The past month, maybe longer, has been super hectic. I’ve had somedays where I have to sit back and just stop what I’m doing and relax, which is really hard for me because I just want to go, go, go. With school, work, Elizabeth, and my normal wifely(house) duties *lol*, my life is BEYOND hectic. This post may make some people mad, because I’m going to be real with everyone today. I know I have made a post about mom shaming already, and this isn’t going to be a post like that. Part of this post is going to touch on judgmental mothers. Something that there is too much of. But I will get back to that later.
I have been working my a$$ off recently at school and at work, and guess what? All that hard work pays off. I have made the Dean’s List for every class I have taken so far, and I have received a raise at work! I’m contemplating asking for more hours, but I would have to sit down with my schedule first and ask myself where I would have the time and try to make time for the rest of my busy life. Pinterest has been helping me a lot lately, being a working mom. My house is a disaster area. I keep the living room and the kitchen and Elizabeth’s room clean. Our bedroom and our bathroom are horrible right now because I just don’t have the time. But I keep laundry and dishes done, and as of now, that’s all I’m worried with . We are still being overran with ants, but I’m working on that problem. It is slowly getting better. I’ve been able to read a lot more than normal. I’ve been taking at least an hour to myself a day, whenever Elizabeth goes to bed. During that time, I read, and I do some bible study. I also try to do a lot of reading on my weekends.
Elizabeth turned 8 months old yesterday. 8 MONTHS OLD?!?! Where did my newborn baby go?? I can’t believe she is already 8 months. She is trying to crawl, and she’s trying to talk. She loves any kind of food you give her, but she absolutely loves graham crackers and strawberry apple puffs. She sleeps in her crib all night, only waking up once, maybe twice for a bottle. The transition to her crib was a lot easier than I thought it would be, thankfully. This mom doesn’t know what to do with all the sleep she’s getting. Lol. Don’t get me wrong, I am BEYOND thankful, but it’s still weird. It takes some time to get used to it. She loves car rides now, and she loves it when daddy is home. Every Sunday is her day with daddy when mommy has to work, and she absolutely loves it.
April 12, I had my birth control removed. It was so easy and didn’t hurt at all. I had been having a lot of pain with it, I thought I had gotten another cyst on my ovary, but I guess that wasn’t it, because I haven’t hurt at all since I have had it removed. So I guess that was the problem. Either way, I’m glad to have it out.
So it’s a few days since I’ve started this blog. A lot has already happened. The other night while I was asleep, the power went out in half of our house: Our hallway, Elizabeth’s room, bathroom, and our bedroom. We still have power in our living room and kitchen. They have been here working on it for the past two days and still haven’t fixed it. They are supposed to come back tomorrow when I get off work to check our wires underneath our house. Apparently, our hot water heater leaked onto some electrical box underneath our house. They removed that box, since it shouldn’t have been there in the first place. But they can’t figure out why the power is our in half of our house. It’s driving me crazy though. I have an essay due tomorrow in my Business Law class and I haven’t even had the chance to start it because I have been so busy dealing with everything else. I’ve been having to sleep on my loveseat because there is no airflow in our bedroom. I woke up with my back absolutely KILLING me. I’ve been binging New Girl on Netflix.
Back to what I was talking about at the beginning of this post. I’m so sick and tired of stay at home moms complaining about how it’s so hard being a stay at home mom. You don’t hear working moms complaining about how hard it is to work AND be a mom. I mean, it’s not easy. I work all day, come home and clean up, get Elizabeth from daycare, get her supper ready and have playtime and do our bedtime routine, cook supper for Dustin and I, work on schoolwork, and then spend time with my husband before I go to bed. It’s hardwork, but it’s my life and I love it. I would not change it for anything. I love my life. I love that I’m finally going to college, and my life is finally what I want it to be. No, it’s not perfect. It’s perfectly imperfect. To me, don’t complain about your life. Fix it. There is no point in complaining. If something isn’t going the way you want it to, change it.
So there it is. I’m finally going to post this!