Thursday, May 7
Few things in this world can make me as happy as early spring!
The new, light green leaves, the flowers (lilacs anyone?!?!), fresh cut grass, the warm-ish sun, outdoor recess (thank goodness!!!)... even the smell of small brush fires in my parents backyard. Instant smile.
Today was a rough day at school. It was rainy all day, so recess was inside and the kids are always a little crazy when they're in all day (and who can blame them?). Additionally, it was a Thursday-- Thursdays are always rough for me. For some reason that is the day I have very little patience for them. (I do intensely love the kiddos!) Overall, it was a long, stressful day (I don't think a single one listened to directions!) but I walked out of the building at the end of the day and was greeted by warm spring air, the smell of fresh grass, and a fully bloomed lilac bush. Perfect. My mood increased exponentially in the matter of seconds.
My stomach has really been bothering me lately. I read in my What to Expect book that at this point it's common for tugging and achiness as ligaments and muscles and who-knows-what-else stretch to accommodate the little darlings, so I'm not worried. But it hurts to even walk! Luckily it is usually fine at school... I'm a little run down at school, but at home is when things get rough. It hurts to get off the couch, to roll over in bed... ouch! But totally worth it!!!