interesting that i've never posted an entry on the 30th before this.
today was nice. kitten went to work and linnorm took all the kids off to the park. he returned briefly for lunch, but then i did as i promised and kicked them all out again. *g* saxy and i worked on music for the new shuffle mix (to replace the christmas music), and i worked on dii stuff for the day. it seems like such a little thing, just not having a whole bunch of people around while you work on your usual stuff, but it was a huge relief.
and tomorrow i get a little more of it.
linnorm will be off to cali in the morning...well, on his way to get on the plane for cali anyway. kitten and baby cat are going to be off with fitts for the rest of the week. but more importantly, kitten and company will be picking up the kids and going to the peach drop tomorrow evening.
this will be the first anniversary in years that saxy and i have spent alone. we usually can't afford to go anywhere, and we don't have a sitter out here (and i'm not sure i'd trust any regular sitter with taz anyway, and someone who understands autism would be expensive). so we've spent the last few years sending the kids to bed early and having our dinner and movie late here at the house. we don't usually do much more. anniversary gifts, if there are any, have usually already been given, so we spend time together, which is perfect for us. but in past years, our time together has been punctuated by efforts to get our son to stim just a little more quietly (he spins toys or his fingers and hums, talks, and makes little noises, and he can get quite loud). not this year. this year the kids will be gone so we can just be together.
even better, the plan is for them to be gone all night.
no wonder i'm anticipating. an anniversary home alone with my husband. we have quite a dinner planned (some thanks to kitten), and we've been talking about the movie we're going to rent. so far it looks like eagle eye.
today was really nice. it really helped me a lot. but tomorrow? tomorrow will be wonderful.
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