I get REALLY sappy and sentimental around the holidays but I also get a bit depressed when the weather turns cold and it’s dark all evening, so in an effort to shake this funk today, I’m putting the drama back into Drama Happens. 🙂
- WINTER HAS ARRIVED. Noooooooo!!! For those of you readers living where there are actual seasons, I know you get it! There is this feeling of ultimate dread and hatred for that first winter storm of the year. It’s that moment when you can no longer pretend the weather isn’t getting colder. It’s when you realize there’s no turning back and you have to start bundling up every time you leave the house, shoveling your driveway, and factoring more time into your daily commutes. It can be very depressing.
- I’M STILL BUYING DISPOSABLE DIAPERS. Isn’t that the case with life? Things never goes as planned. I was supposed to be 100% in cloth diapers by now and as I drove to Sam’s Club the other night in the freezing cold to stock up I got seriously annoyed. This is a post for another day but I have a love-hate relationship with cloth diapering (20% love, 80% hate). Between thrush, staining, and the extensive washing process, I’m not feeling it right now. We still use them sparingly but we don’t have enough to go for more than one day at a time which would mean washing them in the middle of the night and that’s NOT happening.
- HOLIDAYS ON A BUDGET. Ugh. Why can’t I buy All The Things? And by things I mean cute toys and clothes for The Wee One, decorations for our home, and gifts for relatives. I don’t even want to buy stuff for myself! Oops, that’s a lie. I don’t want to buy as much stuff for myself as usual! 🙂 Last year we were in a 720 sq foot apartment, and this being is our first home, I really want it to look indulgent, warm, and sparkly for the holidays but the reality is that the majority of our money goes to bills right now. I’m going to attempt to focus on creating intangible traditions and memories with my family because life isn’t about things anyway, but I can still whine about it! (PS We’re definitely getting a bigger tree!)
- CLOTHING DOESN’T FIT. I’m in such a weird place right now. The jeans I purchased one month postpartum are too big now but most of my pre-pregnancy jeans just aren’t closing. Gah! My shirts are all slightly too tight or too short and the pieces I could wear are not conducive to nursing. So I end up in nursing tank tops and cardigans and I feel like an old lady, a teenager, or a hot mess. It’s true that dressing nicely helps your confidence so I’m really trying to look good but my lack of a wardrobe is making things difficult.
What is making you whiny right now? Don’t let me complain out here on my own!