I’m not altogether sure whether it is the lack of activity in my life right now or the busy summer that has been keeping me from writing lately. I feel like I am so busy all the time, yet when I sit down to think about what I might write about I can’t think of a single interesting thing. Life just seems a little boring and routine right now. Perhaps I just haven’t had enough time to let my mind wander lately. I miss writing daily, but at the same time I have enjoyed the break from the computer screen. Hopefully things will start picking back up around here soon. In the meantime, here’s what’s been happening.
It seems like it has been a year, but in reality, for about the last 6 weeks or so my office has been in the middle of a remodeling project. During that time, all of my stuff has been packed away, with only the essentials crammed into the corner of my mom’s office where I’ve been working on a tiny little typewriter table. It hasn’t been miserable, but it certainly isn’t the ideal working situation. The end of the project is drawing near, and now that I can see a light at the end of the tunnel, it is getting harder and harder to work in my little corner of someone else’s office. When all is said and done, I’ll have my very own office with 4 walls and a door (for the first time in my life). My boss even agreed to let me have a lock on the door so that after the baby is born I’ll be able to pump with a little privacy. That fact alone makes it all worthwhile. The carpeting goes in next week and if all goes well, by the following Monday I’ll be able to move in. I can hardly stand the wait now.
I am finally over the illness from hell and feeling much better. I ate my first full meal in almost a week today and it was so good that I totally overstuffed myself and have been paying for it ever since. I’ll have to back off a bit for the rest of the week to make up for what I ate today. Since discovering that I am pregnant, I’ve been changing my diet up a bit. Instead of all of the diet drinks and low-fat or no-fat foods that I usually have (trying desperately to stick to my defunct WW diet), I’m trying to do about half and half. I’m still sucking down my Crystal Light like crazy, but I’m also trying to drink more plain water and letting myself have a regular soda every once in a while instead of drinking 2 or 3 Coke Zeros a day. I’m also cutting the caffeine quite a bit so the sugar helps pep me up a little when I need it. Instead of Lean Cuisine for lunch every day, I’ll throw in a Red Baron pizza or some mac ‘n’ cheese a couple times a week. The baby needs some fat, right? Oh, and the 2% chocolate milk? It is so on! Don’t get me wrong, I’m still watching the weight gain. I gained 30 pounds when I was pregnant with Zach and I’m trying to keep this one at less than 30 (preferably around 20), so I still have to watch myself.
Zach is doing much better at his new day care. This morning, we stopped by his old day care provider’s house (because she called and tempted me with warm Monkey Bread!) for a few minutes before going to his “school” to drop him off. The whole time we were at her house he was very clingy, refusing to let go of me even for a minute. As we were leaving, I asked him if he was ready to go to school and he actually smiled and said, “Yes!” When we got there, he went right in, told me good-bye and joined his class. For the first time, his teacher didn’t have to hold him while I walked away. As I turned to peek one last time, he was standing there smiling. For the first time I really felt like I made the right decision. Next week he’ll be promoting into the next higher 2-year-old class, so hopefully that won’t be too hard on him. He seems to be excited about it for now. Once he adjusts to that, maybe we can start working on all the other things that he has been regressing on lately (like potty training, that damn pacifier, and sleeping at night).
That’s about all I can come up with for tonight. It’s late, Hubby disappeared and left me mostly in the dark about an hour ago, and the caffeine buzz from my first Coke all week is starting to wear off. I suppose that means it’s time for bed.
p.s. I’ve really got the bug to re-design this site. The green is making me want to puke and that bikini-clad girl up there with the little smirk is irritating the crap out of me. Problem is, I have NO ideas what-so-ever. If anyone wants to throw out any ideas to help get the wheels turning, it would be much appreciated. I’m thinking a new design might just give me the little kick I need to get writing again.