Saturday, August 11, 2012

Is It Fall Yet?

As I sit here on a calm Saturday morning, it is cool enough to wear yoga pants and a sweater this morning whilst I sip my coffee. This...is bliss. We have had a record breaking summer for high temperatures (okay, I don't know that for a fact, but is sure feels like it! Definitely the hottest summer I've lived here) and this pregnant mama is ready for the cooler weather that fall brings. I'm not one to thrive in a hot, humid climate...so this 30+ degree weather...I was not made for. It's not what we sign up for living in the prairies in Alberta!
I am also at the park by the river watching B play and Squishy kick realizing I reeeeally need another pedicure!Plus? I'm burnt out. Since the beginning of July, my schedule has been GO!GO!GO! If I wasn't working 2-3 shifts a week we were always busy. We were out of town or doing day trips to the city, camping, the lake, our BC vacation, swimming lessons...busy busy!...I wanted a busy summer and I got it. And now, I want summer to be over. I just want to relax. I want to stay in my own house one full day and not be committed to going anywhere. I think that's why I've not been feeling as good with this pregnancy. Busy, on my feet, plus all the heat...makes me sore and achy, so I'm looking forward to relaxing. Well, as much relaxing as I can get with a 2.5 year old to take care of! In the next 3 months, I want lots of coffee visits with friends, play dates with Luke, and snuggles with Blake, and a visit or two to see my mom, GG, and to see Ben, Jess, & Abby's new house. I want to get my maternity pictures taken with Katie. I want to do lots of baking and cooking for harvest. I just want life to calm down before Squishy turns it upside down again (and I mean that in the best of ways!) in November. I want to enjoy a date with my husband, it's been far too long.

Super lazy Sunday. We're all tired and getting sickAnyone else burnt out from a busy summer? Don't get me wrong...I've loved this summer. Braden had SO much fun and he's at such an enjoyable age. Nothing terrible at all about these twos for us, and that's the truth! But I want to enjoy home time and savor these last 12 weeks as a family of 3. I look so forward to meeting Squishy, but I need to cherish some down time and unwind from the summer shenanigans. I was going to write our "what we've done this summer" list. But just thinking about it makes me more exhausted, so I'll spare us all!

I think my last summer activity will be another trip to the zoo on a cooler day. I did buy a season pass after all...so I might as well make it worth my while! It's fun seeing Braden truly enjoy all these activities this year, this age has just been awesome!
Sarah

13 comments:

  1. I am BURNT out too! And I'm not pregnant. Working 3 12 hour shifts + call. House selling, packing, moving...or not moving. Re-selling, packing again! Potty training. Plus trying to find time to try to enjoy our 105+ degree heat we had all summer. I'm a summer loving kind of person, and though I'd like it to stay, I am ready for some calm. And it can't come until we move.... all my fall stuff is in storage for this house listing business!

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    1. That made me more tired just reading that. Moving totally totally sucks! Everything about it until you're all settled. I'll be thinking of you and your family a lot, Katie!

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  2. I hear you!! I'm beyond burnt, between Gigi coming early , all my health issues and selling/ building a house I'm done!! Bring on the cool weather and pumpkin picking!!

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Jill. I hope you're feeling better - hooray for fall!

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  3. I hear you, each time my hubby mentions he has an "idea" I kinda cringe because I know he wants to spend our weekend running around. I enjoy these events but gosh it would be nice to just relax a little. Also I'm looking forward to it being cool enough after work for nice long walks! :)

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  4. I hear ya on that! Summer is absolutely crazy. I didn't have one free weekend the whole summer. I love fall too so I can't wait!

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    1. Yes it seems that most of our weekends were booked up too, enjoy the rest of summer and beginning of fall!

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  5. I'm over summer too, but we've still got about 2 months left of it. It stays in the 90s in Texas until mid-to-late October---UGH! We've been so busy, it's hot, and all I do is get more and more pregnant. I just want to wear a sweater and drink hot chocolate. Thank goodness I'll be traveling up north TWICE in the next few weeks so I can get a break from this intense heat.

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    1. Yeah I couldn't live that far south, honestly! I'm not one to like that much heat...especially being pregnant! I hear you!

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  6. Totally spent! And, yea, where are those cooler temperatures. It has been SO HOT & HUMID here in the Northeast too. BLAH! I love Fall so lets get it started!

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  7. I so agree! This summer has been so busy! It sounds like you have had a great summer but you need some relaxation for sure, before squishy is born!! Try to enjoy it!

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