Things can get a little hairy juggling two kiddos, a work from home job, a furry monster and a husband. Some of you are thinking, "Duh!" and some are rolling your eyes to the back of your head thinking about your own workloads and life, and how easy I have it.
I'm struggling with getting the energy to go out and socialize in the evenings. Morgan is anxious for me to get back to the swing of things, and I would like to, but I'm just exhausted by 7 o'clock. I try to rest during the day when I can, but between work and my multitude of hobbies, it's tough. Of course, I do consider napping one of my hobbies. Along with reading, painting, blogging, cooking, taking my exercise, gardening and online window shopping. Then of course my default hobby- picking up other people's stuff.
Anyway, I was bemoaning the fact that I just couldn't muster the energy and organization to attend a dear friend's birthday dinner. I knew I couldn't manage it- just thinking about it overwhelmed me. But I felt guilty for not going, as well as disappointed in myself for not being up for a night of fun. Nights of fun are my jam, yo. Other friends with new babies were going, what is wrong with me? I was given some wise words when I regretfully tendered my regrets- DON'T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS. I need to tattoo that on my forehead. I don't compare houses, or clothes, or cars. I compare myself in capability. I think I have a compulsion to be capable. Capable of doing it all. Such a cliche.
We all had a big Friday of playing in the park with a bunch of buddies, followed by traipsing to a nearby friend's house. After lunch the "big kids" played in the backyard.
In other news, I walked in the living room the other day to see Buddy sprawled out like this-
He was not in mid roll, or trying to get a tummy rub. Nope, he was just resting. Like that. Maybe he figured that he had not distributed enough hair around the house from his back that day. Just trying to help me practice my default hobby (i.e. picking up messes that are not of my making). Thanks, Buddy!
Okay, off to sign up Miss Priss for Aquatots at the Y (yay, swim lessons! also, "aquatots", hee). Hope everyone had great weekends full of fun nights. Or sitting on the floor watching Disney with your toddler.