A thoughtful 10.

I think that thoughtful is the word of the day. Yesterday Fynn and I had a nice relaxing Saturday. We spent some time with a good friend and her family. I’m always grateful for my friends who keep me company while Nate is traveling. I still haven’t figured out how I’m going to get everything done while Nate is away for 2 weeks in February. It’s not the grocery shopping – I can always order Peapod – it’s taking out the trash or doing the laundry. Because I live in a high-rise apartment building and not a house, all of these simple things turn into much larger challenges. Reason 126 that Nate and I need to buy a house. Now if we could only just get that money tree to produce 100 dollar bills, life would be so much easier.

My little guy is so close to crawling. He’s pretty good at creeping, especially on the hardwood floors in our apartment. It won’t be long until I’ll be chasing him around the apartment. I can’t complain, Fynn is a really great baby and Nate and I are really lucky to have him.

The dieting is going pretty well. I had a few small victories yesterday. I had to pack up Fynn and go for a ride in the car so that it wouldn’t be in the parking lot for snow removal. We drove around for 2 hours. By the time it was 12:00 I was starving and decided I was going to go to McDonalds for lunch….and I drove right by it. I had a turkey sandwich. Although a side of Pringles and Pepsi with a friend. But I’m glad I didn’t have a greasy cheeseburger, French fries, and then the Pringles and Pepsi. Although, the Pepsi kind of killed my sugary soda goal, but tomorrow is another day. Another day for cooking! I need to pick out a new recipe to try tomorrow night. Any suggestions?

My little guy has been going to sleep late into the evening, so I’ve struggled with my reading goal. Now that Nate is home for a little bit, it helps. The chores can be split up a little so I’m not washing bottles at midnight. I’m excited to get back to Traveler so I can move on to my first book of the challenge. It’s sitting on my dining room table taunting me as I write this.

I think 2010 needs to be the year of letting go. No more dwelling on mistakes or missed opportunities. Time to be happy right now and not worry so much about tomorrow. All my life I’ve wished for things to move quickly. I left high school a year early, I only spent a little time appreciating jobs before I wanted something new. I’m always thinking about what is going to happen 6 months or 10 years from now. I’m happy I’m home. I’m enjoying this time with Fynn. I’m enjoying watching him grow every day and learn new things. I hope this year creeps by. I don’t think I’ve ever wished for time to slow down in my entire life. I wish that now.

Have a great week everyone. At whatever speed you’d like it to travel.

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2 Responses to A thoughtful 10.

  1. Christie says:

    I will watch Fynn whenever you need to take out garbage – just save it until Sunday nights! 🙂

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