We've had a busy couple of weeks! I feel like we always have somewhere to be or something to do anymore and while it's nice in some ways it just wears me out in others. I'm not the kind of person who likes to be overscheduled! Thankfully, today we're having a hang around the house kind of day. The weather is rainy and chilly and I have things that need to be done around the house so that's what we're doing today!
This past weekend marked one year of my being a doula and it has been an incredible year! It was a big step for me to start doing birthwork and there were so many unknowns to intimidate me when I first began my journey. A year ago I was sitting in a workshop thinking this is amazing! But how am I going to do this? Well, I'm doing it! The right clients always seem to find me and even when I have moments here or there when I think maybe now is not the season in my life to be doing this type of (on-call) work... Then I'm there, supporting a mom in labor, watching a baby being born, and it just reaffirms that this is what I'm meant to be doing. I love the work that I do!
I just attended my 9th birth as a doula and I somewhat unexpectedly ended up with 2 births within 1 week of each other. Both were overnight births, which means that I've missed 2 full nights of sleep in the last week. And being that there are no bonus nights or real naps (or fairy nannymothers) available I'm very much still catching up in the sleep department! So, if I can still say this work is for me at this very moment... it's a good thing :)
In other news, 2 weeks ago we had new furniture delivered!
It was supposed to be delivered several weeks ago, but we were trying to sell our old-new couch with no interest. We got to the night before delivery and were all, uhm... we're going to have 2 couches! So, we rescheduled our delivery to give ourselves more time to sell, or at least figure out a spot for it. The new furniture arrived and the old couch got bumped to the garage and just when I thought we would not sell it a few days later it sold! I was so glad to be done with that whole process.
And then we decided we needed one more thing to do so we ripped the ugly faux-tile down that's in our only bathroom.
It's taken 8 years and selling our house on the horizon to drum up the courage to work on our only bathroom. Have I mentioned it's our ONLY bathroom?! It's kind of a necessity to have everything in there functional. Ugh... Here we go.
We've also slowly been working on finishing up decor in Molly's room. I added a rug and this cute little addition this weekend:
I DIY'd based on something I saw on Etsy. The original inspiration is super cute, but as much as it might be worth the $39 + shipping for a handmade item you know *I'm* not paying that when it's something I could swing myself. So I made my version out of materials I already had on hand, which makes it kind of free-ish :)
Here's what we're eating this week:
Sunday: Mark made Chicago-style pizza - nom!
Monday: Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese
Tuesday: Turkey Pot Pie
Wednesday: Autumn Salad with Acorn Squash and Pomegranate Dressing
Friday & Saturday: Out