... and my arm.
Went down to visit my sister, brother-in-law and the niece and nephew this past weekend. Those two kids are super cute and smart. My nephew became a little obsessed with the Star Wars lightsaber game I got him - which I hope won't drive his parents too crazy (still, score one for the cool auntie!). And my niece, at just two, is talking up a storm and clever and outgoing as can be. She even got me thinking about having kids, which M is now doing the Victory Dance over (don't sprain anything, hon).
The only sorry side effect is that after playing the light saber game with the nephew for a while, my arm went all wobbly and crampy. It hasn't done that as badly since the surgery, but then I haven't really pushed it since then, either. It was a bit disturbing, but I hope to start PT at the end of this week, so I'm trying not to freak out about it and just tell myself that it will build up strength over time.
There's also nothing like a long drive together to learn some more fascinating family background. I got my Mom talking about her youth and family, and it was really meaningful to learn more about them. I guess some parents always think their children somehow know all these things by osmosis, and are surprised when some old memory is novel and intriguing for their kids. I'm always interested in learning more about and from my folks, so this was, while emotional at times, really great.
BTW - the fall foliage down there was great! A nice side benefit, since I was afraid I'd miss getting to see many turning leaves this year.
That's my exciting weekend report. How was yours?