A decade ago, I would have laughed at the thought of needing to buy pajamas for a dog. Greyhounds actually need them because of their reduced body fat. Bella enjoys getting dressed and spins in circles when she sees me pull her jammies out of the closet. Apparently, getting dressed is extremely exhausting.
In my opinion, basic ramen packs should not be underestimated. With an electric kettle (if you don't have one, consider getting one) providing boiling water in less than 5 minutes, ramen can be made in under 9 minutes. When you add the leftover roasted veggies and sausage from the night before to drained noodles and … Continue reading Waiting for payday.
I’m not good at resting. I’ve mentioned this before and it still hasn’t changed. Time has provided a bit of clarity and I have an inkling of why I don’t rest well. Being busy prevents me from dealing with anything in my head. I didn’t realize I did it until just a couple of months … Continue reading Knowing why I don’t know how to be.
I had a difficult conversation a couple of days ago and I’m still processing it. One of my children asked me about the Bible and how I feel about it, sharing with me that it makes him feel happy and sad. I, too, feel those same emotions when I open it. I have such a … Continue reading Happy Sad
I've seen Bella sleep with a book on her head. When it's nap time, very little deters her.
We must have left this ball outside last night. It had been in the mouth of a dog, carried like a trophy. Understandably, it was dropped when a certain, very special human arrived last night to retrieve their most beloved canine family member. Instead of feeling shame at my unkempt yard, this bright little orb … Continue reading Signs of life.
In no time at all, my eldest has made it to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and is now half way to the end of the book and the series itself. I have always wanted my children to love reading and this is a success I have no issue in claiming. We know our … Continue reading They need to see me read, not because I have to, but because I want to.
One morning last week, I dropped my kids off at school, not realizing a glass jar had rolled into the floorboard beneath a seat. Needless to say, I was mortified when my son accidentally kicked it out in the rush to get to school. It shattered in the car line, blocked traffic, and resulted in … Continue reading You need to smile more.
Teaching my kids to cook is stressful. As they learn more skills, at any given moment, they could injure themselves. Obviously, this is true all the time, regardless of kitchen efforts, but cooking work is different. Seeing my son with a knife in his hand, forgetting to hold his bear claw, provokes unpleasant visions in … Continue reading Make a bear claw!
There are moments when I'm grateful things happen that force me to be still and wait. I also appreciate this beautiful lesson. It is ok to move slowly and it is likewise reasonable to expect others to be kind and patient when your body and mind are functioning in ways that don't let the hustle … Continue reading Make way for… geese?