Monday, August 25, 2008

I'm alive!

I slept! Last night, from about 2:30 to morning! (Excepting of course nursing Elisheva, but since she sleeps in our bed, I don't really wake up for this much). I think I'm over the hump pf recovery, which I am very grateful for.

In other sad news, Samuel and Aleatha left this morning at four a.m. I wish they could have stayed longer; Aleatha and I had some really neat conversations. We don't know when we'll meet again, either, because Samuel is applying for graduate schools for next year, so where they go will depend on our next visit. I love having family; I love being a part of families.

I've been busy dreaming of Ohio. I'm looking forward to seeing what belongins we actually own. Like my kitchen-aid, whom I love (and yes, it is a person). Or all of the cute baby toys and decorations for Lydia and Elisheva's room. Or a baby changing table. I know that they aren't necessary, but I like having them a lot. Also our books; books are like old friends, and having them all packed up makes me feel like my roots are gone. I keep on wanting to look something up or reference something from one of my books, but then I can't. I'm not talking about facts or anything here; I'm not very good at reading non-fiction. I mean like finding out where Anne of Green Gables was in her fictional life when she was my age (pregnant with her first child).


  1. We own more books than anything else. And bookshelves. There is a bookshelf in every room of our house.(Or at least a shelf with books) Heather still has more in Mapleton that we have yet to retrieve.(Someday when we have our own library)

    When I moved to College and right before my mission I had to rid myself of my book collections. Partially because my Stepfather informed me he would use them for firewood so I gave away/sold many of my books. Part of the reason why I had so many was that I worked at a book store and tended to frequent the library used book sales. So while I do have a significant number of books again most of them are our books not just my books.

  2. I remember that one of the best things about Neil finishing Grad school was settling in our first house (not a tiny apartment!) and at last having room for all our books! Second on the list was that feeling of being rooted. It's worth the wait.

  3. Glad you're starting to feel better. No chiggars or ticks in the city of Columbus. Lots of beautiful parks and nature reserves with trails, which means less risk of such bugs. Never had any problems ourselves here. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  4. Carrie, you're my new favorite person. Thank you for making me feel okay about going to Ohio.