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April 29, 2016

crazy kids

Life is chugging along quite as usual around here. It has been nice to take a break from the blog, and I have to say I think I’m less anxious now. But also, I’m feeling less creative. Writing frequently was inspiring, and it simultaneously fueled other forms of creativity like crafting. I haven’t been doing much crafting lately. Instead, I’ve been settling into homekeeping, seeing friends, planning for our future, working on my health, and in my downtime I’ve been reading.

I’ve been in a pretty good groove lately with keeping the house neat and clean. However, this year I really wanted to do a whole-house decluttering and I’m not sure that’s going to happen. I don’t know if I have that level of energy yet. Feels like I can only focus on one big project at a time, and right now I’ve been working on my health (exercise routine, eating, morning routine). I would really like to have the master bedroom decorated by the end of the year, but we’ve had some financial setbacks that are making me postpone that as well. Namely: my car was hit by an uninsured driver. It’s fixed now, and we’re building up savings again.

But! I have a really great morning routine going (thanks to the Hello Mornings challenge I joined with some Voxer friends) and when I start the mornings out right I am more likely to exercise and eat better. I also have a health & fitness accountability group on Voxer that is super helpful. So yay for that!

Our church had its last Sunday service on April 10, and since then we have visited two new places. The first Sunday Liam wouldn’t stop crying in the nursery and I was called out to get him. After that I went home and cried from frustration and overwhelm. The second Sunday I kept him with me in the service and it was distracting but we made it through. I don’t think we will be staying at either of those churches but the second one gave me hope for the future.

Houston was flooded, did you hear about that? The whole city was shut down for about a week. Certain roads are going to be closed due to flood waters for a month, probably. I didn’t miss any work though! Traffic is terrible now, but I am very grateful for our neighborhood’s excellent drainage.

The kids are happy and healthy. David has been going fishing a lot. I’ve read some great books. And right now, I’m SO happy it’s Friday.

p.s. – only a couple more days to try Grove Collaborative and get a free Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning kit when you use this link! You’ll love it, I promise!

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    From Sarah:

    I have been having similar thoughts about my blog and how much time to put into it. But I’ve been writing on it for 15+ years and it’s too ingrained in me to give it up entirely. I think what you said about writing/blogging leading to creative inspiration in other areas is really true, and I’d hate to lose that aspect.

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    From Nora:

    Flooding is the worst. When it happened here in December (of all times!) it caused so many issues for the traffic and infrastructure. Not ideal at all. We still have a few areas that are closed/under construction as a result of sink holes and what not!

    Glad to hear things are overall going really well for you; you definitely sound happy in this post which makes my heart happy.

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    From Melissa:

    Your words sound so much less stressed, which is so great. I’ve been doing Hello Mornings too – since the beginning of the year. I like it… I joined one of their Facebook Groups and it’s pretty good. I’m so proud of you for getting up and getting your workouts in, I seriously need to get back into doing the same because I feel so much better all around when I am on a consistent workout routine. Lastly, sorry about all the flooding but I’m glad that your neighborhood wasn’t affected too badly.

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