I don't know where to start. I had a few eventful days.
Tuesday, October 18
I guess it all started when I decided to take Chloe out by myself for the first time. We were going to my work to get papers I needed, then to Wal-Mart. When getting her out of the car at work, I saw my front passenger tire was completely flat. Joy. My friend Sarah was coming up to visit, so I knew I wouldn't be stranded forever, but it would take her an hour just to drive to where I was. I told her of my flat tire and she brought her mechanic sister along with her to change it for me. Me and Sarah aren't really tire changing girls. I think it would be a disaster.
Miss Chloe met a few of my co-workers, but she was asleep so she doesn't know it. It was great to see everyone. It had been almost a month. I decided to kill time at Wal-Mart still, since it was just around the corner.
As luck would have it, Chloe woke up in Wal-Mart and it was eating time. I tried putting her in the baby carrier, but she wasn't having it. I wasn't done shopping but we headed to the front of the store to pay for what I had. I realized I couldn't find my phone, but figured I left it in the car. Trying to leave Wal-Mart, there was a guy between the two sets of doors who was caught stealing, and wasn't impressed. He was just a little guy, but he was actually fighting the employees. I couldn't leave the store because I was scared the fighting would knock into the cart and my baby. They called more employees to the front, so I was able to sneak out with some other people.
My phone wasn't in my car. Insert more panicking, because how would Sarah find me if she couldn't get a hold of me? I couldn't go looking for the phone because Chloe was not having it. I got really lucky, and she saw my parked near the front of the store. I fed Chloe in Sarah's car while they changed my tire.
We went back in Wal-Mart and re-traced my footsteps, calling the phone. No luck. They didn't have it at the customer service desk either.
Flat tire. Lost phone. Fight at Wal-Mart. Not a good day. I ended up getting a drive with Sarah's to Mom's, while her sister drove my car and took it to get fixed.
Wednesday, October 19
My birthday. I was at Mom's so she watched Chloe while me and Sarah went to the mall, then out for free (for me) birthday dinner. I spent the rest of the day at Mom's, not doing a whole lot. I didn't have my phone so I didn't get any of my birthday phone calls or texts, but at least I had facebook to keep me entertained.
Sarah tried calling my phone again, and this time a Wal-Mart employee answered. Finally, it was found.
Friday, October 21
I had my first night out with friends. My first time drinking since the beginning of January. When I got to Sarah's it was decorated for my birthday, and there was ice cream cake - my absolute favorite. Like she hadn't done enough for me already. Scott even had birthday and Halloween cards for me and Chloe and presents for the both of us. I felt so spoiled.
It was so nice to hang out with friends, listen to music, have some drinks. It would be my last drinking night with Scott for a very long time. He's leaving until possibly the summer, but I think we had a great last night together. We ate Tostitos together - mine with Cheese-Whiz, his with peanut butter, and had more ice cream cake. I was never one to get the drinking munchies but I definitely did that night.
I had enough to drink, but woke up feeling fine. I got to do the whole pump and dump thing.
Saturday, October 22
I was happy to get back home to Chloe. Mom went golfing, so I got stuck there alone. Sarah came over and we drove around town to kill time. Not much to do in that little town.
Sunday, October 23
Chloe was officially 4 weeks old. Oh how time flies. I came back home early enough to get my phone back from Wal-Mart. Me and Chloe hung out alone at home all evening. She was good all night, but even though she woke up from a nap at 9pm, she decided to stay awake until 3am, even though she was obviously tired. She wasn't even really crying, she just wouldn't stay asleep. Just my luck. I think I need more caffeine in my life.
After my hour or two of sleep, I got to nap for a bit around lunch time. We got Chloe ready and took her out shopping. This time it was a little more successful than the last. There was crying, but not lost phones or flat tires.
Chloe is one-month old tomorrow. I get to attempt to take her month old photos. Wish me luck.