Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Right Now I'm...

I'm once again rewriting the post I featured almost a year ago and again in July ... Funny to compare what was going in my world then versus now!

Right now I'm:

Loving - this stay-at-home mom gig.  It's SO refreshing to be able to focus on unpacking, redecorating, being a mom, taking care of my hub, attempting to cook dinner, etc.  I'm incredibly conflicted about what to do this fall in terms of looking for work, though the next few months will probably determine what I have/need to do come August.  For now, though, I don't take a single day of this "job" for granted!

Reading - The Power of Now.  Well, I plan on starting tonight!  I got this book for Christmas after a friend recommended it to me... It's about focusing on appreciating and living in the moment, something I constantly need to work on.

Waiting for - two very special people in my life (my sister-in-law and high school friend) to go into labor!!!  They share the same due date, and every time I get a text/call from one of them, my heart drops!  Also, neither of them know the sex of their baby, which makes it SO much more exciting!!  Come on, babies - we're ready for you!

Excited about - this new life we're building in GA.  I'm sloooowly starting to meet some people who I hope will want to be my friend and it's both invigorating and terrifying to put myself out there.

Trying to - trust my gut about some major life decisions.  And worry less about money.  Both difficult to do.

Working on - redecorating our new home!  About a year ago, T and I decided we were ready to totally redo our decor, but knew a move could be in the near future... so we put it off.  Once we made the decision to relocate, the new house presented the perfect opportunity to start fresh with redoing all of our rooms.  However, I'm TERRIBLE at decorating!  I don't have an eye for that kind of stuff at all.  I've finally decided on the color schemes for our living room, master bedroom and bathroom, and CK's big girl room.  However, (a) we have some major renovations we want to do in the house, which may push back decorating efforts; (b) I can't do CK's big girl room until we get her big girl furniture, and I am not ready to transition her to a bed; and (c) money apparently does not grow on trees in Georgia, either!

Enjoying - cleaning out, purging, donating, etc.!  As I posted about previously, I decided to use unpacking as a time to CLEANSE.  It has been so refreshing.  Not to mention the fact that I discovered the website ThredUP!  They send you a bag to fill with clothes and accessories, you send it back to them (they pay for shipping!), and they BUY YOUR CLOTHES from you.  Whatever they don't buy, they donate.  Once they buy your clothes, you can either use the money to shop from their website, or get it in cash.  And they buy kids' stuff, too.  So awesome!

Using - Ebates!  You guys, if you ever online shop, you HAVE to use Ebates.  You simply sign up (it's free).  Then anytime you shop online, you go to their website first and click on the name of the store you want to visit.  It tracks your shopping and gives you cash back!  I've already gotten over $30 back from using this website... so I can vouch for it's legitimacy and convenience!

Wearing - diamond earrings from my Granny, every single day.  She got them from my Gramps back in 1957 when they were living in Alaska, and now they're mine.  I cannot wait to pass them down to CK one day.  So, so special.

Planning - and scheduling lots and lots of doctor appointments.

Singing - the freaking pee-pee and poo-poo in the potty song,  CK has taken it upon herself to potty-train, with absolutely no urging from me.  Call it lazy, call it unmotivated, call it me trying to ignore the fact that she's growing up.  But I am not in the mood for this using-the-potty business.  It's so inconvenient!  And while I appreciate CK taking some initiative, you may or may not hear me begging her to JUST GO IN HER DIAPER when she tells me she has to go potty for the fifteenth time in as many minutes.

Needing - a girls' night out or heck, even a girls' happy hour, toddler-free.  But in order to do that, I'd need some girls.  Any takers?

Learning - how to stay calm when CK is throwing a full on tantrum - I'm talking screaming, kicking, hitting, and throwing things.  (See: NEED A GIRLS' NIGHT.)

Listening to - the sound of our new fridge running in the kitchen - we finally have a refrigerator!!!!!

Wishing - for healthy, happy babies for all of my friends and family members (15 total!) who are expecting their babies in the next eight months!

Doing - more Pinterest-searching.  I have a love/hate relationship with good ol' Pinterest.

Dreaming of - warm weather and sunny days spent playing in our new neighborhood!

Happy Hump Day!


  1. I did not even finish reading your post before I opened another window to sign up for threadUp! I think I had been on that site way back, but you had to buy the bag back then or something? For some reason I never did it, but now I have ordered my bag and operation clean out my closet will commence in 3-8 business days! Thanks for posting that! And I think potty training is seriously the worst thing about parenting! I hate it so, so much. Grayson has no interest in it yet, and that is fine by me. Two in diapers is FAR better in my opinion than trying to keep up with potty breaks and accidents!

    1. I can't wait to see what I get back from my first ThredUP shipment!! And yes, potty training is for the birds!!!!!!

  2. I had forgotten that you have a Gramps (Too!) who lived in Alaska! My Gramps still visits Alaska every year. We have always had so much in common - love reading your blog.

    1. You'll always be my Jfer! Can't wait to hear the news of baby girl Beckett's arrival!!

  3. Say What??? Thred Up?? Gonna have to check that out...
    I'm so scared of online shopping right now. In the past 2 months, our bank account has been hacked [err, our debit cards] for like a grand total of $2100 where someone got the info and went on shopping sprees with our money.. can you say violated feeling?? totally.
    But that ebates thing sounds so good!
    much much love and luck on the whole IVF journey!!!!
    and girl, who doesn't have a love/hate relationship with good ol pinterest??!!

    1. Online shopping is ADDICTIVE!!!!!! and scary. Our card got hacked, too, but we're pretty sure it was from a fast food drive-thru! Thanks for the well wishes!!