This is one of those posts where I'm sitting down to blog not having anything in mind to blog about. Partly I feel that I'm not blogging enough lately (self-imposed guilt) but mostly I'm avoiding all the other 1,425,671 things I could be doing instead that would be much less fun.
I made my friend Gaye's zucchini bread again last night and also some yellow squash muffins. I think that probably does it for my squash and zucchini this year. I froze two more cups of the shredded zucchini and will probably do the chocolate zucchini bread again down the road. I also have a recipe for zucchini cookies that I'm wanting to try. I'm not sure why I'm developing a likeness to baking at the same time I'm trying to get in shape, but I will tell you this - flour, butter, sugar, and eggs and running do not mix. Today is Week 4 Day 1 (or it may be tomorrow, we have plans tonight) and I'm fairly certain I'm going to die. The running requirement really jumps up this week, and have I mentioned it's still 1,000 degrees outside? And the bugs? Oh, the bugs. Always nice to add bugs smacking you in the face and getting in your eyes and mouth to the pouring sweat and inability to breathe because of the humidity. I love July and August in the south.
Jonah really got hurt last night. You may have seen me tweet about it. He was just walking and holding his water cup in one hand. He lost his footing or tripped or something and slammed down on the ground HARD. His one empty hand took the full force of his weight and slid across the floor when he fell. Needless to say, the skin is completely off one half of his palm and the other half is broken bunched up skin that slid from the rest of his hand. EB is a cruel disease. Between that and what's going on with Tripp, I went to bed sad and depressed last night. It's weird how after two and a half years it can still take me by surprise. Just like that, the skin was gone. I'm putting Bactroban and Desitin on it and wrapping his entire hand except for his fingers. He's so tender with it, holding it up like a casted arm and using his left wrist instead of his hand to do things. I'm heartbroken about it, but thankful that he even has the ability to heal.
I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon and then my Mom is keeping Jonah tonight so we can go out to dinner and have dessert with some friends. I've been getting out so much lately, I'm going to be spoiled. I'm so thankful for my mom and how present she's been this summer. I'm dreading her having to go back to school. But that means it will be closer to Fall, so I guess I can't want summer to stay and cuss at it to go at the same time. In a few weekends, my three siblings and I are going camping, just the four of us. I can't remember the last time it was just the four of us, nor can I remember the last time I've been camping, so I'm really looking forward to it. HOWEVER, it will be the first weekend I've been away from Jonah (there was one night that Matt and I got away from dinner time one night to about 10:00 the next morning), so part of me feels a little panicked. Not that Matt and his parents can't handle things/dressing changes around here, but I'm a little scared of how dependent I am on Jonah. I've already informed my sister that they can't laugh or make fun of me if I cry several times throughout the weekend. With Granny and Grandaddy here, I doubt Jonah will even notice that I'm gone. That's a good thing.
Have any of you ever been to Great Wolf Lodge? I'm wanting to plan a short trip (maybe two days or so) in the Fall. I was thinking that Great Wolf might be good because Jonah could maybe do the swimming/water stuff that he's missed out on this summer because we'd be indoors. AND we could just go right back to our room without having to put him wet in a car seat (he'll have to "swim" with his bandages on) to do dressing change. I'm just wondering if there is enough to keep him entertained knowing that he won't do the forts or the slides or anything. I don't want to spend the money and go if he can't participate. Things to keep in mind: he can't climb yet, he'll have to wear his bandages (meaning we'll have to do all the water stuff at one time, because we can't do multiple bandage changes), and he can't wear a life jacket. I don't know. Maybe it would be more for me than for him, getting to play with him and watch him enjoy the water like that. I just want a short fall vacation to celebrate the end of summer and let Jonah have a different/new experience, but I don't want to go and spend the money for him to have very little he can do and for us to feel frustrated (making our lives a lot more difficult for an expensive not-fun vacation) if that makes any sense.
I'm rambling now. I've got to get Jonah's lunch stuff ready, switch the laundry, etc etc, so I better go. Thanks in advance for your Great Wolf/any other short toddler-friendly vacations input!