Anyone up for grabbing a quick cuppa-something and chatting? That’s not an uncommon text for me to send to a friend so let’s for good measure pretend you just responded with yes and will ever-so-kindly (like the great friend you are) allow me to ramble your ear off for a bit…
I had a moment the other day that I realized I haven’t really thought about my body in a long time. Or should I say I haven’t picked on my body for a long time. Which is kind of funny because it’s not like I’ve reached some super fit milestone, but somehow, unintentionally, I’ve found a happy place of feeling strong and content without wishing for once that my thighs would shrink “just a little.”
Again, ironic because I haven’t even been the best about making it to bootcamp. (broken record alert) I’m really struggling with the class timing at the moment but will continue to do what I can when I can because I left yesterday’s quad and arm/shoulder class on a complete endorphin high! Daniel is seriously an incredible and motivating trainer and somehow several of my girlfriends and I ended up there on the same day/class which always makes things more fun.
Post Burn spinach salad picnic at the playground with friends. PS- these leggings are life.
In skin update news, I’ve been using quite the random array of products. It’s like I can’t decide whether I love or hate chemicals on my face so I’ve been doing both.
My skin has actually felt smooth and looked (dare I say) slightly brighter lately. I just don’t know which product to give credit too. The experimentation continues…
You guys, being a woman is tough. And baby fever is legit. I don’t think I’ve ever felt it until recently but I have waves where it feels really intense. Let me clarify- we are done with kids. Not sure I’ve ever said that because it still feels surreal to me. How am I already on the other side of getting married and having kids? 90% of the time I’m great with our decision and am really excited to embrace each phase at it comes, but there are waves (generally after the girls go down- ha) where I feel like I’d give a kidney to have one more baby. However, I typically tend to romanticize everything in the past (which is actually a fortunate trait I think for the most part) so I easily mentally erase the fact that I’m not the most fun pregnant woman and how much sleep deprivation sucks. Also, we are at great ages around here that we can go and play all day long without accounting for nap times and set feedings.
Yet, baby fever can still occasionally rear its ugly head- can anyone confirm that it eventually fades? Truly though, my heart really does explode with gratitude for the amazing family I have and the sweet, sweet phase we are in.
We have, however, discussed a puppy. Which would definitely help with my deep seeded need to be needed. To be continued.
My soul is happy. So happy that I sometimes worry I need to give myself a reality check by worrying a bit more. (Did I mention being an emotional woman is weird?). My days around here are filled to the brim. They are full of messy chaos, like a newly 5 year old that insists she can cook BY HERSELF and ends up with large chunks of butter in her hair at 8:00 am.
My days are also full of the sweetest that life has to offer, like a two year old that jumps up in her crib in the morning to scream BOO! I mish you mommy.
She misses me. While she sleeps. She may know how to play my like a fiddle but my goodness she does it well.
David has been working his tail off recently, but one thing I really love about David is his ability to be present when he is present. He can somehow set the stresses of work aside and focus on tickling the girls, helping them on their bikes and chatting about all the stuff that happened to me in my day. I’m not sure I mention all those things on here very often, but he’s a big part of my joy.
And don’t they say a factor of happiness is having something to look forward to? Well, I can check that one off too because I’m giddy with anticipation of seeing so much family next week. Thanksgiving will be here soon and we have a household countdown going on. We’re ready!
That’s probably enough about me. Thanks for letting me chat your ear off. I’d love to hear what’s going on with you too.
What are your current struggles or triumphs?
What brings you joy?
How are you doing: body, mind and soul?