Perhaps my motivation slowed while I wait to hear about the work contract; perhaps its the lazy summer days where routine changes weekly.
What I have been able to do is watch the garden grow. YUM Snow peas. Hang with my kids - bike, swim, bike, soccer. And do some personal growth stuff.
|Polka dot shirt, Forever 21|
It's hard to make time for yourself when you are solo w/ kids. So during these past few months of "no work", I actually had one day of work a week. And I kept Lucy in day care for a 2nd day and made it a Me Day. A wonderful few months of not working; I look happier, feel carefree, and I have slimmed down. Thank you time. Time for running and biking. Time to lay on the couch and watch a movie in the middle of the day.
Feeling blah for the past couple years and wondering why I kept gaining (age?) I hadn't bought clothes for myself for several years. Sad. I like cute clothes. BUT now, feeling super fit, cute things actually look cute on! Amazing what running does for your thighs, butt, waist, arms, (my calves have always been fine ;) and .... mental state.
Red, slim chinos. A perfect deep red. Cute. Thank you.
Courtesy of H&M.
Another thing I did to distract myself from the unknown, was buy tickets to Costa Rica. (Long in the planning, I just had to decide whether I should go ahead with it or not). I was there 20 years ago for three months and wanted to go back, take a look around and show my children the jungle.
So I just wanted to tell you I am still here, I bought a great travel outfit, and we are off for a week in the cloud forest and then a week on a pacific coast beach. And when I return, there will hopefully be good news on the contract, more painting and house updates and a travel post!