This week has flown by… I’m in total nesting mode. Realizing that we only have 12 (or less) weeks to finish remodeling and rearranging this house before we’re consumed by newborn snuggles and sleepless nights.
We’ve completely sheetrocked the basement at this point, but we still need to paint the walls, replace light fixtures, lay carpet and baseboard, oh… and move the entire contents of our upstairs playroom/office downstairs. After that comes the upstairs. We need to paint, have the carpet cleaned, buy a window air conditioner + a split box spring, and move the entire contents of our bedroom upstairs.
No big deal…
So what am I busy doing? Browsing the internet for all the feelings.
These are just a few of the things that have started the mass exodus of hormones from every pore in my body, and I felt the overwhelming desire to share them… mostly because I have nothing better to be doing with my time. Or something.
This Guy Just Changed The Way We See Calvin And Hobbes. Seriously. // Tickld
All. The Feelings.
If you haven’t taken the few minutes to read this yet, stop what you’re doing and go read. Now.
I sat and ugly cried on my couch on Tuesday morning. Big, ugly, hiccuping sobs. Because pregnancy hormones are awesome like that.
How to Forgive Someone Who Hurt You // The Daily Positive by Dale Partridge
This one popped up in my Twitter feed earlier this week and I was intrigued. I should know by now which things to not click through to. Or watch. Because, again, hormones.
Forgiveness is something that I struggle with on a daily basis. It’s very easy for me to feel wronged or hurt by someone that I deeply care about, but it’s not so easy for me to let it all go and stop holding a grudge. At all. In fact, I’m downright awful at it.
Right now I’m angry with a few people that were or are still a very large part of my life. Without going into exact details about most of them, all of the events left me feeling outright attacked and/or incredibly hurt. One example? A best friend that made physical advances towards my husband after a night of drinking…
I haven’t been able to let go of these things for (in some cases) years, but feel like I really should for my own health (and sanity).
This video hit me in a vulnerable place and started the gears turning in my head… it doesn’t seem like a huge portion of my life in the grand scheme of things, but how much happier could I really be if I just let it go and forgave them. Not for them, but for me?
10 All-American Summer Road Trips // Outside Magazine
Sitting behind my computer with a 28 week baby bump has me feeling a little slighted. This summer was supposed to be our big 5 year anniversary hiking trip… a gorgeous week-long hiking trip to Olympic NP was in the planning stages just days before we found out that we were expecting. Guess what doesn’t sound like fun when you’re hot, sore, and feeling like a beached whale? Yeah… massive amounts of walking + climbing.
We put a hold on our trip this year, which instead means that I’ve been staring at these road trips and wiping the drool from the edges of my mouth.
The Grand Canyon to Moab drive sounds amazing. But then so does the Olympic Peninsula Loop, and the Jackson, Wyoming to Glacier NP trip.
I think it’s time we started looking to invest in a camper for our “little” family of 5… what do you say, Matt? Should we start planning our epic 2015 Woestehoff Family Road Trip? Babies like hiking, right?