You guys, I am having one hell of a week.
On Monday, after only about 3-4 hours of sleep the night before, I slipped down the stairs, landing on my back and head pretty hard. Nothing serious was hurt or broken (thank God!), but I am black and blue and sore all over. And cranky about it.
Also? While I have been working very hard to slowly lose weight after Ezra’s first birthday (now that I’m not starving all the time from nursing), I gained 3.5 pounds over Thanksgiving weekend. Damn my weakness for pie.
Then, on Tuesday, I had this amazing photo shoot out in the woods with a family choosing their Christmas tree. I was so excited for this one! We had fantastic weather and it was so gorgeous out there! And then when the shoot wrapped up, as the sky was darkening, I realized I had lost my phone. In the snow in the woods.
I stayed there for 40 minutes retracing all of my steps, but no luck.
I got home, used “Find My Phone” and the software located it… as a blip in the woods. Not exactly helpful.
I’m heading back out there in an hour or so with a wonderful and dear friend to search some more. Not only is it my phone, but I carry my driver’s license and all my credit cards in the case. So this is a Big Deal. Please keep your fingers crossed that I find it.
Then, this morning, I went to water the Christmas tree and found the floor and tree skirt (and surrounding presents) soaked through with water. I am now testing to see if I have a leaky Christmas tree stand or not. And if so, won’t it be fun to get the fully decorated tree out of it to replace? Ugh.
To say we are exhausted around these parts is a huge understatement. We really need some solid sleep so we can a) fight these colds b) stop being clumsy and c) keep our electronic devices in check. Also so we can be more patient with the very demanding toddler and dog. Please send us warm wishes and patience.
For your internet share of the day, I enjoyed this gift guide for things to buy yourself under $50. And I also love looking at the most popular baby names — I have three friends who are knocked up right now, and there are some gems in here!