We spent the weekend relaxing, the heat wave ended and the weather was perfect, somewhere between 65 and 70, just how I like it. Heidi completed her last day at work on Saturday which meant I enjoyed my last alone time for 18 years. Iâ€™m not sure how I feel about this. Better not to feel. It is becoming increasingly difficult to block the inevitable from my mind. At work I am asked about the state of Heidiâ€™s health every 22 seconds. What about me?! Forget Heidi, sheâ€™s fine, sat at home eating and reading and watching the TV. So she has elephantitus of the hands and feet, she is retaining more water than a melon and she is spherical? Minor complaints if you ask me.
The highlight of the weekend was discovering â€œ24â€. We were without TV when it first aired. We watched 9 episodes on Saturday and Sunday! It is insanely addictive. Heidi, in a very uncharacteristic move, suggested we watch it all night last night. I was tempted but my common sense kicked in reminding me I had to work today.
Friday night we went for a fancy meal. We never do this, but as we wonâ€™t be out for another 6 months we thought it made sense. Oh woe is usâ€¦
Last night we erected the â€˜co-sleeperâ€™; its 6 easy stages reached mind-crucifying levels of complexity. The cat loves the thing; it hides underneath and swipes at my legs every time I walk past. The co-sleeper attaches to our bed so the baby can be swiftly hoisted onto a breast and muzzled before daddy has his sleep disturbed. A fabulous invention.
I feel an ill-wind brewing. This could be the last week of our youth. Here is a picture of Heidi and friends yesterday afternoon. This could be Heidiâ€™s last ever time with her friends and no babyâ€¦ oh dear oh dear, what have we doneâ€¦