Thoughts & Happenings 10/13

living lighter thoughts

Stephen called me early yesterday morning and told me the bad news. His car (a ’96 Toyota Camry) had died on the way to work. The transmission, apparently. :| Thankfully, he was close enough to his job that one of the guys he works with came and picked him up and he worked like normal for the rest of the day. But my morning was spent calling AAA to find out about towing and letting Geico know that they could remove that car from our policy. We’re not sure what we’ll do in the coming weeks and months, but for now, we are a one car family.

It’s not the end of the world but it is going to be challenging. I can’t drop him off at work every morning because even though Maggie can babysit, she isn’t able to nurse Elizabeth when she wakes up. She’s taken a few bottles here and there, but I’m not pumping regularly nor do I have confidence that she’d take a bottle while so sleepy. So, for now we have this plan: on days when I really need the van

  • I’ll wake Elizabeth at 5am to nurse
  • get myself up and dressed
  • when he’s ready to go (usually about 6am), I’ll wake Maggie so she can be up in case Samuel gets up before I get home (I wouldn’t want him freaking out, thinking I’m missing)
  • finally, I’ll put Elizabeth in her carseat and we’ll go

Not the funnest (lol, I know that’s wrong) way to start the day, but I think it will work. Next week, we have a dental appointment for Joshua one day and then the ultrasound on Elizabeth’s hips on another, not to mention grocery shopping and going to library.

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“A goal without a plan in just a wish” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I’ve been happily marking things off of my 2017 list! I started it at the end of September and I’m pleased with the progress I’ve already made. It’s just a list of things I’d like to do by the New Year. I broke everything down into four categories; books I want to read, places I want to visit, projects I want to sew, and new recipes I want to try. I’m scratching through them and dating them as I complete each one. It’s really motivating and I may decide to do this quarterly if it continues to be effective for me. :)

Do you have a bucket list or a seasonal/quarterly list of things you want to accomplish?

10 thoughts on “Thoughts & Happenings 10/13

    1. Thanks for asking! It’s been fine. I’ve taken him to work twice each week and I’ve actually NOT taken Elizabeth with us; instead, I’ve woken Maggie and she’s babysat while I’m gone. Elizabeth has slept through every time!
      Stephen is looking into buying a truck but I don’t know how soon that will be. ^_^

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      1. Well crossing fingers it’s in the near future! Maggie is a good sport getting up early to do that! Cuz it is so much harder waking up little ones for something like that! Especially if they start waking up every day at the new early time :/

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  1. Oh, no! I understand all too well about being a one car family. We had to do this for a while and it was so hard, so I feel for you. We always have so many appointments and things that I can’t even imagine having to be in that position again. I truly hope you are able to get things sorted out very soon – I will surely pray for you!

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    1. Thanks. ^_^ It’s definitely not ideal, but I think we’ll be okay, and – as it turns out, it will only be temporary. He’s planning to buy another (used) car/truck by borrowing from his 401K. I didn’t think he wanted to do that when I posted this but he feels really bad taking my van every day so he wants to get another vehicle asap.

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