daily outing

May 22, 2012

i need more things on my calendar.
as i wrote in yesterday’s post, i have to admit i’m getting a little bit lonely in our apartment.  while our routine is relaxing, i often find myself starting to get a little stir-crazy, particularly in the afternoons.  josh will come home [usually late. . .] and ask what i’ve done all day, and . . . well, my answer is usually “not much.”  aside from cleanup, feedings, diaper changes, tummy time, my workout during morning naptime, a blog post, dinner prep and sometimes a walk — there’s just not much on our agenda.

[although as i write that, it doesn’t sound so bad!]

therefore, i am going to try to incorporate a daily outing into our routine.  annabel does well in her carseat and in the stroller, and there is no reason not to work on getting out of the house a bit more — after all, i’m never going to have this much time off again!  i would love your suggestions on some things to do, local or general.

AND ummmm, if you read this and live around here and ever want to hang out, i am game!

duke gardens
shopping of various types 🙂
local yogurt [anyone want to come? seriously, it wouldn’t be any fun alone. . . ]
mom & baby yoga [although sadly this interferes with a’s critical AM naptime]
???  would welcome your ideas!!

most of the ‘for kids’ activities are understandably for older children, but i’d love to meet some new moms in the area.  i’ve checked out meetup.com but most of the moms groups are either too far away or specify ‘stay-at-home-moms’.  i guess the working ones don’t have time for a group once work starts back up?  this saddens me a little because i think i’d love the support and sense of community even once things get busy.

all right, off to shower!  a. is having a very fitful nap — she appears to be asleep but keeps making sad little noises and frequent grunts . . .



workout – 30 minutes of jillian michaels no more trouble zones + ~3 mi walk

dinner – burgers!!  although admittedly this is actually an old picture and sadly last night’s meal did not include avocado.  ahh well!


  • Reply Carolyn March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I work from home and my husband works a lot and comes home when I’m in bed most nights. It is VERY lonely. My social life consists of going to the YMCA every morning.

    Question: Is that your Journal J?

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm

      thanks for the commiseration! yes, journal J 🙂

  • Reply Heather March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I will hang out with you!!! I have about 8 more weeks of maternity leave and I want to live it up and make "mom friends." 🙂 Plus, my son will probably think A is cute. Don’t worry, he’s a gentleman. Seriously, email me if you want to meet at Southpoint or something. I promise I’m not a freak. 😉

  • Reply Cindy March 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I second the comments about breastfeeding group (my hospital has a free one) and library events – mine had a storytime targeted to babes under 2 and my little guy loved it! Both were a great way for me to meet people.

  • Reply Elizabeth March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I’m always up to meet someone new! I’m in Chapel Hill (MPH student currently) but I visit Durham frequently for the food 🙂

  • Reply broccolihut March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Ooh! An outing to Duke Gardens sounds fun!
    Are you able to handle doing errands with Annabel? Based on my sister’s experience, she found it enjoyable just to be able to browse through Target with her daughter. Hey, an outing is an outing, right?

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm

      haven’t attempted whole foods yet, but i could probably do it for a short trip! and target is always fun 🙂 i’ve been ordering so many baby essentials online that i haven’t had to go out but maybe it’ s a little TOO convenient!!

  • Reply siobhan March 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    The Durham Science Center – they had a great outdoor music center..

  • Reply Beachie841 March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I think you have the option to start your own meetup group. You could focus it more towards professional, working moms! Good luck!

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