Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Smile

The trailer for Fantastic Mr Fox was released online this week.

This is maybe not the greatest thing EVER, but it's something that is making me smile. It looks fun! And I'm all about FUN movies these days - no scary stuff for me, thanks. The world is dark and depressing enough all on its own :)

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Uh Oh

So you know that thing that happened to my legs a few weeks ago, resulting in that nasty fall? Yeah, it totally happened again today - but with my hands. I'm not really sure what to think about that right now.

Of course, it happened while I was holding a drink with a house full of people here for Emily & Paul's shower. Awesomeness.

Gee, if only I had a specialist or something... :P


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Gearing Up

We're gearing up for a marathon of a day here... Last night, Geoff got called into work for an emergency night shift - with about 30 minutes' notice - and I got an email with a request for freelance work (due this morning, of course). We managed to do what we needed to do. Thank god for a baby who still understands the concept of bedtime.

Of course, I got nothing done from my *actual* list (yes, of course there's an *actual* list). And now I have a husband who's sleeping, a list of critical errands that were waiting for the end of his string of night shifts, and a bunch of people coming in about eight hours for a bridal shower at our house.

But I have a new haircut that required next to no effort this morning (it's short!!), and Geoff stopped on his way home this morning to pick up a coffee for me. And we all know that absolutely anything is possible with cute hair and caffeine :)

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

So Much To Say

So I'm not really sure why I haven't been able to sit down and blog about it. I think it's just a matter of not knowing where to start. That and too much reading STFU blogs that have me worried that I'm just boring people to death with the mundane details of my daily life. But if you didn't want to know, you don't have to be here reading it, do you? :)

So here's what's up, as efficiently as I can describe it all:

Great playdate with Nicole and Palmer and Baby LaCar yesterday. We'd planned on a field trip to the splash park, but the weather was icky. IT turned out okay, though - as far as I'm concerned, ALL playdates should involve Starbucks and shopping. And fun friends, of course. I love it when people you like online end up being people you *really* like in person.

Great Girls Night yesterday with my mom, my sister Jessica, and my niece Chloe - and Briony and I, of course. We had Nikos delivered for dinner, went for a walk, and watched the FINAL finale of the Bachelorette. For the record (and I know there are haters out there, but you can blog whatever you want to) - I am *so* happy that she picked Ed. I love Ed. He was just the right amount of cute with just the right about of dorky. And they're nauseatingly happy so far.

My summer course wraps up this week. I'm trying to finish two homework assignments + my final paper by Friday. Eek! In the meantime, I've registered for another class that starts on September 21 (my second last one - woohoo!).

I had a bunch of encouraging news about my freelance work this week. No actual work this week so far, which is okay because of all the school stuff I'm working on right now - but it sounds like there's some stuff on the horizon. I am *so* encouraged, because I haven't really LOOKED for work yet. I'm still scared because it's so very unpredictable. But I'm optimistic.

Briony's darn fourth tooth is being super tricky. It's out again today, but her gums are still bothering her. She was playing this morning while I went to make her bottle and by the time I got back, she had MAULED her favourite book. We'll work on respect of books later (and research what the ink dyes can do to a tiny digestive system... sigh). For now, I'm happy that it seemed to make her feel better,

FINALLY going for a haircut today. I never used to have to book this far in advance, but I keep on referring people to my hairdresser and he's getting busier all the time. I booked this appointment in June with every intention of cutting all my hair off. Now I'm a little nervous about the idea... So I have no idea what I'll do when I get there. I was going to wait to cut my hair until I got to my post-baby goal weight, but it probably makes more sense to do it now so that I can feel nicer in the meantime. And long hair always makes me feel frumpy. We'll see.

Working to figure out my eight month old, whose nap schedule is ALL over the map lately. She's about 50/50 between needing a morning nap around 9.00 or 9.30 and staying awake until lunchtime. It's hard to guess whether each day is a nap day or not. Part of the adventure of being a mommy, I suppose.

Getting ready for the shower we're hosting for Emily & Paul tomorrow night. Sounds like it's going to be a baby party as well, between Briony and a few other young babies this group of friends has recently produced. Far from a traditional wedding shower, but that's a good thing in my books.

Still dealing with gallbladder ickiness. It's a relief to know for sure what it is, but annoying to realize that I need to live like this for a little while. Still only two 'attacks' so far, but in between, I swear it feels EXACTLY like being about two months pregnant. Ew.

Almost recovered from Aaron & Cait's wedding... My god, that whole debacle really took something out of me. I still feel like I'm working with a ridiculous sleep deficit. And those poor kids are currently in Jamaica. Yep, life is TOTALLY fair :)

And we booked our next BC trip! We will be on the west coast from September 1 to 15, and it's sure to be a busy one, with Aaron & Cait moving out there just a couple of days before (and my parents there to help them), Hannah (Geoff's niece) leaving for New Zealand on September 3, and lots of friends and family to catch up with. I can't wait.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday Secret


Friday Smile (Very Belated)

Can't believe I forgot to post this one!

So apparently, these two are getting married.

Obviously, I had no choice but to go straight onto Facebook and search for my own (maiden) name. Apparently, there are 10 Lindsay Hildebrandts on Facebook. Geoff and I immediately searched for 'Lindsay Wright' - and discovered that there are MORE THAN 500 OF US on Facebook. Sigh. So much for being special (hehe).

The weirdest part came when we searched for 'Briony Wright' and found 13. THIRTEEN. More than my former name (and that doesn't even count our daughter, who is obviously without a Facebook page). Huh. So apparently, it's time for people to stop raising their eyebrows when they hear our little princess' name... No one seemed to think 'Lindsay Hildebrandt' was special.

The name, of course. The person was/is FABULOUS :)

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The Results Are In

Yeah, so it's definitely gallstones. And the official medical recommendation is that I have surgery to have my gallbladder removed. I very much want to feel better, but I very much do not want to have someone cut my abdomen open and remove some of my guts. It's not like I haven't had surgery before, I just don't count it among my favourite things to do (and it kind of scares me a little bit).

So I'm meeting with my naturopath next week for a second opinion. And then I'm meeting with the surgeon the week after for a third opinion. And by then, with my own research added in, I think that I'll have enough information to be able to make a good decision.

In the meantime... It's life as usual here. Geoff and Briony are both napping - Geoff in preparation for another night shift, and Briony in preparation for another night of teething. That darn fourth tooth keeps popping in and out and torturing my baby girl, poor thing. She's being such a good sport, all things considered. I just wish that I could fix it for her.

It strikes me now that my mom probably feels very much the same way, sitting at home and getting my phone calls about gallbladder issues :)

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Eight Months Old

Late again... There's just too much adventuring going on here :)

Yep, we still like her!

New Things This Month:
- Teeth! (two on the bottom and two on top so far)
- SO CLOSE to crawling...
- Sitting pretty much indefinitely without support, but never too scared to lunge and roll for a toy
- Pretty fast at creeping and wiggling and spinning herself around on the floor
- Mastering solid food - so far, she loves everything
- No more baby swing... *sigh*
- Lots and lots of dancing
- Not sleeping in the car or stroller all the time any more
- Trying out new 'words' every day
- Getting *very* giggly when she's overtired
- Spending lots of time 'talking' to herself in the mirror
- Trying to be funny by making a goofy face and then laughing and laughing about it
- Still a BIG fan of peekaboo, especially with grandma

Favourite Moments:
- Watching her creep and rock on all fours, just waiting for that first attempt at crawling...
- Seeing my baby girl with tiny teeth in her mouth
- Spending time camping at the lake as a family (awww... we're a little family! hehe)

Looking Forward To:
Being around for many, many more 'new things' and 'favourite moments' while I work from home :)

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The Spoon Theory

I posted something the other day about living with a chronic illness. I actually thought that this article did an even better job of explaining me and my life and the choices I make that affect my friends, my family, and the people around me. I do 'spoon math' in my head constantly, every moment I'm awake.

I hope that you'll take a few minutes to read The Spoon Theory. It would mean a lot to me for you to understand :)

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

I'm Out There, Jerry...

There's something incredibly intimidating about putting yourself 'out there'... I remember feeling like this on my first day of school as the New Kid. Then I used to feel this way about a first date. Now all those old feelings are coming back to me as I begin to tell the world that I'm accepting freelance clients.

It's hilarious to me, because I'm really good at what I do. I hope that doesn't sound ridiculously arrogant, but I know I am. I've proven that I am (and I've worked my @$$ off to get here).

But what if no one wants to eat lunch with me? :)


Thursday, July 23, 2009


I've been googling gallstones to figure out if there's anything I can be adjusting in my diet to help me feel better while I wait to see my doctor - kind of a relief to know what's been making me feel so lousy for so long. Anyway. In my internet travels, I found a report on a reputable medical website that states that drinking two cups of coffee a day cuts your risk of developing gallstones by 50%. Hello?! How in the heck do I have gallstones? I must have reduced my risk to NOTHING by now. Argh.


Wright Family Math

0 = number of freelance work hours I've received so far this week
*may be related: also very close to the number of dollars I currently have in my bank account, hehe

2 = number of tiny teeth in Briony's mouth two days ago

3 = number of tiny teeth in Briony's mouth yesterday

4 = number of tiny teeth in Briony's mouth today

5 = average number of hours I've been sleeping per 24 hour period

5 = number of days left until my final paper + two homework assignments are due for my class

7 = number of weeks it took for my doctor to locate my lost ultrasound results that, apparently, confirmed that I do in fact have gallstones

25.2 = number of hours left until my pedicure appointment

17,000 = number of shifts Geoff is working this month

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This was on So You Think You Can Dance last night, and it made me cry - the moments when she finds her own strength and the moments when he carries and supports her. It reminded me of a couple I know... It's beautiful.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I read this letter today. I've read it before, but today it resonated on a different level - maybe because I'm reading for myself *and* my mom right now.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Monday Secret


I Have A New Auntie!

Hi, it's Briony here... My mommy's pretty tired from the wedding this weekend, so I decided to help her blog (I had a lot that I wanted to show you anyway). It was a very beautiful wedding. And the very best part is that Uncle Aaron married Auntie Cait, and we don't have to use airquotes around the word "auntie" any more!

I wasn't actually *at* the wedding - my Auntie Emily came and picked me up and babysat me - but I was there to help get everything ready and to take lots of pictures. Here are a few that I wanted you to see...

Here is me helping Auntie Cait get ready for her wedding:

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She looked so beautiful! Well, you can see for yourself.

This is where all the guests sat to watch them get married.

Auntie Cait and the other people in the wedding party walked in over this bridge...

...around the pond... the gazebo where she married Uncle Aaron.

Before I left, I got to spend time with some people I know. And I got a ride from my great-grandma on her scooter.

Mady was such a pretty flower girl, and we spent lots of time together giggling and playing on this bench before she had to get to work.

Hope you had a great wedding day, Uncle Aaron + Auntie Cait!

Love, Briony (and Chloe)

PS - I was SO MAD at my mommy when I found out that there was a fun party that I missed after the wedding. And it was a DANCE PARTY! If only I was as old as Mady and Sophie and Anica... They got to stay. And I heard they knew some cool dance moves.

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Sneak Peek at Aaron + Cait's Wedding

Just a couple of photos from my brother's wedding yesterday (snagged from Jessica). A few more to come from us once we're at home and able to hook up our camera to a computer - and *official* photos to follow in a few weeks.

It was a great day and a beautiful wedding. Now I'm going to go have another nap :)

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Smile

Two smiles, actually - both compliments of my brother :)


2. Before I go to bed tomorrow, I'll have another sister!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday Smile

Yep, it's a day early, but I needed one today.

Here's the video. Enjoy!

In other news... It appears that there was no permanent damage done by my fall yesterday - just some inflammation and tendon issues behind/underneath my kneecap that should correct themselves and a minor rotator cuff injury to my shoulder (plus some scrapes and bruises). YAY. Today was rough, but Geoff was able to take a 'family sick' day to help out. It was a total lifesaver because I could not have lifted Briony today. Here's hoping tomorrow is significantly better, because I'm going to be largely on my own and out in Kleefeld getting ready for the wedding.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Okay, I don't even want to talk about this, but here it goes.

Today was a no good very bad day. My flare continues, and it led to a little incident this morning - specifically, I fell. It hasn't happened in probably two years, but sometimes when my fibro is especially bad, my leg muscles just kind of stop working. This time was bad, and it was while I was taking a step in a freshly re-gravelled parking lot.

I'm okay, I think. I'm pretty scraped up and I did something bad to my knee and one shoulder (I have an appointment to get that checked out tomorrow morning). I feel incredibly sore, like the aftermath of a car accident piled on top of everything else. But more than anything, I feel stupid.

My scraped-up arm and bruised, scabby knees are going to look FOXY in a sleeveless dress at my brother's wedding this weekend... Sigh. Good thing it's not about me :)

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Sleepless in River Heights

UGH. Nothing worse than the point in a fibro flare when I can't sleep anymore. Okay, there are probably LOTS of things that are worse... But right now, I'm feeling pretty frustrated. I have a very full week to get through still - and hopefully even enjoy a little bit. I have visions of not being able to walk at my brother's wedding this Saturday... But that's in God's hands, I suppose.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cutest Thing EVER

Briony seems to learn something new every day lately... Today's new trick is seriously the cutest thing in the entire world - I think even those of you who are not Briony's parents will agree :)

I've rubbed noses with her since she was little (we call it a 'nose kiss'), and she's started actually coming at me or Geoff for nose kisses, and then smiling and giggling when we oblige. My heart is all melty and happy. I literally had no idea how much joy our baby girl would bring into our lives, even in these tiny little everyday moments.

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This past weekend marked the launch of the ChronicBabe Forum, an extension of the website for young women with chronic illness that I've grown to love and rely on for encouragement and inspiration. We now have a space to talk about our experiences and connect with other women like us - which, granted, is not totally unique. What makes this forum special, though, is that this is *not* a place to bitch and whine about being sick, but a place to be positive and share ideas. YAY!

I am so excited. I'll even admit to tearing up as I clicked and browsed some of the profiles of other early forum members... It's such an incredible experience to see evidence that I am *not* alone. Not even close.

If you're a ChronicBabe, be sure to check it out!

PS - I found it incredibly strange that, out of the profiles I browsed, SO MANY of them are freelance writers, graphic designers, or something related. Kind of makes you wonder about links between personality and illness, and also about the ability for a woman with chronic illness to manage a full-time office job. Just something I'm thinking about... :)

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Monday, July 13, 2009

I &$*#ing Told You So!

Okay, this article is one of the funniest things I've read in a long time. Click to be enlightened on the topic of swearing and its effect on a person's pain threshold.

(This one is for you to remember next January, Nicole... hehe.)


Bonus Smile

Today was new MacBook day at the Wright residence. Woohoo! Even this blog looks prettier on a Mac :)


Monday Secret


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Four Down

Two to go.

I knew when I met him that Geoff was a nurse, and that his job required him to work shifts - always long and sometimes nights. I chose him, and I chose this life. So this is *not* complaining.

Most of the time, it's absolutely fine (actually, now that I'm not a traditional Monday to Friday worker, it's *so* much better than 'fine'). But every once in a while, there's a stretch that gets really tough for me. We're in the middle of one of them... Geoff is working 6 out of 7 nights this week, while Briony has been teething and I have been dealing with a moderate flare-up of my RA/fibro symptoms.

Today was a good day, all things considered. Briony officially has two teeth now, and she was happy and fun again today - and she's managed to sleep really well all the way through Teething Week. But I've been dealing with a base pain level of seven, and that's only sustainable for so long... After more than a week of it, I start to crumble a little bit and lose some of my ability to just power through. I managed to accomplish things today - namely, I cleaned the bathroom, tidied up the kitchen, made a proper dinner, and got some of my homework done. But that was only half of my list, and I'm TIRED. And we still have two more nights (and then a catch-up sleep day) to go.

Okay. Got that out of my system. Now I'm going to go and be happy again - happy and non-productive. I'm thinking about DVD reruns of Arrested Development. And popcorn :)

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Baby In The Mirror

Briony could entertain herself for hours and hours and hours in front of her closet mirror... We missed the part where she was giving the baby in the mirror kisses and rubbing noses with her, but we did get some chatter (and her famous signature dance move about five seconds in).

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Briony & Grandma At The Lake

This one makes my heart smile - two of my favourite people just hanging out and loving being together at the lake last weekend. Watch for the little head dance that Briony does when she's especially happy... And her attempt to tickle Grandma near the end of the video.

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Friday Smile(s)

It's been a tough week. This flare-up has been really rotten, and Geoff is working 6 out of 7 nights in a row. Briony's been working on teeth (two so far!). And I just feel like I'm behind on life in general, with a to-do list that is miles long and unnervingly stagnant. It is Friday, however, and I'm determined to come up with a list of smiles - because even on a tough day, life is so good.

1. Briony woke up happy today. It's been a few days since I've been greeted to happy chatter vs crying in the morning. I'm scared to hope, but maybe we're getting a little break from teeth. I miss my baby.

2. Geoff was home sleeping yesterday, but he totally rearranged his schedule so that he could help me get groceries and get to a meeting in my nasty, flared-up state. And then he watched Briony so that I could get out of the house for a much-needed girls night. Awesomeness.

3. I got to spend yesterday evening checking out Amber's cute new condo and then just hanging out and talking (and talking and talking) with the girls. It was exactly what I'd been needing. And to top it off, they surprised me with gorgeous birthday flowers, which are now sitting on my table and making me happy every time I shuffle through :)

4. My new computer has apparently made appearances in New York and Ontario, and is now officially in Winnipeg. I am *so* hoping that today might be MacBook Day here...

5. For some reason, this cake wreck of Thomas the Train has been making me giggle. A lot.

Happy Friday!

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Welcome To Holland

This arrived in my inbox today, and I thought it was beautiful (typos and all). I'm not a parent of a child with a disability, but I am a parent and I was a child with a disability, and I can't imagine how my parents got to be so strong.



By Emily Perl Kingsley

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this......

When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting.

After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland."

"Holland?!?" you say. "What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy."

But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay.

The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It's just a different place.

So you must go out and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.

It's just a different place. It's slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around.... and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills....and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts.

But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy... and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say "Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned."

And the pain of that will never, ever, ever, ever go away... because the loss of that dream is a very very significant loss.

But... if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things ... about Holland.

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Because Babies Like To Say Salsa

In another inspired last-minute decision to be brave, I took Briony to Salsa Babies yesterday morning. Yep, Salsa Babies. I know... The idea of ME in a DANCE CLASS is hilarious to me too.

We spent an hour with a bunch of other mommies and babies - our little ones safely strapped into baby carriers and equipped with baby maracas - learning steps to some basic latin dances. SO FUN. And Briony literally could not have enjoyed herself more. She shrieked and squealed her way through the entire class, kicking her feet and giggling at her favourite moves. Our Cuddly Wrap carrier made it really easy, too. I can't believe I could carry all twenty wiggly pounds of her comfortably for an hour.

It was a fun workout for me and an absolute party for Briony. I think we might need to try to scrape together the cash to sign up for a proper six-week session later this summer...

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Sale @ Lux

Ooh, looks like Mama's going to be doing a little bit of online shopping today... Lux for Sprouts (my favourite baby store in Winnipeg) has launched their new website - and they're having a sale on baby & toddler clothes this week. Procrastination clearly pays, because Geoff and I were planning to pick up this super-adorable hoodie for Briony last week but hadn't gotten around to it yet. And now it's on sale! :)

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Like Waiting For Christmas

Okay, so I'm about to confess a new obsession. This week, my first order of business every morning has been skipping downstairs and checking the UPS website. I'm tracking the delivery of my new laptop - currently scheduled to arrive on my doorstep this Friday. It was in Anchorage, Alaska this morning (I have no idea why), which is not exactly *closer* than its original location of Shanghai, Connecticut (seriously, WHERE?!), but it's on the move and that's what I care about.

It's seriously like waiting for Christmas...

UPDATE 15:35 - Apparently, my laptop is now in Kentucky. What?!

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Monday, July 06, 2009

Monday Secret


Not Quite What I Had In Mind

Back in the day - sometime in high school - I can remember having a birthday party that lasted until the wee hours of the morning. As we sat and watched the sun rise on the day after my birthday, I can remember declaring that someday I wanted to be awake for the entire 24 hours of my birthday, to soak up as much birthday awesomeness as I could possibly soak up.

(Erin, does this sound familiar to you at all? I'm pretty sure that you were there. It sounds like an idea just birdbrained enough that we likely cooked it up together - hehe.)

Anyway. I came damn close yesterday, completely by accident. Two rotten nights in a row with a teething baby bookmarking my birthday, plus the addition of a flare-up... Not *quite* what I had in mind :)

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Eighteen Candles Later

It doesn't really matter how great your attitude is, or how well-adjusted you are to your situation, or how many times you've been around the block - it is always, always, always hard to deal with a flare-up on your birthday.

I saw this one coming a week away. It was a slow build, and then the downward spiral began as the week progressed. You know that the battle has been lost when you hit that point where you aren't sleeping well at night because of the flare-up insomnia, which in turn causes pain during the day that keeps you awake and unable to nap to catch up. This one has left me feeling exhausted, emotionally spent, and achy from head to toe.

The funny thing is that it never matters as much as I think it will. The weekend arrived and I felt like total crap on the outside, but I was surrounded by friends (the awesome kind, who totally don't care that you're sick). And I was at the lake, which always helps. Geoff and I packed up Briony and headed out there on Wednesday after a quick stop at Assiniboine Park in the morning - Briony's first official trip to the zoo, and our first little Canada Day adventure as a family. We spent three days doing very little other than going for walks and sitting in the sun. I didn't crack the cover of my textbook, but I read an entire 'fun' book from cover to cover. Awesomeness.

On Saturday, my parents showed up for the weekend, and friends arrived in the afternoon to help celebrate my birthday and join us in doing very, very little. We had a great barbecue for dinner and then sat around the campfire before jumping onto my dad's boat to watch the fireworks from the lake (a life experience not to be missed). It was a great birthday party. Geoff had to leave on Saturday after dinner so that he could work today, but Briony and I stayed at the lake with my parents until this evening.

Today was my *real* birthday, and we enjoyed another lazy day, and spent hours laughing at Briony's and all her babbling and giggling. My baby girl was especially silly today. But after we got home, it all devolved into what I can only assume will mean a new tooth in the morning... Just a little reminder that the world doesn't stop just because it's your birthday :)

And here we are, twenty-eight years old. A wife, a mommy, and a woman who is learning a little more every day about who she is, what she is capable of, and what she can contribute to the world. A pretty far cry from the sick little ten-year-old girl who had no clue what her future would hold, and was more than a little scared to even imagine it. I'm pretty sure those dreams involved pain-free birthdays... But I don't think I could ever have predicted so much fullness and joy.


In no particular order...

Briony and her grandpa, chilling out at my birthday barbecue. She's always especially thrilled when she does something that makes her feel like a Big Girl :)

Swinging at the beach with mommy.

Asleep during our morning walk on the boardwalk. Add it to the list of beautiful places she's slept. Fortunately, this is one spot that she gets to see awake a lot.


First trip to the zoo on Canada Day.

My delicious birthday cake! Not quite the cake wreck I'd hoped for, but it still made me smile :)

Finishing up a feeding with a game of Grandma Peekaboo. Briony *loves* playing with her grandma. Either that or she is just incredibly enthusiastic about eating organic squash ;)

Unbelievably, the best shot I have of Geoff and my brother from the entire day...

A few friends sitting around the campsite, helping me celebrate 28 years of Lindsayness.

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