Last month I laid out some ambitious plans to get my life on track in 2019, some of those things are going better than others -- I'm remembering to take my multi-vitamin, but "meal planning" (even with an app) has failed. Meals are happening, but that's more because I have a well stocked pantry (and … Continue reading February – it is February right?
So it is now 2019 and everyone is resolving to do better at whatever it is they're trying to do better at, myself included. This post contains affiliate links. Maybe you'll find some of this useful. So things I am trying to do better at: 1: My Health & Food After talking with my doctor … Continue reading my Big 3 Things to work on in 2019
Please don't ask me that. I'm doing better today than I was yesterday, but I'm still so far from okay I'm not sure I'll ever be okay again. I'm also not sure what okay looks like anymore. I'm getting things done, we haven't missed any meals, or been late to school. I've fulfilled all my volunteer obligations … Continue reading How are you doing today?
You can't run on gratitude alone. I knew this already, but I'm learning it again. All the heartfelt thanks in the world are not going to make up for the lost sleep, poor food choices, and exhaustion. It feels good to receive heartfelt thanks. Then it gets awkward, watching a tear of gratitude trickle down … Continue reading You can’t run on gratitude alone.
Another week, another meal train. More meals made for a family that is not my own. Another night of pasta and whatever vegetables we happen to have in the fridge for dinner so someone else can have a freshly made pot roast and veggies or baked ziti and a salad. Brownies for dessert, something chocolate … Continue reading I’ve “done enough” and I’m going to do more
I'm thankful to live in a community that, when you have to make a phone call saying "This family has been displaced, and lost everything to the horrific natural disaster" the immediate reply is "What can I do to help?" Once the needs were known, people followed up with concrete action: bringing meals, helping to arrange … Continue reading “You’ve done enough.”
The other night Kid2 wanted to read the story of Noah's Ark. We have an older children's copy probably first published sometime in the 70s. It was my husbands when he was a child, and as great flood stories are common in many cultures, I figured why not. I did my best to read in a … Continue reading a rainbow does not make up for the annihilation of mankind
For those who care, this post contains Rogue One spoilers, and many feels A few days after the passing of General Leia Organa, my husband and I went and saw Rogue One. When it was all over, I found that was hit with a lot of unexpected feels. It wasn't just the CGI Carrie Fisher … Continue reading Rogue Feels
We recently gathered together to celebrate the start of Advent at my children's school. The adults sat in the gathering darkness as the children entered the room, careful to avoid stepping on the pine branches and stumps arranged in a spiral on the floor. The teacher spoke a few words about our inner light of … Continue reading banishing the darkness
I don't have much to say right now. I'm feeling numb and overwhelmed. First and foremost, please support the ACLU. Go do that now, I'll wait. Second, if you're having a hard time today, ExChristianScience.com ran a post today about self-care. It is worth reading. Third read this: What do we tell our children? If you feel … Continue reading Where we go from here