Finally! Mallory is back to her crazy, silly self. (insert big sigh of relief here)
This morning started a little rough. Since I wasn't exactly sure what the morning would bring, I let her sleep as long as she wanted. I heard her gabbing downstairs at about 7:30, so I went to see how she was doing. There's nothing better than a big sunshiny smile first thing in the morning! Her temp was back down to normal, so off to daycare we went. I was a little late to work, since Mallory slept so late, but that's okay.
We came home this afternoon to a big Valentine's package from Grandma and Grandpa Hanson (my mom and dad). Mallory got a fun squishy ball that had weird stretchy spikeys. She loves it! In fact, it beat out her babies for a place in bed tonight. Remember how I had mentioned that I had been sabotaged in my weight loss plans by Amy with the peanut butter hearts? Well, my mom did it this time! I had mentioned to her that I couldn't find the Brach's cherry jube jel Valentine's hearts anywhere. Well, she didn't find the Brach's, but she sent two huge bags of another brand of cherry hearts! The first thing I'm doing is breaking out the snack size ziploc bags and dividing them up into individual servings. Not very fun, I know, but otherwise I'd eat the entire freaking bag all at once!
Then, since Mallory was feeling better and Matt wasn't going to be home until later, Mallory and I met our friend Katie for supper at Perkins. Side note: being skimpy with "regular" ranch dressing on one's salad is waaayyy better than eating a "normal" amount of light ranch. Blech.
After supper, we were invited over to Katie's to see her new house. (She recently moved into town after living on her family farm all her life.) We also met Katie's aunt Eileen who's been staying with her while recuperating from surgery. If there was any question that Mallory was back to normal it was answered tonight! She was full of beans and was such a ham. What a little show-off! We watched her antics and laughed for a solid hour until it was time to go home. The only hitch came when Mallory saw Katie's little dog statue. Poor munchkin wouldn't go anywhere near it and just about cried when Katie picked her up and tried to explain that the puppy wouldn't hurt her. Guess we'll stick with the kitties for now.
Anyway, just wanted to let you all know that it seems the last couple days are behind us. Thank goodness. (insert second big sigh of relief)