Thursday, May 3, 2012

Things I Have Done Lately

  • Played quite a bit of Draw Something. It makes me wish I had an iPad; the people with iPads make such better drawings.
  • Returned to losing a pound a week after starting my thyroid medicine. It had been taking me 2-3 weeks to lose a pound lately, so this is a welcome development. I have less than 20 lbs to return to my pre-baby weight now; a number in the teens feels very nice and doable. I haven't been re-checked yet so I don't know if my thyroid levels are back to where I should be but I'll find out soon.
  • Tried to help this baby learn how to eat actual food. He is very, very bad at it.
    Very first food 
    The first non-crying food experience
  • Saw a child of mine have an allergic reaction for the first time. The second time we gave him eggs, he broke out in hives all over. An allergy to egg is one that many babies outgrow so I'm hopeful that it is just a temporary thing. Rob says we can try again in a few months once he brings home "supplies" from work. I'm not exactly sure what that means.
  • Running and yoga, with a smidge of Pilates thrown in. On a good week I am working out 3 days a week. Ideally I know we all should exercise more like 5 days a week, but I feel like this is pretty good for my current life stage.
  • Despite the weight loss and the exercise and the healthy eating and the thyroid medicine, I have been plagued with bouts of intense exhaustion. I know that everyone is tired all the time and these are our tired thirties but it has been BAD lately. I'm not sure how to fix this.
  • Not been sewing very much. Sigh... I like to sew so much and I really want to wear the summer-y skirts and dresses I have planned out but I have lost my sewing mojo lately. See above RE: exhaustion.
  • On the other hand, reading a little more regularly than I have since Lewis was born. I love books.
  • Experienced significant brokenness in some family relationships. Sigh... Things are not good in this area.
  • Watched our neighborhood emerge from the bare gray of early spring through the bright colors of tulips and irises into the leafy green of May. Our spring has been warmer earlier than last year after our very mild winter-- darned global warming. Although yes, spring is lovely.
  • Been researching and getting estimates for replacing some windows at our house. I really love our 100-year-old windows in many ways but WOW they are inefficient. It is especially uncomfortable in warm weather; we had our first day in the upper 80s last week (freakish warm snap) and now I am obsessed with getting new windows on the west side of our house.
  • Vacuumed under our dining table. I don't feel capable of getting another dog yet and caring for ONE MORE NEEDY CREATURE but every time I vacuum there I think, "Gosh, I miss having a dog."

1 comment:

Sharon said...

The Tired Thirties. I love that, because it's true.