Sunday, April 30, 2017

a month in review // april 2017




cute chick mug. milo bean. beauty & the beast! sweet baby boy. chai latte. baby shower mints. chocolate chip cookies. baby bump. CAKE.




MOMENTS + HAPPENINGS


//  i finally watched beauty + the beast. y'all - it was SO good. MAGICAL. i cried a few times because i'm pregnant and my nostalgic emotions couldn't be contained!

//  my in-laws threw me the cutest baby shower. i got to see my mama + soul sistah + eat lots of cake.

//  i had a lot of migraines this month due to my crazy hormones. it's a struggle, but i know it isn't forever.

//  we've had an invasion of egrets in our backyard. there are over a hundred birds in our trees. it's insane!

//  i was having a hard day + jared surprised me with an iced chai and taking off work early.

//  i finally finished parks + rec. i put off watching the last episode [this was my first time watching it!] because i didn't want it to end. it is one of my favorite series ever!




LESSONS + REALIZATIONS

::  adding shredded cheese to ramen noodles makes them ten times better.

::  i'm learning to live slower evenings. what i mean by that is i felt like i was always rushing home at the end of the work day. now that jared is on a different shift, i don't have to get home and cook dinner or do this or that right away. so i'm taking my evenings slowly. 

::  make a list for grocery shopping trips. monday nights are usually when i buy groceries, and as insane as it sounds, i enjoy them. jared texts me what he needs. i make a big list for the week + sort it out by departments/sections because i hate when i forget something on the other side of the store!

::  i have a small box of my favorite pens at home that i use for journaling/powersheets/etc. i left it sitting on the side table one day. when i came home, my favorite pen was sitting on the table WITH THE LID OFF. the perpetrator - husband - doesn't understand the love i have for office products, so i let it slide just this once. but i have learned to keep that box of pens in the spare bedroom on my desk - far, far away from him. i informed him that if he needed a pen, use the ones that "don't matter". he gave me the oddest look, but a girl's gotta protect her favorite pens.

::  this new shift for jared isn't too bad at the moment. i've had a lot of errands and to-dos, which makes the evenings go by quickly. we are making the best of it, even though we only see each other for a total of an hour each day during the work week.

::  i randomly grabbed a box of these cake in a mug mixes at the grocery store recently. it was the best purchase of the month, y'all. i let jared try a bite of mine and ended up having to make him his own. haha!





APRIL GOALS




MONTHLY

make a huge master list of every to-do task before baby arrives.  //  well... i've started the list. haha.

-  clean out the spare bedroom.  //  done! once i get the crib & dresser/changing table, we can start putting it together.

read one book  //  i started reading chasing slow, but i haven't finished it yet. it's so good!

listen to two podcasts.  //  oops. nope.



WEEKLY

-  powersheets check in.  //  between work, a seemingly never-ending to-do list, and sickness, i didn't look at my powersheets much. it is what it is though.

-  blog 1 - 2 times per week.  //  i only blogged twice the entire month [here + here]. but again- it is what it is.



DAILIES

-  bible study
-  drink three waters
-  vitamins
-  little by little
-  eclp dailies







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