Milly was so sweet tonight!  As usual we let her play around a little in the nursery before putting her to bed.  I’d gone downstairs to throw out a diaper and when I came back in she was sitting in the diaper box with the stuffed elephant her Uncle Adam gave her for her birthday.  After playing with her a minute, Amanda got her to give the elephant kisses, which was just her putting her face up to it.  She’d done the same thing earlier today with our chihuahua, Bruce.

Anyway, we started asking her to give us kisses, which she’d do, except she’d stick her tongue out so she was actually more or less licking our cheeks, and when she did, she’d go: “Awwww.”  It sounded like she was trying to imitate us in saying that.  After a little bit of that though, she’d lean against me and wrap her arms around my neck and kiss my cheek.  It was SO adorable!  Of course, as soon as Amanda tried to get a video she stopped and wouldn’t do it again.  Mind you, Milly’s never been one to show affection like that very much before.

Our cable remote died today.  We’ve had the same one for about five years or so, so I guess it’s about time we got a new one anyway.  We wanted to watch an episode of Wipeout that was recorded yesterday and I found out that there were controls to access recorded shows on the cable box.  It would be nice if there were more controls on it though.  We couldn’t fast forward, and since it was a special two-hour Wipeout, we didn’t make it to the end of it.

Work was ridiculous today.  The morning wasn’t so bad, but here’s my call log over the course of just over half an hour: 3:29, 3:31, 3:37, 3:38, 3:39, 3:45 (x2), 3:48, 3:51, 3:53, 4:02, 4:03, 4:04.  I was able to get a lot done though.  And on the plus side of all that, three days ago my commission for the month was extremely subpar, but as of today it’s at a little over my minimum comfort level.  That’s a good thing.

This evening, Travis and I were discussing a website idea of his (Mona’s, actually), and we got sidetracked discussing another website idea that I got while thinking of a solution for him.  It’s a pretty simple idea, but I think it could be a really good one.

Amanda kept herself busy this afternoon after she got off work.  She picked up a Little Caesar’s pizza on the way home and took Milly to Wal-Mart to get a few things for this weekend after lunch.  She plans on doing a good bit of cleaning tomorrow in anticipation of the arrival of the Lambeth clan.

Amanda’s like a kid at Christmas when Ben and Jessica (and now Graelyn, of course) come for a visit.  Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing them too, but Amanda gets excited for days before they get here.  It’s really sweet.

So, how was I feeling today?  Well, I went to bed at about 9:30 last night.  I think I might vaguely remember Amanda getting home from small group, but I do know I woke up around 1 or 2 in the morning and felt like I wouldn’t get back to sleep, though I did before too long.  I didn’t feel wiped out today, but my throat hurt a little more and I was congested a bit.  I took a Mucinex and that seemed to dry me out some.  I just hope I feel a lot better tomorrow so I don’t have to worry about playing with Milly or kissing her, and so I won’t infect any Lambeths on their trip.  I’m about to go to bed now, which is later than last night but earlier than my usual.

Zach Dotsey