Time to pack!

Today I am packing my suitcase for Hawaii and making corn chowder. I was inspired by my auntie Nola. She made some the other day and passed the recipe on to me. She also made some yummy bread to go with it, but I'll just cheat and pick some up instead. Wish me luck.

It's been a long few days for me. We have yet to catch our mouse and trying to keep the place crumb free with a 20 month old around isn't easy. We finally gave in and bought the mouse poison, so hopefully it works and we won't have to worry about the mouse crawling into bed with us in the middle of the night. It hasn't happened yet, but it keeps me awake thinking about it...I had a bit of a melt down yesterday. I haven't had one in a while but sometimes even mama's need a good cry. I think I'm just overwhelmed and feeling uninspired. The mister has been super busy with work and doesn't get home until around 7:30 or 8:00 each night, Linus and Jedi have been fighting almost every time they see each other, I haven't had hardly any time to myself or to work on any of the things I enjoy, I'm soo sick of winter and I just want to be able to go for long walks everyday without it being so bloody cold. Walking is what kept me sane during the first few months of parenthood. When Evan was finishing up his degree, we were getting zero sleep, and Linus would be balling, I would just pop him in the stroller, grab my headphones and walk all day with him. The fresh air and being rocked by the stroller almost always calmed him down and I loved stopping for tea at Steeps while Linus had his milky. I hope the next baby we have is born during the Spring so I can do that again. I have my African dance class tomorrow night and I plan on going to yoga a few times this week too, so I'm thinking that and some corn chowder should help a bit. Linus and I will be heading to Hawaii on Thursday to vacation with my family. I wish Evan could come but he's starting his new job during that time, so it's bittersweet. Linus and I will have a wonderful time though. I can't wait to sip delicious Kona coffee on the lanai each morning, swim in the warm Hawaiian ocean and watch Linus play naked in the sand. I hope to come back feeling refreshed, inspired, and with more time to spend with my husband! I'm pretty sure his new job will have much better hours.

thanks for listening. XO.

1 comment:

  1. Love you ....yummy corn chowder!! See you soon - and that babe of yours can enjoy the sunshine!
    See you soon!
    Love Gramma Goo