April was one of the busiest months we’ve had around here in a very long time. I guess that’s a good thing. I don’t like too much time alone with my thoughts and so it’s nice to have a full calendar. Having said that, I also feel a profound sense of overwhelm when each weekend has something carved out and I can’t spend time doing the slow activities that connect me to the present–days spent outside blowing bubbles, in the kitchen meal prepping, at the dinner table catching up with my husband. I long for these quiet reminders because they are the ultimate source of comfort in my life. Weird?
The month kicked off with my cousin’s wedding on April Fool’s Day. It was a really beautiful ceremony and incredible to see family members I hadn’t caught up with since before the pandemic. Mila was not in attendance, which made it so much easier for us to completely enjoy the evening uninterrupted. We danced, we schmoozed, we drank too much. We also SLEPT IN and that was an added bonus for these parents right here.
April 2nd = Mila’s birthday. April 3rd = my birthday. April 4th = my dad’s birthday. Can I just tell you? That cluster gives me all kinds of anxiety LOL. But my brother was in town from Florida for the wedding and we had a very nice dinner with my parents at a local pub to celebrate everything. This was also a month to catch up on appointments–Mila had her yearly pediatrician appointment (all good there), I had a follow-up with my eye doctor post surgery, and yesterday I finally was proactive and went to Honda for an oil change (next up: OB and mammo. Don’t be jelly).
Easter. A visit from my sister-in-law. Return to a photo place for a glimpse at family photos we took about a month ago (so beautiful they made me cry! I’ll be revealing those soon). Mila’s first real concert in Jim Thorpe, PA (Old Crow Medicine Show). It truly was a wonderful month but if I’m being honest, I kind of drained my social battery and now I’m ready to unplug for a bit. Also work has been absolutely insane and that elusive work/life balance is nowhere to be found BUT! Working Moms returns to Netflix and that also fills my cup.
So tell me… How has life been treating you and what have you been up to in April?
Whew, you have been up to a lot. I like having things to look forward to but it does make me a bit anxious to have TOO much. I think the pandemic made me into even more of a homebody so I really don’t like doing as much outside the house. hah It sounds like everything was fun, and hopefully May is a bit slower. Happy Belated Birthday to you and Mila! she’s getting so big. 🙂
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That does sound like a busy April and I can totally relate to how that can be a good thing but also how you long for quieter weekends! I’m the same way!