Let's see... what has been happening...
Little miss is 8.5 months old. She's crawling, pulling up, speaking lots of babble, and getting into absolutely everything. Camille "graduated" from pre-school. She has a new BFF and they speak daily across the fence. She is starting morning kindergarten in the fall. And she has a very, very loose tooth.
I've completed 8 weeks of physical therapy for low back pain. I'm starting to run on a fairly normal basis with some amount of confidence. Two years ago there's no way I would have done PT over seeing a chiropractor. But after the amount of pain I was in, something different had to be done. And seriously, I think this was one of the best things I have ever done for my body. I'm so much stronger and so much more aware of how my core is working.
I can't believe how busy I am. I used to think that with determination, you could get everything done. And I actually used to be able to get everything done. But now, with the baby's nap schedule (some days lack thereof nap schedule) and Camille's schedule, I just don't get it all done. I make sure to get in my run, get to the grocery store, clean (sort of), do a reading/letter exercise with Camille, and work. But accomplishing much else is challenging. Most days I'm ok with letting the weeds take over the yard. Or the flowers going dry in their pots. Or simply giving up on planting anything at all. Or needing to paint the bathroom and our bedroom. But other days this drives me crazy.
Calmly I try to remind myself that I take care of everything that needs to be taken care of. Everything else can wait a couple of years. I'm not one to do things half way, so when I have time, I'l head into these projects full on rather than half way.
Here's Camille's dance recital from this past weekend. The footage isn't the best, but I think you can get the idea of how cute they were.