project 31 - days twelve and sixteen and seventeen

So, I skipped a few days (again). This posting every day thing is tough!

Let's just get back on track here, and we'll see how things go. Maybe thirteen, fourteen and fifteen will be bonus posts in the next few weeks.

Day 12. Write about what wears you out as a woman.

Apparently, doing a project 31 wears me out as a woman. I'm exhausted.

I have been thinking about being worn out lately. I'm not depressed. I know what that looks like on me, and I'm happy to report that I am not depressed. But I would definitely say that I'm in a funk.

The house is in disarray. I'm a few pounds heavier than I'd like to be. I'm sporting some awesome forehead acne. The Boy is in a total Momma's Boy stage. My husband is working so hard we've barely been seeing each other.

I feel like I don't accomplish anything during the day because I'm attending to the Boy non-stop. When he naps, I do fun things like eat, bathe (if I'm feeling indulgent), load the dishwasher, do laundry, brush my teeth. By the time he's in bed for the night, and I finally get some "me time," I'm too exhausted (overwhelmed) to do anything but watch American Idol (which I really don't enjoy, anyways, but I'm too apathetic to change the channel) and surf the Net.

The good news is that the last couple of days have brought sunshine into my life, both literally and figuratively. The promise of warmer weather, and the ability to finally see the end of the dark, cold winter has perked me up a bit.

But I'm still exhausted.

If I were a celebrity, I would totally check into rehab for exhaustion. And not the exhaustion that really means "prescription pain killer addiction." The exhaustion that means "I'm exhausted."

I don't even really know why I'm exhausted, other than being a Mom is exhausting. That's the only reasoning I can find. I get about eight hours of sleep every night. Some days I even get an hour nap.

But I'm still exhausted.

Does that answer your question?

Day 16. How old was Jack when he started sleeping through the night and how did you do this?

See this post regarding "CIO." I'm pretty sure the Boy inherited his love for sleep from his Daddy. It just took six months for those genes to kick in.

Day 17. Write about 3 things that make you happy.

1. My Family - My husband and my son are incredible. Thinking about either one of them puts a smile on my face, and butterflies in my tummy. I can't even believe that they're mine, sometimes. How can one person be so lucky.

Yes, I'm aware how cheesey that sounds, but it's true, and I don't know how else to say it. I'm a lucky girl!

2. Springtime - Spring to me is a time of possibilities. It's a time of rebirth, growth, prosperity. I love that the days get longer and the sun stays up later. I love the smell of mud and rain and green grass.

And I have a feeling that I'm going to love watching Jack discover spring, too. We went outside today for his first "walk" on the sidewalk. He's not walking unassisted, yet, but he wanted so badly to take off down the sidewalk and jump in every puddle. I think it's going to be a very messy spring at Chez Lushbough!

3. Peanut Butter M&Ms.

Day 1. I have a three month old and already I'm thinking, I'm going to miss him at this age. Have you felt that way, and what age do you miss the most?
Day 2. What makes you uniquely you?
Day 3. A photo that makes you happy
Day 4. Style 31. Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit.
Day 5. Post a YouTube video.
Day 6. Your most embarrassing moment
Day 7. Do you believe in the "cry until he sleeps" method?
Day 8. Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)? Share, please!
Day 9. What virtues do you value in yourself?
Day 10. What are some of your favorite MAC products, and what foundation/powder do you wear?
Day 11. Post a recipe. Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12. Write about what wears you out as a woman.
Day 13. Write a blog thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.
Day 14. Style 31. Post an outfit pic!
Day 15. What do you wish for?
Day 16. How old was Jack when he started sleeping through the night and how did you do this?
Day 17. Write about 3 things that make you happy.
Day 18. If you could, what would you tell yourself before you had your baby?
Day 19. Write about your significant other
Day 20. Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.
Day 21. Write about your most vivid childhood memory. Post a picture of you taken over ten years ago.
Day 22. What did you do today?
Day 23. Who's your celebrity look alike?
Day 24. Write about something you'd like to change about yourself for the better.
Day 25. Style 31. Post a pic of your favorite comfy clothes.
Day 26. What do you hope your grandchildren will say about you someday when you are gone?
Day 27. Who are your favorite bloggers?
Day 28. Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29. Write about your day, in great detail - with photos, please!
Day 30. Who is your role model?
Day 31. Your favorite quote

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