Happy Groundhog Day! What's the story - Early spring? I hope so.
I saw this format on Amanda's blog and thought it would be a fun way to chit-chat about things that are going on. Linking up as usual with Kristen and Gretchen for What's New With You!
Mom Life: So I re-read a couple posts I wrote about a year ago - On Parenting and Coffee Date #3 - And my first thought was: "Thank goodness I don't feel that way anymore!" It's not that I don't ever feel tired, frustrated, impatient, or anxious. And there are definitely many tough moments with the kids. When they are both crying at the same time I think I'll go crazy, and there's a major competition going on these days over toys and hugs. BUT - I don't feel perpetually overwhelmed and/or frazzled, so that's good. I hope I don't jinx myself by saying this, but I feel (most of the time) calm & peaceful, that I'm doing OK at being patient, loving, & fun, that I have things under control, and that what needs to get done is getting done.
My favorite kids:
Blog Life: This is what I've figured out after one and a half years of blogging: I'm not going to be famous, and that's OK. I spend basically no time promoting and/or attempting to grow the blog. What I like best about blogging is 1) the journaling aspect - It's a really fun way to record my life, and 2) the connections I've made with some of you nice fellow bloggers out there - I really feel like we're friends! [And if you don't comment, please do! And then we can become friends.] So I'm just going to keep chit-chatting about everyday life, and I hope you keep following along.
Work Life: I've mentioned it before but I'm starting into my busy season at work, so I apologize in advance if I'm posting and commenting a little less frequently the next couple months. I spent the first couple weeks in January feeling a little glum as I dreaded the onslaught of work, but now that it's starting I remember that this is actually the type of work that I like best, that I'm good at my job, and that being efficient and productive makes the day more enjoyable.
Social Life: I've lived in Durango for almost three years now and I am finally starting to make some local friends. Today for the first time I am meeting two friends downtown for happy hour, which is what I've been saying for three years that I miss the most about Denver - Chatting with my girl friends after work over a glass of red wine. [PS: Dear Denver Friends, You know I still love and miss you!] I have a couple other potential friends that I've been trying to work up the nerve to reach out to, but making friends can be so difficult and awkward in the early stages, especially for introverts.
That's all! What's new with you?