Our Morning

Mornings in El Paso

It’s Sunday morning. Sam is off for a 24 hour duty shift, which means that it’ll be just Bella and me until tomorrow.

I’ve got a pot of water on to boil because the air is so dry in our home. Everything has a billion little static sparks, we’re all zapping each other, our hair looks like we’re on perma-electrocute. It’s the combo of dry El Paso and then the heater running so often.

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Glimpses {Link Up} Week 2

So this week was exciting for us with a move to a new home, close by, starting tomorrow! We’re also trying to get ready for Sam to head back to work soon, a conference next week, and Kaden’s memorial service that so many of my never-met-but-dearly-loved friends are trying to come out for.

I’m also helping host a campaign for Wendy’s – I’d love for you to click through the link, and then if you want upload a 6 second video for a chance to win $6,000 (a winner a week!). I’m doing mine later today. Use the hashtags #6SecondsFlat and #dianawrote6.

Don’t forget to link up your own post below! Last week you all shared some really amazing posts.

glimpses2-5 We have a new (rented) home that we’re moving to starting tomorrow! Yes, we wanted to buy but Sam isn’t sure how long past another year we’ll be in El Paso so that was the end of that. Isn’t it lovely?

Processed with VSCOcam One of Bella’s chores each day is to make her bed. She often just tosses her comforter on and calls it a day, but this morning she did it with “no lumps” and pillows and was so proud she asked me to come see. Also? Where is my small child??

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Sitter Days: the Ups and Downs

We have had the best experience with sitters. All three of our long term ones have been just amazing.

Right now, with Dr. appts slowed down a bit, I have her 3 mornings a week. 2 are just for me to work. I plan them so as soon as I get home, Bella has had lunch and after a few minutes together she hits nap. This means that I often get 4 hours of nearly uninterrupted working time – you have no idea how much I can kill in 4 hours.

When I close the Twitter/Facebook tabs. ;)

Our sitter gives Bella the creativity and energy that I simply can’t do much of right now. I mean, I’m having trouble getting off the floor when I sit down. So chasing her around the backyard is out. And it’s hard to prep for a craft when I’m passed out on the couch during her nap.

Let’s call a spade a spade: having a high energy sitter makes me feel 100x less guilty when I sit on the couch and zone off for a half hour while Bella chases Charlie around the house. I see that craft on the fridge they made together and my third trimester exhaustion thinks, “Well, at least she did that today.”

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Glimpses of Our Life

It’s been a busy few weeks here. My parents came last week, and we had the best time. Really – it was so nice to just relax and talk with them. Bella was all in a tizzy over them being here, and my mom and her did a gingerbread Halloween house and made peanut butter bears.
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Today is a Mess.

Today I am overwhelmed.

I have so much to do, so very much, and I just can’t seem to find the right amount of time to get any of it done. Even poorly. These days don’t happen often since I’ve gotten into a pretty good routine working from home, but when they do? OH MY.

Bella has been a mess all day. Starting this morning, first thing. I was up with both Charlie (potty time) and her (where is that darn water bottle) last night, Sam woke me up at 5:30 to say bye, Bella was up by 7, then the dog crapped on the floor because it took too long to put my contacts in.

Then I realized we have no milk, so breakfast was makeshift. Shower, Skype with Rebecca because I haven’t seen her since BlogHer and miss her face. Bella decided to freak out the entire time about Charlie jumping and nipping (did you know tiny dog nips can cause entire limbs to be ripped off? No? NEITHER DID I.)

I finally put her to bed where she screamed at the top of her lungs till she fell asleep. Then I realized we had a vet appt at 11, but I was supposed to do a call with ABC News right then (more on that later) so I canceled the vet when I realized Bella wasn’t going to wake up anytime soon.Β  [Read more...]

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