Sorry for the absence. Last week was really hard. Chad and I were worn out from the Holiday and we had some crap happen with his school financing, which means we have to pay for more of it than we thought and it was just stressful and troublesome. This week is looking a little brighter but it was a let down because we may not be able to go on our trip to Seattle because of it. We are hoping for a miracle but its looking pretty bleak. So sad. But we are hopeful. Chad and I are rather optimistic people so we won't give up on it yet!

Here is a "Lately" post. An attempt to catch you up on everything going on in our lives.

Reading: The Hobbit! Chad and I have been reading a bit before bed. It's such a wonderful story. I forgot how quickly it moves compared to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I love it so.  

Watching: Downton Abbey. Chad and I (yes, Chad watches it too) started watching the first season and almost finished it a while back but then something distracted us. So, last night, we started it over and have, once again, loved every minute of it. 

Thinking About: Chad started school again. It's a long road that we are on but it's important to us. We really want him to get through this and achieve his goals and dreams. It's not the easiest thing but we know it's worth it. Sometimes we just have to shut up and do it. And that's what we are doing. **I realize that I'm not the one going to school, I'm not doing the hard part, Chad is.

Also thinking about my incredible Little Dude turning 1 year old this week. Holy crap, has it already been a year? What a wonder! I have been planning on doing a post all about my first year of Motherhood but every time I sit down to write about it, I feel overwhelmed by all the emotions and don't know where to begin. It is coming though, just you wait. 

I adore Sylvia Plath. This perfectly describes my outlook in December.

Loving: The realization that there are amazing people in my life. I am not going to lie, December was a really hard month for me. I was feeling super sensitive, my feelings were getting hurt over the silliest things, and I was feeling pretty angsty about people outside of Chad, my baby, and my dog (not really...but kinda). Does anyone else have those days? Where they just wanna pack up the family and bolt in the night? Then, just like that, I was humbled (totally had a "Come to Jesus" moment) and I realized how fortunate I really am. I am surrounded by fabulous family and friends. I was being a major bummer before and am admitting my wrong. There, I said it. I was a buzz kill. Ew, I had to get that off my chest, I'm so disappointed by my ill attitude. Lose the tude, Hil. 

Hope you all had a super great Holiday and now feel caught up.

Happy Tuesday!


1 comment:

Haley said...

Ty and I have also hitched a ride on the Downton bandwagon. Ty enjoys it just as much as I do! I must say, the first season is better than the second. Things start getting ridiculously melodramatic during the second season. But, of course, that doesn't mean I've stopped watching it. :)