Happy President’s Day to my American friends! Some of you probably have the day off work and are still enjoying your extended weekend. I also have the day off from mom duties, as the hubs and Little A are still at the cabin! Yep, I’ve had 4 WHOLE DAYS to myself!
So you’re probably wondering what the heck I did with 4 whole days to myself. Well let me just tell ya, I got a lot of sh*t done. I don’t have a ton of photos for you because quite a bit of my time was spent on the computer doing some behind the scenes blog work. I edited some old posts and updated photos to be more “Pinterest worthy,” I completed an online blogging course I’d signed up for in January and looking into possibly getting a new logo, and even a new theme! I can’t decide, but am feeling like I need a change. The course I took required a lot of work with each assignment so that took up quite a bit of my time. I also created my first printable for my newsletter subscribers!
Besides blog work, I got a massage on Friday which was glorious. My sweet friend Kelli from A Deeper Joy got me a gift card and it just made my day. Am I the only person who gets super sleepy during a relaxing massage? I’m just so relaxed, but I hate falling asleep because I want to enjoy every minute of it. I’m sure I’m not alone in that area. After my massage I treated myself to a latte because why not. I also spent some time de-cluttering a few more areas of our home, and organizing baby boy’s closet. Does anyone else get joy from getting rid of stuff? I honestly just love throwing things away or donating them. Especially when they’ve sat in a drawer for years.
We have a baby shower coming up this weekend and one next weekend so I’m trying not to get anything until after those, but it’s so hard when I just want to order every adorable outfit from every cute little boutique shop!
On a different note, I’m still struggling with sleep, and last night was particularly difficult. So I was up bright and early for church yesterday.
I treated myself to a Valentine’s drink and almond croissant. Those croissants are evil I swear; so stinking good but so not good for you. And then……I walked around IKEA by myself. I know, it was glorious. I’ve never felt so calm heading into that store. Having no kid begging to leave and no husband cursing at the crappy cart drivers was amazing. We’re looking for a dresser for baby’s room and I think I have it narrowed down to like 4.
I then headed to The Container Store, which I should never do because that place is the devil. I just want all the closets and all the cute storage containers. I’m thinking of getting these rugby bins for our Expedit case in the bonus room or even just 1 for baby’s room to store stuffed animals in. I just love the navy and cream stripes! What do you think?
I also spent a decent amount of time watching “Orange is the New Black” (I’m on the last season) and “Call the Midwife,” another Netflix show. It’s set in the 50s in East London, which back then was basically the slums (not sure what it’s like today). It’s pretty good so if you like period pieces and babies I say give it a shot. It’s amazing to see how far technology has come.
Today is my 34 week appointment where I’m hoping my doc is going to tell me that baby is no longer breech, but we’ll see. Then back home for some more quiet time before these 2 crazies get home tonight.
I mean you can’t not love that little face. She so gangsta. He’s not too bad either. 🙂
Have a great week love bugs!
I’m glad you got some time to yourself, to work on a few projects and to just chill for a bit. I’ve been eyeing my blog as well, wanting to change it up a bit. Not sure what to do with it, though. And I love that picture of little A and her daddy. Definitely one to save. 🙂
I get bored easily I suppose. I should probably just be happy with it, but I just want something fresh. And yes, that photo kills me. 🙂
The joys of being able to shop without anyone interrupting you…….the little things in life right? 😉
Girl it totally is. It was so stress free!
You totally deserve that long weekend and massage. That will be so fun to get some new stuff at your baby showers coming up!! Hoping to see lots of pictures from that in the next few weeks : )
I got rid of so many things after my first because we didn’t think we would have another. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone. I’ll definitely share photos. 🙂
Yay for alone time!
I’m wish you on the massages – I do not want to fall asleep – I want to enjoy them. 🙂
Your time alone sounds like it was much needed. I’m glad you got it.
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I know right?! I’d much rather stay awake for sure. It was a great weekend. I’m excited for them to be home this afternoon though.
4 whole days to yourself?!?!? I want your life! That sounds simply amazing. I’d do pretty much what you did – massage, blogging, binge netflixing. Sounds lovely! And what’s with all my friends having breech babies?! My girlfriend who’s 36 weeks little one won’t turn either! If you discuss an external version, text me. I did that with Henry and have the inside scoop for you – obvi, didn’t work for me since I ended up with a c section…
Girl it was an awesome weekend. I did miss them both a lot though. I had an appt today and he’s turned head down so yay! Hopefully he stays that way. 🙂
Solo trips to ikea and the container store?! That can’t be beat!
It was glorious. Totally stress free.
A massage sounds like a perfect way to enjoy your days to yourself!
It was fabulous for sure!
I’m so glad you had a good weekend! I would love to have even one day to work on my blog and get things done! And it’s so sweet that Little A and your husband got to have some special time together before baby boy comes! Yay!!
They had a great time and even though I missed them, it was nice to have some time for myself. Us moms don’t get that enough. 🙂
I am so jealous! What I would give for one day alone, let alone four! Does that make me a bad mom? I have so much blog behind the scenes crap there never is enough time! As I type this I am nursing my son and coloring with my daughter…Never long enough naptimes or short enough to do lists!
Of course that doesn’t make you a bad mom! We all deserve time for ourselves every now and then. I know once baby gets here things are going to not get done so it was nice to have some time to work on things.
Oh wow, this does sound like a glorious weekend!
I have a 4 day weekend to myself coming up in March – except I’m flying to Ottawa for my best friend’s wedding. It will be nice to be in a fancy hotel, in the nation’s capital, by myself! So excited.
We don’t have The Container Store here – maybe that’s a good thing! lol
Thanks for sharing! Glad you had a nice weekend (now I want a massage).
You are going to have a great time at your friend’s wedding! It will be a deserved break for you Jennifer.
You need a Container Store. Just to look. I love it.
4 days, amaaaaazing!! So awesome that you got so much done. I can’t wait to see the printable and yes, I love to just throw stuff away. I get carried away and will throw away maybe too much but it just feels so good lol. I feel like I told you this already on your other post but I threw away my YEARBOOKS a few weeks ago. Plus tons of photos of myself that I just didn’t like. I swear the air is less thick in my closet, it’s like I can breathe in there now with those things gone.
I’m so glad you got to have some time to yourself!
It was amazing for sure. The printable is…well…my first attempt at a printable, haha! I may actually change a few things before I send it out. I still can’t believe you threw away your yearbooks girl. I’ve thought about it, but am still holding on to them. My mom has hers from HS and it’s fun to look back (especially bc a lot of the people she went to HS with are my friends’ parents, ha!). Maybe some day I’ll toss them. I feel the same way; like I can breathe better with all this stuff gone!
Wow! What a nice weekend!! I’m so so glad that you enjoyed your massage 🙂 and yes…I always want to fall asleep too. Lately though, I’ve been going to the same guy and he talks the whole time. Ugh. I think he does a great job but I may go somewhere else so I can not talk. You were productive! Yay for getting so much done! IKEA and The Container Store sounds fabulous. I just love organizing 🙂 And that photo is AWESOME! Hilarious face, Little A!
My normal massage therapist at my doc’s office talks a lot too, but it’s alright. I usually get super deep tissue, so I’ll never fall asleep during those, haha!