Back on November 30, 2013, I invited everyone to participate in a Living Thankfulness Link-Up. I had just come off a great experience with 30 Days of Thanks on Facebook, and I wanted to keep the spirit of thankfulness rolling through the rest of the year. I also wanted some action to come out of all of this thankfulness. It is one thing to say you are thankful and another to truly BE thankful. So my thankfulness challenge was born. Wouldn’t you know it, I have done TERRIBLY with this. Continue reading
Today is day #8 that I am stuck at my house thanks to this flipping snow storm. Last night, Crazy Pants kept waking up and wanting to go in the “wimma room” (that’s toddler for “living room”). This morning, I let him sleep in and addressed all of my Christmas cards. I had this plan: mail cards, go to the bank, pick-up meat from the CSA, and lastly, pick-up a prescription. Then, this evening we were all supposed to go have dinner with some friends.
Then I tried to leave. Continue reading
I’m back! I’ve been MIA now for approximately two months, but I now have a quiet moment to sit down and do a little bit ‘o writing. I have been thinking a lot lately about the way I would go about writing this post because A LOT has gone on in this family. I thought about doing an “update,” but that actually made me feel a great bit of anxiety because I don’t really want to re-hash all the details for the millionth time. So then I was stumped, but after talking with my father-in-law at Sunday dinner last night, I decided I wanted to do more of a “reflection” on the past two months. Continue reading
If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I used #getoutofmyuterus quite a lot near the end of my pregnancy, and we finally had little baby Owen on August 20th at 10:45 a.m. I just missed my birth center birth by hours, but I still had a beautiful intervention-free birth at the hospital. Continue reading
I’m pretty sure that I missed a week of the Art in August blog along fun, but I’m back and I’ve got something to share! This weekend, some of the crops in our super-sized garden came ready to harvest so I had some canning to do. For those of you following along with my pregnancy saga, I am still pregnant. Being a week overdue is rough, but putting food up in summer while a week overdue is even worse. Luckily for me, I’ve got AMAZING friends who came to the aid of my husband and I. Continue reading
Today turned out to feel like the most trying day in a very long time. It was pretty normal, by most standards, but I just felt wiped by the time we hit nap time. I had appointments to make, chicken to skin, family to visit, medication to pick-up, groceries to buy, donations to drop off, and mail to retrieve. I did not realize how wiped I was until my absolutely over-the-top-full-of-energy munchkin was in his bed and I was finally eating an egg salad sandwich. Which, by the way, seemed quite literally like the most delicious food I’ve eaten, as of late. It was then, mid-sandwhich, that I heard the softest raindrops hitting the leaves of this lovely hazelnut tree just outside my dining room window. Continue reading