Yet again this month has flown by. What happened to July and how is my little Bazooka starting his 3rd year of daycare next week?!!
July has had its ups and downs, but we’ve had fun visiting the park and enjoying the kiddie pools with the little man.
Here’s July in a nutshell.
Currently // July 2017
Reading // The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. Apparently I’m on a memoir kick because I recently breezed through Andie Mitchell’s It Was Me All Along (which was incredible, if you live under a rock like I did and haven’t read it yet).
Watching // We just finished GLOW, which was pretty funny and entertaining. Now we’re watching Catastrophe on Amazon—gotta love the British humor.
Listening to // My love affair with Dear Evan Hansen is still going strong, but I’m also listening to a lot of meditations on Buddhify as well as Breathe. I need to bring some podcasts back into my life!
Needing // Some girl time. I’m terrible at picking up the phone and actually making plans with my friends, but I know I need the connection. Hopefully a dinner or drink night will happen this week.
Loving // Yoga. I’m not back at my beloved Sterling Hot Yoga Works, but I am taking hot yoga at the Y and enjoying it. It’s more of a flow (and less rigid than Bikram) but there’s just something about yoga in a group setting that speaks to me. I can’t do yoga at home—or maybe I just need to try harder—but this has been a nice break from the HIIT classes I had been taking. And I’m discovering a lot of new-to-me postures.
Not loving // Bazooka’s behavior at daycare lately. He’s improved some, but he’s been hitting his friends when he feels “threatened” (if they try to take his toy or otherwise “annoy” him in some way) and being sent to “time out” far too frequently. I know he’s just being a toddler—and this, too, shall pass—but I’d be lying if I told you it didn’t disappoint me or make me feel like I’m doing something wrong as a mom. Luckily I’m able to acknowledge and move past those thoughts pretty quickly.
Eating // Too much junk—and I’m feeling it. No more pizza rolls for dinner! (That happened last Friday because we were feeling super lazy, but I ate them wayyyy too quickly and mindlessly and felt like C R A P afterward.)
Drinking // Kombucha—when my crazy child lets me! For whatever reason, Bazooka is fascinated by my kombucha and I always have to give him some of mine. The little devil is thwarting my efforts to drink less wine by making it difficult to drink something in its place! But hearing him say “I need boocha” or “boocha in da cup” is hilarious.
Craving // Mellow Mushroom pizza…it’s been too long!
Avoiding // Nothing—at least not intentionally—but I have sort of had a realization of some feelings I’d been avoiding—or denying— in the past. But…now I’m trying to acknowledge these, understand why they persist, and learn positive ways to move beyond them (there’s some vague #therapytalk for you)
Happy about // Um, this is lame, but I just got a new tank top in the mail that I ordered from The Outrage. If you’re a fan of Lauren Duca and her Teen Vogue column, Thigh High Politics, then you’ll appreciate the design. Plus, 100% of the proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood.
Looking forward to // A weekend NOLA trip, if we can ever actually decide on a date and make arrangements. It’s been far too long since we had a date night or night away, so hopefully we can do something next month for the hubby’s birthday. Or at least plan a nice dinner to the Dumbwaiter again.Going with the (yoga) flow + other current thoughts for July Click To Tweet
So tell me…
- What podcasts should I check out?
- Any big plans before summer ends?
- What are you happy about this week?