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Friday, October 4, 2013

Musings of a Mom....part 1

Today was a busy day for Little One and I!! Even though our day didn't start until after 11:00 am (I went back to bed after Hubby left for work), we unloaded the dishwasher, folded and put away the laundry, cleaned up the bedroom, sorted through Baby's clothes (pulling out too small items and adding in bigger sizes), Baby took a good long nap while I worked out (sorta), and then we took the puppy for a mile walk! I made dinner, gave the Baby a bath, bedtime story, bottle, and bed! Whew!!

All in all, after a very long, rough, discouraging week, today was a great day!! Kensei Faith is such a bright, beautiful baby! I can't believe she is 10 months old and will be having a 1st birthday so soon!! If you ask her, "where is ____?" she can generally pick it up and show you. Specifically her bear, Curious George, a book, and her beads. She has "smelled" flowers and is in love with herself in the mirror! She will laugh and wave at the baby in the mirror forever!! She is trying to walk, but still prefers to crawl everywhere! It won't be long!! Her facial expressions are priceless and she has learned a new "thing"....she puts her hands palms up as if to say, "I don't know!" It is so funny coupled with the look on her face!!!

I am trying to get back on the wagon of working out and getting rid of this baby weight. I dislike very much the woman in the mirror and getting dressed in anything except yoga pants is very depressing!! It seems that many of my friends are on this journey too, so together we are making small changes for the bigger picture---a healthier "me". I want to be comfortable in my own skin and I haven't been there in a very, very long time. Hopefully, with so many people surrounding me on similar paths, I won't falter and fall off so many times!! Water and walking are my first steps, with better eating habits following, and then figuring out some sort of workout routine (in addition to walking). I'd love to find an elliptical to use or a couple of ladies to walk with! (I always walk farther and faster when I have a buddy!)

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine posted on FB that her Bible study was opening up to new people! I jumped at the chance to join and it has been awesome from the start! Each session is 6 weeks long but from night 1 I have felt like I've known these ladies my entire life!! How beautiful to have nearly instant friendships orchestrated by none other than our great and mighty God!! I am so looking forward to continuing this journey with these sweet ladies and ones that join us in the future!!

Life has been crazy adjusting to hubby's new work schedule, looking for places to rent, catching up on bills, and working at menu planning/budgeting/couponing! I also picked up some work writing for a blog ( so I have been adding that in too! I am still so excited that moving into our own place is within reach now and cannot wait to unpack every single one of these boxes!!

Off to get some sleep before another busy day begins!!