I’m exhausted but at least my hair looks better with a bit o’ grease.

I’m not going to lie, this week was rough. Tim was out of town and I was left alone with this daughter o’ mine and it wasn’t easy to play single-mom, if only for a few days. I could go on and on about this, but suffice it to say that I’m more convinced than ever that parenting is a two person job. Also, I’ve never been more tired in my life.

Also, due to lack of sleep / free time I haven’t been able to do basic things like eat full meals or scroll Instagram on my phone (or do anything on social media) or talk to friends or read… (yeah I’m just throwing myself a pity party but I’m on a roll so just bear with me) or even shower, as is evident by this conversation that took place the other day, which of course I documented via Twitter:

(This Week) I Kept Myself Busy By

… trying another new yoga studio – I like Vinyasa more and more each time I go.

… hanging out with other moms on play dates. I don’t know what I would do without other moms who reassure me that I’m not the only person who feels like they’re going crazy every day.

… attending church group. Right now we’re studying Philippians and I’m excited to see what this study teaches me.

… spending time at my mom’s house in the suburbs.

… watching The Bachelor (and drinking wine, of course) with girlfriends.

… hanging out with great friends and enjoying awesome chili & conversation.

(This Week) I’ve Learned:

  • The best months to buy things in 2015. (here)
  • The value of blank spaces. (here)
  • Everyone seems to agree that meetings are a large waste of time. (here)
  • Evidently big companies pirate software. (here)
  • Millennials want to move to the suburbs but, evidently. (here)

(This Week) Clara

… is acting like she’s never gone to sleep by herself in her life. I’m back to nursing her to sleep. What in the world happened?! 

… enjoyed spending time with lots of relatives who took turns babysitting her! 

… is stubbornly refusing to eat bananas and sweet potatoes.

… seems to be so close to crawling (in my non-expert opinion).

… had a blast hanging out with her friends. Except it turns out she’s a hair puller and she made her friend, Alex, cry on more than one occasion. She didn’t feel remotely badly about it.

(This Week) I Wrote:

  • A rare domestic post on meal planning and some of my favorite recipes. (Tues)
  • About giving my daughter better advice than I give myself. (Wed)
I’m so excited for this weekend! I’m planning on resting as much as possible and enjoying my family being under one roof again.


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