I should start out by saying, I have not made it to the beach yet. My mother in law wanted us to go w/ her this weekend, but we just couldn't afford it. Hopefully one day this summer I'll make it to the ocean b/c I definitely feel lost & disoriented & not at all myself. A good visit to the coast always cures what ails me.
As for the "friend" who
Summer vacation is here & with it comes the joy of juggling my work schedule to accommodate my kiddo. We are saving money for Disneyland, so daycare is not within our budget. I have a friend watching mini-me two days a week, but I'm working split shifts the remaining 3 weekdays. I'm having a very hard time adjusting to the new hours, but it's only 3 months & it's worth it for my kiddo to celebrate her 10th birthday in Disneyland. I'm still going to the book exchange 3 days a week, trying to sneak in time to read, and fighting the losing battle w/ the household chores. Not to mention fitting in time to work-out b/c after losing 7 lbs the first 8 weeks, I haven't lost any weight in over 2 weeks. I set myself a goal of dropping a couple pant sizes before our trip to Disneyland b/c as it stands I have 2 pairs of jeans that fit me right now & both are getting so worn, they're starting to tear. I have quite a few pairs of pants, 1 skirt, & 1 pair of shorts that are just 2 sizes below where I'm at now. So I need to step it up & drop the inches before my current clothes fall apart.
I've had the opportunity to play w/ my camera & take some more pictures. I don't have a natural talent for photography, but it's fun & some of my pictures have turned out nice. As I get more comfortable & confident, I'm envisioning all these different locations/poses/props I can use the next time. It's silly, but I'm really enjoying this chance to test out a new hobby. Since I don't have an eloquent way to end this post, I'll leave you all w/ a few pictures I've taken over the last few weeks.
|Our close friend's daughter, Lillian. (aka my self-declared niece)|
|Trin & Lillian|
|My pretty munchkin|