Moving Time=Cleaning Time!

We moved into our first grown up bought house this past week!!! It was all very exciting….and exhausting…and not without a few hiccups….but we managed to get it done in one day!

With the move complete, that means I need to return to our little rental house to deep clean it before turning in the keys.

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Eucharisteo: The Art of Thankfulness #251-275

Eucharisteo: to be grateful, to feel thankful, to give thanks

I don’t know about you, but most days, I don’t feel all that thankful. Sometimes I simply don’t want to feel thankful. 

So I write them down.

And count them one by one.
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Eucharisteo: The Art of Thankfulness #221-250

Eucharisteo: to be grateful, to feel thankful, to give thanks

I don’t know about you, but most days, I don’t feel all that thankful. Sometimes I simply don’t want to feel thankful. 

So I write them down.

And count them one by one.

Continue reading “Eucharisteo: The Art of Thankfulness #221-250”

I Want A Perfect Life (and other lies I tell myself as I hide in the bathroom from my kids…)

My four year old spilled milk on the floor….for the third time today.

And if you even think about spouting the phrase “Don’t cry over spilled milk”, I swear I will go full southern mama on you! (it’s the only time I say “ya’ll”)

Because, come on, really the only person who deserves the right to cry over spilled milk is the mom of small children (or maybe a milk maid who carried several gallons’ worth up hill…. in three feet of snow… at night…) Continue reading “I Want A Perfect Life (and other lies I tell myself as I hide in the bathroom from my kids…)”

The Curse of “And” (or Motherhood Rant #836,283)

It’s been one of those days.

Or weeks.

You know the ones I’m talking about. The days when motherhood feels just so. Dang. Heavy. Weeks when you are overwhelmed by both the scribbled lists of tasks, and the empty lines that lie beneath them.

Pressure to check off the boxes, AND pressure to add more boxes. Continue reading “The Curse of “And” (or Motherhood Rant #836,283)”

3 Things I’m Not Resolving This Year (and 3 I am)

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!

No better way to start out the new year than with a head cold! Things can only get better from here, right?

Everyone’s been talking about their New Year’s resolutions (or ignoring them), and I’m doing the same, just typing them out in between sneezes and episodes of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman.

It’s been a few years since I made any resolutions (having annual babies will do that…), and I wanted to this year. But…..I wanted to do it differently this time around. Continue reading “3 Things I’m Not Resolving This Year (and 3 I am)”

When Wanderlust Calls

I have always lived within earshot of train tracks.

From the slice of suburban life that I called my childhood home, to the dilapidated balcony of my younger self’s great leap into independence; from the teeny tiny Californian apartment rubbing elbows with a new husband and a new name, to the solid brick ranch nestled in the vibrant green that is Tennessee’s cloak…

…the wail of a train’s whistle has penetrated the walls of every abode-and every stage-of my life.

“Come, see where I may lead you.”  Continue reading “When Wanderlust Calls”