I must apologize to those who have been visiting my blog via The Nester or Pinterest regarding the 31 Days to a More Organized Life challenge that I started participating in at the beginning of October. As you can see, I have only managed to put together a handful of posts even though we are 12 days into the month already. I have so many things I want to share and while I may not be able to do it for 31 days consecutively, I will still contribute 31 ways to a more organized life.

If I had participated in this challenge last year, I have no doubt that I would have been able to contribute daily. However, my situation is a little different this year πŸ™‚ Here is what has been going on in my life lately.

Last week I was home visiting family. While it was nice to see everyone, I came down with a horrible cold and was sick all week. Around the same time, P randomly decided he didn’t want to nurse anymore. Needless to say, the week was extremely rough. While I feel better, P is still not nursing consistently and I am having to pump in order to get him a few ounces a day. This has been really hard on me emotionally and physically. I have been trying to dedicate extra time to him and of coarse pumping! Anyone have any tips or notice a difference in nursing at 3 months?

We also found out that we will be closing on our house October 31st. While that is extremely good news, it has really occupied every free moment. Luckily, I have an amazingly understanding husband who agreed that I would not be able to pack the house myself. We are having a company come in one day with 6 people to pack and then 4 movers will come the next day to move everything. In the meantime, we have been busy with paperwork, home inspections, fixing things around the house and more paperwork!

A few times in the last week and a half I found myself staying up till midnight trying to get a post done for the challenge. I felt like I was back in graduate school pulling an all nighter to finish a presentation. While blogging is very important to me and I value those who are following me randomly or because of this challenge, I need it to be fun for me!

We are off to the beach for a week where I hope I can catch up on some organizing posts and possibly give my blog design a little bit of a face lift!