Another Year, Another Life Lately
So March is my birthday month. That makes this a special edition of my monthly Life Lately.
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.
This shouldn't even be a category for me anymore. I've read nothing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.