LIGHT : may

May 29, 2015

The month of May has been so good to me as far as feeling lighter. It started out rough, but once I decided to change my attitude, refocus my priorities, and let some things go, everything turned around. Maybe partially coincidence, but I’m going with it! spiritual Recently I’ve benefitted a lot spiritually from my revamped morning routine, which I will be sharing more about next week. I now rarely miss my morning Bible study/prayer time and that makes a big difference. I just finished Beth Moore’s study “Stepping Up” about the Psalms of ascent. I really enjoyed it, and now I’m wondering what my next study will be. I am always working on praying more continually throughout my day…
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december daily 2014 album

May 28, 2015

I finally finished our December (not quite daily) 2014 album in the middle of May. It didn’t actually take a lot of work, but I had too many things in front of it to finish. Without further ado, here are photos of all the pages, if you’d like to see, and a little more info at the end. As you can see, I kept it very simple and repeated the same techniques over and over. My process went like this: 1. Choose and order photos, place them in the pockets. 2. Type up journaling (I did this in Photoshop Elements), cut it out and place in pockets. 3. Place any ephemera or found papers. 4. Go from beginning to end…
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on dancing

May 26, 2015

Recently we went out to eat as a family. (This in itself is worthy of documenting, but that’s not the story for today.) Anyway, we were out to eat at a casual steakhouse, the kind where the servers wear little American flags sticking out of their back pockets, the floors are covered in crushed peanut shells, and there is country music playing nonstop, loud enough so that if a toddler decides to exercise his vocal chords no one will really notice. It was a weeknight and the kids were both in good moods. Liam had never been happier, stuffing fistful after fistful of food in his mouth and shrieking with glee from time to time, as one does. Meredith was asking…
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around here // unusual week

May 22, 2015

Around here it’s been a weird week because Liam was sick for five straight days. On Sunday night he got a fever of 105 which was causing just a little bit of internal panic but we managed to get it down pretty quickly with meds and a cool bath. At urgent care that morning they had claimed it was just a virus so we never did go back to the doctor. Each day his fever was slightly lower until finally yesterday it didn’t come back. In addition to that he has a particularly heinous cough, but nothing overly concerning. Monday my mom was able to watch Liam, then I was home with him during the day on Tuesday and worked…
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around here

May 15, 2015

Around here I’ve been running really low on energy. I just want to go to sleep every afternoon and I struggle to make it through the evenings. I’m not sure whether to attribute it to the food I’m eating, low blood counts (I wasn’t able to donate blood recently due to anemia), or just bad sleep. Maybe a combination. My step count is abysmal and cooking is nonexistent. Most of my healthy habits have lapsed and although I’m not happy about that, I also can’t muster the enthusiasm to make big life changes, even though I know they’d give me more energy. So I’ve been reading Gretchen Rubin’s Better Than Before which is about habit formation, and I’m looking to make…
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