Tuesday, January 17, 2012
What's new? My update.
Happy belated New Year to everyone! Hope everyone had a blessed holiday season. My baby is now 3 1/2 months old and I finally am beginning feel back amongst the living. I gave up blogging for a while since it was pretty low on my priority list. Showering and washing clothes so that we all have clean underwear definitely took precedence over blogging my menu plan each week. :-)
My little baby is now sleeping through the night (hooray!) and all three of my kids are waking up at a fairly predictable time each morning, which has allowed me to get up a little earlier each day and shower, put on makeup, get dressed and fix my hair. What a difference this makes in my day - especially for my attitude and energy level.
I've also been able to cook supper again and stick to our weekly menu plans fairly well. I have even ordered a couple of new cookbooks on Amazon and look forward to trying some recipes in there. (As a side note, I've done waaaay too much online shopping lately. It is so easy to surf the web on my iPad while nursing my daughter and, before you know it, the UPS man is making daily stops to our house!) I hope to get back to posting recipes again soon.
What else is new? Well, I'm on an organizational kick. I hit the dollar aisles at Target for a few things to help clean up and organize our mudroom/laundry room. I have given up all hope of ever having the time to have a spring garage sale, so all of the clothes that I have been saving up for that are going to be packed up for donation or consignment shops. My pantry is a mess and that is my next project. I am also in the process of compiling a home management notebook, which I so desperately need after reading what other bloggers have said about them. Hopefully more on all of that to come...
Losing the baby weight is still a challenge but it's happening, thank goodness. I am currently 35 pounds down from the day I came home from the hospital. (How is it possible that you go into the hospital, give birth to an 8 pound baby, and only leave 9 pounds lighter? Yikes.) The first 30 pounds came off fairly quickly and easily, but these last few pounds are going to be stinkers. I need to start exercising, so that is another goal of mine. Definitely starting with sit-ups. My post-third-baby-stomach is in need of some serious help that diet alone certainly will not fix.
Well, I hear the baby stirring so that is my time for now. I hope to post more soon with some updates on the above. I've been reading all of your blogs regarding food, nutrition, organization, child rearing, and crafts and am so inspired by all of you! I'm looking forward to a great 2012!