Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Where I've been....

Hi y'all! I'm here and I'm alive. I realize I just kind of dropped off the blogosphere for a bit there, many apologies. I was in a funk... and the kids have kept me hopping... and mostly I was in a funk. You know how some people get the post-holiday blues? Yep. Towards the end of January there was this blow up of stuff at work that really made me feel completely useless and inadequate. Plus the typical post-holiday blues. Plus a head cold. All of it combined to just put me in a funk. I had no energy, no motivation to do much of anything, and while I thought about blogging and blogged once or twice, I wasn't interested in doing much more than that. 

And although I was in a funk with little motivation, there was still a lot of stuff going on. Here are a few things that have happened recently. 

Luke is finally eating baby food really well. It took a lot longer to get him use to the texture and new tastes, but he's finally eating it everyday and doing really well. Side note: Have you ever fed a blind baby? It's a little challenging since they use their hands to see so their hands go everywhere. He also loves grabbing the spoon and not giving it back. haha. 

He also learned this new trick: 

 We've been working with him for a while now on sitting up. It was his next big goal. I've been working with him in the evenings for weeks on just sitting up and how to prop himself up. Saturday Luke and I were hanging out in the living room and he was just rolling around, playing in the floor by himself and the next thing I know, I looked over and he's sitting up all by himself. I was so amazed!!! 

And to prove it wasn't a fluke, he did it all day long. So cute!!! His therapist comes today so I'm wondering if Luke is going to show him his new trick, or if he's going to play a trick on Mama and not actually do it. lol 

We've also decided that Luke is crawling, he just does it his own way. The kid is mobile!! Hahaha. However, the therapist wants him to crawl like other kids so we're working on that too. Which means he'll probably surprise me one day by just crawling everywhere all of a sudden. :) 

Our master bedroom is now 100% complete. I know I did the big reveal not too long ago, but I still had one little thing hanging over me and it was the picture frame on the teal shelf. It needed something in it and I had decided on a cute artsy quote print from Etsy. But that sale fell through so I had to find another one and I love it just as much too: 

So that is one big fat check mark on my yearly to-do list. ;) 

Also, if you follow me on Instagram (and if you don't, WHY?!?!?!) then you know I've been learning how to use Photoshop. And here are some of my first edited photos: 

So I guess I haven't been completely useless while in the funk. ;) haha. I also turned two box springs into raised garden beds. But I'll post more on that later. 

Well, that's a little snippet of what I've been up to. 

And here's to fresh starts (even in February). Getting over the blues and beating your funk. And also getting back to this fun world of blogging.


  1. Uh, don't you just hate those periods of funk? But at least it seems like you accomplished quite a lot during it--that's more than I can say for myself when I am going through one of those! Big pat on the back to Luke, that is so exciting! I keep thinking it will be weird when I walk into a room and see B sitting on his own. Also, I love, love that home print you got.

  2. Regina I bet those boys keep you busy. I know what you mean about being in a funk. This weather can really put you in that mood. It can be depressing after the holidays.

  3. I've been a bit funky myself lately....I blame the weather....I NEED SUNSHINE! lol And why does the therapist want him to crawl like everyone else? individuality is amazing. my one nephew didn't crawl, he would roll from one spot to another. then one day he rolled to the sofa, pulled himself up, and walked away. he never crawled...at all. hahaha

  4. I am glad to see you're coming out of the funk! I feel like those things just strike without warning and are hard to get rid of. I can't wait to see your garden projects!

  5. The Winter Blues, think we all get a little of these, especially after this winter. Your photos are great and those boys, just precious! Wishing you sunshiney days!


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