Making: progress on the daycare front. Drop-off and pick-up are both becoming more seamless. Still the same, though? Drop-off is kind of devastating and pick-up, the most exciting moment of my day.
Cooking: loads and loads on Sunday nights. It’s like a nervous tick. This week it was a bolognese and potato and corn chowder to get us through the first half of the week.
Drinking: maybe a touch too much red wine. Reeling it in.
Reading: It Was Me All Along by one of my favorite bloggers and local girl Andie Mitchell. So far it’s outstanding.
Wanting: just a few more hours in the day. A few for sleep, a few for running.
Looking: for a truly great pair of [wait for it] distressed, light wash, reasonable skinny jeans.
Playing: a couple of new songs on repeat: Uptown Funk, Ghost, I Bet My Life, Lips Are Movin.
Eating: really, well, actually! Meal planning and cooking on Sundays, and packing a full, nutritious lunchbox at night seems to be paying off. Even though I’m starving from nursing, I’ve been pretty good about making good choices.
Wishing: my hair would stop falling out. I was warned it was a four-month-post-partum thing. I had hoped I would dodge that bullet.
Enjoying: reading before bed. I’m thinking of adding some book reviews to the blog for wellness, food, and fitness related tomes.
Loving: a new set of Stila liquid eyeliners that I found at Nordstrom Rack for next to nothing. I’ve always worn deep purple or jet black liner, but these days I’m loving the softness of brown instead.
Hoping: for a snow day one of these days! That, or skipping to springtime really fast!
Needing: very little, as it turns out. I’m happy, satisfied, and full. Okay, so maybe I need a way to finagle a weeknight run or two, but overall, it’s all good.
Smelling: this delicious face wash I picked up last week. I’m off salicylic acid cleansers until I finish nursing, but this smells fresh and feels clean.
Feeling: solid about our morning routine right now. Nik and I both get some morning facetime with the little man and we’re all making it to our destinations on time. For the win.
Wearing: my hair natural for the first time in a long time. It saves me an hour every morning and believe it or not, I get compliments. Who knew?!
Following: a new-to-me e-newsletter, The Broadsheet, a daily update from Fortune on the world’s most powerful women.
Noticing: …okay, trying to notice when I’m setting double standards with Nik, primarily when it comes to cellular device usage and distraction.
Bookmarking: a handful of editorials in the LA Times about motherhood. The Mommy Wars, Stay-at-Home by Economy or Choice, and (my god) Breast Pumps.
Help a girl out: who has a distressed, light wash, reasonable skinny jean recommendation for me? Oh, and share some of the tunes you’re loving. Time for a new treadmill playlist!
To give credit where it is due: To Sum It Up is inspired by and based on tales of me and the husband.