It was a regular day full of wow, scolding, humility, frustration, exploration, work, etc etc. It was just plain old busy. The days that were familiar to me a couple years ago.
I am watching my nephew 3 days a week. During this time I have a 4 year old, a 2 year old, and a baby. He is now 4 months old.
This set up is very similar to 2 years ago! However, I am definitely less stressed out without worrying about my baby and spending time at the pump or nursing. But, I am finding a lot the day time to be busy as it was then.
I've also said this before: Being home is more work than actually going out of the home to work. It is non-stop. The difference? I am less stressed because I am getting this work here done, whereas before it was piling up and stressing me out!
The past week I worked like a mad-woman to get the house in more order. Joe and I threw around the idea of re-arranging the rooms and getting the office moved upstairs. Really, we just needed to re-establish an office. Since having Evan we have not had one. We had a nursery. And that was fulfilling! Now we no longer have a nursery. I touched on this in the last post. And, as promised, I took pictures. I realize it is not new for some of you close readers, but for those of you who aren't, then you can see where I am. I always imagine the setting of the writers and when I see the reality (including a picture of the writer) it is usually such a shock but then I can imagine their life more. I like that: Makes it more complete.
cousin Angel when I was a baby. I gave it to her oldest daughter Hailee. I'm guessing she no longer has it, but I chose this toy based on that memory. The prayer Calvin and I received from his Great-Grandma Jan (Joe's maternal grandmother) when I was pregnant with Calvin. It means a lot to me. That white, blurry kitty was from Grandma JoJo when Calvin was in the hospital last year. I think I remembered all of that correctly!
The following photo shows the giant pumpkin in the garden. If only the real thing were that weed free in the summer!
Evan loves pillow pals!