In my last post, I talked about finding my center. I'm still searching for it, but time has helped me be more at peace with the fact that I've lost it. I've adopted more of a 'go with the flow' philosophy, and it's working much better for me.
My efforts at finding time to meditate on my own have been totally fruitless, so next week I'm going to going to a drop-in meditation class at our Buddhist Centre every Tuesday that R doesn't work.
Which brings up another topic, which is another major part of why I haven't been here for a while. Just before Christmas, R started working a second job. At first, it was to put money towards the TV he just had buy (fortunately on a twelve month no payments no interest plan), but as the economy has slowed down and his performance bonuses at his primary job have all but disappeared, the second job has saved our butts and allowed us to keep paying our bills while I'm still off on leave.
Which won't be for much longer... I've started back at work 1-2 days a week (up to 7.5 hours so I don't lose any of my maternity benefits). R stays home with Destructor (his new nickname, now that he is mobile) on Mondays, and on Tuesdays he goes to the daycare right beside my office that we were extremely fortunate to get a space in. Starting April 1st, however, I'm going back to work full-time which I'm both excited and terrified about.
I'm sorry I left you all hanging so long - all is well and we are all happy and healthy. Destructor has his nine month check-up tomorrow, so hopefully that will bring good news about his weight gain (I've stopped weighing him between appointments because it was stressing me out far too much and wasn't doing either of us any good).
Take care all!