Coffee, run, coffee, repeat. That seems to be how the days go lately, with some wine thrown in there. It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it? Actually, its been quite a year. Since there is a global pandemic and all we really can’t have coffee together. But if we could, here’s what I would tell you.
My allergies have been awful this year.
Whenever the weather is nice and I spend a lot of time outside (which seems to happen each weekend) they get really bad. The first week I suffered through, hoping they would pass quickly. Then I called Grayson’s pediatrician because I am still breastfeeding to check on which types of allergy meds would be safe for me to take. I was told which ones were safe, and to take the lowest dosage only as needed because they could lower my milk supply (which is already pretty low at this point). With all the Amazon delays it took awhile to get them, but I finally started taking them last week. But I feel awful in a different way when I take them (drowsy, even though they are supposed to be non-drowsy), and my throat gets dry and scratchy. They are only 12 hour doses so when I take them before bed they wear off by the next morning. I feel like I can’t win! I’ll probably just skip the meds unless absolutely necessary.
We finally got a gate for our workout equipment.
Our basement is pretty big and we have half of it set up as a home gym, with a treadmill, bike, bench, and weights. We started putting some toys in the other half of the basement. A few weeks ago Grayson started getting very interested in the workout equipment. My previous attempts to barricade that half of the basement with pillows would no longer cut it, so we finally got a gate. Maybe one day when he is older he will be able to play by himself down there while I work out. That would be nice!
Stroller runs are getting better.
I am not sure what happened, but after a few rough stroller runs Grayson no longer seems to mind them as much. Sometimes he even asks to go for a walk in the stroller! (By “ask” I mean he goes over to the stroller and points at it and brings his shoes over there). I got him a new toy which is helping, but other than that my only theory is that he is getting really desperate to get out of the house. I guess being stuck at home for 3 months has gotten to all of us!
I feel like I spend the entire weekend meal prepping.
Grayson still takes 2 naps a day, and each one is 1-2 hours (usually about 1.5 hours each). I spend his nap time during the week working, so on the weekends I spend it meal prepping. It takes a long time but I feel like I don’t have any other options. I tried to add up the time I spent doing it last weekend and it was about 3 hours. I made pancakes and eggs for Grayon’s breakfasts, chocolate chip oat bars (I eat these in the morning before I work out), chopped veggies, baked sweet potatoes, meatloaf, chicken zucchini casserole, baked ziti, and chicken tenders. I froze the meatloaf, chicken tenders, and pasta so we could have that later in the week. Today I will make fajitas which I will prep earlier in the day since I don’t work on Fridays.
We got some new “toys” around here
Last weekend we got a water table! It’s finally warm enough to play outside so this is perfect. We aren’t sure if our community pool will open at all this year, so we decided it would be helpful to have something for Grayson to play with at home.
We also got a learning tower! I’m not sure how much he will be able to use it yet, but hopefully it will give us some more options in the kitchen. Right now just he runs circles from the kitchen to the dining room and back whenever I try to do anything in there. Or he pulls all the containers and zip lock bags out of the cabinets.
Thanks for joining me for coffee! Hope everyone is hanging in there and is fully stocked on their beverage of choice. Maybe one good thing that has come from all of this is I’ve saved some money from not buying Starbucks when I’m out!
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Coffee, run, coffee, repeat. Who else is following this schedule?
Do you meal prep?
Is there anything you’ve saved money on since being home more?