Hello ladies and gents.
I've been in this weird place lately. Maybe not weird as much as a new normal for me. I finally got a laptop and I find myself on the computer (at home anyway) less than before. I think "ooh rats...I really want to blog this recipe but that would require me to get up, plug in laptop..."
I find myself with next to no time (like all of you. I know I'm no different). Here's what my days are like lately... let's start with the morning...
I get up at 5:00a.m. (sometimes earlier depending on my temp assignment of the week/month). I attempt to open my eyes for a good ten minutes. I stumble down the hallway and reach for the light switch. You know, the one that's been there forever, but for some reason seems to have moved in the wee morning hours. Finally find it and then mutter newly created obscenities to the bright light. I look in the mirror. And I turn that light right back off again. No one should see THAT first thing in the morning. That is a reference to my face. Ugh.
Coffee gets started while I wake up Resident Munchkin. Depending on her mood, she's either up and running (literally) or she's also muttering munchkin-style obscenities ("fiddlesticks and nonsense" is a big one of hers. Or if she's really mad..."poop." Uh yeah, I don't allow that one.) towards the light that I had to turn on again to help her up to the toilet.
Blah, blah, blah. I make her breakfast. Get her milk. Plop her on the couch. Turn on the same stinking Doc McStuffins/Bubble Guppies/Strawberry Shortcake episode she's watched a million times already so I can make my lunch (or simply put it in a lunch bag if I made it the night before), put on some kind of face, and find clothes that resemble matching and are (God willing) clean and semi-wrinkle free.
Remember I have made coffee and my breakfast is getting cold and/or soggy.
Sit down, attempt to drink coffee and eat breakfast and realize that I have XYZ to do before we leave.
I could go on and on about our mornings.
The evenings are about the same but in reverse. Make some food, sit down, say our prayers, start eating and then something pops into my head ("I should put the rest of this meal in containers for leftovers right now..."). Get the kid cleaned up, get her milk, give her a bath, read books, sing songs and put her to bed.
I collapse on the couch turn on the tv and fall asleep minutes later. I wake up around 1:00a.m. disoriented and stumble down the hallway and into bed.
It's only on the weekends we can slow down a bit. And only a bit. Getting adjusted to this life has had its ups and downs. Just when I think I have a routine down, or have it together, something else happens.
But I have learned a lot. And I've enjoyed a lot too. Even though Munchie and I don't hang out all day every day, the moments we do have together are very special. Even if we're grumpy and tired from school and work.
It's just the two of us. And now looking back at my married life more clearly, I can't imagine it another way.
And that's my incredibly long way of getting to why I haven't blogged.
But if it makes you feel any better, I've certainly thought about it. haha.
And that's all I've got for now. But here are some ideas rolling around in my head...
1. Blogging about personal finance and budgets. I've been getting quite good at pinching a penny.
2. Discussing my personal challenge to myself where I only buy food items I cannot make. For instance, I don't have a cow. So I buy milk. I've saved a lot of money and dropped a few lbs. This kind of ties into personal finance. And my ever-growing annoyance with the Food machine and the crap they try to feed/sell us.
3. My attempts at gardening again this year. Eh.
4. My attempt to actually start dressing like a grown-up. And a lady. A grown-up lady.
And that's about it. I've had many more. Like my newer obsession with taking pictures of clouds. But I'll save that for another day. Cross my heart, kiss my elbow.