Dude, guys. My life feels so jam packed right now. I just made my calendar for April, and it felt like a trick to make everything fit.
I’ve been going nonstop since my last entry. Sunday my husband and I took our daughter to a place called Irvine Park Railroad. It was about a 45 minute drive. It took another 10 minutes to find parking, way out on the edge of the park. Then we had to hike to the middle where all of the events were taking place. We grabbed some lunch, sat on a shady bench by a pond, and enjoyed it, which was pretty cute. We didn’t pack any food for my daughter (she’s a very picky eater), but she made do with some French fries, a few bites of cheese quesadilla, and some water.
After we ate my husband stood in line for train tickets while my daughter and I went to the bathroom. She didn’t want to use the changing table, so I ended up changing her diapers in the grass. Then we went and got in line for the train. It’s an adorable little train for children that takes you on a 7-8 minute ride around the park while a “conductor” tells you all about the park’s history. All through the park there are other people waving, and the kids really get a kick out of it. My daughter loved it. There’s even a tunnel at the end.
After the train ride we went and got ready for the Easter Egg hunt. Last year my daughter was only about 15 months old, and she didn’t really get how to participate in an Easter Egg hunt. I wasn’t sure how she’d do this year, but she totally got it. It was adorable. She took her little basket and filled it with eggs, and then we sat down in the grass and opened them up one at a time to see what she got. She’s two years old now (27 months) and she still has no interest in candy. Trust me. I’ve tried. But she still enjoyed sorting the candy that was inside of the eggs and was thrilled to discover that some of the eggs had stickers in them! I, of course, took the candy off her hands ;-)
It was 90 degrees out this whole time, so by the time we were done with the Easter Egg hunt we were ready to GTFO of there. It was a really fun day, but of course that just meant it was followed by a really rough night. I was surprised my daughter was so cooperative about leaving, because she was seriously having a blast. That night, though, she had several really emotional wakeups. Obviously, we survived.
Because we usually go grocery shopping on Sundays, and we also usually go to COSTCO on the last Monday of every month, I had my work cut out for me yesterday. My body was in quite a bit of pain from all of the walking at the Irvine Park Railroad, but I still took my daughter grocery shopping with me in the morning; completed three loads of laundry and picked up our entire condo during the day; and then we went to COSTCO as a family yesterday evening.
The best way I can think of to describe the full body pain I’m experiencing is to say that it feels like my whole body is waterlogged, making every part of it heavier than normal. Meanwhile, it feels like all of my muscles have been weakened by relaxin hormones. It’s especially uncomfortable around my groin. It literally hurts to lift up my legs to put them in my pants. And any normal walking feels equivalent to what walking up a relatively steep incline felt like pre-pregnancy. It’s all exhausting.
Today is just as busy as yesterday. This morning I packed my daughter up so we could swing by the carwash and Target before our 11am tax appointment on Zoom. It felt like a huge victory to get all of that crossed off my to-do list. Fingers crossed we actually GET our tax return this year. I also got off the waitlist for a therapist and officially have an appointment scheduled! So that’s exciting.
Right now my daughter is down for her nap. It’s currently about 3pm, and after I write this I am finally going to get a moment to sit down and eat my lunch. As for the remainder of the day, I plan to put the three loads of laundry I washed yesterday away, sweep the patio, water my plants, dust the fans, and hopefully hang my daughter’s butterfly wall decals. Whew!
I think I’ll have to wait until tomorrow morning to try to tackle the dishes that have been piling up for the past, like, four days…
Exciting things on the calendar for next month include scheduling my haircut and family-maternity photoshoot, scheduling my daughter’s first dentist appointment, Easter (obviously), visiting with Terra and Dean, starting therapy, and, of course, gradually chipping away at cleaning all of the floors in the condo. I’m planning on targeting one room per week.
…and that will bring us right up to May, the month of my licensing exam.
I don’t care what other people say. I am a fucking rockstar.
Until next time <3
Last updated March 30, 2021