I am using Mike's football game as an excuse to update. My new schedule at school juxtaposed with Liam's nap boycott does not leave a lot of free time. We had a fantastic summer that flew by in a blink. We rented a beach house, went camping, and had all sorts of adventures. I became a little more comfortable with myself and tried some new things. Here are a few summer highlights:
We rented a beach house in Jamestown. From our window, we were able to watch America's Cup, Tall Ships, and fireworks. It took Liam three days to notice there was not a TV in the house. It was beyond nice to relax and unwind for a week. Hopefully, it will become a new tradition.
I made "mom" friends. I was driving myself silly trying to actually have a social life. Being one of the only ones in my group with a child is very lonely. After too many times of whining and crying to Mike about it, I decided to actually do something about it. I joined a mom's group and made a few friends. I also asked some of Mike's co worker's wives to get together. They are a great group. We had almost weekly play dates over the summer. Liam loves his new friends.
I made time for me. Thanks to Kindle, I always have something to read. This year, I've read 33 books. I forgot how nice it is to lose myself in a book. I also started working out again. It finally happened: I hit my "Oh, poo, how did I get this big?" weight. Other friends joined Weight Watchers, went to personal trainers, and other such comradely filled health endeavours. I can barely make it the gym with my schedule. Liam hates his jogging stroller. I feared running into people I hadn't seen in awhile. Somehow, I managed to get fifteen pounds above my pre-pregnancy weight. Mike and I ordered a treadmill and take turns running on it. In the past month, I've lost six pounds and I'm within nine pounds of my pre-pregnancy weight. Since Liam is almost three, I can not use him as an excuse. I feel better and I'm just starting to see the results. My goal is fifteen more pounds for now.