I need more time.
Those are about the only words I can manage to sputter out of my mouth these days. I need more time for this. I need more time for that. I think time is the one thing you can really never have enough of.
Evie is five weeks old today, which means I am on my very last week of maternity leave. Want to know how fast time can really fly by? Take six weeks off from your job and do the one thing that you spend your days and nights dreaming about and see just how fast it goes. For me, that one thing is being a stay-at-home mom and these last 5 weeks have been so wonderful. I may complain that I spend 90% of my day breastfeeding my daughter, but I swear if I could spend my days at home teaching, loving, and playing with my children I would be a very happy girl.
I still have a list of things I want to accomplish this week while I’m at home. There are so many things I wanted to get done that my normal life just doesn’t leave time for. Unfortunately, taking care of a newborn doesn’t leave much time for them either I’ve found out. One of the very important things I have yet to do is to pay bills and take another good look at the family budget and see where else we can make cuts. I’ve gotten a good start, but we still have a long ways to go to make things work.
Once I have the budgeting done, I have a ton of photos to frame and hang (I’m about a year behind on this), laundry to fold, cleaning and organizing to do, closets and dresser drawers to clean out, and several sewing/craft projects that I really wanted to finish. Unfortunately, all of these things are rather difficult to do while holding a baby so they probably won’t get done. Oh, and I also need to write Evie’s one month update which I’m already several days late on. Second child syndrome already?
Evie is sleeping peacefully (in her crib!) right now, which is why I’m furiously multi-tasking. At the moment I’m eating lunch, blogging, trying to upload the gazillion photos I took this weekend (and am getting angry with my Flickr uploader), and contemplating whether to dig into the five baskets of laundry that need folded or the stack of bills that is threatening to fall over if I don’t sort them soon.
And now, instead of doing all those things I need to be doing, I’m off to battle an infestation of flying ants that refuse to die because they are suddenly swarming right behind the couch I am sitting on. But first, here’s a pictures of my beautiful girl who is actually sleeping in her crib.
I almost forgot to mention, I finally updated my recipe site and will have new recipes popping up all week so be sure to check them out!