I can’t think of what to write about. My brain is frying out. So it’s time for a Currently post to clear out some of the junk.
Doing: Staying afloat. Adam has been away for the last week. In that time, I have had two sick kids, one with a fever that resulted in a trip to the ER, our AC went on the fritz and it is hot as balls here in Maryland, Halligan has been waking up earlier and earlier than the butt crack of dawn every morning, and the cats and dog have managed to eat an entire container of baby formula, covering my kitchen floor in a sticky film, and then puked up that formula all over the living room.
The kids are better. The ER involved a magically-healed child bouncing up and down on his hospital bed while he ate popsicles and watched Kung Fu Panda. The AC is fixed. Maryland is still hot as balls, but Target is full of Fall clothes so maybe it will be over soon? Halligan is still waking up too early for me to function like a human, but whatever. I’ll sleep when I’m dead. I scrubbed the formula and gallon of puke out of my house, and threatened all of our pets loud enough that all the neighbors know how I would kill each of them. But my floors are really clean and I get to buy a new rug. So shit is recovering, and Adam will be home in a few days, and then I can go back to putting a paper towel over the puke and leaving it until he gets home.
Watching: I’ve actually been watching a ton of makeup and hair tutorials on YouTube. My sister’s wedding is in a couple weeks, and I’m trying to figure out how to do all my ish up. And for background noise when I need it, I’m rewatching Grey’s on Netflix. My reasons are 1) I miss Yang 2) I don’t really have to pay attention and still feel like I know the ins and outs of a cranial laparotomy and 3) Jesse Williams looks like something a super-talented Italian would have chiseled out of stone a few hundred years ago. Slap a fig leaf on the man and he’s art.
Planning: Traveling to said wedding. We will be driving with the kids to Emerald Isle, NC, and taking two days to do it. Then we are spending most of the week there, and as soon as the reception is over, Adam and I are hopping back in the car and peacing back to Maryland as fast as my little Corolla will take us. One of his best friends is getting married the next day back up here, and we don’t want to miss it. Thankfully, my mom is taking the kids home for us. So I’ll also be planning some way to thank her for that because it’s a two-day trip coming home, too. Our kids are generally good travelers, but it’s alway a little nerve-wracking when you’re not the one in charge.
Thinking about: Writing is just not doing it for me lately. There’s a lot of things that go into maintaining a blog, including staying active across several social media sites. None of it is inspiring me right now. All of it feels like a chore. I might take a break for the rest of the summer. Focus on unpacking and settling into the new house. Get my work area setup so I have my own space to think and write in. And then come back in September with a clear head and some fresh posts. Not sure which way to go yet. But probably expect a lull for a minute ’round these parts.
Looking forward to: Alone time. I’ve been working on all cylinders, or at least all the ones I have left, since about April. After the wedding and once we get a little more settled in here, I’m taking a couple days and going off by myself again. Still trying to figure out where I want to go. But I’m very excited to get there when I figure it out.
Loving: The kids at the stages they’re in right now, individually and together. August is growing into such a dude. His mind is unreal. And I want to do everything I can to encourage his love of learning, because I can already tell that school is going to be hard for him. I don’t want the institution of learning to crush his passion and thirst for it. And Halligan is just so… herself. She’s stubborn, independent, fearless, and bursting with joy. She’s been super attached to me lately, which I’m trying to enjoy, even though sometimes I’m trying to cook on a hot stove or use the bathroom without making eye contact or leave the house for seven seconds to take out the garbage. As independent as she is, I know this isn’t going to last forever. I’m trying to soak it up before I am nothing but a ride and an ATM. Then, together, they’re forming a sweet, though loud, relationship. It’s nuts seeing your kids turn into people and then be people together. This is a good ride.