It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty.

Currently

Currently I have a child in my seat while I stand typing this. This should be interesting.

Today I felt like utter crap. I napped for like 4 hours.

I am loving to eat loaded potatoes. I am talking cheese, butter, sour cream, bacon, and butter. So not good for my arteries – but delicious none the less.

R1JoyISOWrapPWSI am having a hard time making my Scentsy order – I love this stuff, but will I even get to enjoy any this holiday season while packing upon us?

centre422x622I am diffusing Centre from Simply Aroma in my room while I type. I have never been one of “those people” but I am a believer with each new oil I try.

My Younique lashes were the best they have ever been today. I rock for sure.

Sweet Tea. I can’t wait to drink the real thing everywhere I turn in Georgia.

0679888500I have not been able to find a good adult book that holds my attention lately. I have resorted to children’s chapter books. Don’t judge. I am currently reading “Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man” by Wendelin Van Draanen.  I am digging it.

PumpkinWEBLemongrass Spa – pumpkin everything. So all natural it has an expiration date on it. Awesome.

I am now sitting down. Score!

I am making notes for a team call. My team is on fire and I am so proud of their success. I am glad they are taking to heart the name of my team – Dare To Succeed.

I have one little one who is fighting sleep – poor baby.

Time to get off of here and get some more work done.

 

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It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty.

New Baby Essentials

When you’re expecting your first child, it’s important to feel like you’re prepared. There are many necessary items which will ensure your baby is as healthy as possible – and you are as sane as possible – in their early stages of life.

You’ll need essential new born items like a baby walker, stroller, car seat – the list is endless! The following advice will hopefully give you some guidance for the first steps of getting prepared.

1)  Baby Clothes

It’s hard to know what size clothes are needed until your baby is born, but you’ll have to get a few pieces ready for when the baby arrives. Buy clothing that’s soft and durable, in styles such as a one-piece, t-shirts, leggings, sweaters and coats, socks, pyjamas and hats.

2) Diaper Kit

You’ll need around ten diapers a day, along with wipes, cream and a portable changing pad or towel to lay on changing tables.

3) Carrying Baby

If you want your baby close to you, you can buy a carrier or sling. If you’d like some storage, a stroller is the best and most efficient way to move around and carry as much stuff as possible. You’ll also need a safe car seat; some strollers are car seats and strollers combined!

4) Feeding

If your arms ache while feeding baby, a nursing pillow might be helpful: you can hold your baby while avoiding straining your shoulders. If you’re breastfeeding you might also need some cream to soothe your nipples, as it can be very sore for the first few weeks. It’s also essential to purchase burp cloths and bottles, a breast pump and formula if you’re not planning to solely breastfeed.

5) Entertainment

Pacifiers are great for soothing some babies; others aren’t too keen. You might want to get a bouncer seat to give your arms a break, or a play-mat to keep your baby entertained, along with a few toys and board books. Once baby starts to show an interest in standing, a baby walker can be a great toy, but be very careful with stairs.

6) Sleeping

You’ll need a crib or small bassinet, along with bedding and small blankets for covering and swaddling.

7) Baby’s Safety

Baby proofing will be necessary as soon as he or she is moving around. Baby monitors will help if you’re in a different room, and make sure you have a fully stocked first aid kit.

 

Preparing for the arrival of a new baby is an exciting and stressful time. Be sure to take it easy and have fun with getting ready for the big arrival.

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Taking It Back

Have you ever had to take it back? I am talking about you life. I seem to lose myself quit often because I feel like I go through this about once every couple years. I am really tired of it too. I think I am going to take back my life and make this time a lasting one. That is my hopes anyways. I don’t think that I have ever really stated that part. When you say it out loud, doesn’t that mean it kind of as to happen?

I like to run – nothing far. I did a half marathon and that is probably about the farthest I really want to go. No real marathon runner in my blood – just the sort of long runs – okay, it is still a really long ways.  I am not interested in really doing it every month either – maybe twice a year. Sounds good, right? I think so.  Anyways, I started on the running topic to tell you that I have not really been running. Not because I don’t want to. Because I really just don’t know how to fit everything in anymore. I mean – how do you?

I used to be able to do it all. I would get up early, clean, cook, get kids ready, myself, work, and so many more things. How did I get so bad at doing it all? I mean it is a struggle to get out of bed. That can be attributed to the severe lack of vitamin D. Then it seems like I am less productive anymore. I don’t get anything but myself ready and kids and out the door. I used to be so accomplished by  5 am. Why does this bug me so much?

It bugs me because I like feeling accomplished. That is the main reason I work. I like to get things done and do them well. I guess with a job you get that satisfaction of a happy customer. A completed project. At home I don’t really get that from anyone, but I feel proud. I want that feeling again. My problem is that There is another addition to the family. There is going to be one less major player in the family in a month or so. Somehow I have to figure out how to keep my sanity in it all. I need to run again. That is where this comes full circle. My story wasn’t completely rambles. Only slightly.

I also have not had the fire to go to church anymore. I am not really sure why either. It isn’t because I have fallen from the Lord. It seems like I just don’t have that fire for my church anymore. I don’t like going to the main service, only the Sunday School. I love that. I just feel like I need more and am missing it. On base there are programs, but they are during the day. I need something at night, or at least with childcare.  I would love it to be close to home too. I thought about finding something on base – but I am not sure that I want that. I do want to go outside of base and meet new people, but I just am not sure where I want to be.  I may try one of the start up churches around here. There is on that meets at the movie theater right outside of the gate. I might just do that this weekend too. I need to do something.

Tonight I took my oldest on a mini date to Target where we got Starbucks (she got a hot chocolate), shared a scone, got her a new necklace and notebook.  It was fun walking around with her just looking for nothing really.  I really need to make one-on-one time a priority like I think I said last night or the night before. Repeating myself – I am getting old, give me a break.

I am going to brainstorm some things and see what I can cut out, and what I can keep to take my life back.  I know I can probably get rid of some things, and that will help with my sanity.  I also would like to clear out some of the physical clutter to help clear my mental clutter. I think they go hand-in-hand without realizing it.  Major cleaning. I hate cleaning, but know it will be better in the long run. Maybe a garage sale so it is quick – or maybe just a garbage bag and a trip tot he goodwill to make sure it really gets gone instead of hanging around waiting for a sale. Maybe I will see what sells in a day and take the rest away after.  Who knows – I just know I need to do it.

What do you need to do to take back your life?

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