Friday, April 26, 2013

My Wonderful Complaints


After deciding to stay home with the kids and not work for a while, my brain has been going nuts with ALL of the things I have ever wanted to do, try, create, and all the NEW things that I am discovering I may want to do, try and create.



Nursing Carlin is my new reality, as I have joined the club of millions of selfless women who choose to nurse their infants by sacrificing our bodies 24/7 for a year (or more) of our lives.

And being that I probably nurse him 8-10 hours in a day, fitting in all of my creative aspirations can be a bit difficult. 

Well... a lot difficult. 





It probably doesn't help that my brain is not exactly as organized as it once was, which is hard because when that happens, I feel like I am not doing everything to its fullest!


For example...


1) The bathroom is half painted. To be fair, 3/4 of the way painted. :) Started it yesterday but woke up with a cold!! So I have been trying to catch up on the bloggy world because now I feel crummy and do not want to do anything physical.

2) Also, (and speaking of the bloggy world) I have been nominated for 3 Liebster Awards, and after discovering I was nominated for the 3rd one, I had only JUST finished finding the first 21 blogs I wanted to nominate from my first 2 awards!  

Now I need to find 11 more blogs to nominate. Trust me, these are good things to have to whine about! :)  It's just... I really do take the compliment that comes with the award to heart, and when I nominate 11 other blogs as the rules state to do, I take it seriously and want to take my time!  

3) And... I have gone to the thrift store twice in 2 weeks, found new t-shirts to restyle/upcycle and got inspired! So now I have 3 unfinished products for my Etsy shop. <face palm>

4) I even admit to spontaneously finding (and maybe.. searching out intentionally... occasionally.. Or, a lot. Don't judge me!) yard sales on the way home from dropping Abigail off at Pre-k, and inevitably accumulating MORE things that inspire yet another project.

All the while... when I am nursing our little man, or sitting still for any reason, I'm thinking of something else I'm working on and what I can do to it next. 

Still, I am on my own time, doing things at my own speed. It's a nice change from the working life when my time revolved around what the corporate world demanded of me 40 hours per week, which means the house, family, chores and creative ventures had to come second. 

In the midst of my creative mess of a brain... I do feel like a sense of clarity has set in. :) 

For once, it feels good to have complaints. 
Time flies, and I will one day miss these days. 

Life is good when my these are my kind of complaints. 

Living Life Openly, waking up ready and receptive to all that the Universe has to offer each day. 

:)



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    1. Good, glad to hear it. :) Happy Friday!

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  2. I too am working on 2 Libster awards. I didn’t realise how many blogs I had to go through to find people with less than 200 BUT I get distracted but the posts and completely forget to look at the followers.
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. YES! Exactly! :) I love blogging simply because I find people to relate to me. It helps.

      Thanks, you too!!

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  3. My sister in law said it best...the days are long and the weeks are short- cherish it all! as a momma of twins-I tell myself this everyday!

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    1. I love that! And so true. :) Thanks for stopping by, Kelly!

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  4. Nice blog!! Congrats on the awards. And to the nursing, it's hard and tiring.. I give you props, I couldn't do it. I can't wait for the yard sales to start, that's when you find the best stuff for crafts!! :)

    Vicky
    alovelylittleaddiction.com

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    1. Thanks, Vicky. It is a juggle to nurse full time and manage LIFE in general for sure.
      And agree about the yard sales!! I scored the other day and got an entire stencil kit, paints and all for only $2.50!!! :) Ahhh... I love Spring.

      Thanks for coming by, Vicky!

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  5. A creative mind never rests, but the days of nursing your sweet baby will be gone before you know it. I've nursed 3 and I know that restless feeling that comes when there is so much to do, but it is so very worth it!!

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    1. Thank you, Krista.. I try to cherish every day with him, because he seems so different every day!! They just grow too quickly.
      Thanks for coming by and sharing your kind words!! :)

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  6. These are awesome complaints to have! Congratulations on the Liebsters. Those are always a great thing to receive! I got one too and I am having the same issues. Who do I give them too? hahaha! Thanks for sharing this @ The SHOW OFF Blog Party :)

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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  7. I totally agree with such wonderful complaints! Being newly SAHM myself, I know exactly what you mean...and totally worth every minute of it!

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    1. Yes, yes it is... The years will fly by.

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  8. I agree with Jessica and truly awesome complaints. Congrats on your Liebster awards and so happy to be following you back now!! :)

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  9. I am in the same position, but I end up extended nursing for 3 years with each kid. Talk about half done.

    I figure all that other stuff can wait. It will always be there, but your children will only be young once. It's so fleeting. They grow up so fast.

    Right now, it's 2:30 AM and I am holding my son. I'm not annoyed or angry because it's time for us to bond - just the two of us without any distractions.

    I have changed my way of thinking.

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    1. :) I love you even MORE now, Lisa. We are on the same level. My favorite times are in the middle of the night when it's just me and my little man... him nursing and smiling up at me.. the silent house.. :) Magical, priceless moments!

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  10. I have been working like crazy to get my art projects complete before baby number 3 gets here because I know adjusting to 3 boys ages 4 and under will be hectic. And while I always knew I would be BFing, I didn't put into thought of remembering how MUCH time it takes. Your statement "sacrificing our bodies 24/7 for a year" suddenly snapped me into reality.

    THANKS A BUNCH! lol

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    1. hahaha Well it's true!! ;) But so very worth it. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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