Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I've been busy.

At some point I should probably either give up on this blog or force myself to sit down and write more regularly, but for now I will continue to feel vaguely guilty about not writing more and throw up a post whenever I feel like it. It's a lot harder to become the Etsy-empire-owning, lucrative-mommy-blogging domestic goddess I feel is my destiny when I never blog (and don't have an Etsy store...and have yet to develop a single domestic trait except a nasty habit of baking whenever the weather dips below 50 degrees), but I did check one thing off the list in the nearly two years since my previous post.

We made a little human! She's quite a bit bigger now than she was almost a year ago, but she still has plenty of growing to do and so I will continue to call her my baby for the foreseeable future. It's been a whirlwind of a year in addition to the craziness generally created by a new baby: at first I was planning to be a working mom who totally intended to go right back to work after maternity leave, and then I was a stay at home mom for seven months who seemed to spend more time at play groups and Target than actually sitting in my house, and as of two weeks ago I am a full on working mom who drops the baby off at day care, puts in a day at the office, and then tries to do as much baby bonding (and dinner making, and cleaning, and laundry) as possible in the maybe two hours before baby bedtime. It feels like I've been through three identities in the past year, but they've all had an expiration date and this current one is no exception as my contract ends next spring and I can decide then whether to go after another one. (The contract job has great hours compared to my old gig, but after paying for day care I can basically cover groceries and maybe a couple of trips to Target. Kids aren't cheap, guys.)
So that's what I've been doing! I'll try to check back in before I have baby #2 (who should not be joining us for a couple of years at least. Gotta make sure I don't screw up this one first.) or launch my crafting empire, which on the surface sounds like the sweet life but is probably more like late nights hunched over a sewing machine and becoming besties with the staff at the post office. It may be time to revisit my life goals.

(Last-minute add: I was just hunting for previously used labels for this post, and it felt a lot like choosing hashtags. Has it really been so long since I've blogged that now I think in hashtags instead of labels/tags? #hashtagcraycray)