To keep myself accountable to getting dressed as a stay/work at home mom, I try to snap a quick picture of what I'm wearing for the day. I haven't been very good at doing this daily, I need to work on this!
have been doing a "Currently" post for quite awhile now. It is fun for
me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my
daily thoughts, and life.
Enjoying...The big kids left for Pennsylvania this week with their grandpa for a week. This guy has taken advantage of just him and Kezia being home!
This also go me thinking about a few other things that I posted on Instagram.
My 'to do' list is long but 1st cuddles, never turn them down, the
'to do' isn't going anywhere. I'm completely at fault for this one, as
the day goes along I find myself overwhelmed and not wanting to just sit
and cuddle. Some new goals: 1️⃣spontaneous hugs2️⃣not letting go first 3️⃣reminding
myself everything will still be there if they want to cuddle. Soon they
will all be too big and not want to cuddle with mom!
Which prompted me to start reading this book....'Little House on the Freeway' by Tim Kimmel that my brother in law recommended and graciously loaned me. It's super good and I think I might be almost half way through it already.
Getaway....They also got to go to the zoo without the 'big kids'!
Questions...I've had many ask about my weight loss. Some of it is due to my braces due to grinding, cracking a tooth, which lead my dentist to basically say I had to get braces. The other part is having to change my diet due to some health issues. After some research Christian and I concluded I needed to try gluten free (which I already was), dairy free, and sugar free!!!! Yes, I fall off the band wagon occasionally in the last 2 months but here is a pretty normal meal for me. Protein, veggies then normally paired off with a low sugar fruit to end the meal. So thankful that I am finally feeling better, not only physically but it has also really helped mentally also. This isn't for everyone. It's tough with kids, traveling and eating out but....for the most part I stick to it pretty well. I didn't for a couple week and A LOT of my symptoms started to come back. So back to stricter life style again.
I've have been doing a "Currently" post for quite awhile now. It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.
Celebrating...14 years of marriage to my best friend.
End of Season...Softball is done the season. Fun to watch how much those girls learned in the season.
Cherries, Cherries, Cherries...My Father In Law brought me buckets full of cherries last week. So blessed that I didn't have to pick them, just pit them and either bake or can them. I think I made 4 or 5 cherry crisps last week and canned 11 quarts of cherry pie filling!
Remembering...After church, I took the kids to the spot that I got baptized.
Beautiful...Cloud was awesome Saturday night! Ezra took this picture, I'm hoping to blows up okay for his fair project.
What does self care mean? Self care is any activity that you do voluntarily that helps you maintain your physical, mental or emotional health. It can help you feel healthy, relaxed and ready to take on your work and responsibilities.
Let me be honest, this month has been crazy. Busy schedules, vacation, etc. Last night I took a few minutes to just sit on our deck. It was hard to not dwell on all the work that I was seeing around but to just sit, enjoy the cool breeze, listen to the birds and just unwind.
Realizing why I was having a hard time unwinding really helped. After being on vacation, birthday, birthday party, my eating has NOT been what it should be and my body and mind is starting to let me know that. So back to what my body prefers. Cause if mama ain't happy....