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Suds in the Bucket

Yep, thats a picture of unfolded laundry up there. That was all I could manage yesterday and today so far. Some days just don't have that many photo opportunities. The good news is both yesterday and today (so far) have been extremely productive. I've vacuumed the whole house, mopped every room but the master bathroom, washed 4 loads of laundry (2 are put away), put 8 recipes into my recipe website for dinner planning, meal planned for the next two weeks, went on a 3 mile walk, planted two gifted tomato plants, planted two pots of flowers, went to the grocery store, got gas, and still managed to get 20 minutes of relaxing on the front porch swing with Sawyer last night. I had big plans for this maternity leave. I was going to do ALL. THE. THINGS! Unfortunately, I haven't managed to get one of those big things done (including steam clean the carpets, study for my licensing exam, paint the laundry room, organize the master closet, etc). But the house isn't a wreck, I'm keeping Oscar alive, and Sawyer doesn't seem to feel too left out. So I'd say that I am accomplishing something. Carey says that I'm not happy without a massive list of to-dos and something to stress about; and there is some truth to that. But, knowing that this was my last pregnancy, and Oscar is my last newborn, I am trying to slow down and smell the roses more. So he only wants to be held in the evenings which used to be my productive time. Okay, I'll just start binge watching TV shows I've been meaning to check out. I continually reminding myself that every cloud has a silver lining. We have some friends coming to visit tonight and tomorrow. I can't wait.

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