Hello there! I’m still alive. We all are. Hooray!
That said, I’m a hot mess (and a hairy beast with unruly eyebrows), and normally awake from 3-5 am. I rarely manage to get my teeth brushed before 3 pm, and I can’t shake this smell of sour breastmilk/spit up that follows me everywhere because no matter how much I change clothes and shower, my boobs are still leaking a gallon of milk an hour and Leyna is always ready to douse me in another round of baby puke, which always finds it’s way down my cleavage and into the cups of my bra. Always.
Sooo… good thing this blog isn’t powered by smell-o-vision?
Anyway, all that whining is supposed to be my lead up to the big ol’ “I don’t really have time to blog right now” excuse. It’s not that I don’t have things to tell you all, because boy, I do. It’s quite cruel, the amount of material I have amounts to about 1,000x the time I actually have to write it down.
The only thing I’ve been decent about keeping up with (other than laundry… I WILL kick laundry in the ass), is my 365 photo project. I’ve posted a picture a day over at my Tumblr blog since the beginning of the year. So if you’re missing me and wondering what we’re up to, feel free to hop over there. I’ll warn you, it’s 99% full of pictures of my children, but they are adorable, so you really shouldn’t complain. I was quite tempted to photograph and blog about the rash I had a couple weeks ago, but figured I didn’t really want to document that. I’d much rather forget it ever happened.
If I’m going to keep up with this 365 project, though, I’m going to have to admit that there will be some days I might just have to photograph the piles of dirty dishes on the counters or crayon scribbles on the wall because… well, that’s my life some days.
Speaking of photography, I haven’t had a ton of time to become a master of my camera just yet, but I read through my camera books while I’m nursing Leyna, and I’ve learned so much by lurking on the forums and browsing the tutorials over at Clickinmoms.com!
If you’re looking to buff up and learn more about photography, I highly recommend them. Clickinmoms.com is an online forum all about photography, both for professionals AND beginners like me. It’s an incredibly supportive online community and I’m so inspired by all the talent! They are running a special and now through January 31st you can get 10% off any subscription to their site with the code FRIEND. I signed up for the 6 month subscription and am so hooked I”m pretty sure I’ll be upgrading with a lifetime membership when I can. If you’d like, you can sign up here using my affiliate link (and I’ll love you forever for buying me a much needed coffee!).
Let me know if you do and tell me your screen name so I can say hi if I see you over there!
That’s all for my drive by update. I promise to come back and update you all on life as a mother of two, including one very challenging 2 year old big brother, as soon as I can make the time, but now I must get back to the fussy newborn and find time to shove some dinner in my face.
Kendall is 2 2/3 and Leyna is 3 weeks old.