around here I have to add the (ish) because it's been in the high nineties the past few days. I remember this time last year when I told Paul I was totally down for him to take the random billet in the middle of the midwest where the winters were super brutal. When it's this hot in late September snow sounds excellent...but ask me again in January when I'm in a t-shirt and I'll look at you like you're crazy. (Really, I cannot complain one tiny iota.)
around here my girl is going through a "Mama" stage. Partly, I think because my mom is in town (hooray!) and often when family comes that means Mama and Papa go to work or on a quick trip. But also partly because I think she's starting to understand that "baby-seester" is going to be spreading me a bit thinner soon. I'm soaking up the cuddles and the clinging and hanging on to these last few weeks.
around here the shorter daylight hours (paired with excessive heat) are making my walks harder to squeeze in, but I'm still trying. I strongly believe walking helped me "beat" gestational diabetes. Maybe it will help me have a successful vbac? No matter how I end up delivering, I have to hope the extra activity in my final trimester helps me recover faster.
around here I've been listening to a few of the Magic Lessons podcast episodes from Elizabeth Gilbert. It's pretty self-help(y) but it's also pretty inspiring. The first one in particular, I would recommend to new mamas who are struggling to find their creative footing again (I've been there...it's hard.)
around here I've loved hearing from those of you that have checked out the Building a Business eBook! It really was so fun to get so much text on the page and I am glad to know it's clicked for some people already. Keep me posted, I never tire of talking shop.
around here I am taking stock of tiny baby clothes. We have more baby girl clothes than we know what to do with. So many of these things are tied to Ellerie memories and nothing makes me realize how fast this time will go then thinking about how short a period Ellerie was actually in those outfits. The newborn phase was a blink right? A blink and like 700 loads of laundry and then we were on to the next stage. That's crazy. I hope to hold on to it all so differently the second time around.
around here GET TO WORK BOOK 2016 is starting to ship! There is always quite a jam-up in the beginning as I get the first few days of orders out the door, but eventually the bubble wrap settles and the tape sticks and I get a good pack and ship rhythm going. I've updated the video walk-through with the Jan-Dec 2016 version if you'd like to see.
around here I have two girlfriends welcoming babies into the world in the next few days. It's emotional and exciting and really, all the feelings. I am so proud of my friends. I am so glad I have them next to me (okay 100 miles away in LA) going through the same things. And really, mostly, I'm so glad for extended text chains in the middle of the night.
around here there is a lot to be done. But it's all good.