Anyone else feel like this week went by slow as molasses?? I’m not sure why but it has. So yay for Friday! I have dinner slowly cooking in the crock pot (a tastefully simple beef sauce over browned stew beef which I will place over some noodles. Easy peasy and I won’t have to think about it later which is awesome) and not sure what else we’ll plan for this evening but I’m looking forward to some couch time with my family.
As I start to be more knowledgeable and aware of harmful ingredients in cosmetics and lotions and potions, I’ve been slowly turning to more natural products. One thing I’ve been hesitant to try is natural, aluminum free deodorant. Well, I recently joined a few Facebook groups for my town and found a woman who makes soaps and just started making deodorants and luckily she sells a small size of the deodorant so I can try it before getting the big one. She has an Etsy shop but I’m going to pick up my order from her this weekend and report back! I am excited to try her Earl Gray soap too.
(Also, I cannot spell deodorant on the first try. Thanks spell check.)
At the beginning of February we enrolled Emily into preschool 3 days a week knowing that we’d have her there 5 days a week by summer. She loved it so much and we could see how much growth she had in so many areas that we upped it to 5 after a couple of weeks. The first week she went full time she had some separation anxiety which was just so heartbreaking. I would have to leave her in full on tears and sobs and….it sucked. We reevaluated things and started a new morning routine where I don’t emphasize going to school and I set her up with a little snack once we’re there and she’s been an angel! It’s made my mornings so much better and sets the tone for my day. I was down right miserable the days I’d have to leave her sobbing but now my days are that much better.
2 more weeks until spring! I’m not one to be all “I’m over winter, boohoo” because I live in New England and we have winters and springs and summers and falls. This winter was a bit brutal. Polar vortex nonsense and even now there’s still a ton of ice everywhere. I’m done. So happy to see that we’ll have several days above freezing to look forward to started tomorrow.
I’ve been in such a workout slump the past few weeks. I love going to the gym in the mornings but by the time I arrive at work afterwards the parking spots fill up especially since there’s still snow piles everywhere. This spring thaw will help a lot and I can finally get back to my routine. That’s twice I’ve mentioned the warmer weather. I’m excited is what I am saying.