Friday, June 1, 2012

7 Quick Takes ... Take 2!


— 1 —
I am on a mission to rid myself of frumpiness. This will not be an easy task, seeing as how 90% of my wardrobe is more "comfortable" than "cute." It all started on Saturday when, after a wedding, I changed into jeans and a t-shirt but left my "fancy earrings" in. That night, I looked in the mirror and thought, "Wow, that looks sort of nice!" So I'm making an effort every day to do something "different" with my look. Yesterday that meant wearing a necklace, and shoes with my jeans instead of sneakers. Today that means dangly earrings (it's Casual Friday at work, so I didn't want to go TOO over the top). I'm hoping these added touches give a bit of a self confidence boost as time passes.
— 2 —
D and I have started house-hunting. We have been browsing the MLS for months upon months, and have talked about the "someday" when we will buy a home. Our lease is up in November and so that "someday" is approaching. While I know that, logistically, this is a good thing, it is accompanied by a lot of fear. I have commitment issues, it seems. The "sign on the dotted line for the next 30 years" is scary, as is the fact that this means we're staying put where we are for AT LEAST a few years. And where we are is 3000 miles away from my family and 6000 away from his. We have a realtor, we're working on getting a loan pre-approval, and we have a pretty good idea of what we want/are looking for. I'm excited to have a place of our own, though.
— 3 —
I realized last night that I haven't updated Bebe's journal since the day she turned 6. I keep a journal for each kid. They're nothing fancy at all--just blank books from Barnes & Noble. I wrote from time to time when pregnant, and then after they were born I wrote (and D writes to them, too). I make a point of writing on every birthday and half birthday. But since the birth of Dois, I've dropped the ball on Bebe's journal big-time. And I feel terrible for that. So I wrote last night, and D is planning on writing this weekend. Mommy guilt sucks.
— 4 —
Only one more week of school! I'm just as excited as Bebe is. Which is funny, seeing as how MY schedule will be no different in the summer, besides not having to battle her about homework nightly.
— 5 —
I've started praying the rosary on the way to work. This is big, because my prayer life is pretty much nonexistent. I just have been annoyed with the normal morning radio I listen to, and so I tried sitting in quiet... but I'm not good at that and my head gets all jumbled. So I figured I'd give prayer a shot. I'm not sure what to think of it yet, as it's only been a few days. In a way I feel like a robot just repeating words. Maybe that will change, though? I want to get a CD of the rosary to go along with in the car. Try that out. (CD recommendations are welcome! I'm archaic and don't have an iPod so iTunes are out.)
— 6 —
I worked out for 45 minutes at the gym last night…and then I cancelled our membership. Ironic, yes? Well, we still have a month left, but I cancelled it nonetheless. With D working all the time and Dois hating the childcare more than he hates anything else, it's just not happening. I get one workout a week, max, in... and that's not worth the $80/mo we're paying. So here's to hoping I can figure out a new exercise schedule around our chaos. I have a bike, our complex has a fitness center, we have a pool, and I COULD run (but I hate to).
— 7 —
We made our "summer bucket list" this past weekend, and checked something off of it on Monday.  I love our summer bucket list. Every year D and I make it, but this time we had Bebe join in on the planning. It's so much fun to pick something every weekend or two and then "check it off." We get to see new sights, experience new things, and have fun as a family doing so! What sort of adventures are on your "bucket list"? Ours include waterpark adventures, hiking trails, concerts outdoors, a baseball game, and more!

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