I realize it's been a bit quiet around here. Life just gets really busy sometimes and I think about blogging so many times a day it's just not funny. But when push comes to shove, it usually ends up being low priority. Which truthfully, is probably where it should be for right now. It's my outlet so it will always be a priority....but when you have an adorable 2-year old, a full time job, a husband, dinner to make, nutrition info to be studying and are trying to build a business.....well, blogging just ends up in the backseat sometimes.
So to give you a glimpse into my life for the past month.....
Recently, I have been reading Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet. I feel like I deserve Bittersweet a post all on its own. It was a book that came along at the right time and moved and stretched and comforted me in ways I didn't even know I needed. Basically I was in tears the whole time I read it. But oh, did I love that beautiful book. Cold Tangerines was the same, but Bittersweet will forever hold a place in my heart. If you haven't already read them, I would highly recommend them!
My Lucy girl is growing up. I am sad and happy about it all at once. I caught a glimpse of me holding her in the mirror this morning and was shocked at how big she now looks in my arms. What happened to my tiny little bitty baby?!? Of course, she is quite hilarious too! She loves talking on her toy phones and could carry on a conversation with Grammy or Grandma Cindy on that phone for hours. She loves just walking around the house chatting away....something she must have seen me do at some point eh? We have been working on teaching her fun little sayings too like "See you later alligator" and "After while crocodile". So now every time she hangs up her little phone she says, "Bye Grammy! See you later, Crocodile!" Pat and I crack up laughing every single time. And now we find ourselves saying it the wrong way like her just because it's so funny!
On a whim a few Saturday's ago I was running errands with Lucy while Pat was working on taxes at home and decided to take her into our local coffee shop. I was really in the mood for one of their hot teas and suddenly thought that Lucy might get a kick out of drinking a hot chocolate. We ordered and headed over to the kids play area and she couldn't have been more thrilled to be playing with puzzles and drinking a "coffee". It was such a sweet moment to share with this fun little kiddo of mine!
While there have been lots of fun things...there was also LOTS of sickness. Pat and I both got sick last Sunday and while his ended up being pretty minor, mine turned into full blown stomach flu! It was one of the worst flu's I have ever had. By Tuesday I knew I was severely dehydrated and called Pat and work and asked him to take me into the ER. Two bags of fluids and I was feeling much better but still needed the rest of the week to fully recover. Being that sick makes you all kinds of grateful for your mom and husband who took turns nursing me back to health. So blessed to have them both!
By Sunday I was finally feeling better! The weather actually cleared up a bit and we hit a high of about 50 degrees! It was beautiful and called for some much needed outdoor playtime! Lucy had so much fun running around the driveway. It was like her little body needed that fresh air in a way that she couldn't even fully express! I think we all felt that way though. We ended up taking a nice long walk through the surrounding neighborhoods before heading home and feasting on some yummy Mexican. I may not have eaten for 4 days when I was sick, but my appetite came back with a vengeance and all I could think about were making these tacos! They did not disappoint!
I hope you have all had a great March so far and hope that things are starting to look like Spring where you live! It still seems like winter here, sadly, but I am hopeful that warmer weather will be arriving soon! Have a wonderful Thursday!!