Happy Friday! How was your week? Mine was good. For the last three weeks, Jackson’s babysitter has been working an extra morning, which was especially helpful for the two weeks straight that Jackson didn’t nap because I would not have had much time to work otherwise. And then this week Jackson not only started napping again, but he also has been taking epic naps (like 3-4 hours!) to make up for the missed sleep, so I have had lots of time to get work done and even just relax a little bit, which has been really nice. I even got three jogs in. Next week Jackson and I start our toddler gardening class and will go back to our two mornings together (plus afternoons and weekends, of course) and that will be fun too, but it was nice for a few weeks to have that extra morning to myself. In five months I’ll have every weekday morning to work and it will be bittersweet/mostly sweet, I’m pretty excited about it.
Anyway, what else? It’s April and finally feeling like spring around here. I wore flats (no socks) more times than I didn’t and it was so liberating to just slip into shoes and not shove my feet into boots or deal with buckles or laces or what have you that I wanted to scream from the rooftops: “I’m free! I’m free!” But I did not. There’s still time though.
Tomorrow night I am taking Drew out for a pre-birthday dinner date. His real birthday is Wednesday and we’ll go to his dad’s place to celebrate, so tomorrow night is just us. I wish I had something new and cute to wear, but I am not buying anything new until I at least lose the seven pounds I gained over the winter (and I’d love to lose an additional few pounds past that, but we’ll see). So far, this has proven to be a good motivator for me because I did well with my diet (or “diet” since I still ate plenty) and exercise this week and managed to lose two pounds. Five more to go and I can buy a new dress. Or jeans. Or both!
And any time I start talking about losing two pounds, I think that’s a pretty good indicator that it’s time to wrap things up, so adios for now. Have a great weekend!