While waiting to see the vet, I was reminded that I am not the mom that I want to be. I'm not talking about grand ideas, like setting a positive example or teaching my child to read. I'm talking about the kind of organized mom, who always has toys, activities, and snacks to keep their child entertained. I did have a couple of boxes of raisins in my bag, but not one toy. I had diaper rash cream, kleenex, diapers, wipes, antibacterial wipes, lotion, a change of clothes, and even emergency hair bands. Ashlyn pulled all of these out of my bag, and my wallet, keys, and phone. I want to be that mom who always has everything needed, instead of giving her child her wallet, so she can play with her credit cards. In Alaska, Heather was always that mom. When we would go places with her family, she would even have snacks for Ashlyn, while I had nothing. Anyway, that is my next organizational goal. Somehow.
I know that I am a loser, but this was the best day. After taking Ranger home, we grabbed lunch and went to post to get the mail! I knew that I had a package, since there was a notice this weekend. Ashlyn likes to go to the post office, too. She can turn the little knobs, and point out all the numbers. I even told her that as I was getting her out of the car, "I'll get the mail, and you can look at the numbers!" She gave a gasp of excitement over the prospect. She's way too easy to get excited over things right now. I'm not looking forward to the time when I'll actually have to come up with something cool for her to get excited, and then she'll just tell me how lame it is.
But, digression, this was the mother load! We had seven packages! All of my fabric came, plus books that I had ordered, a gift for Ashlyn, and a fun package of goodies from Joy. All of this is great, but of course, I'm most excited about my fabric. So, I'm pushing aside the clothing that needs to be washed, and washing my fabric. I'm so excited that I can finally get started, once the fabric is washed, dried, and ironed. And, I guess I need to figure out where the iron is, since I haven't used it on clothes since we got here. I was going to post a picture of the fabric, then reconsidered that none of you cared, except maybe Laura, and posting pictures of fabric made me a total nerd. Then, I decided that it was my blog, and I AM a nerd, who is very excited about all of her fabric. I decided to go with some reproduction fabrics from the 20s and 30s. I love it!
And, here's a picture of Ashlyn, for all those of you who are only here for those, anyway. Ashlyn had taken Raggedy Ann's clothes off, and put them on herself. During her nap.