A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Year 2 Day 244: Just An Ordinary Day
It was a pretty good day overall. Ryan was generally happy and even managed a couple of naps. Unfortunately the initial nap was short-lived as the landlord is having carpet laid in the property next to us, so lots of banging woke him up. I was furious at the time, but managed to get him down again an hour later.
When Matt got home, I fed Ryan while he washed up from work and then I was able to get out to start my first day back on the Couch to 5K (C25K). It took me 30 minutes to complete and was the first time I was physically away from Ryan -- as in OUTSIDE the house -- since before he was born. Not only that, it was the first time Matt has been really left alone with him!
It was a wonderful feeling...30 whole minutes to myself. No CBeebies in the background, no grizzling baby from sore gums...just a techno-fueled podcast and a 1.6 mile circuit. I love my baby more than anything, but it was long-overdue. Even better was that I returned to a good report from Daddy, which means attempt #1 was successful!
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!