it hurts my heart that someone (anyone, but especially our government who theoretically is supposed to be PROTECTING our rights...) could take away my voice. that i - that the blogging community - would feel stifled, afraid to post anything that could possibly be misconstrued... and shoot, i don't want to give up my hulu!!!
today was another long day, as expected. that was the only thing that went as expected, tho. *laugh* well, i guess i train someone to help me w/ the photos, and i got all my vacations done (about 100, whew!) and confirmed claims... and helped a boatload of ppl out w/ timecard issues! never dull, thank the Lord!! : )
mom called at around 5 (still at work) to see if i wanted to hang out tonight w/ her & leyton. anthony had been hanging out w/ them after school, but decided to go home w/ his mom when they picked jen up. so i left at 6 & went to mom's. we played baseball (i know i'm not objective when it comes to my nieces & nephews, but i really think leyton has excellent baseball stance!) & snuggled & watched food network & disney. and i played some bejeweled on mom's DS. ; )
i took leyton home about 8:30 & then didn't leave til an hour later, under HIGH protest from him! he didn't get a nap, and leaving gramma's was NOT PRETTY because he wanted to stay the night there, but they have an appt in the morning & so he needed to be home. he was fine in the car (we listed to Santa Claus is Coming to Town on repeat almost the whole way) & when we got home he went immediately upstairs to brush his teeth & get his jams on. we read a story about the Autobots & said prayers & got tucked in w/ Sprout on. i shut the door & was all set to leave (it was about 9:30 at this point - and then leyton said, or screamed, "aunt carrie, i'm scared!" and proceeded to get up & cry & try & get me to stay for awhile. finally about 20 minutes later i left. i knew he wasn't really scared, he was just EXTREMELY tired, at that "so tired i am cranky & yet can't sleep" point. so i didn't want to "give in" but i couldn't just leave him screaming & crying at the door, either... *sigh* (not only because seeing him crying punches me in the gut, but for anthony, too, who was playing some war game w/ a buddy on the xbox. he (nor william, the buddy who could HEAR EVERYTHING THAT WAS GOING ON) didn't need that. lol
anywhoo. i am hoping that leyton fell asleep pretty soon after i finally left, because he needed SLEEP!
i'm very grateful & happy that i got to see both leyton and anthony tonight. and that anthony told william, when he asked who i was, "that's my aunt, she was dropping off my brother." awww. there was a time when he wouldn't call me his aunt. so that tiny little thing made me all glowy inside. : D
*yawn* time for sleep! another busy one on the books for tomorrow, but after work is dinner w/ some friends at the river house. woot!
oh, p.s. - the FIRST ppl emailed me back today & i'll be volunteering at the registration table on saturday. i have to be there
SIX - THIRTY IN THE FARDEN MORNING!
lol i am a little worried about getting up so early... i'll have to go to bed at 10 friday night... heh. but i think it will be fun! please pray that i am not attacked by anxiety & that i will actually be able to do this! thank you!!