Faltober | The Life of K: Faltober

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


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The view from the bottom of the pile

Seeing as how it's October 1st, I think we can safely say that it's fall.We've spent the last month getting used to our new schedules which seem to involve a lot of time for me in the kitchen. Little J's doing well at school and Little K is finally at peace with the idea of preschool. She hasn't cried in just over a week when I drop her off. Can you feel my relief?

Now that we're settled I'm trying to improve on things and add more to my plate. I have birth doula clients lined up until our vacation at the end of February. I am starting training this week to be a volunteer birth companion. I'm making more and more necklaces and planning a special for Movember. I'm still reaching for my goal of reading 50 books this year. I'm completely engrossed in The 4400, a show I found on Netflix.

My eye twitch is back. Coincidence?

I need balance but I also need to lose myself in parenting, in my work, in a good book, a good show. I need to eat more carrots so I can eat cupcakes. I need to exercise so I can lounge the night away on the couch. I don't find balance every day or even every week. I'm looking for it over a month or two and I hope this fall I can do all the things I want to do. I want to work hard and play hard, eat healthy, and see my family and friends. I want to play in the leaves with my kids.

What are your plans for fall?

1 comment:

  1. Plans for Faltober - survival! I'm totally identifying with this post - so much, too much, and not the right balance. All three of our kids are in several activities this fall, and between those, and work, and the usual school schedules, there's just not enough time for everything. Exercise and eating well are the first to go - then reading and any personal activities. It's been crazy, but good too - great weather, and the kids are having fun and are happy, and at least as much is getting done as isn't getting done - but still, there just aren't enough hours in the day.

    One thing I have noticed lately when I'm putting the Ottawa events up on Facebook is that we don't seem to get out as a family as often. When my kids were young, if there was a fall fair or museum event or parade on over the weekend, we'd be sure to go there. But now we are so swamped with Guides camp and homework and swim lessons and catching up on work that we're getting out less and less. So while your kids are young, I would definitely make this a priority - you're already so good at getting out and about in the city, but yes - see it all now!