The latest and greatest goin’ down round these parts!
Here’s what happened this week:
I gave Eddie a haircut! Before you bite my head off, let me remind you that I am the mom and he is my child. I can cut his hair whenever I want. Thank you. I cut it shorter than I did the first time around because it grows oh so quickly. Now with the shorter ‘do, it curls a little funky because the curls aren’t fully curls…it just looks really wavy with one or two actual curls. I love it shorter, but it’ll take some getting used to. When I water it down and comb it though, it’s pretty darn precious, though!!
Brooke started complaining of a cough on Friday, had a 103.5 fever on Saturday and has been down for the count all day Sunday. She’s not going to school Monday, and probably not Tuesday, either…poor kid! I’m really hoping that my boys don’t catch this bug. We’ve thankfully been very healthy since June, when we left Idaho. No colds, runny noses, food poisoning or allergies. I just realized this last week how lucky we were to have been so healthy for so long. But, I knew the city germs would find us, and so it begins. Lots of essential oils and medicine and chicken noodle soup and oranges happening.
It was picture day this week for my kids and I always love getting those photos back…mainly because Blake’s smile looks nothing like a smile. (Think Dracula showing all his teeth) And Brooke is usually hard-pressed to smile for me, so it is a welcomed treasure and memory once I get those hard copies of their school pictures. I love them!
I took Blake to soccer this weekend and took Eddie with me! He plays at a field about 20 minutes away, so Saturday morning we packed up and headed to the fields. Except 30 minutes into Blake’s practice, Eddie had a total diaper explosion and I had no extra clothes for him. What was I going to do? (We’ve all been there, right?) Thankfully, I had just replenished my baby wipes in the diaper bag and there was a kind mom who was watching from afar who came over with a plastic bag, paper towels and hand sanitizer for me. She kept saying “I feel so bad for you. SO bad!” and I was like “it happens! Babies poop!” She didn’t have to feel bad for me….it happens to all babies! So I felt a little awkward. ANYWAYS, once I got him all cleaned up and sanitized all.the.things, he stayed strapped in the stroller for the remaining HOUR of the soccer practice, watching Netflix on my phone, wrapped in a rain jacket.
I’ll be honest, I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately (especially this week) and I can’t put my finger on why. Whyyy do I feel so weird?
I think a big part is it doesn’t feel like Fall in this city yet. I mean, I do get a few chillier days which are heaven sent, but we’ve still had a few days this past week in the 80’s. I also feel so busy, yet unable to accomplish much because other more important things come up and grab my attention. Like, kids. And those stupid dishes. I hate dishes! I’ve been meaning to find a dentist for my kids, but I can’t ever remember to call and make the appointments during actual business hours.
Also, working out. I have good intentions to go walk for an extra hour in the morning after I drop my older two off at school but lately, I’ve felt like I have to run home and work. But, truthfully, I can’t really get any work done because I have a 20 month old who doesn’t play by himself. So, I try to get a few chores done in the morning with his “help” but that usually doesn’t work out too well. My healthy eating habits have vanished again (it didn’t really last that long to begin with) and I am back to being exhausted because Eddie wakes up at 5:30am. Ugh. LIFE. Whyyyy does it have to feel so hard and monotonous and annoying sometimes?
I got a pressure cooker this week! (This is the one I have, incase you’re interested…) I have used it exactly thrice and each time I feel like “This is it. This is when I’m going to die.” I don’t know why it makes me so nervous, but it does. I will say, it cooks some serious food. I’m hoping to post a few recipes from the pressure cooker soon. Please tell me I’m not the only one a wee bit afraid of cooking with the pressure cooker!!
I also made pumpkin donuts THREE separate times this week and I gained 72 pounds. Wheeeeeee!! That recipe will be posted tomorrow 🙂
We are down to three weeks before my husband is done and we get to all live under the same roof again! I was talking to him this weekend about what it would be like and had the stark realization that this part of the career, the WORKING part, might actually be harder on our family than the training. At least with his training, he has the weekends off and free to devote to coming home, playing with kids, etc.. But once the job actually starts at the NYC office, what if its harder? We know his hours will be long and for the first nine months, he’ll get a lot of overtime (no weekends or really any day soff)…so will we actually see him more? It’s so interesting to think about and certainly makes me grateful for the time we do get with him. I never took it for granted before, but especially now, we have no time to waste when Daddy’s home. Remember the time when we were in Idaho and my husband was home all the time and we spent 24/7 together? Those were the days. Contrary to popular belief, I love having my husband home and spending as much time with him as possible. It’s never boring and it never gets old. I love it! Which is why this has been harder for me than usual. But, I will say that him being in Idaho, just the two of us working on this blog of mine wasn’t than challenging for him, career-wise. So, the position he is in now is very challenging and I think he is much happier because he is thriving.
Here’s what’s coming up this week:
My Mom is coming to visit! Woop woop! First family member to pay the old casa Brennan a visit!
I have a few events I’ll be attending. I think the PR world is realizing I live in New York City, so I got a few invites. I can’t attend everything because I have no husband, but I’ve figured out something with the Nanny to allow me to attend. Hooray!
We are hopefully going to go to an apple orchard next weekend. We wanted to go this weekend, but Brooke was sick and our van wouldn’t start! So we had to take it over to a garage to get fixed. Luckily it just needed a new battery. We also need to get some new tires on that thing too before we can go driving it again and sell it. We will be using it for a few more trips and then selling it! The insurance and parking garage costs are more than we anticipated. (Thankfully, it’s all paid off!) We’d save about $7500 a year. So, yes, we’re selling!!