Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hitting the Reset Button

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I know I'm lucky. Having the opportunity to be a stay-at-home-mom, being able to raise my son (and future baby, G-d willing) myself is not something that I take for granted. So many of my friends, I know, would give anything to be able to do so, but just aren't in a position where it's possible. However sometimes, and now with D in school at night - more so than ever before, I felt like I was burning the candle at both ends. Being pregnant with an active toddler, while easier than I thought it would be (ba"h), has been challenging at times and with all of the Jewish holidays over the past three weeks, my life felt like a revolving door of cooking, dishes, and laundry. Not to mention picking up any extra slack physically possible so that D could focus on school and catch up on everything that had to be put on hold over the holidays.

I desperately needed to hit my reset button, and today my wonderful husband made that possible beyond my expectations! I got to sleep until 9:45 which itself made me feel like a new woman and then at 10am D took both Yishai and Keppie to the dog park to play. Just being able to sit and savor my coffee and eat my breakfast in peace is such a rare occurrence these days, but I also got to catch up on Grey's Anatomy uninterrupted...pure bliss! After coming home, eating lunch and playing nicely with Keppie and by himself for an hour, Yishai took a two hour nap and I did some light cleaning and then relaxed in bed with a book. If my time alone had ended after that, it would've been enough, but that husband of mine not only just bought me a new computer, but encouraged me to set up a training session at the Apple store in the afternoon while he took Yishai to the petting zoo and carnival at shul. D even made dinner - chicken and veggies on the grill (his new 'man toy' which has been awesome for both of us!) and it was delicious. I haven't felt this relaxed and ready to take on the weeks ahead in longer than I can remember, so thank you, D!

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