I am LOVING my new sitter, guys! I didn’t pick Jackson up until 4pm last night and he was happy all day long! I got to actually get a ton of stuff done and not feel rushed and I wasn’t worried about him all day. It was so incredibly nice. I cannot even put into words how wonderful it is to have your child cared for by somebody who you are comfortable with and who makes him happy. Ali (his sitter) sent me videos of Jackson playing with her son yesterday (her son is 3 weeks younger than Jackson) and it was the cutest! And Ali told Jackson to give her son a hug and Jackson walked over and hugged Ali. Too cute.
I went to the gym yesterday afternoon and had a pretty good workout. I usually do my incline walking (typically about 20 minutes) to warm up and then I try to keep my workouts between 20-40 minutes, and then a 10 minute stretch after. I did sumo deadlifts, clean and jerks, and then I did three rounds of 10 kettlebell swings and 20 weighted walking lunges, with a few pull ups and planks after. It was nice to get back to the gym and be active again, even though I really did not feel like going. Usually once I start warming up, I get way more motivated, so at least I know that about myself.
I headed across town to Whole Foods and then went to pick up my super grumpy boy. He just had a rough evening last night, but he ended up puking up a bunch of clear mucus with food chunks and then he ate a huge dinner and then was super happy. So who knows what was his deal. Maybe he was just nauseous for some reason (he had refused his snack) and then felt better and got to eat.
I had my third personal training session today. It was good. We did back squats, leg presses (I don’t really like the leg press machine but whatever), walking lunges, step ups with weights… All lower body today. I actually like doing a mix with him, but it was a good workout regardless. I’ll just focus on upper body when I go to the gym tomorrow morning.
I finally got my new SC plates for my car! I don’t even want to get into what a pain it was, but I will say that it took me FOUR trips to the DMV (and one to pay the tax commissioner- in Georgia you get your new plates at the tax commissioner too so you don’t have to go back and forth). So, I guess I’m a permanent resident, even though I feel more like a Georgia resident still. Sad to see my old plates go.
I started roasting my sweet potatoes in thin slices and it is SO good! I’ve done it in the past but throwing them in the oven to bake them is so much easier. Jackson won’t eat mashed veggies lately though, so I reverted back to roasting them and even though they’re a pain to cut up (and I cannot get the hang of the mandolin), they are SO good! So for everybody who is in need of yummy sweet potatoes- slice them up, coat them in coconut oil and cinnamon, and roast at 425 for 25ish minutes, flipping in the middle.
I swear that I cannot get my adult stuff together lately. I had so many issues getting my new plates and my license in South Carolina, and now I have to file my taxes and I don’t have the settlement statement for selling my condo. UGH! Why can’t anything be easy?! I have no clue where the paperwork went for selling my house (honestly, I may have thrown it out- who really knows) and I can online imagine it’ll be a real pain in the ass to get the settlement statement. I need to figure out who the closing attorney was on my condo first. And on top of this stuff, we had so many issues with Comcast and then with getting our dresser fixed (the slides all broke on the dresser when we moved, so our super expensive dresser is just sitting with the drawers on the floor now), so I’ve spent the whole month of March on hold. Or maybe it just feels like it. But it’s really ridiculous. I’m tired of adulting.
Anyway, I’ll be off to go get some work done now. I need to clean up the house and cook up some food. Jon and I are both home this weekend and I’m excited to just have a weekend together, especially since we have a lot of stuff going on in the near future. I really wish I could just sleep in for a day. Jon usually gets up early with Jackson one day on the weekend (he’s up early both days, but I guess I mean that I sleep in one of the days until like, 7:30) and I want to get in an early gym session the other day. Maybe we’ll go back to the children’s museum or take him down to play in the sand at the beach. Or explore downtown some more.