Just when the weather seems to be on the upswing, a few more cold days need to sneak themselves in there. I prefer hot coffee most days, but when it warms up I do get a craving for iced coffee. But it’s not time for iced coffee just yet. Its’ still just the beginning on April, after all.
It’s Not Time for Iced Coffee Just Yet
I can’t believe that Easter is this Sunday. This feels strange for a few reasons. First, I haven’t been to church in over a year now. Second, it makes me think about Easier last year, when we felt like we had already been dealing with COVID for so long but had no idea what we were in for. Grayson was still so little- getting better at running around and had fun finding eggs on the deck. It was the first holiday that we didn’t see anyone because of quarantine.
I am happy to report that for the most part, sleep is improving around here! After about 2 months of bad sleep (which happened to line up with his bottom 2 year molars coming in) and once we got through the time change, things started to improve. He still wakes up early, but as long as he is napping I will take it!
As for me, I still have the random middle of the night wake ups and can’t fall back to sleep once I’m up. Last week we forgot to plug in the baby monitor so when the battery got low at 1 am it started beeping. I got up to plug it in and then couldn’t fall back to sleep until almost 3.
A few weeks ago I became a certified VDOT running coach! I have read Daniels’ Running Formula a few times and started using the VDOT pacing chart. It had also been almost 7 years since I took the RRCA course so it felt like a good time to get additional certification. I’m trying to decide if I want to start coaching on the VDOT platform. Has anyone used this (either as an athlete or a client)?
Spending More Time Outside
With the (mostly) warmer weather, it’s been so nice to spend more time outside. Last week we cleaned up the deck a little bit. Last summer we were out there every day. Again, it reminded me of how much Grayson has changed in a year. He’s so much more independent now.
A Big Adjustment
So my big news this week is that we are starting Grayson in a toddler pre-school program next week. We were originally going to send him last fall but decided not to because of COVID and I was still working from home. But now it’s getting too hard to work with him around, and he needs more attention than what I can give him while working. I’m also starting to go into the office a few times a week and my mom has some more travel plans this spring, so I will need more childcare.
It’s going to be a big adjustment, but I think it will be good for us all. He’s had no socialization over the last year and I can just tell he is craving new experiences. So he will be going 3 days a week for now, and my mom will still watch him when she can once a week. (I work 4 days a week so on the other day I will be off with him).
It’s not time for iced coffee just yet, but I’m gonna need some kind of coffee and maybe some wine too!
Do you think it’s time for iced coffee yet, or do you prefer warm drinks?
Have you been spending more time outside lately?
Any tips for daycare/preschool adjustment?