Happy New Year!
I’m only a few weeks behind…
I’ve been busy (who hasn’t) and figured a quick little “what I’ve currently been up to” will catch everyone up and maybe help me feel more at ease.
My word for 2020 is JOY. I want to have fun and feel happy most days! This means that I am not just rushing through the hamster wheel of life: work, kids, dogs, chores, cooking…but actually and intentionally enjoy what it is I am doing. It’s helping me prioritize what matters most, what needs to get done and how I’m spending my time. The other day I sat with Bradley and we played memory card games, started a puzzle and took a walk since it was a beautiful almost 50 degree day! What’s your word this year?
Reminding myself of this.
I have an almost 5 year old (little bubs birthday is tomorrow!) And he’s been keeping me on my toes by getting sick with RSV–he had such a terrible cough and was wheezing he had to go on a steroid and use an inhaler. Then just the other day he told me his mouth hurt and I looked inside, poor little guy has molars coming through! He could barely eat last night as they were bleeding and so sore. Lots of yogurts, puddings and soft foods for my dude. GQ anyone?
And I officially have a 7 year old. This party princess had a blast at the party! Nana gave her hair chalk and all of her friends were helping her! She was my strong and healthy one, but I kept her home due to a slight fever and sore throat. She was sad to miss school and dance, but her health is always most important. I could tell when she got off the bus Tuesday just by looking at her sweet face she wasn’t well. Her big baby blue eyes were sunken and bloodshot….and sure enough she was ill.
We threw them a party on Brooke’s actual birthday (post to come) and then watched the 49ers beat the Vikings in a playoff game!
It was a fun day and we made this one switch out of a purple shirt (Vikings colors) to a red for good luck. It worked!
We have two properties under construction, this one being ALMOST finished! It’s been fun (and stressful) and as per usual, I have learned a lot in the last few months about real estate. The end result is really going to be stunning. I am loving the darker floor with the white cabinets, lighter counter and I think it’s just a fresh and simple kitchen! It’s giving me lots of #kitcheninspo that will be happening in another blog post for our new home.
The simple subway tile with the light grout was just gorgeous! I know this will be someone’s new home in no time.
Stressed has been an understatement and I haven’t been truly taking care of myself the last two months or so. Over Christmas I was experiencing terrible GERD pain and super inflamed anything I ate bothered me. I went to my acupuncturist and within one treatment I felt relief. The day before the kids’ party I sent an SOS text because my stomach was a mess again and she somehow squeezed me in. You’re not supposed to have any redness near a needle, when you do it’s heat and it needs to be cleared. Once again, I’ll create another post, but at 38 years young, I am in what is known as Perimenopause and my hormones are basically whacky. I’ll keep up with my acu treatments and I’m taking some herbs…and really truly watching my stress.
I have been doing some Yoga and Barre workouts, but my chiropractor even suggested I do some kickboxing/HIIT to release some of the frustration/pent up stress in my life so I will add that to my regimen too!
I’m hoping to share some simple, fast and inexpensive recipes here soon! This ham is a family favorite and you really can’t get any easier than throwing it in a pan real quick.
Yup! I have actually forced myself to lay down on a couch or bed and just veg out. I never do, so I figured with my stress being high, maybe it was good to just be blah for a bit. I am almost through the 2nd season of this psycho show! What keeps me hooked is that while he is indeed a very bad guy, he still on the other hand has normal and good tendencies. It’s a mind trip for sure. You is on Netflix.
This little movie was an Amazon Prime movie and I loved it! It was funny and truly a good reminder how people in our life don’t always know what is best for us. Only we truly know what it is we need, we just need to distance ourselves a bit and figure it out.
I received this advanced reader copy in the mail and I am excited to see where it goes! I am only a few pages in…I look forward to reading it this weekend.
The sunset was stunning last night. While my view of it is not perfect, it’s nice to actually see the colors in the Winter since Summer the trees are all filled in.
Life is hard, but you are strong. Remember to breathe in the calm air and exhale the stress and anxiety. Life is what we make of it, cheesy but true. I made myself put on some lipstick and where some cute clothes, because all I have been living in are sweats and leggings—nothing wrong with that but it feels good to get dressed up and feel pretty!
What are you currently up to?