I just came here to update my blog, and blogger has gone and updated their entire user interface with no option for me to "revert" to the old interface, and now I am thrown.

I feel like somebody's parent trying to figure out technology... 

oh, wait.

I am somebody's parent trying to figure out technology!!

My last life lately post was back in March, before we realized this would be a year of reckoning.  It feels like not much has happened, but also, so much has happened. I've hardly touched my camera these past few months, so all i have are fuzzy screenshots and phone photos, but that's pretty much how 2020 feels, so it works.

We finally tidied the backyard and had fresh sod laid. It was one of my main goals this year, and I was determined to make it happen - despite the pandemic. It's now overrun with pine straw, but that's easy to rake up as needed, and the whole space looks much better than before.

I mentioned in my last post that my current lease is almost up, so we've been trying to figure out our next move. I go back and forth between wanting to lease again and wanting to buy something to have for the next 15+ years. At the end of the day, we'll probably just follow the numbers and choose whatever works best for our budget.

If I really had my way, I wouldn't need a car at all. They're such high maintenance purchases. If only Metro-Atlanta were more commuter friendly.

In other news, i'm knocked up again! Which is another reason we're analyzing details about next vehicle. It's gotta be big enough for our growing family, safe enough for my peace of mind, and have good enough gas mileage for all these future road trips i'm dreaming about.

I stopped breastfeeding in May and was very much looking forward to having my body be my own again. Then June came and I was looking for my period like... sis? Are you coming?

She didn't come. I haven't seen her since April, which means my due date is right around Valentine's Day.

Baby bean already has an active spirit like his/her mama. I'm constantly feeling little wiggles in there.

We've also been dealing with a pipe leak in the kitchen, and yes, that's as fun (and expensive) as it sounds. 

Last weekend I finally got out the house for something other than a grocery store visit. Ponce City Market is hosting outdoor plays this fall by RoleCall Theater.

Meredith and I went to see a socially distanced production of MidSummer Night's Dream. It was cute! And the weather was perfect. We chilled out on the lawn, ate snacks and enjoyed the perfect fall evening.

And that brings us to today. These past few months have really been about finding balance for me. It's hard working a full time job from home, while taking care of a toddler full time, while growing a human in your body. More than anything, I have been TIRED - mentally and physically. J has also been feeling burnt out as a first responder during this time, for obvious reasons. We're really just taking it day by day and still being as careful as possible since we both fall into the high-risk category (as does my mom, which means she's not able to help watch Gabriel as much during the day). His asthma and my pregnancy both qualify as "underlying conditions."

I'm honestly sick of looking at screens all the time. I've been taking more pictures on my film camera, so more updates to come once I finally get the rolls developed.

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  1. OMG Congrats on baby bean #2 and Valentines Day is literally right around the corner. This year has really been a up hill and down hill battle and testing everyone to their limits but I'm glad your still taking some time to get out for a bit. I just started getting out a little more in the recent month since this whole covid-19 mess.

    1. thanks, love! and yes, even solo lunch dates on outdoor patios have been making all the difference for me!

  2. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Congratulations Disa! We were pregnant twinsies.. or sisters for a few months! LOL! This whole Covid-19 situation is a lot for everybody and trust me, I know what it's like being pregnant during it as well. But all you can do is take it day by day, just as you're doing.

    Let me know if there's a registry! :)

    1. thanks, mama! honestly... i need to know what kind of vehicle you and your tribe are riding around in these days. 👀😂

  3. Congratulations on your baby #2, amazing news!!! :)
    I agree that it can be tiring to look at screens all day.. I try to limit it as much as possible too by doing chores, gardening, or hobbies when time permits..
    I enjoyed reading through your life update, thank you for sharing with us.

    Stay safe and take care always.

    Anna Jo | http://helloannajo.blogspot.com

    1. thanks Anna! i absolutely loved your garden post a while back, and it inspired me to plant some bits of my own in our backyard! the weather is cooling now, so we won't see any growth until next year, but it was nice to get out in the fresh air and work with my hands.

  4. Disa! I almost chocked on this dry almond butter and jelly sandwich I decided to have for dinner tonight! congratulations! I hope that things change for you and J soon. I can only imagine what this time must be like but as I told Carla, normal will return soon enough. SEND THE REGISTRY LINK!

    1. haha, surprise!! thank you! i haven't even thought about a registry yet, but i'll keep you posted. so sweet of you to ask. ♥

  5. That first pic hahaha. Honestly, same. // Wordpress changed their interface too! // Congrats on baby #2 <3 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's


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