Quick Catchup

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I posted on here. I’m hoping to get back into the swing, because damnitall, I love this blog.

So rather than put a bunch of pressure on myself to craft an inspirational, revolutionary post that will change your life, I’m just doing a little catching up. Why make myself feel guilty? WMAG is against that 🙂

Since I last posted about life stuff, the summer of 2012 happened. We had the best nanny ever. My kids had a blast, and I enjoyed a little break from the dropoff/pickup and lunch-packing routine.

It’s been almost six months since I went back to a regular, full-time office job. And guess what? I still like it! Good people, challenging work, nice pay and benefits — all make commuting worth it (45 minutes each way = ugh).

With the recent release of the iPhone 5, I got my first iPhone! Oh, how I love it. It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

We had a fun, relaxing mini-vacation over Labor Day weekend. I’d like to write about that in a separate post, because it helped me redefine what a vacation should be when you work and have young children. Stay tuned.

I have not been eating healthy or exercising. Blergh. Need to get back on the Plants Wagon.

My 6-year-old, Cassie, started first grade at a new school. We opted for a small, private Montessori school over the free, public school option, and I’m very glad so far. She’s flourishing and happy as can be. Again, this is fodder for another future post (or posts). Choosing your child’s educational path is such a big deal, and making the private school investment was not something I anticipated until I had kids of school age.

My 3-year-old, James, entered his second year in pre-K Montessori. He still poops in his pants, but he’s pretty much got peeing in the potty down. So there’s that. He’s at the weird in-between point where some of his baby-like qualities are so endearing (mispronouncing words as he learns new phrases, snuggling in my lap – ever so briefly), while others (aforementioned pooping-in-pants and running out into busy streets) make me want to fast-forward to age 5 or so.

Overall, life is good. As always, I have lots of ideas and plans I want to go after all at once, but only enough time and energy to work and keep my kids alive. It’s a constant battle. I think I’m winning.

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