Easter and beyond…

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Easter morning came and we overslept. The plan was to go to church at 9 and the time was 8:15. Needless to say, we ended up going at 10 for Sunday school. This was the second time that we’ve ventured to any church since having kids so just making it out the door was a real accomplishment. Plus, by going last week we saved ourselves from being the “only on holidays” family. The Mr was raised catholic and I was raised baptist but both of us have, in my mind, vastly expanded our idea of religion and church so we struggled to find a place where we both felt like it could work for us. This blog isn’t going to be about religion but is like to just say that I consider myself a spiritual person and not a religious person. We wanted to go to church so our kids have a foundation of belief to spring forth into the world. I hope they will seek their own truth and question, question, question. Anyway, the day was full of service, then family visits (plural). Before moving back across the country, I had the, dare I call it luxury, of doing nothing on the holidays but meet up with friends for brunch. I do miss that freedom from feeling obligated to drive an hour or so to hang out with the parentals and other family, but I am grateful to have both sets of grandparents alive and able to enjoy our kids. Plus, I didn’t have to cook a single thing. One downer was that no one served any type of caffeinated beverage. WTH? Don’t they know moms of toddlers need caffeine like oxygen? I was soooo sleepy.
Today was a nice day except for the old lady at Costco who asked if I was mom or grandma 😐. Obviously, I need to start taking care of myself again. Since moving cross country, I think I’ve been in a slow decline into a mild depression. I’ve been mourning my move for too long. It’s taken this long, 4yrs, to accept that I chose to move closer to my immediate family and leave the family of friends that I feel the universe picked for me. And the weather! Don’t get me started. I miss SoCal weather. There’s not much like it and we had snow last week here even though it’s spring. Back to taking care of myself. After moving here, I somehow gained 10lbs and then gained more when I got pregnant and then pregnant again. I can not pretend that I was ever overweight. I just weighed more than I ever did in my life. So, add all of that together and that equalled no stylish wardrobe because I didn’t want to buy a ton of clothes in case I lost the weight and then I didn’t want to spend a ton on maternity clothes that I wouldn’t wear for long. Now that my youngest is one, I am back to my pre-move weight but find that my earlier style is not right for where I live and how I live as a mom now. And no, I didn’t dress in skimpy clothes, but it was a younger state of being. My goal this week is to figure out what to do with my fine, limp post-preggo and previously fab hair and work on my skin. I also, hope to start walking again if the weather improves. We. Shall. See.

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