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weekend plans

May 16, 2014

I’m on my own with the kids until Sunday evening! I didn’t exactly plan it this way, but it worked out so that we have lots of stuff to do to fill the time. I’m hoping it’ll keep the tantrums to a minimum. Here’s what we have going on. Friday afternoon/evening Go for a run before picking up kids (maybe) Meal plan – I usually do this on Saturday but since David’s not around to do the shopping & we’re busy Sunday I want to shop a day early Dinner at Mom & Dad’s house; hopefully do some work on Liam’s stocking while we’re there, and also “shop” their house. My mom has a bunch of old furniture, frames, and…
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a self check printable worksheet

May 5, 2014

Last week I was driving and my head just started spinning with all the things in my life I needed to keep straight. There are things I need to do to keep our lives running day to day, areas that I want to focus on for my own personal growth, projects to tackle, relationships to improve. All of a sudden I had the overwhelming need to separate it all out and have a space to do a little bit of journaling about where I am in each area of life along with a place to note any actions I need to take. I wanted something physical that I could hand write on and tape up where I’ll see it. This…
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in my bag

April 24, 2014

My bag situation has changed quite a bit from the past, so I wanted to share! That’s my bag there. It’s the transport tote from Madewell and it’s my dream. My husband spoiled me with it for my birthday and it’s amazing. This is what I keep inside: 1 – Whatever book I’m currently reading (or the Kindle). Currently it’s Lexicon by Max Berry. 2 – My wallet. It’s an old one by Fossil. 3 – This is a RuMe foldable bag I got at Target. I use it for shopping trips or whenever I need an extra bag. 4 – My bullet journal, which is a Moleskine cahier squared notebook. 5 – Thieves essential oil by Young Living. I…
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thoughts on returning to work & some news!

March 7, 2014

Well, I have an official return-to-work date: March 24. So I have two more weeks of freedom, and then it’s back to real life. I have so many thoughts and feelings! But before I go any further, I have to share my news: I have a new job! (Sort of!) Let me explain. I work in the Houston medical center, which is awesome and prestigious, and the hospital I work for (Methodist) is the best. I’ve worked there for almost six years and for the past three I’ve been in an outpatient infusion cancer center and I would happily continue on there until I retire, probably, except for one thing. The problem is that we live in a suburb and…
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thoughts on a birthday

February 5, 2014

Today is my birthday, I am 32 years old. So I’m giving myself the gift of a completely random blog post. Here I am right now: I have a cute baby. A fun and adorable toddler who is at school right now. An awesome, supportive husband. A close extended family and the best in-laws. I love my job, and I also love that I’m on break from it right now. I have it good. And yet this morning I was crying in the shower. Why? Hormones have to do with it. Meredith screaming all morning didn’t help. Taking this blood pressure medication that gives me frequent headaches and fatigue is throwing me off my game. Postpartum depression? I don’t know….
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