Thursday, March 17, 2016

Thursday Thoughts

You know the nights when you lay in bed and just think? Your mind is going, going, going and you can't turn it off. That's been me this week. I don't know what's happened but I can't seem to find the off switch. That being the case, Thoughts on Thursday is going to be all kinds of here and there today. You've been warned.

 ... I have to take my car into the shop this morning. I shared a bit about this on IG over the weekend but during a routine oil change, the mechanic discovered I have a HUGE oil leak. My entire engine is covered in oil and I've noticed oil residue where I park, too. While I love my car (it's the first one I've ever had in my name), it's been one thing after another with it. This is the 2 second time it's been in the shop and I've had more than a handful of recalls on it. I'm just praying that it's something simple and doesn't require us to mortgage our home to pay for the repairs.

... Connor had his ENT visit on Tuesday. The verdict? He DOES NOT need surgery!! Praise Jesus! I couldn't even handle the idea of surgery. But we have decided to work on some other things --- aka his desire to not sleep! The ENT asked questions which lead to us talking about how CJ doesn't do well with sleep, never has really. So we are going to be slowly cut sugar out of his diet because we think maybe that's the reason he can't sleep. Did you know a 1/4 of a cup of raisins has 24 grams of sugar?!? And because he drinks Vanilla Almond Milk, he gets 15 grams just a single serving. So now I get to be the "mean" Mommy and cut out sugar where I can and find new foods and snacks that aren't ridden with sugar.

... In the Fall, which is just 5 months away for us (school starts in August for C), we will have something every morning expect for Thursdays. Connor will be attending school M/W/F and we have MOPS on Tuesdays. I'm moving into a new leadership role in the Fall and I believe I'll have a bit more responsibilities with that change. I'm going to have to find a new balance that allows me to manage it all. I can't image doing it all and working like some of you working mamas do it. I know you do what you have to but I am already tired thinking of all that we will have going on in your lives in a few short months.

... We took Connor voting with us on this week in the primaries and I experienced such a feeling of pride when he wished me luck with my pick. While I'm never one to talk politics, I loved having Connor with us when we voted on Tuesday. I want him to always know that his voice matters. That while it may just be one voice when paired with others of like mind, it can be powerful.

...  My .com is due to be renewed in April and I think I have it squared away but because Google is IMPOSSIBLE to work with or understand, there's a very good chance I may disappear sometime next month. This makes it all the more important for me to figure out the easiest way to move from Blogger to WordPress. While Beth is a boss and did it herself, I think I'm going to have to pay someone to do it for me. I can only imagine the stress I'll experience trying to be techy. Because I'm not. But the price tag associated with moving domains is hefty and I'm cheap.

... I've been working on something BIG and can't wait to share it with you, my family and friends. We are still figuring out all the details but I'm hoping to have everything together and in place by April 1st. While I mentioned that life is going to get crazy this Fall, when this news drops, I'll hopefully experience a bit of craziness now. I guess it's safe to say I don't know how or when to just say no or leave things be.

What's going on in your world? Please tell me I'm not the only one with a full plate! I often feels like I'm running on fumes but I couldn't image it any other (chaotic, caffeine fulled) way.

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