Duke Gardens: beautiful but definitely cold. We followed this adventure up with hot chocolate from Parker & Otis. G managed to spill most of hers (after we had already walked a distance back to our car) and there was drama but we all recovered. In the afternoon, I let the kids have WAY too much screen time because I was kind of done. Um, vacation?
It was fun spending time with family but solo-parenting-while-traveling is definitely not my favorite. I will not be seeking it out again, or at least until the kids are a bit older. Especially with an audience! Makes discipline stressful and more difficult. Anyway, we survived. And we had family time. So that was good.
I am dying to:
Work out. I didn’t do anything while on this trip. It was too exhausting, I didn’t really want to get up early or leave the kids with my parents, and I am also such a wimp I didn’t feel like running in 30F (or less) temps. It’s 26F right now!!!
Eat less garbage-y food. Actually considering a Whole30 cycle, we will see.
Play with my Hobonichi weeks (I just found out it starts in December! YAY!)
Get my to do list a bit more under control (I did finally start playing with Todoist and I think it may be a useful adjunct to my current systems!)
Visit Baby M + my sister one more time; try to get group shot of all the kids
Clean up and pack up
Airport adventure (hopefully won’t be too bad. I just wish we had slightly less luggage.)