kids to grow up and be close, although I've raised them to be, and hope they will be in the future. But I digress...
Hubby wanting another baby. On the way home from HnR Block I told him I'd like to write a bit first, get my footing, or at least see what I am capable of before we start painting the nursery again. Even now I can't seem to gage his reaction. I've asked him since, and while he's not stand-offish exactly with his answers, they are a bit...evasive. I'd like to think of waiting on having a 3rd baby as taking a bit of "me time", but at the end of the day when I think about it, I wonder if I'm just being a little selfish. After all, having Mini at home with me hasn't stopped me from writing. I guess overall, it's just one of those eternal, motherhood questions... When is the right time, and when do I want it to happen for me? *pondering*
I seriously hope I haven't bored you all to tears with my introspection. ^_^ Off to bed for now. I hope you all have a happy Friday, and a wonderful weekend!