Lately...

Lately...

the dresser in Vivi's room has become the bane of my existence. It has become the project that just won't quit!  My pulls were on backorder for three weeks and we've had more bouts of 90 degree + heat so I haven't been up to the upstairs [the hottest place in the house] since before the heat to finish off the last bit of painting.

hit 27 weeks [third trimester] this past Monday and it seems my body has flipped over night. Gone is the relentless energy and go-go-go attitude. I took a three hour nap on Monday and it was glorious! But my work on EE and responsibilities around the house seem to be slacking. Productivity is a huge part of my feeling purposeful in my day-to-day life so it's time to jump back on the creativity train. 

last week I made this pumpkin bread recipe and gobbled it up in two days flat.  I'm already craving it again...

so excited for Halloween this year. Halloween is one of my fav holidays and, maybe it's the hormones, but I'm all about the decorations this year. My attitude is that it doesn't have to be perfect or blog-worthy, but just fun for myself and for Vivi [not sure how much the Halloween decor adds to Drew's quality of life]. 

I still have the nesting desire to get rid of stuff in our house. I really want to get rid of it purposefully which slows me down a bit, but I tend to be of the little-to-no-waste attitude. I'm on the wait list at the library for The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.  I'm looking forward to an objective look at decluttering.

just got the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown and I'm loving it! Only half way through right now, but I already feel my perspective starting to shift.  If you haven't heard of the book, I highly recommend you check out this review by one of my favorite bloggers, Elise Blaha Cripe.

getting ready to catch a plane tomorrow with Vivi for my last trip before the birth of the baby girl Wheeler.  Going to Texas to visit my family for my mom's birthday.  I'm excited to see everyone but am also secretly wondering what the hell I was thinking booking a flight at 27 weeks with my toddler alone.  I don't think we can both fit in the airplane bathrooms anymore...

What do you have going on lately?  Are you a Halloween junkie like me or do you prefer to jump right on into Thanksgiving?  

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