maarmie's musings

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Here I am (but they don't care)

I'm still working at TK Maxx part time and reading a bunch and spending lots of time with my daughter but I'm not doing anything else.

Christmas was OK (not great or even good - chalk it up to circumstance) but I spent WAY, WAY too much on Elliot. In the end, I set aside six of the gifts to give to her on her birthday in February. I have been eating WAY, WAY too much as well and have gained back some of the weight I lost when I started my job and began walking almost two hours on working days. It is the coldest winter since I've been here - lots of snow and ice now - and I can't even walk around outside without the threat of tumbling down these days.

Elliot is talking more and more and more and is getting more and more sweet and lovely and conscientious. Her afternoon naps are slowly becoming a thing of the past. Here's hoping she decides to potty train real soon. I've got a plastic toilet ready and waiting for her. I could look at this photo for days:


Anonymous said...

She's a mini-you. I love that last picture, too. Purposeful little walk.

I wish work were better for you.

Love you. --ja

maarmie said...
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maarmie said...

I see a lot of symbolism here, as well. C* and The Boy walking away from me but Elliot with her purposeful stride ever walking towards me. *sigh!*