What’s Up Wednesday

Every time I sit down to write lately, it just feels too heavy. So much has happened in the last couple of months, and it just seems like too much to try to process it all…the rioting and police shootings in our city, and the recent flood that has devastated so many people in this area. It’s just a lot to process, ya know? So until I can come up with a way to do that, I am hoping this What’s Up Wednesday post will get me out of my no-writing funk! And serve as a good catch-up for what we’ve been up to. Be sure to head over to The Larson LingoMix & Match Mama , and Sheaffer Told Me To to check out their posts, and link up your own at the bottom! Or scroll through the links and find some new bloggers to follow!

What we’re eating this week…

I’m on week 2 of a clean eating challenge group with some girls, so the better question may be what am I not eating? Pretty much I’ve stopped eating ALL THE THINGS. Being stuck mainly at home due to flooding and aftermath, I was snacking on sooo many things. My challenge group has got me mostly back on track. I’m struggling with trying to eat well while also starting to get extra hungry as I mark the half way mark through this pregnancy. I’ve spent the last 2 years focused on losing or maintaining weight, so watching the scale creep upwards is a bit of a mind battle. I know it’s good and necessary, but still doesn’t always feel great! We are also trying to spend less for a few months in order to work on our savings, so our grocery budget isn’t the most exciting! Thankfully we still have quite a few delicious freezer meals to hold us over. Delicious and zero effort…my favorite.

What I’m reminiscing about…

Wine. I miss wine. Is that ok to say?? Ha!

Also as we start getting more baby things in the house in preparation for baby #3, I am thinking back to when the boys were born and what life was like with a newborn…it feels like another lifetime ago!

It’s hard to remember them looking like this, when now they look like this…

What I’m loving…

Baby kicks! Just started feeling them a week or two ago. I’ll try to remember how much I love them when in a few months they are happening to my bladder and rib cage 😉

I’m also loving shopping at Costco (how lame does that statement make me sound?). I decided to try it out this month, and I really like it! Great prices and great options on healthy and organic products. Who knew?! It’s also nice to not have to shop every single week since I’m buying some things in bulk. Now I just have to run out for produce and milk in between trips. And the gas is cheap! It’s amazing, people, seriously.

What we’ve been up to…

Y’all…it has been a looooooong few weeks. Saturday night was the first night I had been away from the boys in over 2 weeks. I may have cried a little as I backed out the driveway and waved goodbye to them….and mumbled “bye Felicia” under my breath. I love those boys. But we needed a little time apart, ya feel me? With all the rain and then flooding, we were stuck in the house for a few days.

And then Jonathan was off helping people clean out and gut their houses for the following week, and then back to work followed by gutting houses the week after that. So I was mostly on solo parenting duty. And it was still raining most days, and everything was wet and soggy all over town. And HOT. And humid. So we didn’t do a whole lot other than get on each other’s nerves. Well Porter spent a majority of the time screaming his head off. So there’s that.

All in all it was a good lesson in trusting Jesus in my parenting #Jesustakethewheel. Thankful to be getting back into a normal life routine this week.

What I’m dreading…

I honestly can’t think of anything I’m dreading right now. We’ve got a lot of fun stuff coming up. The only thing that comes to mind is doing the glucose test in about 10 weeks from now. I’ve passed it before during both pregnancies, but it makes me super sick. I threw up when I did it the first time with Evan and had to come back and retake it. And I was on the verge of barfing when I took it with Porter. That crazy influx of sugar first thing in the morning is not good for my body apparently. Anyone else have trouble with it???

What I’m working on…

I just finished up some painting commissions…

…and am gearing up to start a new one. Work has been on hold due to life being a bit crazy the last few weeks. Looking forward to getting back in the groove. Jonathan may be going to visit his family this weekend, and I will probably stay back home so I can catch up on work! It’s so hard to get painting done with the boys home with me as you can probably imagine.

What I’m excited about…

Lots of things! The boys go back to school next week.

And the week after we will find out if Baby #3 is a boy or a girl! With our odds, I am guessing we’re having another boy. We shall see!

My birthday is coming up at the end of September, too. I still feel ok with celebrating that. Can’t decide if I will let myself age another year after this or not 😉 I am already trying to decide what to get at Kendra Scott for 50% off. Anyone else do that for the birthday every year?? If you didn’t know this bit of awesome news…Kendra Scott lets you get one item for 50% off during the month of your birthday!

What I’m watching/reading…

This may not be super exciting to share…because I’m re-watching and re-reading this month. Gilmore Girls on Netflix. I’m on the final season now. And I’m re-reading the “Girls” series by Rachel Hollis. I’m almost done with the last book.

I’ve got a few things in my e-book library to read next, so hopefully I’ll have some more good suggestions for you next month.

And I don’t know if I want to admit this on the internet or not, but since you are my people I feel it’s ok…I’m also watching Bachelor in Paradise. It’s basically a train wreck. But sometimes you just need a show like that in your life. So don’t judge me. OK!?!? 🙂

And also let me know if you watch it too 😉

What I’m listening to…

I’m so behind on all of my podcasts right now. Hoping to catch back up when I start driving to and from the boys’ school next week! That’s my main time to listen to anything. I have had Hillsong’s “Oceans” on repeat over the last week or two since I saw the video of them singing it on a boat in the Sea of Galilee. GORGEOUS.

What I’m wearing…

Stretchy pants! I sadly never have a fun answer to this question. My SAHM wardrobe consists of pajamas and workout clothes mostly. I am majorly looking forward to leggings and sweaters and boots in a few months. Fall is my favorite season of clothing. And food. And temperature. All of it.

What I’m doing this weekend..

I’m still waiting to see what Jonathan and the boys are going to do this weekend, but as of now I’m planning on painting while binge-watching something on Netflix. I’ve also got to color my hair because these roots and gray “friends” are getting out of control. I’m too vein to let this go, y’all.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

You can pretty much refer back to the “what I’m excited about” section. Because all of those things are next month!  What I’m most looking forward to is a toss up between boys going back to school and finding out this baby’s gender!

What else is new…

Shockingly….not a lot. Believe it or not, we don’t lead a very exciting life. The biggest things that have happened in the last week is that one or our small chickens got taken away by a hawk, and one of the big ones met its demise at the hands of a stray dog. So now the poor chickens can no longer free range all over our backyard. I’m pretty sad about that, but it’s more sad if they keep getting attacked by random animals.

That is one of the strangest paragraphs I’ve ever written.

That’s it for this month, folks. Thanks for sticking with me if you’ve made it this far. Let me know what’s up with you on this Wednesday!

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