Having Terry home is a dream.
(Family trip to UCLA!)
This morning I headed out to visit with my parents while Terry spent the day with Marshall. It was really nice to spend time just me and the padres; normally all their attention is focused on Marshall (and rightly so; that kid is pretty cute if I do say so), but it was awesome to just chat with them and have an uninterrupted conversation. We walked about 5 miles in the process, too!
After I left my parents at their resort to enjoy some vacation time, I headed out to run a few child-free errands. Without my sidekick, I can jump in and out of the car without strapping Marshall in and out of his car seat, so I feel twice as quick. I stopped for groceries, a gift card, and a finger splint (apparently I hurt my finger this week, although I have no idea how; it just suddenly was a little sore and swollen), plus I popped into a few stores to ask if they give away boxes, all within about a half hour. Super speedy!
Then came lunch with the boys and Marshall's epic (two and a half hours!) nap, as well as my own snooze on the couch. We took the afternoon pretty easy and then I helped Terry with dinner for Marshall before heading out. Tonight was Jenn's surprise birthday dinner up in West LA, so I got to have a little solo time in the car (chatting with my sister-in-law) and had a nice time visiting with friends and celebrating the birthday girl. Happy birthday, Jenn! I made it home around 10:30, said hi to Terry, and typed up this post.