Monday, August 6, 2012

because some days, I need to be more than just "Mom"

   Never have I been so happy to return to my home! I value and appreciate my home, family, cats, bed and coffee marker so much more after last week. Sure, Nixon can get loud and crazy, but it's one loud and crazy kid vs 2 plus a giant puppy. 

   During my week there, my best friend Claire asked me to join her for a 10k run in October. It hardly took any time or convincing for me to agree to do it. I need a goal and this will get me some one-on-one time with Claire. Sure, we'll be running with hundreds or a couple thousand people, but we'll be side-by-side for the whole run! It won't be like our days bar hopping together, or searching for a liquor store that was opened in Virginia, or even hanging out in the barracks getting drunk but we're mothers now, I guess something had to change right?

   Speaking of being a mom, I've lost a lot of myself since becoming a mom. I don't have as much (any) free time these days. I spend days with Nixon and Mac, but not so much doing things for me. I haven't gotten a haircut I paid for since Nixon was 2 months old! That's over 3.5 years ago! I'd rather spend money on things for Nixon than on myself. 
   I'm not even working any more. This is tough. I've had to adjust to not leaving the house alone and I've had almost no adult interactions, excluding Mac of course. 

   So, I've started being for me again. First, this run. I'm training 5-6 days a week for it. There's nothing to benefit Nixon, well maybe a healthier and slimmer mommy, in this. Second, I'm planning a serious haircut. Third, I'm doing things just for me. Last night and today, I finished making comic heels. I bought some sexy platform heels, and I ModPodge'd comic book photos onto the shoes. They look awesome! And are incredibly HOTT looking. They're geeky, sexy, shoes and I love em! Next project is a cover for my kindle. More ModPodge, exacto knife fun! (And another comic book cannibalism project)

   My mother-in-law is coming next week, to stay for a week. My brother-in-law will be staying for the weekend. It's going to be great seeing them again. Plus, with Nana here Mac and I may finally get a real date night! 

the right shoe...AWE-some!

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