After weeks of fretting and more hours than I care to admit preparing, my presentation is now over. I am happy to report that my hard work paid off and the presentation went well. I think that everybody not only enjoyed themselves but walked away with a little more knowledge and motivation to continue pressing advocacy efforts forward. As soon as I closed my computer to leave I felt a surge of relief, quickly followed by an overwhelming fatigue.
had cooperated I am fairly certain that I could have slept through the
afternoon. My little Hamlet would have nothing to do with rest, and was
instead a bundle of energy and happiness. Eventually his giggles (and a
few cups of coffee) helped to combat my fatigue. With a nap off the table, I spent the remainder of the day playing and just enjoying the moment.
and Robby were so involved with their own activities that neither
seemed to bat an eye at me being gone for the night. Of course, neither
seemed to care that I was going away so I'm not sure why I was surprised
by our dismal reunion. Sigh. I miss the days when Robby was happy to
see me come home. Now I am greeted with an obligatory "hey" when I
return. It is nice to be greeted with giggles, laughter, jumps of joy
and an applause from Timmy.
This weekend is packed with family adventures, starting with a trip to the fair tonight.
I have a feeling that Timmy is going to be awestruck by the lights, smells and sounds. I can't wait to witness his reaction. I'm sure another project will drop into my lap soon so I wanted to take
full advantage of the down time. It isn't often that I have a weekend
with nothing to do!