The highs and lows are best summed up by Saturday's events:
The morning started off finding a some rare starfish on the beach, then chasing dolphins in the ocean in a kayak. Immediately after I found a huge live conch in the surf.
Franca with the 2nd starfish (first one was alive) and the conch!
Lunch was 5 different kinds of wings and nachos. All homemade by someone other than me. (I love being cooked for!)
Then, Franca fell asleep effortlessly on the beach and I relaxed, read a funny memoir, and chatted with friends for over 2 hours. What alternate life is this??
Dinner and evening were fun until Franca's bedtime fiasco during which she refused to sleep until 11:30pm despite all the usual tricks, a stroller ride on the beach, and a Mexican standoff of purple face 'I don't want to go in my bed' crying during which I put her back into bed 11 times and cried myself.
I *might* have joked about throwing her out a window. Not my proudest moment. The night was only made worst by my increasingly bad restless leg syndrome which resulted in 2 hours of sleep the for whole night. More crying.
Parenthood. Pregnancy. Hurrah!
Coming home to a cold, rainy Asheville was hard and coming home to a house under constant renovation is always a bit of a slap in the face.
Good news is Night One of sleep retraining wasn't too horrible. She was asleep in her own bed before 9:30pm.
I'm already dreaming of next year's trip and more kayak time.
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