My friend Risa at risakerslakewrites.com recently posted a "Right Now" post. She got the idea from another blogger, who also got the idea from another blogger. So... I'm stealing the idea from Risa, who stole it from someone else, who stole it from someone else. lol. I thought it would be kinda fun to do a post like this every once in awhile.
Right now I am:
Reading: only blogs, and even that's been pretty sporadic. I did actually read a book a real book a few weeks ago, but I also managed to prove why I can't do that right now. I stayed up till 4:00am reading that stupid book. I've always been like that. If I start a book, I. Must. Finish. It. So, reading blog posts here and there is all the reading I do, because they are short and I can be on my way when I need to be.
Watching: This is Us. I'm in LOVE with this show! I also currently watch Outdaughtered. And of course Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is a daily morning ritual.
Listening: "Let It Go music," as the kids call it. It's a daily request. And no, I can't just play the Frozen soundtrack. It has to be the actual Let It Go song, on repeat...
Drinking: Water and Cascade Ice sparkling water.
Eating: We had Annie's Shells and White Cheddar macaroni and cheese tonight for dinner. I was going to make a nice steak dinner, until I realized that I started the marinade too late. So now it's steak and potatoes tomorrow instead and it was simple mac and cheese tonight.
Wearing: Pj bottoms and a feeling lucky, Lucky Charms shirt.
Loving: The sunny weather we've had the last few days! It's been so nice to let the kids play outside again without freezing to death. It's still cold, but in the 40's at least!
Anticipating: We leave for Disneyland a week from today!
Hoping: That the kids sleep until at least 7:00 in the morning. Rylee usually does most days, and Ayden does sometimes, but usually he wakes up any time between 5:45 and 6:30. We had a busy day though, and he didn't take a nap, so fingers are crossed!
Following: It's kind of hard to avoid all of the political stuff right now. I was looking forward to the election being over so we could move on to more fluffy topics on Facebook and Instagram, but then came the inauguration. And then the next day was the Women's March. I realize it's important, but I'd really like everyone to just go back to being friends. I'm tired of the arguing.
Wondering: Will there ever come a point that parenting gets easier???? I thought the tough phases would ebb and flow a bit, but it kind of feels like we just go from one hard phase to the next. Don't get me wrong. There's lots of fantastic moments in there too, but not easy. I can't say there's been an easy phase yet.
Trying: To figure out when I'm actually going to sit down and write Ayden and Rylee's birthday post. It's been a month now...
Worrying: Always about money. Christmas and a 3rd birthday made things tight enough, but then we unexpectedly had to put four new tires on my car. I only went in to get a new battery, but ended up with over $1000 out of pocket instead. Then we've also been hit with close to $1000 in doctor bills this past month too. If I'd known it was going to cost me $200 when I went to the doc in October for my cough that wouldn't go away, I would have sucked it up and toughed it out. We also got a hefty bill for Rylee's eye appointment (that turned out to be unnecessary. Sigh.), and Tony's racked up a few doctor bills as well. Oy.
Planning: To really work on sticking to a budget so we can quit dipping into our savings account, which is supposed to be our down payment to buy a house.
Contemplating: Whether or not to let Ayden and Rylee spend the night at their grandparents next month. MIL has asked for that to happen. This would be their first overnight without at least one of us with them. I'm pretty sure we are ready to let that happen, but our biggest hesitation is that their house is not child proofed. We can't have one of them waking up in the middle of the night or early morning and having free reign in the house. Chemicals under the sinks; furniture not secured... We'll see.