Trip to Monterey.

We took Levi to Monterey over the weekend and he was SO good! I knew I had such a good baby but it wasn’t until we went on this trip to really realize it. He was great in the car (we strategized to drive during his usual nap hours) and he was great when we ate at restaurants. He was super silly and talkative during this trip. I’ve never heard him babble so much before and we couldn’t stop laughing at how funny it was. Unfortunately, it was free admission to people in surrounding communities (something like that…) so the aquarium was PACKED and we weren’t able to enjoy it at all and we couldn’t see the fish because there were crowds of people everywhere. It was pretty crappy but we still really enjoyed the small getaway. After this little vacation Jesse and I have no idea how we’re going to go to the east coast in January without Levi. We’ll most likely cry, haha.

How’s everyone with their Christmas shopping?? While we were in Monterey we went to this shopping center and got some shopping done for a few family members so that was nice! I was going to shop online but hey if I can skip the shipping fee then I most definitely will! To be honest, it’s really hard not to shop for myself when I’m out and about. I just love clothes and shoes but if you see me you’ll never guess because I’m no fashionista. I wish I could be but I prioritize being comfortable. I love shopping for jeans and shoes, those are my favorites! Now that I work out I actually am always on the hunt for affordable workout leggings. I’m pretty picky so I usually never find anything I like or in my price range. Oh well!

Last night I had somewhat of an epiphany (while I was awake from 2AM to 4AM because of Levi) and I realized that I might want to go back to school. I told myself I’d never go back because I hated it so much but I’m torn between wanting to make good money and  potentially being a stay at home mom in the future when I have more kids. I don’t think I could be a SAHM right now because I’d get bored and lose my mind so I’m happy that I work right now even though it makes me sad sometimes. So yeah, then there’s the other side of me that wants to go to school and have a career so I can save money and obviously make a lot more money than I do right now. I love working because I love being able to take care of my bills myself and buy myself things whenever I want but I also want to be at home and take care of Levi and be with him so I don’t miss out on anything. I think this paragraph will be all over the place but what I’m trying to get at is I’m looking into going back to school to become an Ultrasound Technician or maybe even something else that interests me. I was looking into more of a trade school because I don’t feel like going back to college and taking unnecessary classes unrelated to what my career would be. So it’s something new that I need to look into a bit more. I don’t know how I’d be able to work full time and take care of a baby at the same time as going to school so some things would have to change and quite possibly we’d even have to move depending on where the school is located. Jesse fully supports me if I decided to go back to school and he even said he’d be fine with moving if we had to. We’d just find a place to rent and rent out our house while we were gone. Anyways, we’ll see what happens but that’s currently what’s going on in my head lately.

I brought Levi to my work today because it was a coworkers last day and we had a mini potluck for him and Levi did so well, again! I love that people can hold him and he doesn’t freak out. I had him take a peek at the dogs and cats that are in the shelter and I think he liked the cats more 🙂 He loves our cat at home! Speaking of work, I’ll have to work all week this week and I’ll only have today and Sunday off, unlike my usual Monday, Thursday and Sunday. I’m pretty anxious about it because the house is a mess already and I know I’ll be exhausted by the end of the week. It’ll be nice to have the extra day on my paycheck so that’s what I’m keeping my focus on. I still have so  much respect for any parent who works full time or even has multiple jobs and still comes home to take care of their children. It is TOUGH. I guess it could also depend on your job but since mine is so physically exhausting it’s really hard for me at the end of the week. Like, I’m so tired and I go to bed super early during the week. I’m talking like 9pm and I’m out like a light.

Ah, I know I mentioned I’d share a recipe on here but I completely forgot! Maybe while I’m at work tomorrow I’ll post it on my lunchbreak, that’ll give me something to do! I’ve been wanting to get back into reading again and I have a bunch of books in my Amazon basket that I have yet to buy so I think I’ll order myself a book right now! Hope you all have a good rest of your week and pray for me that I don’t tap out by Thursday with how tired I’m going to be at work, haha.

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