In no particular order
*You guys: Lillian's at school and all three of the other kids are sleeping. I know, it's miracle nap time, so I'm taking this opportunity to write this instead of doing my chores.
*I'm having a quarter-life crisis, I think. Before now, the only people who were my age who were accomplishing things of note were Olympic athletes and child geniuses. I think we can all agree that the people that make up those two groups are not normal; they are exceptional by birth. I'm not all that exceptional, so I didn't have to be jealous. BUT, now, normal people MY AGE are writing books of note, conducting groundbreaking research, starting their own companies, inventing things, making documentaries, presenting at conferences, and all sorts of other things that I'm not doing.
I get that I spent all the time that those other people spent working on their business plans and/or research birthing children and making peanut butter sandwiches. And, believe me, if I didn't think that birthing and raising decent human beings was a worth-while way to spend my time, I wouldn't have done it four times over.
The kicker is that I haven't been thinking, "I have this awesome business/book/company idea that I'm TOTALLY going to do when my kids are older." I've mostly just been drowning in cheerios and morning sickness. This is what makes it a quarter-life crisis: I have no idea where to go from here. My tentative plan was to go to nurse practitioner school, which I realize I could still do, but do I really WANT to do that? I don't know.
*I started reading The Happiness Project and the author mentions her One Minute Rule for keeping her house organized- if the task will take less than one minute, do it right now. Put away the pen, close the cabinet, put the bowl in the dishwasher, file that immunization card, put your makeup back in the bag instead of leaving it out, etc. I've been trying to do this, and I've found that I'm spending a lot more of my day cleaning. Up side: I have a cleaner house which puts me in a better mood. Down side: I spend more time cleaning which puts me in a bad mood.
*We're going to California in a few weeks, and I'm beyond excited about it.
*I got the movie Mongol from the library on my sister Anne's recommendation, and I need to watch it. I really liked Temple Grandin, her last recommendation.
*I thought it was hilarious when I figured out why Ethan was telling everyone at the grocery store that Evie really likes nickles. Someone, it might have been me I'm not sure, gave Ethan an anatomy lesson specifically about breastfeeding. I laughed until my eyes watered.