I forgot what it meant to work full time. I mean really forgot. It’s been a struggle to get online in the evenings. I have been trying to make sure I spend time with the chillens, squeeze in workouts at the gym, stay on top of laundry, cooking dinner, and knit to de-stress from my day. Then I have temple work to do and I try hard to maintain some healthy sleep habits.
So as of now my days off are my catch up on any laundry that I might’ve fallen behind on, cleaning house, temple work, blogging, and email. Because email is almost impossible for me to do on a work day. I have become addicted to the to-do list to help me stay on top of things and not get far behind on my duties. But some days, I really miss perusing the internet. However. This is probably a blessing that I am not on here as I am quite busy and don’t need distractions. I also find that I can’t sit for very long without a need to get up and do something (courtesy of the gym!).
Last weekend it was my eldest’s birthday. She is now 13. It’s insanely crazy to me that I have an official teenager in my home now. I never once thought that any of my babies would actually be teens. And I don’t mean it in that crazy mom sort of way of “I assumed I woulda killed them by now”. I guess I just never looked into their baby faces and expected that they would actually grow up. For her birthday all she wanted was dinner and a movie. She got money from the inlaws and she very excitedly made the plans. I took her and her bff to Carrabba’s so she could dine on her favorite, Steak Marsala. Afterwards, we went to the movies and watched The Collection (not bad but not near as good as the Saw series). Gone are the days of balloons, cakes, and party games. She just wants to have fun with her bff and her mom (which I find amusing because isn’t she supposed to be anti-parent?).
Also? We are prepping for the Yuletide season. I have the Solstice off and so I plan on picking up our tree then. I have gifts ordered and on the way so the evening of 21st will be tree decorating and a big meal. On the morning of 22nd will be gift exchange between the family members and a country breakfast. We are saving Santa for Christmas Day.
And finally, it feels like baby season! I know of several people that are newly pregnant and several that are almost at the end of their pregnancy. Now I know why I have been having the urge to make baby stuff lately LOL!
So what say you? What have you been doing in your neck of the woods???