And I don't feel any different... Oh, Ben Gibbard. While I certainly love any and all Death Cab, especially this song, I can't quite relate this go around. We're exactly one week into 2017 and I'm pretty sure I've experienced the full spectrum of emotion already haha I've been sitting on a few blog posts for a while now, but I just can't publish them. I know I'll be able to in time, and I'm certainly in no rush, but I can't keep waiting on myself. I kept telling myself that I could start writing here (or a new blog - you can tell it takes conscious effort to write here) once I knew how to handle those unpublished posts, but days turned into weeks then months, etc. And I failed to document pretty big moments around here (like my first Christmas as a single mom, the boys' dad apparently getting engaged, and me
having a boyfriend again. So yeah.) I know we'll all survive even if I don't blog it all, but I love looking back on old posts, even the bittersweet ones. There's no such thing as the "perfect time" to do anything so I decided to dust off the ol' keyboard and take a crack at it in honor of the new year. There's a lot of new happening around here so it felt like time.
So, yes! 2017! Here we are!
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I drove home (from spending New Years in St. Louis) on Monday, the 2nd, and naturally got called to the hospital for a doula client not long after I hit the Tennessee line. It all worked out though! (My call schedule was covered by my partner while I was gone) Tuesday was mostly a blur of trying to catch up on everything I missed during the previous couple of days. Tedious errands like paying bills and going grocery shopping. Toby started back to school on Wednesday morning and I sat through some pretty grueling meetings the entire day. There aren't enough words for that day, to be honest. Thursday was spent stuffing contractor bags full of toys, clothing, and baby items that need to get clearrrrrrred out! I'm casually working on turning Linden's nursery back into a workspace for myself since he now shares a room with Toby. It's going to feel so good to actually have a dedicated space to store and use my craft supplies! That evening brought our ol' favorite: Boy Scouts. Toby finally got his Bobcat badge and he worked on a few of his skills for his next badge. The news called for some flurries of snow in our part of the mid-state overnight into Friday, and I was very cynical about the whole thing once they called off school and I had yet to see a single snowflake. Wellllllll I certainly woke up eating my words haha! Toby was stoked there was so much snow outside (and by "so much" I mean like an inch or two - aka a Tennessee blizzard). He had done all of his ~snow magic stuff, including flushing an ice cube down the toilet. He was convinced this was his doing, so I let him revel in that. Since there was no school we just all lazed around and took it easy. Thank goodness I acted on my Chinese food craving on Thursday because we totally had takeout leftovers for dinner. No complaints from me! Today I have a Music City Doulas agency meeting in Murfreesboro and then it's back to the purging grind.
Overall I'm pretty pleased with the start of my 2017. 2016 was transformative in so many ways. I spent the entire year rebuilding everything that had been demolished the year before. I decided to put the pieces back together a little differently so I'm a work-in-progress. Progress over perfection, right? I hope your New Year is looking promising as well.