Jeans + a tee, but extra

*dusts off blog*

So, we’re in Texas! I’m assuming most of you know, but if you don’t follow me on Instragram or Facebook you might live under a rock this might be news to you! We love it here, but Mark is working a ton, Zoey is back in school (all day!) and I’m no longer working full-time. If you were to assume that I’m a bit lonely and have more time on my hands than I’m used to, you would be right. I’m officially a SAHM. And while my mom duties mostly include keeping the kiddo fed and clean, doing laundry, copious amounts of dishes and the occasional errand, I’m still a Beautycounter consultant and now I’m studying to become a Pilates instructor. So what is that? SAHWM? SAHSWM? That acronym could get kinda crazy. Anyway, let’s review. Some days I don’t get shit done. I drink too much coffee and end up watching terrible daytime television. And when Mark gets home and very genuinely asks what I did all day, I get super defensive. Ha! Marriage. Other days I am a freaking multi-tasking machine and if he comes home and doesn’t notice, he’s in trouble. He can’t win. Most days I wake up, slip into my active wear, throw on a hat and give myself a pat on the back because at least I’m not wearing sweats and does a sports bra count as a bra? My dog is my best friend.. she’s a great listener. Sometimes I go to the grocery store just to make sure humans still exist outside of my TV, but also to practice making eye contact and smiling at strangers. At what point is that considered creepy/stalking? Asking for a friend. There are days when I literally look at the clock and wonder if 10 am is too early for a glass of wine. Can I get an AMEN, moms? OH! Guess what? At Meet the Teacher Night I signed up as room mom thinking it would be a great opportunity to connect with other moms.. nope. Turns out I’m the only one who checked the box on that one. So I’m actually a SAHSWRMM. My mom badge is really expanding. Listen, I’m not complaining. I’ve been the FTWM and it made me miserable. So here I am.. getting a healthy dose of that grass being greener thing. I’m determined to make the most/best of this because sometimes I want to go back to work full time! I know, right? (I promise I haven’t been drinking.) Also, I have all this extra time, yet.. where does the fucking time go? No matter what, it is always 3:12 a lot faster than it should be.

Long story short, this is all so new to me – new place, new routine.. I have stuff to fill my day, but I struggle some days with managing my time.. I’ll get it. And being on both sides of the mom fence – it’s apparent to me that whether you work full time or part time or stay at home.. we all make sacrifices, sometimes we fuck up, sometimes we need a moment, but ultimately we all kick ass.

What does all this have to do with what I’m wearing? Well it was the most effort I had put in all week, (see above about active wear) but also a very simple mom uniform. How can you go wrong with jeans and a tee? I Paige’d it up with a scarf and a dope Gage Huntley necklace, but that’s as fancy as it gets! My hair isn’t technically “done”.. I ain’t got time for that. Air dry is the way to go. And lucky for me Beautycounter has a 5-Minute Face set, so my makeup was quick and easy. And how pretty is the background? It’ll be a housing development within the year. I feel like that’s my own made up North Texas housing/growth humor. Ignore me.

I’m rambling. Which means it’s time to wrap this up. But I do miss writing and I might just have enough time on my hands to make a comeback.

07. September 2017 by paige
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