I feel like every time I write a blog, it starts off mentioning how long it has been since I last wrote a blog. Why break that trend now. I believe it has been over two months so that’s not good.
Life has been flying by, but I’m taking some time to just relax a bit and sit down to write. It is actually going on 10pm and I’m sitting outside on our back deck. I have a candle burning to try and keep the bugs away from my laptop light, we’ll see how well it works. We recently purchased a new patio table for the back deck, and I’m trying to enjoy it as much as possible. The heat can be a factor as we approach summer, but this is the first time I’m sitting out after getting the kids to bed.
The kids are doing good with the exception of a weird bit of episodes that Amelia has been having. They tend to happen every 3 or 4 weeks, sometimes more frequent. She will wake up in the middle of the night crying, and we can’t really snap her out of it. She ultimately makes her self-sick and then falls back to sleep. These episodes have mostly happened at night with the exception of one time during the day after she got home from preschool and fell asleep in the car. It always follows sleep. As a result, we’ve had her see a neurologist, had a brain MRI done and will follow up with a sleep study on June 28th. So far all of the tests have come back with no issues, so still trying to figure out what the deal is. The issue is not life-threatening, but it’s such an odd occurrence that we wanted to get some answers.
Outside of that though the kids have been great. School is out and Ricky is now on his way to first grade. He was having trouble wrapping his head around the length of time off he gets for summer break. When I did the calculation and told him it was almost 86 days he about lost his mind. The goal now is keeping him and his sister from fighting since they are around each other about 3 times as much during the day.
It is hard to believe that we are now in June. The year is flying by and is almost halfway over. Between work and parenting the days just fly by. I’m sure it will be October before we know it.
While I write this I am listening to the album After Hours by Mitch Murder. He is probably one of my favorite artists to turn to when I want to listen to some lyric free and chilled music. He actually composed a lot of tracks for the film Kung Fury which is very 80s and synth-heavy. I really like it, and it’s great music while blogging.
We don’t have a whole lot planned for this weekend, which is my idea of a weekend. I believe there is a graduation party on Sunday, but that means I will get to see a lot of my family which is amazing. I may need to mow the grass tomorrow, but otherwise, just maybe tiding up the house. Jen has a short shift after Target so will get to spend time with the family.
My best friend Tippin was in town for work yesterday and I got to meet up with him for a little bit at Starbucks and catch up. It was nice just getting to sit and talk, even though I had the kids with me, we still got to chat about life and work. I probably could have hung out and talked much longer but the kids were getting restless and he had a drive back to Kansas City ahead of him.
My final thought of the night, and Tippin and I briefly spoke about this, is my decision of dropping Facebook for good. I know it’s common for people to say they’re deleting facebook because they have some kind of argument or whatever on Facebook, but for me, it’s just a personal decision to steer away from the idea of needing to know what is always going on or who likes or comments on my stuff. I feel like ditching it will open the door for me to find alternative ways of passing time. Instead of sitting on the couch and browsing through the feed, I can get up and DO SOMETHING. I don’t want to feel like I am a slave to my phone, and this is a step towards distancing myself from just staring at a screen, which I’m doing right now ironically.
I do find it to be a stressor though at times because of people who tend to post misinformation. I’ve learned to bite my tongue and don’t comment, but I do still feel a bit of stress or annoyance when I see it, that I don’t really need. I’m not sure when I’ll “cut the cord” but I think it’ll be very soon.
Alright, I probably need to wrap this up because I’m starting to see more little bugs flying on to my laptop screen so that is enough for now. Have a great weekend and stay cool because it has been HOT!!