Monthly Check In: March

So March was a bizarre month…. I question my NYR’s a bit and wonder how they may have been different if I could have possibly known what was coming, but I also think they’d probably be the same. Continue Practicing Gratitude I’ve continued with the gratitude jar and it’s crazy how much I look forwardContinue reading “Monthly Check In: March”

20 Pounds of Rice

A little over a month ago, before this whole pandemic thing really gained traction in the US, we were having issues with our youngest having unbelievable gas pain at night. So gnarly that he couldn’t sleep, and neither could we. We decided that much like his brother, he has some food allergies that he’ll hopefullyContinue reading “20 Pounds of Rice”

Stay Curious

Some of the good stuff to come out of this whole pandemic: some families are getting closer, some couples are deciding to stay together rather than divorce (I know, this shocked me, too), lots of artists are offering their products for free (NIN say what?!?!), and lots and lots of educational material is now free.Continue reading “Stay Curious”

Beautiful, Fragile, Temporary

I woke at 3am to the silence only snow brings. The house had gotten very cold, the wood stove unable to keep up against the chill without someone feeding it every hour. The baby finished his feed and rolled over back to sleep. I got up and peed, fed the stove, watched the snow fallContinue reading “Beautiful, Fragile, Temporary”

2020 Census

I took the 2020 Census online last week and aside from the major issue I have with the not-so-veiled racism, which I will leave for another time, my major concern right now is that I told the government how many people were alive in my house on the day I filled it out and whileContinue reading “2020 Census”

Stop Saying “Fine”

“How are you?”“Fine.” Every conversation between casual acquaintances I am guilty of ignoring my feelings and robotically saying “fine” when asked how I am. It’s a habit. It’s a wall. It’s a lie. I don’t mean to lie. I don’t consider myself a liar. But we can’t be “fine” all the time…hell, I don’t actuallyContinue reading “Stop Saying “Fine””

Our Lives Are Big

The other day an incredible author, roxane gay @rgay, on Twitter posted that this pandemic has been hell on her wedding planning. She then called that small. My heart broke. Weddings are huge. For some people their wedding is the ultimate big event of their lives, the thing they’ve been planning in some form sinceContinue reading “Our Lives Are Big”