in this very moment the only sound i can hear is the hum of my laptop and the pattering of my fingers on its keys. ah, what a nice way to enter into this new week. as i pause, a car whooshes by. and then, quiet.
our car is in the shop. hopefully nothing major. Mr. P left early today for a 5 day work trip, and Rainer picked up on my anxiety and cooperated by sleeping through the night last night. it was the boost i needed to get a running start today. already this morning Rainer & I ventured out on the bus to pay our rent and go to the gym. i'm feeling like we can do this.
he's quite the popular little guy with the trainers at my gym. when i walked in with him strapped to my back in the Ergo carrier, they thought i showed up without my little one. then, 'pop!' came his head out from behind me to their (and his) delight.
today i'm thankful for community. it's been almost seven years in this foreign land, but the days when i feel loved and supported remind me that in many ways, we do finally belong. this morning our neighbors gave Solo a ride to school. this afternoon his buddy's mommy is giving him a ride home. later today a (new) good friend is coming over for tea & to keep us company. this is how it should be.
it feels nice to not feel alone. and right now in this very moment, the quiet is exactly what i need.
thank you, sweet baby, for taking your nap for mommy.
cheers to this week; LET'S DO THIS THING!