In July I want to…

I’ve been away from the blog for almost three weeks. Yikes! It’s not been on purpose, but life have simply gotten in the way. Or well, illness and work to be more precise. I’ve been back at work for almost an entire month, though it has definetely felt like longer, with Eva getting sick first, then Ben, then me, and then Eva again. With all this illness it’s made the transition from staying at home to going to work that more exausting. It’s not like I’m not enjoying going back to work and getting to use my brain for solving more complex problems than “where did Eva put my keys?” (though that can be quite complex sometimes) and getting to see my colleagues again. But having been away for more than a year have also meant that I’ve had to get back into the right working mind set. And that has taken up much more energy than I had first imagined and being sick hasn’t really made things easier. So to be honest, I feel drained. Welcome to real life. Fortunately Eva is doing super well in the nursery. She seems to really like the adults and gets along with the other children, which is more than wonderful. She is always smiling and talks non stop. But it’s still tough not getting to be the one that spends most of her waking hours with her. At least Monday to Friday.

On the bright side I have 2 weeks of vacation with Eva this summer. I’ve decided to spend it in August, which means a great deal of July will be spend at work. This doesn’t mean that July won’t be fun, though both Ben and I might both have to prioritize the fun things a bit more consciously than normal. And that takes me to this months list of things I want to do.

In July I want to:

  • Spend as much time outside as possible whenever it’s not pouring down. I’m really looking forward to going to the park and the playground, relaxing in the grass, sitting in the sun with my eyes closed and sucking it all in, walking around with my shoes off and a ton of other things. I love summer time!
  • Vist friends and  family in the weekends. We have a few birthdays and lunch dates this month that I’m really looking forward to.
  • Come up with a recipe for crackers or biscuits for Eva that contain a decent amount of calcium. Eva seems to have inherited my problems with dairy and even though I don’t think dairy is a great source of calcium, she’ll still need to get enough through her diet, and I’m not to keen on supplements. I eat a lot of greens and sesame seeds to get my calcium (among other things) and I think I might find some inspiration in that.
  • Start running again. I must admit I’m not an avid runner, but I’ve still signed myself up for the annual company relay race. Why? Because I like the social part of it and agreed in the spur of the moment. I’m starting to have my doubts though. But I can’t be that hard to get back into running shape, can it?

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