currently | 5.21.17

You know, I can never finish these posts in one setting, so I’m forgoing the old format and just blabbing about what’s going on over here lately.

|| naps are winning. This week the boys decided they were professional crib escapees and so ended my days of working out, prepping dinner, relaxing, or doing anything productive during nap time. Instead I’m now glued to the monitor, hoping to witness any sort of activity that might result in a broken limb, and thus prevent broken limbs. It’s cool that they want to sleep together and all, but putting them in the same crib at the same time apparently just doesn’t cut it, because you can believe I tried that yesterday and…NOPE. For now, nighttime sleep is unaffected. But I’m not holding my breath.

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||working. I started working one more day at the office so now I’m home two weekdays, at the office three, and at my night job 1-2. This was the first week with my new schedule and I know it will take some getting used to, but I think it’s good for everyone. I know the boys get bored with me and need other stimulation and other people around them. I still can’t get over how much more grown up they seem every time I get home from a full day at work. Seriously, why does that always happen?!

|| working out. Not since high school/organized extracurricular activities have I been consistent with workouts. Not when I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on gym memberships. Not when I’ve had a beach vacation on the horizon. Not when I planned to have the healthiest pregnancy ever (LOLLLL). It just hasn’t been a regular thing in my adult life, no matter how hard I’ve tried. But lately something has clicked and I feel more like working out is just a part of life. It doesn’t seem like a chore, and I actually enjoy it most days. That doesn’t mean fitting it into my schedule is always easy, but I’m getting it done. I’m feeling strong and flexible and trying not to get frustrated with the fact that my body is not reflecting the way I feel. Like, at all. It’s particularly frustrating because I’ve also significantly improved my diet. One of these days…right??

|| two words: KITCHEN REMODEL (plus all of the exclamation points) Our kitchen is, quite literally, falling apart. When we bought this house, seven years ago, we intended to gut it out and completely update it. But then we started with smaller rooms, laid wood floors throughout, had two babies, and well, the kitchen remains untouched. With the exception of new appliances, everything (paint, cabinets, countertops, floor) is original from when the house was built in 2000. And just like Ryan Cabrera’s hair, kitchens that were cool in the early 2000s, just. aren’t. anymore. Sooo, Justin has been spending every weekend tirelessly building our kitchen cabinets with his own two hands and we’ll start demo and then rebuilding the week after next!


||party planning. My babies are going to be two next month *audible sob* and as much as I don’t want to talk about it, I also can’t wait to celebrate my baby sharks. Plus, I love a theme, and shark/beach party may just be my very favorite kind of theme.

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That’s all I’ve got for now, friends. I hope wherever you are, the weather is better than it is here. On Tuesday I turned on the air conditioning. Yesterday, I turned on the heat. It will all be worth it for summer in Wisconsin though. I hope. 🙂