As some of you know, I've recently started a new job. It's really flexible and allows me to stay home with Leah. We're not going to get rich off of it, but it will be nice to have a little disposable income in our back pockets again.
I started the job on the 5th of January and have been in pretty much full swing since then. Unfortunately, I'm noticing a lot of other things are falling off the "Stay on top of" list. The house isn't clean enough, the basement storage has recently gotten out of control, and I can't find time to think about what to blog. I don't blame this just on the job. I blame not being able to take down the Christmas decorations until January 18 just on the job.
Does anyone notice that there are tons of postings between Halloween and New Years Day, but everyone seems to drop off the face of the earth from January until Easter? Nothing exciting happens, unless you count President's Day (which will be totally lame this year because Matt doesn't even get the day off - what's the point of Banker Holidays if your own personal banker doesn't get the day off?).
This is my rallying call to all my fellow bloggers. PLEASE POST! I know, that includes me. I need to know what everyone else is doing to keep their families entertained during this mundane time of year. I need new recipes and I definitely need a new wardrobe, but I only expect one of those things to be helped by you guys (please send donations for Melanie's Wardrobe to PO Box ...).
To get things going, Leah and I took a walk today. Yes, it was cold, and yes it was slightly windy, and YES we both came back with frostbitten toes and noses, but was it worth it? Well, sort of. It was great to get out and breath some air that hadn't been circulating in the house for two months already, but maybe not the best idea for 27 degree weather. Although, two cups of hot chocolate (warm for Leah) with lots of marshmallows later, we were fine again.
Leah has really been into anything fancy lately. We play dress-up most days now. She definitely has her favorite pieces to wear, such as the above pink sequined shirt and her feathery heels. Mostly I appreciate the nostalgia it brings.