7 Quick Takes Friday Vol 8

Linking with Jen!

1.  Blogging as a furloughed mom isn’t what I thought it would be.  How can I not find time during the day to post?  Where does it go?  Are most mommies blogging after bedtime?  In the middle of the night? Since I can’t keep my eyes open past 9:30, I won’t be blogging late into the night for sure!  I naively thought that blogging as a full time employee and mom was hard…I have proved this week that finding time either as a SAHM or not is hard…. I humbly admit that I was wrong.  There is only so much that can be done during a nap.  

2.  Celebrated our anniversary around here this week.  We kept it low key with a trip for a little Mexican food and an evening ATV ride on the farm. Celebrations are sure different post-baby and in a good way.  There is no other way that I would want to spend my anniversary than with my little family of three.

3.  I have been sugarless for two weeks and five pounds down now.  I never really ate much sugar but I had developed a chocolate dependency since baby that I needed to shake.  Does anyone know of a healthier alternative to the chocolate chips that I used to sneak into the cupboard to get?

4.  We have entered a hitting and biting phase that is testing all the boundaries.  We have started our first disciplining ever and I am feeling like a fish out of water.  Not sure how to navigate all this.  I am sure I will look back at this in another few kids and laugh but right now it feels a little overwhelming.

5.  Farm tour is tomorrow.  I will be doing most of the speaking during the pasture walk.  Been trying to work up a rough outline.  Should be over a hundred in attendance.  What a day!

6.  Furlough has put Mae Mae and I in charge of daily cattle care as my folks are out town.  It has been so long since I have got to do this on a daily basis.  I am really looking forward to juggling Mae and the cows and spending some downtime on the farm.  I might change my mind as I am chasing after a calf to tackle it and tag it!  Afraid I am a little rusty.

7.  We are devouring books around here lately.  If I had to pick out Mae’s favorite toy…I would have to say that most of the time she will pick up a book.  The problem is that she still wants to eat the pages!  We have been stuck in board books for so long and I can’t wait to introduce her to a whole another world of books.  We have steered clear of the library for now…I am sure they don’t appreciate missing pages and bite marks.  But, buying all of our books has started to get a little pricey.  Is there an alternate solution until the eating stage is over?  When does it end?  When is it safe to tackle the library section?

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