Thankfully after we got through a few tough sick days, last week was fantastic. Really. I made a point to be extra kind to myself, even to the point of being a little extravagant. I took myself out to lunch twice, went out into the woods and shot an entire roll of film in two days, and spent a lot of time resting.
It's funny that having not having Adam here gave me room to do these things guilt-free. He doesn't put pressure on me to not do them -- in fact, he encourages me to get out alone often -- but when he's home I want to spend time with him, which makes taking time to be alone, to play, and to eat lunch in a cafe less enticing. But these things are wholly necessary to my general well-being and sanity. Being a happy mama makes a big difference, to me and my family.
And, of course, it's good to have Adam back. Really, really good.