Sunday, March 15, 2015

Finding balance

I normally don't apologize for long gaps between blog posts.  I love blogging, but life is happening between those posts and I (at one time) promised myself to never apologize for that.  However,  I haven't been blogging lately because I've been spending an inordinate amount of time on things that aren't family related.  I don't want to complain about work, I really love my job.  Public Health is an amazingly rewarding place to be.  However,  my work/life balance has been off and I'm taking steps to get it back.  I'm currently going after a big promotion (wish me luck!) and it has recently been so easy to let work takeover (just one more email...).  But my family is my life.  I need to keep my priorities in check.  At the end of my life, I can't imagine thinking to myself, "Gee, I really wish I would have worked more and spent less time with my family."

I'm working extra-hard to do the following:
1.  Make sure all home time is quality time
2.  Let go of work stress (what good does it do, anyway?)
3.  Let go of mommy guilt (ditto, above)
4.  Be more efficient at work
5.  Check-in with Henry throughout the day
6.  Spend more time with Rod
7.  Be creative with my time (get haircuts/pedicures during my lunch-hour rather than after work, etc)

I'll let you know how it goes.  Now, let's catch-up; shall we?

Henry is 20 months old and he is growing like a weed! He is chatting (although we can't always decipher what he's saying) and running around like a wild-man.  We are having amazing fun!  Sorry to sound sappy, but he's totally the sunshine in the Rolex universe.
In addition, work has been incredibly busy and super-interesting.

Snuggling with Pippa!
Henry, checking the price of my new sui

Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy New Year!!!

Henry started out the new year right; by getting a haircut!  My little baby is now a little man!
Happy 2015!!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Autumn and a Yosemite Thanksgiving

Yes, I'm slightly late with this post; but better late than never, right?  Rolex (and Henry) spent Thanksgiving, 2014 in Yosemite National Park.   Yosemite is one of my most favorite places on earth.  The views are nothing short of spectacular and I can think of no better place to spend our holiday!

In addition to Yosemite, we had a whirlwind autumn.  Henry helped Rod in the yard and we had loads of fun shopping for pumpkins!