Another Year, Another Life Lately



So March is my birthday month. That makes this a special edition of my monthly Life Lately.



Birthday
So I don't want to be a total bummer, but my husband was not able to join me for my birthday dinner. Yes, that means I went to a restaurant by myself on my birthday. I'd like to say it didn't bother me, but I'd be lying. It stunk big time. I really need to find a babysitter for the boys that is a bit more dependable or flexible. Because my MIL is my free babysitter, I can only do things like have a birthday dinner or date night when it is convenient for her. They won't take both boys overnight so my option was to have a small window of time during the day so I could have a kid free birthday. Well it just so happens that during the small window of time I had for my birthday, my husband was not available. Go figure. I already don't get much time with him so it was a major disappointment. I can't reschedule either. Honestly I shouldn't be surprised this happened. I didn't really get a birthday last year either. Last year, my MIL took me to a children's museum with my toddler for my birthday. Anyway. A few hours without the kids was nice, but I really wanted to spend the day with my husband.

Reading
This shouldn't even be a category for me anymore. I've read nothing.

Watching
I've starting watching The Mary Tyler Moore Show at night while I work on blog stuff. I also watched the complete season of Timeless. It was really good. I'll be sad if it gets cancelled.

Kiddos
Help me! Please! I have a toddler with a bad attitude and I have a 9 month old that will be walking soon. The little is crawling all over the place and pulling up on everything. I do really love seeing the
boys start to play together. There is a bit of toy stealing that goes on and occasionally my oldest will get a bit too rough. But it is the cutest when my oldest gives his little brother tickles. Or when the little one crawls around trying to follow big brother.

Wifey Life
So I don't want to go into too much detail about it here, but things could be going better. My husband and I are having a hard time with our relationship right now. We both know we need to put some time in toward addressing some things, but neither of us actually has time.

Blog/Social Media
I am trying to actually post on the blog a bit more often than I did last month. I really don't have as much time as I need to put out 10-12 blog posts a month. This is particularly true since I am trying to incorporate more original photography. I can't exactly take the best photos in the middle of the night, when I have time away from little boys. But I also know, if I don't post I won't have any growth. Instagram has been growing pretty quickly since it is the easier platform to manage.  My Pinterest growth has been fairly stable but I want to grow it faster. If you have a secret to help with Pinterest growth, I'd love to here it.

Self
I realized I had been leaving a big part out of my life lately posts. Myself. Like a part where I really reflect on my life lately as a whole. Right now it is pretty obvious I have way too much stuff on my plate. I have so much work that needs to be done and not enough time to do it. On top of that, I haven't had time to do things I really enjoy like spending time with my husband, seeing new places, trying new restaurants, and trying new hobbies. My try a new thing every month has been helping with this a bit. This month I took a class on DIY bath products at Workshop. I spend a ton of money on bath time stuff at Lush, so it will be nice to learn how to make things myself. I shared bits of this experience in my Instagram Stories but I wasn't able to share as much as I would have liked. Mixing the ingredients and playing with essential oils made my hands too slippery to record what we were doing.

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