Things have been paining hardcore recently - but, but, but. . . Christmas weekend is here!!! So they are just going to have to pain on - and I am going to enjoy Christmas! We have family visits and movies to watch and Santa will come by and there's time to spend together and music … Continue reading let’s get our Christmas on! 🎄
And this ain't no place for the weary kind And this ain't no place to lose your mind And this ain't no place to fall behind Pick up your crazy heart and give it one more try. - The Weary Kind, Ryan Bingham Before I say all that I need to, let me report that … Continue reading picking up my crazy heart to give it one more try (or twelve)
So, y'all, the flu still has me Laid. Out. But I actually made it to the shower yesterday in anticipation of the SEC Championship Game - even though I still felt like Hale - and I was super excited: And this whole getting ready thing turned out to be a MAJOR overdoing it. Henry and … Continue reading my spoonie christmukkah 2018 hopefully helpful gift giving guide ❤
It's Thanksgiving morning and I just woke from a long-ish winter's nap (five or so hours?) and I'm sitting here next to a snoring Wonderpup and we are all wrapped up in our toastys because it's actually cold this morning (I love it when cold holidays actually are - never a sure thing in Alabama, … Continue reading so so many gratitudes.
After my last post about all that is going awry right now, I want to encourage all of us to, yes, pay attention and stand and be heard, but also to be sure we are taking time away from this insanity for plenty of rest and time with loved ones and self care. I'm also … Continue reading it’s the most wonderful time of the year. . .
Christmas at our house was really wonderful for the most part, as I've already shared. And, after I posted, Christmas morning was amazing too: After that, my husband and I started preparing for our oldest daughter to return home, and, as could have been predicted, that was not without drama and heartache: She did not … Continue reading friend-mas
It's about 2:40 a.m. on Christmas morning and this very tired momma is all cozied up in my Christmas Vacation dinosaur pj's, getting ready to catch a few hours of shuteye. I know I'm certainly not the only parent burning the midnight oil tonight. . . We had a wonderful day on Saturday, celebrating Christmas … Continue reading christmas morning (the very early edition)
I expected to be at work this upcoming Christmas Eve night. As a Baylor nurse, it was part of my schedule as I had already looked ahead to the holidays this year and planned to work yet another Christmas. And it didn't really bother me to be with my patients on Christmas. Our family just … Continue reading it’s almost here! (or Santa! I know him!)
As you know if you've even glanced at any of my recent blogs, I am super stoked for Christmas. In fact, Miracle on 34th Street is playing in the background as I write. I can't wait! But, today, I'm also thinking a bit beyond Christmas joy for a minute to 2018 and doing some goal … Continue reading makin’ plans for 2018
This Erma Bombeck essay from years ago has been on my heart for the past several weeks since our friend Ryan passed away so unexpectedly. I think it is because a month or so before he got sick, he and I had messaged about getting our families together for an evening and I just never … Continue reading priorities