Enjoying…my sweet baby. Even though sometimes I’m up at ungodly hours of the morning feeding and/or rocking him, I know how fast the baby stage really does go (as I look at my 3 yr old who seems to get taller and more independent by the day), so I’m loving these snuggly baby days while they last.
Planning…how to get all the little things in life done that have to be done (like laundry, cooking, errands, etc) without losing my mind. I’m a list-maker/schedule kind of person, so if I can get a good plan or system in place, actually doing the tasks doesn’t bother me too much. It’s when it’s all unplanned and chaotic that I feel totally overwhelmed.
Excited for…our annual alma mater pilgrimage to Columbia, MO next month to go to a football game. check out the new buildings on campus, eat some delicious Shakespeare’s Pizza, and hopefully get some cute family pictures in our Mizzou gear.
Cooking…massive quantities of steel-cut oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, and healthy snacks like these Apple Pie Bites. I am a ravenous beast lately, and trying to eat healthy when you want to eat all the time is a challenge. Feeding myself AND a baby takes a lot of calories!
Watching… all my favorite shows that are back on the air — Parks & Rec, New Girl, The Mindy Project, and Parenthood!!! — and checking out a few new ones. Brooklyn 9-9 looks like goofy fun.
Listening…to NPR on my drive to & from work (it’s the only thing that keeps me from being completely uninformed about the world events, since I can’t stand TV news), and some new Rock My Run mixes while exercising. (Have you heard of this website? Really fun workout music!)
Hoping…that I remember something about litigation, since that’s my new assignment at work, after 6+ years of transactional work (non-court stuff, like drafting contracts, legal opinions, etc.) Even though it’s a little nerve-wracking to step outside my comfort zone, I think it will be good to stretch my brain in a new direction. Plus, if my first case is any indication, I should get some really good stories out of it!
Reading…a little bit of this and that right now, without anything exactly catching my fancy. I started reading Bread and Wine quite a while back and put it down to read waiting-list library books that I finally got, so maybe I’ll go back to that.
Fitness-ing…I am trying to get back into running, since I (stupidly?) agreed to run a 5k leg of the Bass Pro marathon relay in early November. I’m pretty sure I can cover the distance, but I’d like to do it without walk breaks and without feeling like I’m going to collapse. I’ve also been doing the Fit Healthy Moms Pregnancy Weight Loss program… if you can call not following the diet very well and doing about half the weekly workout videos “doing the program.”
Snapping… photos of my older son doing tummy time with his baby brother and touching his soft hair. (“Gently! Gently!”) It’s so sweet to see the brotherly love developing. (And of course, I’ve been working on my photos for the One Community link-up this Saturday. You’re joining us, right?)
Linking up with HopefulLeigh.