From Fall 2021: "Just do the next right thing, just the things that need to get done today," I often tell myself as we are muddling through the first back to school weeks. Getting back to our routines and schedules of the fall and adjusting to the ever-decreasing daylight in the Pacific Northwest propel me … Continue reading Messy Middle
Fall is here and with the change of season, for our family, comes football. My husband has umpired high school and college level games for years and loves it. With our move to the city with no yard for the dogs, it has become necessary to walk them more frequently and that job falls to … Continue reading It’s Fall, Y’all!
Ah, football season is here again. Or, as I like to call it, the season of non-deployment-alone-time-with-minions. Despite the hard time I give my husband about his "habit", I secretly (shhh! don't tell him!) love how passionate he is about football and sports in general. Not only did he take the time years ago to … Continue reading Am I Ready For Some Football?!
It has been said that "If you are interested, you'll do what's convenient. If you're committed, you'll do whatever it takes." That pretty much sums it up for me lately, today in particular. I do what it takes to get a run in whenever I can. I started the day with a massage this morning … Continue reading The Things I Do….
Since June, it's been a bit bumpy and lumpy around our house. We've (I) have been a bit lopsided. This is due to many things, including the following: *Deployment (duh!) The kids have good days and bad days but 5 months into this - the novelty for all of us has definitely expired! *Fall/Winter: the … Continue reading Recalibrating
After a couple of days of grey, wet, and typical Pacific Northwest weather, I am trying to not be such a Wendy Whiner and instead embrace the things I am grateful for. Not having had actual seasons for a few years, it's actually kind of fun to teach my kids and have them notice all … Continue reading A Little Fall…A Little Gratitude….