Aimless 20 Talk Tuesday

  1.  My baby is 11 months old today.  I’m not quite sure how I feel about this.  As each month passes, it surely is bitter sweet.  However, I am eternally grateful for her ever single day.
  2. I am sorry for my lack of posts lately.  I really have no excuses so I will spare you any that I could potentially come up with.
  3. My husband left for CA yesterday and will not be back until Thursday evening sometime.  The kids already miss him, the house is extra quiet and I was quickly reminded of how much I hate being alone in the house without him at night.  When he goes away, it does put things in perspective for me on how much we do lean on one another and help one another out, even when there are days it seems I am not getting as much help as I’d like and he probably feels that way too at times.
  4. Fall is officially here.  We are going camping this weekend one last time before we put our camper away for the year.  It’s going to be chilly, but it’s supposed to be nice Fall weather ahead so maybe we picked a good weekend to go.
  5. Chai Latte.  YUM!
  6. Another family who went through IVF that I know just had their miricle baby.  Tears of joy for them!  God is good all of the time.
  7. Guys…I still don’t have Fall decor on my porch…just my now dead potted flowers from summer.  Dead works for Halloween though right?  I’m just not into it this year…like I seriously don’t care.  However, I feel so guilty because E has been begging me to decorate to get in the spirit and for my kids sake I really need to step up my game.  They are only little once and I need to do it for them.
  8. E was just into the doctor last week with a sinus infection.  She got an antibiotic and is back to doing her nebulizer treatments twice daily.  She hasn’t been complaining of headaches like she was, but her cough is still not great.  Doctor said if her cough wasn’t better in 10 days that she needs to be seen again.  Well today is her last day of meds and she still has that cough.  My sister is also sick and my father in law I guess now…’tis the season.
  9. 65 degrees in my house right now feels cold, brr.  At what point do you usually turn on the heat? Haha.  I’m such a freeze baby.
  10. I started taking Coq10.  I did not consult my doctor first (which is a no-no) but for those of you take it for poor egg quality, how much do you take?  If your husband takes it, how much does he take?  I currently am taking the reccommended dose on the bottle, but I know you can up the dose.  Just curious.
  11. I’m finally set to get my hair cut on Nov. 1st.  I’m still uncertain of what I want to do, therefore, I feel like I should just get a trim.  However, the other part of me wants to hack it off.  Always the dilemma.
  12. My motivation is completely gone.  I need it back.  I think depresion is creeping back in a bit.
  13. We really need to get someone to come into our house to clean the carpets.  We have never had them professionally cleaned since we’ve lived here.  That’s gross…especially being that it’s 2 dogs, 1 cat and 2 kids later.   I don’t even want to know whats in that stuff.  If it were up to me I’d rip it all out and go to wood flooring & rugs.
  14. Our family photos and K’s one year old photos are coming up in November.  We are going with mustard yellow and navy for our main colors.  I hope they turn out cute!
  15. Who is doing Christmas cards this year?  I like doing them so I can put them in the girls scrapbooks and sending out to close family and friends, which last year I got my list down to about 100 people.  However, it seems like a thing that is starting to fade out.  Should I just save my time, money and energy this year or continue on with the tradition?  Do you like receiving cards?  What do you do with them when you get them?  I hang mine until the New Year and then I save them every year.  However, I know some people just receive them and throw them right away.  Seems like a waste when I can just make a card and put it up on social media and it reaches the same people with less waste.
  16. Did I mention that I tried online grocery shopping?  We have stores in our area that will let you shop online and then pick a date and time to pick up at your convienence.  It was no fuss or hassle and so much easier then shopping and being highly distracted with the kids.  Win-win.  I will be doing this again.  I tried it at our local pick n’save but I know some Wal-Marts are doing it now as well as Woodmans, etc.  AWESOME!!!
  17. After the holidays I’d really like to pick up an extra kiddo or two to watch or get a part time job.  I’ve been in a lull and as much as I’ve been trying to enjoy it, I really do miss the extra cash I was bringing in.
  18. We signed up my oldest for Sunday school in Sept and this has been also holding us accountable for going to church on a more regular basis.  It feels good and I am glad that we are going again.  We are not members of the church we attend, but it’s been weighing heavily on my heart to do the members class to become members.  However, it is 6 Sunday’s in a row we would have to attend these classes and there is always 1 or 2 Sundays that they have these classes where we are not home to attend.
  19. It’s always a good feeling when you can sneak away your child’s attachment item and get it in the wash machine.  K has a blanket she is attached to and it was full of stains and turning black.  I was able to throw it in the quick cycle while she was eating breakfast.  It looks and smells so much better.  I really need to get a 2nd back up…if I were smart.  However, they switched the design of this blanket at Kohls and she is very particular about this exact blanket.
  20. Well my little just filled her pants.  Time to go wreslte the octopus.

3 thoughts on “Aimless 20 Talk Tuesday

  1. Hurray to you for going to church with your kids! I take my 4yo to Sunday school, but I dont’ take her and her 18mo sister to church – it’s more work than it’s worth, and I can’t pay attention to the service anyway. 😦
    I always so cards! However, I do pare down my list a bit each year; if I don’t get a card from you, you don’t get one from me! I think we’ll do photo cards this year, though.
    I hear ya on the motivation. Do you need a new project? Craft, writing, or home improvement? Or homemade CHristmas gift? That always gives me the motivation I need… 🙂 And staves off sadness…
    It’s cold here, too! It was 64 downstairs this morning! I turned it up to 65, and the heat is set to 66 upstairs. We’ll light a fire in our woodstove soon. 64 is our cold limit!

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    • Thanks for the comment! Growing up my husband and I were both raised in the Catholic Church. It just never felt right to me, but I have always had my faith and believed in God. As I got older, I steered away from going to church but when I moved to where I live now I started going on occassion. It wasn’t until my daughter started going to 3K, which was at the church we now go do that I felt like I had a “home” chuch. I really enjoy this one and it feels nice to feel like you belong and fit in at a church. It’s a whole new experience for me to go and feel involved and invited rather just going for the sake of going. Sunday school is held during service so my 5 year old does that and my husband and I and our 11 month old attend service. It can be a chore sometimes with her (ok, all of the time) and I could just put her in the nursery during service but I like her there with us. As far as Christmas Cards go, we are getting professional pictures taken in November, which is something we don’t always do so that is the only thing making me want to send cards is so we can send out our recent family picture and pictures of the girls. I tend to still send to those people who don’t send to us but I will for sure limit my list even more this year to who I do and don’t send to. I don’t know why I’m lacking motivation lately. Part of me feels like I may be depressed. A friend and I walked and talked the other day and she asked me if I thought I had post pardum depression creeping in (just later in the game then most). I really had never thought of that. Maybe? A new craft, or home improvement project would be fun but I don’t have the time or extra funds right now to dive in on something. Writing always motivates me. I’ve often thought about writing a book, but I honestly don’t know where to start with that. It’s 4 degrees warmer in our house this morning but I really couldn’t tell. I’ve always loved woodstoves. That is so nice that you have one, I bet you especially love it in the winter!

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      • You are so lucky that your church does Sunday school during the service! I wish our church did that. But honestly, our church is almost insolvent, so who knows how much longer they’ll keep going anyway. But anyways….
        I’m sorry you’re feeling down. Whether it’s PPD or just plain depression, it’s all the same – not fun. I’m happy you got to walk and talk with a friend! I hope you have a good moms group to connect with and help cheer you up. Sometimes I get the best uplift from a playdate or moms night out when I can commiserate with others – and know other kids do annoying things like mine. I also get such good ideas from other moms (and other bloggers!) that can help me change my outlook or parenting method. I needed that lately too, as I’m been feeling restless or something lately.


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