|My lunch. Yum.|
Today was a good day.
Yesterday I read this honest straightforward post from Shaunacey about the importance of self care and it hit home for me. Click on that there link. Can you relate?
I love my little ladies and while the adjustment to motherhood round one ("I am leaving BY MYSELF RIGHT NOW!" Ten minutes later... "I'm lonely.") was a learning curve...
so far, I've found adding baby number two to the family a little easier of a transition than the first time (knock on wood)...
Maybe because my personal space was already non-existent?
|"Mom! Mom? Do you know I'm out here?"|
Or maybe because I have better supports and coping mechanisms in place.
I'll be talking a little more about what helps me
survive thrive as a mom in the next while, but one thing that works for me (and maybe everyone else) is getting out for a relaxing day SANS kids and spending time with kindred spirits who encourage and challenge me.
Today was that kinda day.
First, I enjoyed a lazy morning with my favourite people.
Then, I met one of my best friends for a goooood long talk with a side of delicious lunch. Yum.
AND our kids obviously knew it was the perfect day because they did the unicorn tandem nap. Napping at the same time. Beautiful. Unheard of.
|I see we are at an impasse.|
Next, I got to head out to a wine and food tasting with another great friend and her posse.
All followed by a relaxing evening of great conversation and eats. Ahhh. I'm a person again.
Note: I will have you know that although I caved for the first time in two weeks and had a glass of wine (on my 'no sweets November' list), I did resist a plethora of scrumptious desserts at TWO incredible restaurants so I'm counting this a win.
Full update on the fitness journey coming soon!
Whatever fills you up, I hope you sneak a breath of fresh air into your life this week.