I woke up Friday morning a little more tired than normal. I moved a little slower, but somehow I still managed to get to work on time. It was one of those beautiful almost spring days where the sun was shining strong enough that that jacket I wore as I left my building spent a majority of the journey nestled in my bag.
Of course, the downside to such a warm day this early in the year is that so many of the rooms at the school I work at are still set to treat the classroom as if needed protection of the withering February chill. The heat was oppressive. Most of the day was spent going from sweltering to comfortably chilly.
By the time I got home I could feel that my body was no longer happy with me. Now, I don’t know if the changes in temper helped make me feel ill. I seems much more likely that feeling ill made me more sensitive to those changes. But the end result is that I am trying to fight off the beginnings of a cold. And it is one of those achy-in-the-bones cold. The good news is that it is a dry cold, and that I haven’t really had a fever, so I don’t need to really worry about this being the flu.
The really good news is that good news is that I was able to join my wife to take maternity photos together. Our daughter’s expected due date is only ten days away, which means she could realistically come at any time. Personally, I’m hoping she takes her time. Mommy and Daddy still have some work to do before the apartment is ready. But we can scratch taking photos off the list.
I wish I had better words to say how amazing my wife is and how important she is to me. I also wish I had a better to describe her toughness and tenacity. It doesn’t feel quite romantic to say she is a “badass” but to be as active and giving as she is at almost full-term pregnancy, “badass” does seem to apply.
I’m pretty worn out. But then I remember that my wife and I followed very similar schedules, except that she has a living person inside her that she is also supporting. Sounds like I need to quit complaining about my little cold.
Can I just say again how happy I am to be in this amazing woman’s life?
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