Hello friends! I'm collecting myself and basking in gratitude. My family and friends came through the storm relatively unscathed. The boys, our cat, and I left Savannah voluntarily last Wednesday after school was cancelled and drove to my mom's outside of Atlanta. Gil stayed to tie up some loose ends at work and arrived Thursday … Continue reading And Then Hurricane Matthew Crashed October
I haven't done one of these in a long time, so how about some long overdue happy. Exploring outdoors helps everyone in our household. Engaging with nature is centering and peaceful, and it certainly appears to have that effect on my children. By hump day, I couldn't face our dining room table and homework and … Continue reading What’s Going Well Wednesday #WGWW — on Friday!
It's busy around here, y'all, so this will be brief. The kids and I went to our local water park yesterday around 4, but they closed early due to a problem with their weather detecting system. We were hot and irritable but decided to stop at the nearby playground anyway. I'm glad we did. I … Continue reading What’s Going Well Wednesday
Last week I decided to begin devoting a Wednesday post to the good, or rather something positive -- ya know...to balance out all the griping I do. #WGWW Join me. Leave a comment here or write your own post and link back to my blog. No pressure. I felt the need to personally make a … Continue reading What’s Going Well Wednesday
View from lighthouse -- Hunting Island, SC Hunting Island, SC Hunting Island, SC
I take lots of pictures. Notice I did not say, I'm a photographer. When my oldest son was born, Gil and I had a decent digital camera. It was a Fuji, point and shoot, and it was fine for my limited technical knowledge. I found the baby phase a little tedious. Obviously I adored my … Continue reading I’m On a Mission
As a kid I was told that I had strange reactions to things. I'm not crazy about this label, but it's kind of true. If I bump my head I get angry and have been known to stomp and throw things. A normal reactor would probably cry or at least say that it hurt. I … Continue reading Awards, Guilt, and Gratitude
My left-brain is non-existent, or at least it feels that way a lot of the time, particularly when I'm unmedicated. I'll get these ideas for posts, but if I don't walk away from whatever I'm doing when the thought flutters through my brain, it might not return. My missing left-brain has a few benefits; one … Continue reading Mother’s Day Debriefing
Waiting on Wallace's class at our local botanical gardens. Things are looking up!
1 — Send the husband and children off to school and work. This is crucial. I can not stress enough the importance of not having to attend to little people and/or big ones. They must go.2 — Eat something for breakfast. Put something in your system. This morning I had a Clifbar, an apple and … Continue reading How to Get Out of a Funk — A Few Tips from a Serious Attempter