Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve checked in. Things here at home are as good as they can be, given the whole “still don’t have a job” situation. Luckily, though, David has been working his butt off on his business and we’ve been able to make ends meet while I’m still job searching. (Although, as of this post, I may have a prospect (or two), so I’m crossing my fingers!)
Since we returned from the trail, almost a month ago, my days have been filled with just applying for jobs and looking after the kids. And I’m not going to lie, there’s been a bit more TV time than there probably should be, but I’m doing my best to balance that out. We do take walks almost every day, and every Tuesday morning, my 3 year old and I partake in a virtual circle time with Tinkergarten (my friend is an instructor). We have a great time getting to have imagination play with other children her age, and it encourages us to play outside as well.
I’m also loving that the weather is getting cooler. I absolutely love this time of year! One day last week, I took Eleanor and Lincoln to Smolak Farms to see the animals and get some apples and cider donuts.
On the children front, they’re both doing really well. I feel like Lincoln is sooo close to walking (he just turned 10 months old). He pulls himself up on the couch or the table or even the kitchen cabinets and then “walks” himself down the line. When you take him by the hands to walk him, he gets so giddy and happy. He really is just the happiest little guy. He’s still waking up during the night (not every night though), but after a bottle he goes right back down again. And he gets up anywhere between 6AM and 7AM (he goes to bed at 7:30PM).
Eleanor, phew, she is keeping me on my toes. For the most part, she’s a very sweet girl and listens to what I say, but sometimes her need to be independent can get on my nerves. I’m not gonna lie, there have been quite a few times where my patience was tested and I probably acted out as I shouldn’t have. There have been a few times I’ve raised my voice, but then apologized for it. She’s not outright disobedient (most of the time – and when she is, we send her to her room for a 10 minute time out), there are just some things that would get done faster if she just let me do it. (Any other parents relate??)
On the job front, as mentioned earlier, I’ve had two promising interviews (at the same company) and I have another scheduled for next week. They’re both for executive assistant positions outside of the hospitality industry, since it looks like the industry is going to take a long time to recover. I’m crossing my fingers that either one will produce a job. In the meantime, David is still kicking butt at his YouTube channel. I’m so beyond proud of him.
I’m also still a Beautycounter consultant, if you’ve ever been interested in the products or have any questions about them. I also have a private Facebook group where I highlight different products each week and update anyone on there of new products and current deals. Let me know if you’d like to be added as a member!
I think that’s probably it for now! Hopefully I can get back on here more regularly; like I’ve always said, I really love being able to connect with you all.
I hope you and your loved ones are making it through these trying times. ❤