June has really been quite a month. There is a large part of me that is glad it is almost over. My husband had some health problems that lasted for a good part of the month, which was challenging. It also meant that we did a whole lot less “fun” stuff this month, hence no pictures to show for June.
But anyways, here is a glimpse at what has been going on currently.
Date nights on the blog, including an overview of our dates in April and May and the beginning of a new “Date Night” series. My first post in the series featured a chocolate tasting date at Hershey’s Chocolate World.
The healing that came for my husband. He experienced several weeks of severe back pain that culminated in three days in the hospital. It was up in the air for two days whether he would have to have spinal surgery, but the neurosurgeons finally decided against it. I am so grateful that his pain has improved and that a more conservative course of treatment was decided on instead of surgery.
Sunny weather. Although I am not a fan of 90+ days (yeah, I kind of hate them actually), having the sun out always improves my mood.
Continuing to seek out “me time” even in the midst of some pretty chaotic weeks. There is nothing more important then self-care, especially when you are thrust into a caretaking role. This month that meant asking for help more then I’m usually comfortable with doing. I wanted to be able to do it all myself, but I just couldn’t. You can’t be on 24/7, especially in a stressful setting such as a hospital. I needed time to sleep, eat, and talk out what I was feeling. I needed time to recharge both for myself and so I could be alert and capable of taking care of the personal, medical, and financial (health insurance, I both love and hate you) needs that my husband had. I’m thankful that both my family and my in-laws were able to pitch in during my husband’s time in the hospital.
Here are some favorite posts I read in June.
Two posts that really captured feelings that I’ve had in the past and present about myself and how I fit into the world around me:
You are Never Too Much from the Girl Who Loved to Write
I’m Not Perfect from Beyoutiful Beauty
And two that are captured both the difficult and beautiful things about being a new mommy:
Breastfeeding is Hard from The New Wifestyle
My Thoughts On Motherhood (So Far) from Keating Barlett
A lot of time on the couch resting up and watching Netflix. With my husband’s injury and trip to the hospital we have tried to keep things low key.
Doctor Who is back. It’s not really holding my attention like previous seasons, but I have been enthralled by the spin-off Class. Of course, it’s not coming back for a second season, so apparently no one else liked it.
Our Netflix choice of the month has been Parks and Rec, which has been ideal to lighten up a couple of hard weeks. I love the quippy one-liners and the character’s interaction with the camera. Ron Swanson is a riot. So is the commentary on modern politics.
We have been going back and forth to the hospital and a lot of doctor’s appointments. Other then going to a Phillies game we have done very little outside of the house this month.
That and trips back and forth to the airport. My sister-in-law was home on leave part of this month, so I picked her up at the airport and we then saw her off two weeks later. I also had an appointment to obtain my global entry and TSA Precheck at the airport this morning so security lines and customs will be quicker in the future. Unfortunately, none of the trips were actually to get on a plane and go anywhere. We are, however, currently planning a trip to California in November.
Some posts I’ve written this month have been:
What were you up to in June?