As you can tell, dear readers, sometimes I am totally on top of this blog. Sometimes I can sit down, play my favorite Pandora stations (this week it’s totally the Young the Giant station), write some posts, and schedule them accordingly.
Sometimes, however, I cannot. Last week was pretty much a “cannot” kind of week. And that is mainly because I am just plain old exhausted. Dominic started a new job working some seriously crazy hours, Olivia has been sleeping some seriously crazy hours, and I pretty much sleep when I can..like today, for instance, I’m probably going to go nap as soon as I finish this post because Olivia was up more than she slept last night and I seem to be the only one paying for it.
I’m not complaining, I hope it doesn’t come off that way. We are truly in a really wonderful (and busy) season of life, and my favorite season is upon us as well, but like my horoscope says today: “It’s not that you are having a rough time; it’s just that everything seems overly intense these days.” And that, my friends, couldn’t be more true. On the days where I know I should probably sit down and write, I find myself watching something on Netflix (I just finally caught up with New Girl….can that show be anymore amazing?!), or being in the moment with my family, or sitting outside on my balcony at night, enjoying the beautiful fall breeze.
Today, I am playing catch up and then as soon as our internet is back up (in the middle of an internet switch, definitely writing this from my iPad.), I’ll be able to blog about a few things including our trip to Disney on Ice (I know, didn’t we go that show like two weeks ago?)
Here we goooooooooooo:
Dominic got a new job at a different restaurant. Because he’s training, he doesn’t get to pick his schedule and because he’s training, his hours are pretty cray cray. I expected this, but it sure doesn’t mean that we don’t miss our guy around here.
And also, while we’re on the subject of our main Man, he also completed his real estate training, and is a certified Real Estate Agent! So if you’re in the Chicago/West Suburbs, and you’re looking to buy, he is your guy! This is his Facebook page (Like it and share with your friends, please!) and who knows, you may even get to run into Olivia and me from time to time because we love looking at beautiful houses ;)
Dominic and I are starting the WHOLE 30 on Wednesday. I have to admit, I am pretty pumped about it. I lasted two weeks without a lot of the stuff that you can’t have on the Whole30, what’s another two weeks? Cannot wait to report back! Also: if you have any advice, recipe suggestions, favorite whole30 IG accounts, I’d really appreciate it!
We’ve started planning for Olivia’s third birthday. This is absolutely crazy to me. Why does time fly once you have kids?! I just don’t understand! This year, we’re keeping it super simple with a Sunday brunch but as long as there’s cake and presents, I don’t think our girl is going to mind one bit.
Speaking of my little parrot of a daughter, she is on quite the roll lately. She talks SO MUCH and reminds me pretty much every single day that she analyzes and remembers basically everything I say now. The other day she said, “are you freaking kidding me?!” I will say that I am glad that it was the word “freaking”, and like any other A+ parent, I had to document it for bad days and now you all get to see it, too. You’re welcome.
My 24th birthday is this Thursday…..how am I already that old? No major plans because I’ll be on the whole30, but that’s okay! I got to celebrate my birthday this past weekend, and had a fantastic time :)
A few posts around the web that I am loving:
This is what a good mom looks like.
This song has been stuck in my head all week!
I reaaallly want to make this drink (after whole30, of course)
I ordered the cutest little fall jacket for Olivia the other day!
I really want to try this frank body scrub, I love body scrubs!
Have a good week!