Man, it’s been a busy week. I thought time would slow down being on maternity leave but nope! It just seems to go faster!
Harry turned 2 weeks old on Monday and I feel like he’s letting me get a little more sleep each night. Thank you buddy, I appreciate that. I still am feeling a little stressed about the whole breastfeeding thing and might visit the baby cafe either this afternoon or next week. I just want to make sure he’s getting enough nourishment! He has his 2 week check up tomorrow so I’m excited to see if he’s growing/where his weight is.
So, lets chat fun things. The weather here is shit. It’s been raining for the past 5 days and now today the high is a measly 39 degrees. I NEED SOME SUN. So, to battle the gloomy blues, I’ve been super into baking. Last week I made pumpkin donuts, this week it was apple donuts. I just searched online for a recipe but I want to start experimenting and making my own recipes!
The apple donuts were baked and then dusted with cinnamon and sugar and seemed a little dense but I still think they tasted amazing. Served with a side of scramble eggs and avocado…yum! I ate 10 of them in 3 days…LOL. Oops.
I also tried my hand at a pumpkin spice latte because we all know the ones from Starbucks and Caribou have like a million grams of sugar. If I’m gonna eat a million grams of sugar I’d rather have a couple donuts (or 10) ya know. So I took some milk and pumpkin and cooked that in a pan for about 5 minutes. Then I removed that from the heat and added a little maple syrup (thanks Uncle Danny), vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and brewed coffee. I’d say it’s pretty fantastic. And I feel a lot better drinking this knowing there’s not a ton of unnatural crap in it.
Now, today is my 29th Birthday. It’s crazy how as you get older (and have kids and dogs) birthday’s get a tiny bit less exciting. I mean obviously it’s fun to know 29 years ago my mom was going through what I went through 2 weeks ago (sorry mom-I now know the pain you went through!). But as I age, I just care less about getting presents and more about spending quality time with the people that mean the most in my life. I’d much rather get coffee and chat than anything in the world. I’d much rather take my dog to the state park for a hike on a fall day. I’d rather receive a hug from my mom and dad than a cake. You get it.
Of course a Birthday brings about a whole new year. 365 days to grow, change, adventure, set goals, accomplish goals. If you think about it, 365 days seems like a long time but it’s really not. It sure flies by. So here’s a list of things I’m hoping to see/do in my 29th year.
-Teach my son to be a caring, loving human
– Travel to Banff/Lake Louise
-Try one new thing each month (new recipe, workout class, book)
-Sign up for a new race (hello Lutsen 50K??)
-Donate to puppy shelter
-Send more cards
-Adventure with Sam
-Make wine! Go on a wine tour
-Re-decorate/paint my house/fix it up/plan and save for new house (more like 5 year plan hehe)
-Blog consistently because writing is my true passion
-Relax. Stop being so hard on self.
-More homemade recipes…stop spending $5 on coffee!!!!! SAVE $$$
-Clean out closet-get rid of anything haven’t worn in past year
-Learn to live in the moment and stop wishing for next week/month/year
It’s just a start but having these things written down helps me see what I hope to accomplish and stay on track.
Do you have any goals you want to accomplish in the next year? How do you stay on track? I would love to hear your tips/tricks!
Now it’s time to catch up on laundry, dishes, and This Is Us (I’m only on season 2!).
Have a fabulous fall day.