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January 29, 2021

Work Updates in Staying Connected

This past Wednesday I busted out the 31 treatment plans that my old job was requesting from me. If I was focused, I probably could have done it in 2 hours (considering the majority of the work wa...


Okay, lets see. Yesterday I decided to send my brother the link to a craigslist ad for an old “Midge” barbie for $65 with a text that said, “You should get this. It’s a collectible.” He said, “...


January 27, 2021

Siblings in Staying Connected

This is a strange time in my pregnancy, because I’m far enough out of my first trimester to have minimal morning sickness or other negative symptoms, but I’m not far enough along to feel the baby...


This week, for the first time in a long time, I was able to do more than just survive. I feel pretty excellent about it. Last night during our together-time, my husband and I both shared that we...


I just made my calendar for February and I’m pretty happy because it’s very minimal. The only event on my calendar above and beyond my generic week is a single doctor’s appointment. This afterno...


January 25, 2021

Chipping Away in Staying Connected

Ooph, I’m tired, so I’m going to attempt to be brief with my saga update tonight. Last night, during our together-time, I gently worked into the conversation that I’ve noticed my husband exhibit...


I received a helpful comment on my entry this morning that suggested my husband may be dealing with functional depression. It always surprises me how I can miss these things with my loved ones wh...


This morning I was thinking about my future again. I was thinking about how I really want things in my life to be organized and to run smoothly, and how I don’t really see that happening for anot...


This week is the first week that I’ve officially switched all of my clients over to my new job. So that’s pretty nice. I have to write 31 treatment plans in order to officially close out of my ol...


I received a comment on my last entry stating that, in the example provided, I was being defensive before my husband. I responded to the comment explaining my point of view, which is that, no. I ...


January 20, 2021

Various Obstacles in Staying Connected

Sometimes I am so grateful for my education in counseling, because I honestly don’t know how people navigate their lives without the knowledge I have developed. I know I certainly wasn’t doing a ...


Today has been a pretty good day. After we had breakfast and started the laundry, my daughter and I got ready to go to Target. Today was an especially fun Target trip, because my daughter had got...


Let’s see. Well, I have some updates regarding my last entry. I’d gotten a comment from an old friend that emphasized the importance of showing gratitude to my husband because, by itself, being a...


My sister-in-law currently knows what gender our fetus is! Which is pretty exciting and wild to me. We are going to do a lowkey gender reveal next Friday. I can’t wait. As I mentioned, I ordered ...


There are three other topics I want to write about briefly before jumping in the shower. One, this evening my sister-in-law is going to open the email that we believe holds the information regar...


January 13, 2021

Resolve in Staying Connected

A few hours after my husband got home from dropping off our girl, I checked MyChart, the online platform where medical information gets posted. I saw that we got the test results from the blood t...


January 13, 2021

Feeling Angry in Staying Connected

I’m having a bad morning. First, I woke up in the early AM hours for no particular reason and had a hell of a time falling back asleep. I want to lie on my stomach, but then I worry about smashi...


January 12, 2021

Sex Stalemate in Staying Connected

I just got done eating lunch, followed by a few fork-fulls of leftover cheesecake. HEAVEN. Date night went mostly well. To tell the truth, I was looking forward to it so much that, towards the e...


January 11, 2021

It's Date Night! in Staying Connected

My daughter is currently napping, and when she wakes up we’re going to go pick up a whole white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake that I just ordered with a gift card from The Cheesecake Fac...


Hello! I’m just here to write about another mostly positive day =) I decided earlier this week that Sundays will be my husband’s “day off” from 6am toddler duty. So, last night I made sure to go ...


January 09, 2021

Bright in Staying Connected

I feel really happy for two reasons. One, my present moment is beautiful. My husband woke up with our daughter at 6am for the umpteenth day in a row, while I got to lay in bed and sleep until 8:...


January 07, 2021

What's Next in Staying Connected

I quit my old job yesterday. It went well. I sent the email in the afternoon, and within hours my boss had responded by wishing me and my family the “absolute best.” Can’t ask for more than that....


January 06, 2021

Life in 2021 in Staying Connected

Good morning! Today is the day that I quit the job that I’ve worked at for the past 18 months. It’s pretty crazy, but I expect it to go smoothly. My plan is to write a really ass-kiss letter abo...


Yeesh, it feels like forever since I’ve written. Things have been up and down. Right now, fortunately, I’m on an up! My husband and I have been getting into fights here and there. As I’ve writt...


I’ve decided that I am going to quit my old job once and for all and go full time with my new job. I’m actually pretty excited. I’ve been working at my new job now for a full month, and things s...


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