Monday, October 22, 2007

Darned Motivation. Danged Sun!

What I wouldn’t give for today to be cold and rainy.

Depressed? No.

Blue? No.

At a loss of what to do? No.

My problem? I am feeling motivated!

What’s worse, it’s 75 degrees and sunny. On an October (my favorite month) day in Vermont (my favorite state). Well, shoot!

And I? And my daughter? My biggest fear as a stay-at-home-mom has been realized.

We had a great weekend. Traveling to the Keene Pumpkin Festival (alas, despite the contribution of our four pumpkins, we didn’t break a record);barbecuing homemade bratwurst in the woods at a friend's quintessential Vermont cabin (I even ate BEAR(!!!) for the first (and likely, last, time); visiting with Georgia’s Grammie in New Hampshire.

It was a glorious weekend.

And today’s Monday. I am like Garfield in regards to Mondays--I don't like 'em. The hubby is back to work and Georgia and I are left to fend on our own.

What's worst is today I was feeling motivated!

We were going to go to the library to check out board books, go to the store to buy formula (thank goodness I didn’t let it slide TOO long and we still have some in the cubboard). I was even thinking of bringing Georgia to her dad’s campus for lunch, and a walk around the lake.

But alas. My biggest fear as a stay-at-home-mom has been realized.

The car seat base? The strollers (both of them)? In my husband’s car. A half-hour away up the highway. Grrrrrrrrrr.....

It’s time to get creative. Re-reading board books we already have. Strapping on the chest carrier. Maybe a walk to the cider mill, and a trip to the swing.

But darn it, I was feeling motivated!

And we have rain in the forecast for the next two days!

Maybe this will merit a trip to the aquarium tomorrow.


Amy Linder said...

Darned sun! It's calling us too.

We were also at the Keene Pumpkin Festival. What a lovely day! We've been going for about 10 years now and this was the first year it wasn't cold, rainy or both.

Rock the Cradle said...

I like your little pumpkin!

Binky said...

You can safely and legally use the infant carrier car seats without the base. It just involves using the seatbelt differently. I found that out when I was in the middle of freaking out about the same thing--being stuck at home all day!