Waiting for Mike to hide eggs for their egg hunt. 1. I always hear that men don’t stress about life-work balance as much as women do, but I’m not sure that’s always true with this generation of dads. When Mike got his job offer, he asked them specifically about his schedule because he wants to be ableRead the whole post >>
Let’s talk about downsizing today. Specifically, downsizing Christmas. When Mike and I started thinking about what we want our kids to get from Christmas – memories, family traditions, and fun activities top our list. Piles and piles of expensive, well-wrapped toys do not. I used to worry that it made me a bit ofRead the whole post >>
[November Update] Sell things on Craiglist. I listed and sold several items. I sold everything I listed (except for a playmat that ended up as a donation on accident). I did find a few more things (old DSLR, some newborn cloth diapers, a nursing tank) that probably won’t sell locally, so I’ll need to listRead the whole post >>
1. Yesterday was the first day of spring break for Gabe’s preschool. My plan to use preschool as child care continue to be thwarted by silly things like “days off” and “breaks.” They go to school like 9 hours a week! What kind of break could they need?! Sadly, he doesn’t seem to want aRead the whole post >>
Yesterday was ridiculously fun. We went up to Cleveland for the Holiday CircleFest and visited The Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the Botanical Garden. We saw ice sculptures and Santa ice skating. We saw horses plodding around Wade Park pulling carriages full of people. Everything was decorated for the season with garlandRead the whole post >>
I am told that this time period counts as “last minute” Christmas shopping. Well, with Amazon prime and online shopping, there is plenty of time left to order! And if you’re up for making gifts, you can make them up to the last minute, truly. (When I hand made all my gifts a few yearsRead the whole post >>
And three weeks until we leave for Puerto Rico! This afternoon and evening, we put up our Christmas tree. Because Christmas is in one month and I want as long as possible with this prettiness in our apartment. I refuse to apologize for putting it up before December. THE MORE CHRISTMAS THE BETTER. Bah humbug!Read the whole post >>
We woke up this morning and did a four mile race. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day. (Gabe did a one-mile fun run (walk) with my parents.) I have a lot to be thankful for, and I’m so glad my family humored me in this whim.