past few days without having to journal was a nice change of pace. The
time I usually work on the webpage is after Ashlyn goes to bed...but
the past few nights, I had time to do other things that I normally don't
get to do (read, paint my nails, give myself facials, watch TV, play
games, relax with Aric, go to bed a little earlier, etc..).
So what have I done the last few days? Nothing out of the ordinary...Ashlyn and house chores keep me busy during the day. In the evenings, after dinner, Aric, Ashlyn, and I will go out for walks. It's been really hot at night lately, so we'll get out of the house, walk around, and grab dessert somewhere.
The other night, while we walked around Fashion Island, Ashlyn had a pretty bad accident. She was playing at the pop-up fountain with a bunch of other kiddies...running around squealing and having a grand ol' time...until she collided with an older boy (he was maybe 5 or 6 years old, and a foot and a half taller than Ashlyn). They were both running pretty fast and neither were watching where they were going. Needless to say, Ashlyn flew backwards, landed on her back, and her head hit the concrete with a loud audible knock. *wince* All the parents sitting nearby jumped in horror. I ran to scoop her up. She had the wind knocked out of her...mouth wide open, lips purple, eyes tightly shut, and her face was frozen...it took a few long seconds before her cry came out. My heart still aches just thinking about it. She had the biggest bump head and cried for a really long time. We went home after that. We were fully prepared to make a trip to the emergency room. Ashlyn was back to her old cheerful self by the time we got home. We observed her carefully that night, and luckily, the swelling went down by the next day and there was no real damage.
the episode, the mother profusely apologized and sent her boy over to
apologize. I realize now that my aknowledgement could have been construed
as dismissal. I dunno...I was real panicky at the time. But
I deeply appreciate the lady's kindness, as I find that gesture to be
rare these days. It was, in fact, an accident (although Aric begs to
differ, and thinks the little boy was being a spazz and played too rough
among the lil' ones). But it was nice that the lady felt somewhat responsible
and tried to be consoling.
I'm married to one of those people. hehehe Aric is fiercely protective
of Ashlyn. After the incident, Aric said, "I don't want Ashlyn
playing at the fountains ever again!"
anyhow, that was probably the most hair-raising experience this week
Today was a laxed day. I talked to my mom and Bett on the phone for a lengthy amount of time and painted my toes. hehehe
having an early dinner at home, Aric, Ashlyn, and I went to Bed Bath
& Beyond for waterproof sheets for Ashlyn's bed and walked around
Toys R Us.
The past couple of nights, while we lie in bed watching the news, Aric will rub Ashlyn's back as she's about to fall asleep. It's such a sweet sight to see. Then I wonder, "how come he never rubs my back???" *pout* Am I jealous? Hell yeah! hehehehe Ashlyn gets more affection from Aric than I do. Not that I mind...really I don't...but things between Aric and I have changed a lot in the past 22 months. We're less *um*....how should I put it....uh, passionate than before. Yeah.
So here's a personal (but completely anonymous) survey on intimacy. I'm curious...humor me. =)
Alrighty, it's late. G'nite!
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