If we were having coffee, we might actually meet in public this time. Maybe the cute new coffee shop/comic book store in my little hometown. You see, my back is doing somewhat better. I still have pain (sometimes quite a bit of pain) but I am getting up and around. I mean, I’ve been working all week so I am functional. I’m not saying it hasn’t been a struggle – because it has – but I am doing ok. I had a couple of rough days, especially Friday and Saturday after my steroid treatment was over. Today I have felt better than I have in several days. Who knows what tomorrow holds. I feel like the whole process has been a dance of steps forward and steps backward. But today is a good day and we will have our coffee date.
We celebrated my daughter’s eighth birthday today. Her actual birthday is tomorrow. It is hard to believe that my baby is already 8. She is getting ready to start 3rd grade. How does that even happen?? I remember delivering her and seeing her squishy face as she was placed on my stomach. I remember it with such a clarity, like it was yesterday. She has been my easier child in ways. She has a laid-back, even temperament. She has been my more challenging child in ways. She has an adventurous nature and a knack for getting into trouble. Although she is impish, she has a soft heart and a sweet soul. She is in love with all things to do with baby dolls and the maternal instinct is strong with this one. She is also a creative storyteller, a girl after my own heart.
In other news, we got a new kitten this week. We had been talking about getting another cat because well, we love cats and also to give our 4 year-old cat, Gracie, a companion. My husband found a stray kitten at work earlier this week and we decided to bring her home. We kept her isolated until she got a clean bill of health from the vet. She is adorable and a total cuddle bug and all of the humans in the house are in love with her. Guess who isn’t so thrilled about her? Gracie. So far the integration has been unsuccessful. We are working to introduce them gradually but so far Gracie isn’t having it. I’m hoping that by the time we have coffee next week I will have better news on that front. This is Charlotte (Charlie):
What would you tell me if we were having coffee? How has your week been?