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Wow, the holidays really take it out of me! Last night was our last big hurrah with my sister who is currently on her way back to school in New York. Thank goodness the last party is done with! The boys have been staying up later than usual, Big Kid has been napping less often in favor of staying up to see visiting aunts and uncles, and the amount of sugar they’ve consumed in the last 2 weeks is probably more than they’ve had all year! We’re definitely feeling the effects of all that. I’m eager to get everyone back to regular nap schedules and meals.
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The Christmas tree is still up. I’m not counting it as terrible since there was one year that our tree was still up on our anniversary. In March.
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I’m trying to sort out some information on container gardening for this spring, but I am totally lost on which information is actually useful and I’m starting to get really overwhelmed and thinking I absolutely cannot do this. We don’t own land to put any kind of garden in but we have our deck to garden on for food as long as we can do that in containers. In front of our home we can plant flowers, but I’m not so worried about that.
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I have eaten way too much candy and had far too much soda over the holidays and my body is letting me know it. I am really tired even after plenty of sleep and I just feel bleh. I need to get back in the habit of drinking mostly water again and get the rest of this candy out of the house OR I WILL EAT IT ALL!
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I am not eager to return to work next week. This is the first time I’ve felt like this. Usually after a longer break like this I’m ready to get back into things, but this time I want to continue on how we’ve been- lots of cooking and baking, playing a lot of games, and keeping the house clean. I’ve been looking into a career shift for awhile, something that will allow me to work while the boys are in bed rather than during a lot of their prime waking hours. I’m really hoping that we will get closer to that this year.
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Superman was released from physical therapy on Tuesday and returned fully to work on Wednesday (just in time for the holiday yesterday!). Dealing with the worker’s comp people has actually been a really good experience.
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I’ve been knitting my first sock over the holidays! Everytime we went somewhere where we’d be sitting and talking with family I took the sock and it’s almost done. I’m so excited since this is why I started knitting in the first place. I’ve been using Silver’s Sock Class and it has been great to follow. I especially appreciate the pictures throughout the tutorial.