All the way home from work tonight (which really isn't all that far, but still) I had the blahs. I felt nauseous for some reason, and ambivalent about the weekend. On one hand, yay! Weekend! On the other hand, boo! Visitor in the house!
Once I got home, though, things started turning around.
First of all, my father-in-law postponed his visit. Due to a snafu at work, he's coming in two weeks instead. I realize this is just a reprieve from the inevitable, but I'll take it.
And then a really, really awesome thing happened. GH and I were playing with the babies after their dinner and before it was time to get them ready for bed. They were both standing at their activity table, with me behind Riley in case of collapse and GH behind Maddie. All of a sudden, the two of them turned to each other and smiled and started to laugh and babble. They were reaching for each other and ended up giving each other a hug! It was too cute. I wish I could have gotten it on camera. Instead, I will use it as an excuse to post other photos as evidence of their cuteness.
I am no longer feeling nauseous, praise be. It was a good excuse to drink some 7-Up, the best lemon-lime soda there is. GH had randomly bought some; we basically never keep soda in the house because I love it and it is too dangerous to have around. But upset stomachs and 7-Up go hand-in-hand, so I took my queasiness as license to drink as much as I wanted.* MMM.
I'm also going to take the queasiness as a sign that I need to go to bed early. A quiet evening of reading in bed sounds like an ideal way to end the day to me.
One last thing: thanks to all of you for your supportive comments about the wretched things my in-laws have said of late. I've got a post coming about all that, but your comments have really helped me get some perspective and support. I don't mean to get all cheesy and sentimental, but having a place where I can let it all hang out and know that I'll get validated is a lifesaver for me.
* So about that cutting back on sugar thing . . . it's been going OK, but not great. I've been working on making better choices rather than going cold turkey, and some days are better than others. All of the snack suggestions I got were really helpful, though, in getting me out of the nuts, cheese, and yogurt rut.