I haven’t been feeling very bloggy lately. I go through my daily routine and nothing really seems like it needs to be written about. Yet, for some reason I still feel the need to write. So here I am. I guess it’s time for a little bit of catch up.
Zach is being a bit of a terror lately. I think we have definitely hit the “terrible 2’s” stage of defiance. No matter what I say to him, the answer is “NO!” Getting him dressed in the mornings is a major chore. He fights me every step of the way until I am so frustrated I can’t wait to drop him off at day care. Then two seconds later he lifts his arms, gives me a hug, and totally redeems himself. When he’s not frustrating me, I sit back in amazement while I watch his latest accomplishments. I love to listen to him talk and sing. He is learning so many new words and his speech is getting more and more clear. He may just be a normal 19-month-old kid, but to me he seems like a genius in the making.
Work has been really busy lately. It always is this time of year but for some reason it seems even more stressful this year.
The diet is going okay. As of Sunday morning I had lost 4.5 pounds, but on Monday (my official weigh-in day) I was only down 2 pounds so that was what got recorded. The Super Bowl snacks are most likely what did me in. This week is going to be really tough. My boss took me and my mom out today for our birthdays and even though I had a salad, it had lots of fattening stuff on top. Then we had cake and ice cream back at the office to celebrate. I think I’ll do all right the rest of the week. Well, until Saturday when we do our family birthday dinner. February is just always a tough month.
I’ve become a little bit of a wino since Christmas. My sister gave me a set of wine glasses that I absolutely love and I want to drink wine just so I can use them. She also gave me a big bottle of White Zinfandel which has come in quite handy. My only problem is that I’ve never really drank wine much before so I don’t know what I like. I know I like White Zinfandel and this really cheap peach flavored wine that I found and that I don’t like Merlot, but other than that I’m pretty clueless. I tasted a Riesling when we were in Hawaii and I liked it but I don’t even know what else to try. I’m afraid to buy something I don’t already know I like because if I don’t like it then I’ve just wasted my hard earned money. This new “hobby” of mine is also not good for the diet.
Thanks to the suggestion of a good friend, I’ve been doing a little re-evaluation of my priorities. I feel so overwhelmed sometimes with all of the things that I feel like I need to do. I’ve been trying to spend a little less time on the internet and more time doing the things I need to be doing. I spent a big part of the weekend cleaning and organizing my house. I de-cluttered, re-organized, and just generally made things look better and it felt great. I also went through my blog subscriptions and cleaned out about half of them. There were so many that I just really wasn’t keeping up anymore so I figured I needed to cut back. As a result, I’m spending more time actually working at work and I’m pretty sure that’s a good thing. Now I just need to quit that bad habit of adding new blogs to my feed reader.
And finally, the bad news of the day. I found out yesterday that my sister-in-law had a miscarriage. I want so badly to talk to her, to comfort her. But again, I just don’t know how. What do you say to someone in that situation? They were both so excited that she was pregnant. All she could talk about when we were at their house was baby, baby, baby. I can’t even imagine what she must feel like right now. I feel like such a schmuck for telling her how perfect and easy my pregnancy was. I hurt for her, for the baby that is no more, and for my brother-in-law who was so excited at the prospect of becoming a father.
And that’s pretty much what’s going on with me. Exciting, huh?