I’m taking a page out of my friend Kelly’s book. She does a blog series where she writes about ten (or more) things that come to mind when she sits down at the computer. I love reading those posts of hers and I’m currently sitting here at 9pm on Sunday night with writer’s block. So here we are… the first ten things that come to mind:
I need to order new outdoor furniture. Our outdoor furniture had a good run, but it didn’t last. We will definitely want to upgrade our table and chairs before the weather starts getting warm. I’m trying to figure out what vision I have. Do we go for something like we’ve had in the past or do we mix it up and try something new? Metal or wood? Traditional or fun? I haven’t even started looking yet so maybe I should start with Pinterest and look for things I like.
After a long hiatus, I’m ready to go back to the gym. I paused during the pandemic and then restarted it while I was pregnant. I had all these good intentions of going back once I was cleared to go, but now I’m nervous or something. I’ve been out of the game and it’s hard to reenter! When I’m in a good groove, it feels so natural and if I’m not? Feels so intimidating. I’ve really loved my Peloton rides (especially lately!!), but I think it’s time I work up the courage to get to the gym.
After two years of a pandemic, I need to “deprogram” my brain a little? A weird one, but as things start finding a new normal, I’m realizing I need to let go of some things. Even though I know it’s fine to do certain things, in the back of my head I question everything. Watching TV, I still get a pang of “there’s too many people in that room” and “they’re not wearing masks!” I kind of thought it would be like a light switch where I wouldn’t be worried anymore, but it’s turning out to be more of a dimmer than anything else.
I am finally getting back into a skincare routine. At some point while I was pregnant, I just got lazy and stopped doing much for my skin beyond the very bare minimum (namely cleansing at night and sunscreen in the morning). It was such a bad habit though and my skin was not looking, or feeling, its best. After a few weeks of getting back into my routine, my skin feels so much better. And the best part? It’s been such a good little ritual every night before bed and then again in the morning.
Speaking of rituals, I’ve been trying to do a few things for me every night. After Jack goes down to bed, I feel a huge weight off my shoulder. For a while, I was just kind of deflating like a balloon and just diving into work without taking a breather. I quickly realized I was going to burn out if I didn’t take at least a beat for myself. Now I try to relax after I get my work done– even if it’s just watching a 10-minute video on Youtube before I fall asleep or stitching a few rows on a needlepoint canvas. It’s small, but it’s a start.
My hair has been so staticky. I’ve tried all my usually tricks and nothing is working. My hair is as staticky as its ever been! Honestly it looks like I stuck my finger in a socket any time I move. It doesn’t matter what I wear, if I use product or don’t use product, it’s just as staticky as can be. Is there some secret trick I’m missing?
I’ve been daydreaming about taking a vacation alone. Jack is almost seven months old and I’m craving a little break. I haven’t been able to leave Jack really because he won’t take a bottle (and yes, we’ve tried everything 🤪)… so I am just day dreaming about, like, one night away. I don’t even need to go far… just one little night.
I need to confess that I quit Wordle weeks ago. I loved it, until I didn’t love it. It was something I looked forward to every day and then I felt like it kind of lost its magic! Usually, I’m a sucker for maintaining streaks, but I was relieved to let this one go.
Not sure if it’s more for him or me, but I’ve been signing Jack up for all kinds of activities. Like sure, it’s for him, but I also like getting out and meeting other moms. There are so many waiting lists right now because so many people have moved out of the city and into the suburbs, so I’ve had to really hunt around for classes that have openings for him. He’s already doing swim class– which we both are obsessed with. He’s doing a mini trial for like a baby gym class and I got him into a music class this spring! So fun!
My brain is going crazy with business ideas. I don’t even have time to do most of my regular work, so I won’t be starting any new businesses any time soon. But man, I feel like there’s so many things I want to do and just not enough time to do it. Maybe down the road… for now I’ll just keep jotting down ideas in my phone!