It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for another post that takes us back to the old days of blogging. When I felt like I knew you, and you felt the same way about me.
This week has been pretty up and down. I’m still adjusting to both kids being in preschool. It is absolutely amazing for my work, as I’m able to get a lot more done during the day and spend more playtime with them when school is over. It’s a huge win all around as far as that goes. On the other hand, it’s hard to be home and in the quiet all day! I’m a huge introvert, but I still like to be around people. I’ve taken to hitting up coffee shops to work in just so I can be around other humans.
Thursday, I went shopping for jeans. I just don’t understand jeans sizes or what section of the store I should even be shopping in. Maybe I’m just an anomaly but I like the style of juniors clothes/pants more (I’m 25, so it still works for me) but since I’ve had two kids I guess I have more of the shape of the “ladies” area of the store. I don’t know, because nothing seems to fit in either section!
Three stores later and I finally left with the only pair of jeans that fit decently and I actually liked their style too.
There’s just something about jeans shopping that makes me feel like an awkwardly shaped alien. Or maybe it’s that I refuse to pay more than $20 for a pair of jeans and all the fancy ones are the ones that actually fit???
I’m just a firm believer that one should not have to pay $200 for a product that actually fits their body. Maybe I’m crazy.
The urgency for jeans this week came in because I’m speaking at a blogging conference next weekend. I realized I didn’t have anything nice enough to speak in and so rushed to go shopping before the kids got out of school! If there are any bloggers in the group, I’d love to meet you in Dallas next weekend! Tickets are still on sale.
I love blogging conferences because it is a couple days just to focus on work, and be an adult…no kid stuff. It’s a pretty amazing feeling. Blogging is also one of those careers that very few people understand, so it’s amazing to be around a couple hundred other people who also “get” what you are doing.
The kids are counting down the days because they get to spend the weekend with their grandma. This will be the first time they get to spend a FULL weekend with her and they are so excited! We’ve been counting down the days for 2 weeks (at their request)!
Lastly this week I went to the dentist for the first time in…probably 13 years or so. My wisdom teeth are coming in and basically killing me, so I had to stop being in denial about it and head in to the dentist. I was terrified he would say surgery and removal of the teeth, but he didn’t! I need some minor gum surgery, but not removal of teeth and I don’t think it requires anesthesia so I’m okay with that.
Being put under scares me so much, so it’s a huge relief not to have that hanging over me. I have a massive phobia of needles, (as in, I almost pass out every time I have to have blood taken), but anesthesia is the only thing that scares me more. Both are completely non-sensical mental phobias, but even acknowledging that doesn’t make them go away! In fact, I had to convince myself that I did NOT have an IV in my arm when my son was born by doing some weird jedi mind tricks on myself. I did similar things while getting my tattoo. The tattoo was a bit easier though since I can’t actually see the needle, only the gun, so my mind could more easily break the connection and disbelieve that the tattoo process involves needles.
That is, until my brother made me watch this video and I almost threw up. Good times.
It truly is fascinating, but still not something I want to see! Ack!
Last, I got to spend a large chunk of time face-timing my friends who left the country two weeks ago. I love technology for making things like that happen. Their youngest son is just two months old now and growing so fast. I was there the day he was born and held him all night long. We have a weird and unexpectedly very strong bond between us, and I’ve been getting big smiles over facetime and he leaves me in puddles!
Another great thing about technology is being able to go virtual shopping with friends. Thanks to Stephanie I now have everything picked out to wear for the conference, and she’s not even in the country!
It requires lots of awkward pictures like the above…but it works!
So that was my week… tell me about yours!