Hey friends, hope this little blog of mine finds you well. I’m been a neglectful blog mama and haven’t been posting as frequently as I would like to, but really…it just means I’ve been out there enjoying life and being IN it instead of writing about it. And I’m okay with that. Today is just some random thoughts, updates, and happenings from my little corner.
First off, Happy Halloween!!
You know, I never enjoyed Halloween as a kid. I hated dressing up. I always felt like my costumes were awful compared to others that had the fancy store bought costumes. My family just wasn’t a big Halloween family. I went to college at a school that is known in the state for its Halloween madness- and never once participated. I stayed in my dorm or apartment and watched from a far the craziness that is college Halloween. When John and I moved to our neighborhood we decided we would at least give out candy, so last year was my first year being a candy-giver-outer. This year, with Landon here, my Halloween excitement has come to an all new level. I even have one little Halloween decoration in my house! Landon will be a monkey, since we call him monkey, monkey head, little monkey, etc. I will take pictures and post as soon as I can! I am just so excited about starting new traditions and experiencing Halloween with my little family of three!
Second…do any of you mamas know about Boogie Wipes? Because you should.
Landon has his first cold this week. Just a runny, snotty nose. But you pair that with teething, and I have one fussy, clingy baby on my hands. The past two nights he has woken up in the middle of the night crying and we’ve brought him in with us to get him back to sleep. While I love those snuggles and wouldn’t trade it for anything, it is so out of his character. He has been sleeping through the night since he was five months old, so for him to require middle of the night attention, my baby must not be feeling good at all! Boogie Wipes have been a huge life saver since he wakes up with crusty-ness on his nose. These are basically just saline wipes, and while they are more expensive than just using regular tissue, they save his skin and probably feel loads better than dry tissue would. They have vitamin E, aloe, and chamomile in them also. We were given some as a baby shower gift- and today I am so thankful for them.
Hurricane Sandy. Do I really need to say more than that? For those affected, I’m thinking of you. I have family on the Outer Banks, and some in Hoboken, NJ. So please be praying for them as they battle the aftermath. Much of our beloved Outer Banks was destroyed. It makes me so sad to think that these islands continue to endure damage from hurricanes and one day, we will no longer be able to enjoy them. We have experienced some windy and overcast days due to Sandy, which makes me even more aware of those truly being affected by this storm. It is crazy to me that I can see the outer bands/effects here in NC of a storm that is truly affecting people that live in NJ and NY. Gives you an idea of how massive it really was. I'll probably give Sandy her own post before too long.
New Job! Yes…I got a new job…How is that not number one on my list here? Thanksgiving Day will be my last day of commuting 45 minutes, working long 12 hour days, holidays, and weekends. Hallelujah!! There is an Oncology clinic ten minutes from my house. One of my former coworkers contacted me back in September for an open position they had and I interviewed and finally was offered the position last week. This means getting to see Landon every morning and every night, only driving ten minutes to work, NO HOLIDAYS, AND NO WEEKENDS! (I was supposed to work three in a row at Christmas this year, so this came at just the right time!) I’m so thankful for new opportunity, so sad to leave my first adult job and the family I’ve made there in my coworkers, it really is such a mix of emotions.
New Coat…Last year I was a big ol pregnant person this time of year, I wore my coats but couldn’t button them. Thankfully our winter was mild. But this winter seems to be a different beast. With Hurricane Sandy came colder temps and snowfall in the NC mountains already. Normally our first snow isn’t until at least December, if we get any at all. Last night the husband and I went on a date (A REAL DATE!) and stopped by my favorite, Old Navy. I have long been a fan of Old Navy’s outerwear- its cute, reasonably priced, and really holds up well. I’ve been on the hunt for a coat, and really lucked out last night. This little beauty will be under the tree waiting for me on Christmas morning.
It really is a much more vibrant orange-y/red/poppy color in person, and will bring a little color to a dark, neutral winter!
Okay..that’s all for now. The little snotty booger woke up from his nap.
Happy Wednesday y'all and Happy Halloween!!