Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Everyone!
I think Tryg enjoyed his first Easter. We went to the cabin with Erik's parents and then came back to enjoy the wonderful Easter dinner that Erik's sister, Amy made for all of us. This is Tryg's first Easter basket. He really loved the purple eggs. He had about 20 eggs and 8 colors but he only played with the purple ones.

Tryg played with his purple plastic egg while Mommy colored the real eggs.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

It Isn't Pretty

I'm talking about me. This has been a very rough last few months. With two people in the final semester of Master's Programs, both working at least 40 hours per week, while trying to be good parents and home owners all at the same time...well, it's just not bringing out the best in us! However, I'm afraid that it's actually been taking a bigger toll on me than Erik.
Erik has been amazing. When I feel like I can't even function or even think beyond the guilt I feel when I am not doing homework, he is in the middle of laundry, doing dishes and planning out the rest of the day so that we both get in some homework time and time with Tryg. No, he's not perfect, but I am SO grateful for him! I have been so stressed and jumpy... and sometimes, just not nice.

I really hate that about myself. I have been extremely aware of my emotions -especially in the last two weeks. And I so wish that better responses could come out of me when I am stressed and tired. I guess awareness is the first step, and then I just need to step back, relax and breathe before responding.

I am hoping that this week will be better. I have a week off of class this week and if you've read my facebook page, you already know I also have one complete draft of my 78 page Capstone Project finished now!! I have MANY revisions to make, but at least I have a complete draft (yes, I feel guilty that I am writing on the blog instead of making revisions on my Project).

Even though I have to work over 10 hours on Saturday and Erik has at least 2 nights a week with his group working on his MBA group project....I'm going to try to stay positive (or become positive in the first place) and be aware of my stress level.

May 21...36 days away! I can make it!!
But now, I'm going to bed.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Study Break for Mommy

I spent all afternoon and evening on Sunday working on my Capstone project. However, I am very happy to say that I have 78 pages down on paper! That is a full draft! I will have many changes to make, but it's still so wonderful to have a full draft!

Erik watched Tryg for most of the day so I could focus on my Project. However I did get a few study of which involved getting Tryg's swing out for the first time. This was another great $2 garage sale find. So worth the $2 already! He loves it!!