Posted by: mommytoo | July 20, 2009

adventures in life

it’s been a  busy week and a half or so.  last weekend we drove up to long island and stayed at d’s parents’ house, it was mostly a lazy few days.  the day we got back, my mom came to visit us for a few days, and although d had to work a lot, nate and my mom and i had a good time.  among other things, we went to the organic farm that my cousins run, and got a tour, plus some great veggies.  nate was really curious about the flowers in particular.  he took a liking to some sweet pea flowers which, as it turns out, smell incredible.

i worked three days in a row over the weekend, and it was a tough three days.  our unit has some really sick patients right now, and i’m usually really able to keep a wall up.  but with this one patient in particular, you’d have to be made of stone not to feel upset.  when i’m at work, home feels so far away.  i wish the opposite were true!

i know i’ve written here about looking into fun stuff to do with nate in philly.  i’m collecting them on a page on this blog, it’s called NatesList (get it? like a certain website that has come to be an excellent community resource?), and it’s just an outline so far.  as i start my research, i’m blown away by how many things there are to do, places to explore.  nate is up for just about anything, which is one thing i love about kids.  he’s so trusting, i put him in the car and he just happily waits to see what’s next.  i wish i could remember what it was like to feel so secure in someone else’s hands!  nate is, for the most part, a cautious person, which can be really great, especially because this is the time when lots of kids starting getting mystery bumps and bruises (not that he doesn’t get those).  but he’s also an incredibly curious person, and it brings me a lot of joy to see him explore new places, meet new people, and try new things, all in his own (often cautious) way.

meanwhile, summer is in full swing, and i’m appreciating the not-disgusting temps here in what usually becomes “filthadelphia” once july rolls around.



  1. I love the nateslist idea. I have been doing the same thing, but just in random lists around the house. I never thought of putting it in one place on the blog. I might have to steal your concept.

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