We’ve had a full day today, and it also feels like we’ve accomplished nothing. I hate when that happens.
We went to Target this morning to stock up on cat supplies. Sounds crazy, but we needed cat litter and cat food. At least I thought we needed cat food. We have a bag (more than 10 pounds) downstairs, and I somehow missed it when I was down there yesterday. So now we have two enormous bags of cat food – and one cat. I blame it on mom brain.
It seems everyone in Asheville is wearing their babies these days. We saw at least three other women carrying their babies in Moby wraps at Target. I was also wearing my child in a Moby wrap. Just found it interesting. (And somewhat cool.)
I’ve painted several sets of gingerbread ornaments. I’m thinking of putting them on etsy. Not sure if they’ll sell, but it’s worth a shot. I don’t really need all of these ornaments, but I find painting a stress reliever.
I’m pretty stressed out. Between going back to work, arranging for Lucas to be all over the place for the next month, making sure he has food, and traveling (twice!) in the next month…I’m a wreck. Not to mention we’re going to have two sets of house guests over the next month. Eek.
We I normally go shopping on Black Friday. I love it. I get most of my Christmas shopping done during that time. This year will be so different. No shopping in the middle of the night because I value my sleep now. And I can’t cart an infant through the stores the day after Thanksgiving. So it looks like most of my shopping will be done online. I’m grateful for Amazon.
I’m thisclose to paying someone to take care of the leaves in our yard. For weeks, I’ve been raking/bagging leaves and you can’t even tell. I love our trees in the springtime and summer. I hate them in the fall.
I haven’t been running since my Power of Pink relay. I really need to exercise. It would make me feel so much better (and I need more exercise than my daily walk with the baby.) Maybe tomorrow?
I’ve been working on a laundry bag for Lucas. I bought the fabric months ago, got the pieces cut out a few weeks ago, and pieces have been ironed (and some of the iron-on fabrics have been done.) I just have to sew it. I haven’t had a solid hour to sew and that’s frustrating.
I think Lucas is starting to change his nighttime routine. He’s gone to bed earlier the past two nights (still waking around 10:15 or 10:30 to eat and then go down for the long part of the night.) This would be a great thing if he’d stick with it. His routine changes often, and I have one more day to get him into a true routine that I can deal with when I’m working. Of course, then we’ll be traveling three days later. Fingers crossed that he handles the trip well, and that his sleep isn’t disrupted too much.
I’m frustrated. And stressed. Please bear with me.