I just realized I haven’t posted in a few weeks. I’m usually good for at least one post a week, but I just haven’t felt like it lately. I think I’m in a bit of a rut right now and I’m SO looking forward to vacation!!
I’ve just been feeling like I need a break from my regular routine. I’m up on weekdays by 5:30am (Joe and Lauren still sound asleep), to work by 7am, home by 6pm (Joe already at work and Lauren with grandma), then dinner, clean-up, cuddle and playtime with Lauren, maybe a half hour to do something before putting Lauren to bed, then drop from exhaustion before Joe gets home from work. Then repeat…over and over and over.
This month we’re taking two glorious weeks off work and heading back east. First stop is New Hampshire for a reunion with a fantastic group of adoption friends, including two families from our China trip. After the reunion, it’s off to Maine to see my dad and step-mom. We’ll be stopping (or should I say, shopping) in Freeport, the home of LL Bean, staying at an adorable bed & breakfast in Bar Harbor, and then a night in Portland, Maine on the harbor. In between all that, we’ll be spending a few days relaxing at their lake cabin. I think this is just what the doctor ordered!!
My dad hasn’t seen Lauren since last March and we had only been home for a few months. He is going to be SO surprised at how much she has changed in the past year and a half! She’s blossomed into such a beautiful and smart little girl. Grandpa is definitely going to be charmed by her.
Anyone else find themselves in a rut lately and ready to change things up a bit? Any advice you could share on how you got out of the funk?