My little guy has far out grown this hat that I made for him - it actually fit him best in the summer months. And here we are with October right around the corner and I have yet to start making another 1 (or 3) for this season. I'm slipping.
First thing first: I fit back into my prepregnancy jeans! woo hoo! yea, I'm talking about my nice ones too - my Banana Republic sized 0 petite jeans that I actually paid full price for (that's a different post). Once those fit - I went on a bit of a tear trying on all of my pants and skirts that haven't seen the light of day in over a year. Not only do I have my jeans to wear again, but I also have work pants again!
Truth be told, everything is still a little snug around the middle, and I haven't found made the time to get back into a regular exercise routine, except for my daily push ups. But all-in-all I'm feeling pretty good. And there will always be time to get up at the crack of crack to go for a run - but right now, with the little one still nursing at least once at night...coupled with my night owl-hours - I think choosing sleep over early morning exercise is the better way for me to go right now.
On a different note - I got a chance to explore the local craft store and they are primed and ready for fall. The moment I walked in I was assaulted ASSAULTED by potpourri. I haven't smelled that much potpourri, in one place since the last fall harvest fair I went to with my mom - about 15 years ago.
Oh there's so much to say I don't even know where to start. The two biggest things - My little guy turned 1 year old
and we bought our first house...and I bought a new camera...and we're still unpacking.
Getting settled into a new home takes time - doing it with a toddler around adds a different sort of challenge to say the least. All in all the important things have been taken care of and the living room is finally suitable for 'living'; the kitchen and dining room, on the other hand, are still works-in-progress.
The best part is that somewhere between unpacking, taking care of the little one and spending time with the husband - I've been able to make time for crafting - never mind that a majority of my supplies have been relegated to the garage for the time being (grrr). I've finished a couple more neck warmers. Well, they're almost finished - if I could just find where I put my jar of buttons...I'm also just about done with 2 more pair of earrings. Although, I'm pretty sure the hooks I needs to finish them off with are in the same box that the button jar is in. hmmm.
The bigger point is that I am making time and it's one of the things that's keeping me sane in the chaos that is relocation with child.
Mr. Man and I just bought our first house. yup - a whole HOUSE! It's an amazing feeling; especially since the bills haven't really started to roll in yet...We are still busy cleaning, unpacking and making plans. You know, homeowner plans, like
"Maybe in a few years we could put french doors here, that open up to the yard."
"Should the patio extend father out or along the back of the house?"
"Should the half-court be in the back corner or over by this fence?"
That last one is my husband's main concern. Sure, there are gutters that need to be installed, and the kitchen is a pretty tight squeeze, but it's ours (plus, the yard is HUGE).
Another big thing that's happened is that the Little Guy just turned 1. I look at pictures of him from the first few weeks and I can barely believe that he's the same person. The son I have now is walking more confidently every day; A little boy who's previously non-existent vocabulary, now includes: up, all done, no, ma, da and the beginning and pieces of words soon to come. Yea, I have a toddler.
Speaking of pictures, on the not-so-happy-news-front my camera was stolen some time just before we moved. I'm finding it hard to live without but now you know why this post is imageless...
The last few weeks have been a whirl wind of activity and, once I unearth my big crate of yarn - and borrow a camera (grrr), I'll be able to show the projects that have kept me sane during the move.