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Work From Home

Technically I started back to work part time last week. I didn't realize how hard it was going to be to get anything done with Oscar's schedule so wildly unpredictable. I feel like I have a thousand unfinished things. But every little bit helps. At this point I am basically working to fund my FSA, Dependent Care account, and 401K. I'm not actually working enough to take home anything after that. But at least I won't be behind on those things when I start back to work.

We've started a walking group here in the neighborhood and are calling ourselves the ESW Stroller Brigade. It's made up of moms who are stay-at-home moms, work-from-home moms, teachers out for the summer, and some like me who are on maternity leave. It's been great for accountability and company. I did 3.25 miles yesterday and ended up with over 12,000 steps! I might've gone a little overboard in my excitement about it and I joined a StepBet yesterday. You put money in a pot with others. You are given a set number of steps you have to get 6 days a week or you're out of the game. At the end, everyone still standing splits the pot. This one is only 6 weeks. I have to get 7,336 steps 4x per week and 9,456 steps 2x per week. It's going to be a stretch, but I really needed something to hold me accountable. I would really like to get back in shape. It's not so much the last 10 pounds but the inability to fit into pants. Luckily, it's summer so I can wear a lot of dresses and skirts to work. But nothing is nursing friendly, so I can't wear it around here.

Carey called last night. Sawyer and I were so excited. It's the first time we've gotten to talk since he left and probably the last time till he comes back. We only got to chat for about 5 minutes and that's just not enough when he's gone so long. But hopefully it will hold us over. There are so many things that happen while he's gone and I want opinions and input. It's frustrating when I have to make decisions on my own that should be both of us. I worry I'm making the wrong one. But some things can't wait till he's back.

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