Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SAHM

Stay at home mom. That is what I am now. It's crazy. I don't quite know what to do with myself. Aside from not working, we moved far enough away that I have no other obligations other than keeping my kid entertained. Seriously, I have nothing to do, it is so weird. I have never not worked, and I have always been the type to have way too much on my plate. When I worked, I was gone a solid 12 hours out of the day. I would leave the house at 7 am and not get home until 7 pm. So those days were shot when it came to running errands or getting things done around the house. Which meant the rest of my week was filled with Costco runs, getting Addi to and from school, working out, the kids random activities and any other errand that needed to be done. We were lucky to get home in time for Von's afternoon nap with all that I had to accomplish.

So, we've been going to the gym a lot. I think Addi likes the gym better than me. When I came to pick her up today, she cried because she wanted to stay longer. And luckily our new place has a really nice pool. So after the gym, we hit up the pool. Pretty much everyday. I also made myself a chore list, which I have printed out and hanging in my laundry room. And I've been cooking nice meals and baking. I asked Ian yesterday, "So is this what people do when they don't have to work?" He assured me, "yes." I have become obsessed with couponing. I saved over $50 last weekend between my Ralph's and Target shopping trip. It's kind of addicting and probably a good thing since we have just lost my income and we are paying MORE in rent. Not a good combination. I even found a coupon for a free training session at my gym which I used today. It was really informative, and so hard. Also, Legoland is on the agenda this week. We went on the 4th when Ian was able to go with us, the kids had so much fun. We went to the water park and Ian convinced Addi to go on all of the big kid rides with him. She was so stoked she told every lifeguard she came into contact with. And I turned 30 last week. Can we say making for a 1/3 life crisis?

So my house is cleaner that than it has ever been and I've been trying new recipes and have plans (because I have time to meal plan, thus our dinners are already planned and shopping list made for the next two weeks) for many more. Here are a few of them thanks to pinterest.com:

White Chicken Enchilladas


Thank goodness for the gym! After eating all of this I will need it.

8 comments:

megan&steve said...

Yummmmmmy. I knew you were in moving mode when we were in California last week and didn't want to bug you. I did think of you, and probably just should have at least texted. I look forward to seeing you each summer.

Chelsey Bell said...

Gosh super mom you are getting me motivated! Congrats on the big 30!!!

jayna said...

Welcome to the sweet life! (And the slightly more chubby life, it would seem!)

Happy Birthday friend! xoxoxo

Shandra said...

Those recipes looks so good! I want to steal some. Inspiring post! Meal planning and lots of gym time, things I need to be better at. I hope you are enjoying your free time! (not really free, the work never really ends!)

Happy Birthday again! I hope you had a good one!

Di said...

Reading this brought me back to when we moved to Hawaii. Except, it was worse here. I had tons of free time, knew no one & was bored out of my mind. I miss working somedays. I wish I had a little part-time job to keep me more busy. I think once Vanessa starts kindergarden I will be more serious about finding one. I do cook a butt-load more with all the free time I have. My house too is always super clean along with the laundry & pretty much anything else. I'm so glad you can stay home now. Even on the days when I am super bored I am still so happy to be home with Nessa. We find fun things to do to keep us busy. We are so lucky so be sahm's. I know you will enjoy it just as much as I do.

Di said...

Also on a scale of 1-10 let ne know how the noodle bake & egg rolls turn out. Gosh, I love pinterest.

Chelcie said...

Your life seems absolutely perfect right now! All those dishes look amazing too. Let me know which ones you loved..

erin said...

Sounds like its time to have #3......