It’s the last Friday in January and I’m sitting here with a lot on my mind and not a clear thought out post to give you so let me just run off what I’m thinking about and we can all breathe a huge sigh of relief because my mind is overloaded. I’ve taken the liberty to organize them in themes, so I guess that’s pretty cool too right?
Blogging Theme – February
I’ve come up with a theme for February. Yay! I’m going to do a post each day leading up to Valentine’s Day about love. Nope, I’m not in love (yet, maybe someday) but I wanted to give you the good, bad, ugly and everything in between posts about love. I challenge some of my bloggers to do the same. It’s 14 days of a love fest. Should be interesting.
The next 15 days after Valentine’s Day will be devoted to Black History pioneers. I will still post some updates about my life (parenting, relationships, resolutions, fitness, etc) in the mix, but I want to highlight some of those awesome people that came before me or are currently making strides in today’s society. I’m excited.
Parenting – Post Blizzard Update
I’m back at work for the first time in a week. Schools are still closed, but after care was open and I sent my son. Woohoo! Can you say “FREEDOM”? I arrived early to work. My little munch had the audacity to be sad and say, “But mommy, I’m not ready to go back to my daddy’s house. I’m not finished spending time with you.” I smiled and kissed him tenderly and said, “Boy, bye! It’s daddy’s time and mommy has spent more than enough energy catering to you during this blizzard. I love you and will see you next Friday.”
Speaking of munch, I realized that I’m a better mother because I work. Work is like a vacation I get to take everyday whereby I get to have adult conversations about things other than Alvin and the Chipmunks, Thieves and Bandits (thanks Sparkle) and every animal in the jungle. It was overwhelming. He’s the best and I wouldn’t trade him for the world, but dang. He doesn’t like to sleep and he insists on keeping me updated on every little thing that happens when I cut the lights on. Do I seem frustrated? LOL. Kids!
Finally, I realized that my munch seems to be packing on the pounds. I told him that we are re-enrolling in swim at the next session and spring soccer registration begins next week because we have to stay healthy. It probably didn’t help that I cooked him 3 meals a day. Nope, I didn’t meal plan. Remember I was having a panic attack? But, we’re going to learn how to ride the bike and walk the track. Quality time spent that will allow us to be healthy.
I get to spend some time with Mr. C. I haven’t seen him in over 2 weeks. Add it to my feeling under-weather, throw a blizzard in the mix and his intense work schedule and I am actually missing this guy. Shh! Don’t tell him though. I’m trying to keep it a secret. I don’t like to show my emotions.
Speaking of emotions, I’m having a hard time communicating with him. He’s funny, shy and an introvert and as you can guess it…I’m an extrovert, funny and very outspoken. Can you say opposite’s attract? The current discussion item…are we moving at a snail’s pace? I’m not for moving fast, but I think an appropriate speed of 30 mph is better than 1 mile in 3 days. Do you get what I’m saying? Ugh! Dating is confusing as heck!
Finally, I’m reading this great book called Lose the Cape: Never Will I Ever … and Then I Had Kids which I will be posting a review on my blog on Sunday. I was originally scheduled to post the review yesterday, but with the blizzard, panic attacks and school closings I wasn’t in any type of shape to get it done. I’m more than 60% through the book (I will be finished tonight) and I can’t wait to do my first book review and share my thoughts with you. Ya’ll know I love being a mommy right?
That’s it, I think? We’ll touch base on Sunday when I post my review on the above book. Talk to you soon!