While the Cat's Away, the Mice Play!

Last week, we had strep throat. Me AND Greta. In addition to taking care of a sick 19 month-old toddler while also being sick AND in the first trimester of pregnancy, I've recently and frequently felt like a train has run me over. The exhaustion has been insane.

This week, we're on the mend, and I HAD to get out of the house today. The walls felt like they're closing in, and Greta is sooo done with all her toys. Needless to say, we're bored out of our minds. Plus, Eric's out of town, and knowing he's not coming home for the evening makes for a very long day in which I'm the sole person keeping the little person entertained.
So after midday napping, we headed to the mall. Believe it or not, I'm really not a huge fan of shopping, but I had some returns and purchases to make and was looking forward to getting them checked off my things-to-do list.

Here are a few pictures of the little lady. Despite being couped up in her stroller for a couple hours, she was a trooper. I think she needed the time out of the house just as badly as I did. Thank you to Julie and Mary and Apple and Coach and Janie & Jack and Macy's and Barnes and Noble and The Cheesecake Factory for lifting my spirits. Apparently, friendship, retail therapy, people-watching (and cheesecake!) fix cabin fever STAT.

P.S. Chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert
help make for a good day, too!


HisBell said...

OH wow.. Greta looks so much like you! And I didn't realize you were prego again... Congrats!!