Today is Connor's last Thursday in 3YO preschool. I don't even know how that's possible but it is. Where has my baby gone and how can I slow time down just a little bit? Mom problems at their finest, you know? With that in mind, here is a whole list of random Mom problems and thoughts for this month's Thursday Thoughts.
... I need to make a full blown confession right here, right now. I am going to miss my free mornings this Summer while C is on Summer break. I mean yeah, I know I shouldn't rush his childhood and babies don't keep but let's be real... those mornings often allowed me a chance reload and enjoy a bit of silence. Adios refreshed, ready for anything Mom. See ya in August.
... That first thought makes me sound like a witch doesn't it? I'm not, promise. Well, maybe a little but MOSTLY I'm a SAHM that likes her me time. Raise your hand if you are with me on this!
... Connor is on a steroid right now thanks to a ridiculous cough along with some drainage in his ears and can I tell you that the roid rage is strong with this one? I mean if being 3 1/2 wasn't bad enough, now we have this to add to the fun. I hope it's all worth it and my baby is feeling better soon. I hate not being able to fix whatever is wrong with him easily.
... It's mid-May and we are having Fall like weather. While this usually excites me, I'd rather have some Spring like temps and sunshine for a bit before we move right into the Hellish part of the year. I am not a fan of Summer at all. I hate sweating and I've learned that Summer just isn't my element.
... I really need to think of something positive to share here because I've done nothing but whined this entire post so far. So let me think of something upbeat and fun -- give me a second.
... Okay! Found something. I pride myself on my blog. I try really dang hard to give you all some good stuff and well my hard work has paid off because last week's Tuesday Talk post has over 4,600 views. This is HUGE for a small blogger like me. 10 Lessons Motherhood Has Taught Me is a true reflection of me as a Mom so to see it being read and enjoyed by so many people really makes my heart happy.
... I've been using my Young Living Essential Oils more and more and after 3 full months I finally feel comfortable sharing my thoughts with others regarding oils. I'm no expert but I can whole-hardheartedly say that using oils has positively impacted my family.
... I signed James and I up for a cooking class this week. It's not until the end of June but I am so excited for it. I picked a Summer-friendly course and we will be making some 3 amazing dishes: Grilled Fish Tacos, Grilled Chicken Parmesan and Steak Fajitas. And for dessert we will get to make and enjoy Grilled Summer Fruit with Ice Cream. As an added bonus this menu will be paired with beer and wine. Is this not the most perfect date night ever?
... I have 2 girls only trips planned this Summer and I am so excited about both events. I've only had a girls weekend once and that was in 2014 when I meet Desiree and Liz in California. But other than that, I usually travel with family or my husband and Connor. It will be interesting to spend time away from the guys and with other Moms that are breaking away from their spouses and children for a bit.
... I finished Monday's to do list in record time (one single day as opposed to carrying it over into Tuesday) yet I find myself with a huge to do list for today and tomorrow. I'm hoping C likes running errands and being my helper because we have a busy Thursday and Friday planned. Am I the only one who creates a to do list daily so that I can feel a sense of accomplishment by the end of the day?