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thoughts on returning to work & some news!

March 7, 2014

Well, I have an official return-to-work date: March 24. So I have two more weeks of freedom, and then it’s back to real life. I have so many thoughts and feelings! But before I go any further, I have to share my news: I have a new job! (Sort of!) Let me explain. I work in the Houston medical center, which is awesome and prestigious, and the hospital I work for (Methodist) is the best. I’ve worked there for almost six years and for the past three I’ve been in an outpatient infusion cancer center and I would happily continue on there until I retire, probably, except for one thing. The problem is that we live in a suburb and…
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thoughts on a birthday

February 5, 2014

Today is my birthday, I am 32 years old. So I’m giving myself the gift of a completely random blog post. Here I am right now: I have a cute baby. A fun and adorable toddler who is at school right now. An awesome, supportive husband. A close extended family and the best in-laws. I love my job, and I also love that I’m on break from it right now. I have it good. And yet this morning I was crying in the shower. Why? Hormones have to do with it. Meredith screaming all morning didn’t help. Taking this blood pressure medication that gives me frequent headaches and fatigue is throwing me off my game. Postpartum depression? I don’t know….
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my everything notebook

November 14, 2013

I mentioned that I do most of my planning and list-making digitally, but sometimes there’s nothing like pen and paper. I decided I wanted a notebook to carry about with me that I can just jot down random ideas and listsĀ  and notes in. Sometimes I transfer these ideas to my digital lists later, other times I just refer back to the notebook. I chose a Moleskine Evernote classic notebook to use. It’s a great size and very high quality. I liked that it could so easily transfer over to my Evernote, although I don’t actually use that feature very much. It also has a pouch in the back cover where I can tuck stray papers. The only other thing…
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erin condren planner review

November 13, 2013

As this year winds down to a close (whaaat) you might be thinking about how you’re going to do your planning for next year, at least if you’re an organizational and list nerd like me. This year I purchased an Erin Condren weekly planner because I won a gift card in a giveaway. Even though I do most of my planning digitally (and am very much entrenched in my system) I was curious about the hype and wanted to see if I could adapt it to my lifestyle. These planners are very popular so you might know what they’re like already, but in case you don’t: they are large, colorful, personalized, detailed, and include extras like stickers and labels. There…
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motherhood confessions

July 29, 2013

I have made a lot of decisions as a mother just to make life easier on us as a family. As long as everyone’s safety is taken care of, pretty much anything else is flexible. Especially now that I’m expecting again, things have taken an even greater turn for the laid-back, usually in favor of a little more rest or sleep. I know I can’t be alone in this, so let me tell you about it. Here’s a blurry picture of me in my post-work laziness, and Meredith copying me. Not pictured is her lack of pants or diaper. Can’t keep clothes on that girl. >Meredith doesn’t like bedtime and it’s hard to get her to wind down, so for…
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