Friday, July 18, 2014

Girly Treat

Treated myself (and my daughter) to a mani/pedi yesterday. We are headed out after work today for our annual "Girls Weekend". There will be five of us. My mother-in-law, sister-in-law, cousin-in-law, and my daughter will join me at an inexpensive LaQuinta with a nice outdoor pool for the whole weekend. Sun, cards, facial masks, laughter, reading, and sharing between generations are in store.

Restoration and recharge - here I come!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Slump

I am suffering with the summer slump. I have plenty to do and yet I am completely unmotivated for any of it. I do try to walk most mornings, but that's about it. When I get home from work all I want to do is sit, doze, crochet (I am finishing my son's "college" blanket), and watch television or sit and stare out the window.

I have blamed it on the humidity, on the heat, on the news, on the whatever the excuse of the moment is.

The truth is I am in emotional limbo. Everything will change next month when both my boys leave for college and my daughter starts high school. The fact is it has already changed and I think I'm just in denial.

But it's okay, I'm giving myself permission to be here for this season. It will end soon and I'll be back on track.

Monday, June 30, 2014

An Unexpected Gift

Bicentennial Garden statue
My husband gave me a great gift this weekend. It wasn't the new Kindle I have been researching, nor was it the new iphone case I have been thinking about. Instead, in the midst of a conversation we were having in the living room, about the complexities of life and parenting, he very matter-of-factly said I was beautiful. It was a gift he didn't even know he was giving to me. It isn't as if he's never said that before, but this time it reached a different part of me and was a true gift. I believed him.

Sometimes the simplest of words, spoken from the heart, can truly be a gift. It need not be eloquent, long, or "gushy".

What gift of heart and thought can you give today?
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