Wow! It’s been a while since I have been able to blog, but I’m thankful that I have the opportunity to sit down and write. This blog post may seem a little all over the place, but that’s been my life lately. If this month had a theme name, it would be ADAPTABILITY!
Each week’s schedule seemed to go out the window from what our family had originally planned and written on the calendar.
I’m definitely a “Type A” person, so I like to have everything written out, organized, and discussed before going into a new week. I’m up for the occasional change or spontaneity, but this month literally had a sudden change every week.
Boy, did my “Type A” personality get sent for a ride!
I won’t go into all the details of the chaos, but we had some drastic, unexpected changes in my husband’s work schedule. And I was suddenly applying and training for an online teaching job, which I’ll discuss in a later blog post. Praise God, I got the job!
Needless to say, a date night or two was canceled and my mother in law was called several times to babysit due to work conflicts. Thankfully, she’s been willing to help us out quite a bit lately. I’ve always appreciated having family close by, but especially with a child now, I really appreciate the extra help!
Instead of going out on date nights, my husband and I did find some time to relax and play some video games together. It used to be something my husband and I did together regularly before having our son. But, I gave it up because I was completely exhausted by the time the end of the day rolled around. My new routine became watching a show on Netflix and falling asleep while my husband often played a game or two in the basement before heading to bed.
Since I took the time recently to get in a little game play again, I realized just how much I missed it, as well as what I was missing out on by not playing hardly ever in the past year.
I first realized that it was one of the activities my husband and I did together that we both enjoyed, and I hadn’t put in the effort to play at all (or at least not very much). I’m not saying we should be playing video games every night, but playing video games together has been an easy way for us to connect and spend time together. And I still want my husband and I to spend quality time together even after having our son.
It’s been a little crazy at times, especially this past month, but I always want our relationship to be a priority. We’re in this for a lifetime!
Video games have also been a big stress reliever for me; I find that I always end up laughing hysterically at some ridiculous thing I did while playing, and I like the competition that comes with game play.
Maybe this makes me somewhat of a nerd, or maybe someone will read this and be shocked that a mom plays video games. Gasp! But, there’s no age or gender limitations that come with playing. Who knows, maybe there are other moms out there like me playing too. And someday, I hope to be that grandma that’s still playing video games with her husband, kids, and grand-kids.
I have a new computer now, yippee! Believe it or not, all my other blog posts I wrote from a computer where the “period” button did not work.
How did I complete my sentences, you ask? Well, let’s just say I had to do a lot of copying and pasting. You can imagine how frustrating that would have been, but hey, I got used to it over several months, so now I’m getting used to using the “period” button again.
This new computer rocks! We ended up going with a Lenovo Yoga. I can’t say enough good things about it, so if you’re looking for a quality computer, I would highly suggest this one. Thanks to my friends and family on Facebook and elsewhere for your suggestions.
So, if you know me very well, you will know that I NEVER do crafts at home. With Halloween on the horizon, I had the idea that I was going to make my son’s Halloween costume this year. I was convinced I could make a costume for much less than the $30 or $40 costumes at the store. He’s only 13 months old, so any costume he’d wear this year wouldn’t fit in the future.
Thankfully, I came across the Bombshell Bling blog where she had created two separate ghost costumes- one for her 4-month-old baby, and another for her 3-year-old son. The costume seemed super easy to do, especially for someone like me who doesn’t sew all the time.
This is how mine turned out on my son.
Super cute, right?
I found several YouTube videos that helped me learn how to create the hat from the same fleece fabric that I had used for the poncho ghost costume. I will link those here and here. I used a combination of both YouTube videos to create my hat. I ended up only using one layer of fleece material, but I did sew mine by hand.
You can find further directions below. I forgot to take pictures as I was creating the hat, and I normally don’t do crafts (like I said), so I apologize ahead of time if my directions aren’t very clear. Hopefully, the videos and the Bombshell bling blog will also help for anyone interested in creating a similar costume.
I watched the YouTube videos listed above. Like I said before, I did end up sewing mine by hand, but the hat didn’t take more than 20 minutes to complete. It was very simple with the right head measurements.
I’m really excited for my little guy to wear his outfit for Halloween, and the total cost was no more than $10 to complete!
I warned you this blog post would be random, but if you made it this far, I commend you for reading. Thanks for stopping by the Fish Full Life Blog, and don’t forget to subscribe!