9:04 PM

Today was rough.

Lydia cried in her crib for a solid 25 minutes before taking a 15 minute morning-nap and calling it quits. She also apparently forgot how to entertain herself for more than 3 minutes at a time. 

Dinner was attempted on no less than four separate occasions and interrupted because of Lydia's aforementioned inability to self-sustain, so a simple meal that should have taken 20 minutes to throw together took well over an hour (broken up into 5 minute increments).

A second attempt to put Lydia down for a nap went completely unsuccessful. She cried for an hour and ten minutes. She was SO. TIRED! I was sure she would fall asleep eventually. 

She didn't. 

Once dinner was finally finished, it literally tasted like glue. I told Stephen this to which he responded, "I've never tasted glue, so I don't know what that means." I assured him that I'd never tasted glue either (!!!) but that upon tasting this sauce, I just knew it must be what glue tastes like. 

A (slightly forced) lick from the spoon was all it took to convince him.

By this point I was at my wits' end and did not have an ounce of energy left to think of something else to eat for dinner, so I determined to salvage what I'd made. I poured (more like glugged) the paste in a bowl with some noodles, added generous amounts of lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and paprika and snarfed it down easy peasy. (Should I mention that it felt like it had been at least a decade since lunch?)

I made a second bowl for Stephen and doctored it in a similar manner. He took one bite and immediately went into a coughing fit. "Too much salt." He choked between coughs.

I snatched his bowl back, told him he could find something else to eat, took a bite, added more salt because I literally couldn't taste it at all, and then downed the second bowl possibly faster than the first.



Most days are good. Many days are great! Some days are rough. Today was the last. But even on the roughest of days, I have a lot to be grateful for.

Like, for example, the fact that today is almost over, and I have a feeling tomorrow will be great.

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