The party went very well - good food, happy kids, really that's all you need. There were a few near melt downs, but that's expected in this age group!
I had my first unexpected belly touches at the party on Saturday, all from my not-in-laws. They all wished me well and were happy there will be more babies around this summer.
Afterwards i was very exhausted!
Sunday was not quite as early a start, but it was a very productive day! I decluttered my desk drawers and a few shelves in the basement. I had fallen into a common trap - if things are neatly organized, then the quantity doesn't matter. But having 10 stickers for an organization i don't much care for? Why? This process of letting things go is not always simple, but i'm feeling more and more comfortable in my home. Things feel easier.
I am hoping to spend time tomorrow night moving things to the garage, which will be a base of operations until we hold a tag sale in May. Right now there are piles in the living room and i don't like that.
Sunday also involved some relationship talk time (exhausting but necessary) and weekly grocery shop & meal prep. All told i made 11 smoothie packets for breakfasts, 5 snacks, and 5 salads for lunches. I also made a nice salad for dinner and an actual dinner. The process is another one that takes a lot of energy and effort but with a great payoff. I eat healthier and have so much more time during the week. Throwing my "leftover" ingredients into the salad was a great decision i hope to do more consistently going forward.
Alas, a poor night's sleep last night meant i slept much later than i intended to this morning. I need to work on finding the balance between getting enough sleep so i feel good and being able to wake up early enough, especially if i am to really commit to the intensive program i'm about to start on.