We drove down from Massachusetts to Virginia to spend Thanksgiving with Abe’s family. We’ve never driven more than like 1.5 hours with the kids before because A. They’re insane and B. Harrison has to pee every 10 seconds. We hit some traffic on the way down, so that could have gone better. The way back was good though, smooth sailing by comparison. Also this portable pee holder was seriously KEY!! Harrison peed in that thing like ten times on the way down and back. He never gives any warning when he has to go, so he’ll be like “I HAVE TO GO POTTY!!” and it’s like an immediate thing and everyone is like AHHHHHHH!!
Anyhow, we survived the whole experience and will likely not have to make a long car ride like that again. Since we rotate holidays and sibling’s homes, we won’t need to go back to VA for a few years and we will fly – First Class. Like mom and dad will fly first class and two boys punching each other and fighting over ipads will be back in coach!
The whole day before we left for our trip I was waiting on my job counter-offer. I can’t even describe the pissed-offness that I was feeling about it. I’m not a very patient person and so the number of approvals my offer needed were fucking killing me – literally 6. I was seriously ready to walk away. Maybe 4 days is a fast turnaround, but I don’t really see it that way. I just wanted it cemented in either way. Luckily, it all worked out and I’m glad that’s over so I’m staying at my current job a happier camper than I was a few weeks ago. I even cleaned my desk so they’d know I was Serious about maybe not returning to it.
I took advantage of a Black Friday deal to join Pure Barre for 1 year, so now I’m in it to win it and the current flexibility of my job allows me to take a few classes a week. I even took part in a test class this week… somewhat regrettably. I would describe it as “Intense or high intensity barre gone wild”. There was sweat just like flying off my body and there is a whole lot of soreness even two days later. I’m going to need a lot more leggings that hide sweat and sticky socks.
There are so many things that I hate about this comment : Yesterday, I made Kourtney Kardashian’s avocado pudding recipe and it was To Die For. Like insanely delicious, lick the bowl good. Seriously, try it! The manuca honey really makes it and oddly I had some in my cabinet waiting to use. She might not be right about many things (Lord Disick), but she’s totally right about this one.
My Christmas shopping for the boys is officially done. Is that nuts? Probably. I’d like to thank Zulily for all the help on that and my insane pull to buy things before they sell out. Now I just need to shop for literally Everyone else.
I’m thinking about getting an IUD… TMI? But really, what do people think of this? I hear mixed reviews. I don’t like the pill because I think it makes me crazy and sweaty, like the hormones are too much for me or something. I haven’t been on the pill in like 5+ years, so I really don’t plan on going back to it. It just wasn’t good for me, but the IUD is different I hear… I called my GYN and they’re like: oh we can get you in for an appointment in April. Like WTF? That’s like ridiculous. I guess I’ll think about it a bit more and then just make an appointment for like Months from now. The other day I was like – I think that I can be happy with 2 boys. The boys are such good friends and they have a really great and funny relationship, I think that works for us as a family. I think I can be at peace with that decision. This was the first time I really felt strongly either way so I’ll let that simmer a bit. The idea of needing to cart around 3 kids is also pretty unappealing when there are only 2 of us parents and really 1 of us that is available most of the time. And seriously, 3 kids = mini van city. No thanks.