Thursday, May 6, 2010

Feeling a little down this week, Joe's leaving this weekend for a school in TX for 6 weeks, and it will just be me and kido. Well, and the chickens and the dogs, which means we can't travel much while he's gone. It's so lonely here when he's not home. The days are ok, but nights and weekends are almost unbearable. Our daily schedule revolves so much around daddy that without him here, I'm just at a loss as to how to operate. Last time he was gone for an extended period of time was before I had the baby, so I was able to take care of things like the lawn/garden without trying to manage a toddler. How am I going to mow and use the weedeater and watch a toddler at the same time???? I can't let the yard go that long, the fenced in garden area is already looking shaggy and he isn't even gone yet. *sigh* I'm just feeling a little overwhelmed by it all right now.

This week we celebrated our one year anniversary as chicken keepers, which is pretty cool. I've been picking strawberries every day out of the garden, and there are dozens of blackberries ripening on the bushes. Our squash and zucchini are beginning to flower! Very exciting!

We gave TTC a good try this cycle, before he leaves. I've been a bit more, um, proactive this time. used opk's and tried the whole 'cup thing'. i really hope it takes this time! Another week or so before I can really test with any hope of accuracy.

I'm trying to night-wean the baby, and that's been hard, but i have to set some boundaries here, for my own sanity. it's slowly getting better i think. We have some good nights now, instead of all bad. We're not nursing between 12 and 5AM, the goal being to get him to stop waking up twice between those times. Sometimes he wakes, sometimes not. it's about 50/50 right now. Naps are getting better and longer too. i can actually lay him down and get stuff done, or even just have some *gasp* quiet time.

I'm giving up on car hunting for a while, maybe we can just get the AC fixed on the saturn and keep plugging along with it for a while. We've been hot and miserable already, and it's just early May.

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