Hey guys! I’m back in Atlanta, living the daycare dream, haha. But really, it’s been wonderful having daycare again! Jackson had adjusted back to his two nap schedule really well, with fairly set meal times, and we just had a good routine down in Charleston. I feel bad having him back on one nap a day since it’s not nearly enough for him, but FREEDOM! I dropped him off at daycare on Tuesday morning and spent a few hours at a coffee shop, planning our January vacation and working on my Shutterfly album for Jon’s 2nd Father’s Day. It was wonderful!
Speaking of our January vacation, we FINALLY decided on a place! Since Jon is still paranoid about the Muslim influx/ISIS in France (dumb, I’m SURE it’s fine!), we are going to Poland! I can’t freaking wait! I have actually wanted to go to Poland for a long time and it is going to be so cold there, but I don’t even care! We aren’t renting a car because of the weather, so we will have to navigate the trains there, which I hear can be difficult because of the language barrier. It’s like most European countries- in bigger towns, English is pretty common, but not so much in smaller places. We hope to fly into Warsaw, then go to Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, and Gdansk. If we have to cut one out, it’d be Krakow, but I really want to go since I’ve always wanted to go to Auschwitz-Birkenau. And the AirBnBs are like, $30-40 a night for very nice apartments in the center of the old towns! Super super super excited! I feel like a whole new woman now that I have a vacation to go on! I just need to get some real Ambien (not the short acting stuff that did nothing!) so that I can sleep on the flight!
I hung out with Gina, Kassie, and Laura last weekend for Gina’s birthday. We just got together on Saturday night and did some crafts and relaxed. It’s always nice to see friends again and I hate being so far! However, Kassie is moving a few hours away in August, and Laura and her boyfriend are planning a move to Colorado sometime in the next year, so it’s not like we’ll have many friends left here anyway! I went over to Crista’s house on Sunday night and just hung out with her and her husband. I hadn’t seen her since her wedding, so it was definitely nice to see them! I’m off this Saturday, so I think Jon and I are going to take Jackson to their house on Saturday morning, and then I’m going to a Christmas party at Kassie’s in the evening while Jon watches Jackson.
I’m working all day Sunday. BOO! I actually will be working more coming up anyway. I had planned on going back to Charleston in January for two weeks, but then I decided to stay in Georgia. If we go out of town in January, I need to try and get ahead on schoolwork so I’m not spending our whole trip doing that. Since I don’t have daycare there, it makes sense to stay here so I can actually get stuff done, instead of entertaining a baby. I might as well work some shifts to help cover the cost of our trip since I’ll be home! And then in February, Jackson and I will go to Charleston for the next 6 months or so “permanently.” I’m actually excited to get back and start getting settled again. It is nice to be here again with my parents, but I miss Jon and our family life.
Anyway, I should go. I was called into work from 3-7 today, so I need to do my pump and maybe take a quick nap before heading in. Hopefully it won’t be a bad day. We keep getting texts for incentive pay (an extra $20 per hour), but now that we don’t need extra money, I just can’t do it! I worked on Monday for 4 hours and they begged me to stay longer for incentive pay and I just couldn’t, haha. I think I’ll have to do it next week or in January though, because I don’t want to be irresponsible and spend all of our money on our vacation! Besides, I’m going to Iceland this summer too and I really want to take a 3rd big trip, so we’ll see! I just need to find somebody to go on a trip with me, or maybe do 2 more smaller ones with Jon! WOOHOO VACAAAATIONNNNN!!!!!!!!!