Obligatory 8-1-8-1-8 Post

Well, take three. I started this post on 8/1, then went back to it to post on 8/11, and now it’s 8/18. Oops. I’m the worst. Still works, though! I love the fun numbers days. I love when the dates make a palindrome or pattern of some sort. I’ve been a bad blogger over the last few months and need to get back into it. I think it’s a sign that it’s 8/1/18 8/11/18 8/18/18, hehe.

So what have I been up to over the summer so far? San Diego Comic-Con, Long Island for my niece’s first birthday, lots of movies with Jay. I’ve also been walking/hiking a lot in Umstead State Park and am one trail away from hiking the entire thing. I know every route I could possibly take to get home from work if I ever had to walk home, haha. My office is close to one of the park entrances on the opposite end of the one I live close to. I don’t know, I think it’s cool to know every trail and how it connects to other trails. I am my father’s daughter.

Kids! Alex is already 6-months-old, which is insane to me and Jay’s 3-month paternity leave ended two weeks ago, so he’s in daycare full-time now. Zachary starts Pre-K in September. My niece, Evangeline, turned one on August 1. Eva was just over 6 months when Alex was born, and now Alex is the same age that she was when he was born. Crazy. I became an aunt again last Thursday when my sister-in-law gave birth to her first baby, a lovely little girl named Ava. All in all, things are great on the family front.

What else is going on? The Broadcast is still going strong. Last Friday, I made my first-ever donation to the Wake Med Mother’s Milk Bank with a grand total of 131 ounces of breast milk. I also donated blood for the first time in years last Thursday. Jay and I have been doing Weight Watchers. He’s had more luck than I have had with it because he is waaaaay more disciplined than I am (and he also doesn’t like beer, hahaha). I have lost 4 of the 9lbs that plagued me postpartum, though. That’s been nice because I gained an extra 10lbs last spring when I was on Sertraline (generic Zoloft) and was hopeful that I’d lose it after Alex was born thanks to nursing and go back to my “normal” weight. When I stopped losing weight with an extra 9 of those 10lbs, I figured this was my new normal because I’m in my mid-30s now and I’d never get to wear some of my old clothing again. Hopefully, by the end of the year, I can get rid of the last 5lbs.

What lies ahead for me? I’m still working on my 2017 scrapbook, haha. I want to finish that and then work on some other arts & crafts stuff. I’m still all into my “bullet” journaling. I say that in quotes because I’ve somewhat modified it because while I like being organized and keeping track of stuff, I hate drawing things so I don’t have cute little drawings. I do, however, have clean-looking, organized calendar, list, and chart printouts to keep track of things like money stuffz, birthdays, exercising, overall health, etc. I am also going to read the Saga graphic novel series this week, thanks go Jay’s recommendation. I’ll have to do a review on it here once I am finished.

Speaking of, I would definitely like to blog more. I was in a good rhythm for a while but fell off once I was able to exercise again. I have a few ideas for weekly topcs and what not. Even though I’ve been a bad blogger over the last few years, I’ve still taken pictures and had intentions to post about different things. I should go back and get those off of my phone and do whichever ones are still timely, haha. I don’t know. Stay tuned! Thanks for reading!

Here’s a cute picture of my boys “playing” together this morning. We just set that up for Alex yesterday and he’s obsessed with it.

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