Oh hey, it only took 2 weeks but I’m finally starting to feel like myself again after Fun Month. Granted, the last few weeks have been a bit disruptive, but now life is leveling out a bit and for that I am very grateful. Time to count my weekly blessings!
1. The Hubs was away on an extremely stressful business trip last week, which usually means he comes home in an terrible mood, and Olive and I have to tiptoe around so he doesn’t snap at us. This time, however, he actually left work at work for the most part, and has been Great to be around. I’m pretty understanding when it comes to this stuff, and I’m tough enough to deal with it, but I always worry about him forgetting about the good stuff in his life, and letting the stress take over. (Maybe he should write a Great List. Hint. Hint.) I’m so Grateful that this time he was able to accept the things that he couldn’t control, and instead focus his energies on the things he could, like playing with his sweet dog and loving his wonderful wife. We’ve had a lovely week together as a family.
2. I traded an old espresso machine we never use for some original artwork from my friend Katy at The Butcher Press. I think other artists will agree that after a while it gets kind of old hanging your own artwork in your house. I love bringing in new visuals, and I love the extra cabinet space getting rid of that espresso machine freed up. It’s a double win!
3. I took a 3 hour break from life this week and pieced together a quilt I’ve been working on for a while. I love my job, but sometimes I really need to step away from the computer! It was so wonderful to just spend time listening to music and working with my hands. It’s something I never realize I miss until I do it.
4. Despite a disastrous two weeks of ridiculous car troubles, we’ve now got one car back into operation. I kind of feel like I never want to drive again after all we’ve been through, but I am grateful that I can get back to my regular routine. There’s something comforting about driving your own car after you haven’t had it for a while. My fingers are still crossed for my beloved Senty to pull through her “engine operation” that is still in progress.
Life is swirling around us lately, and I’m doing my best just to put one foot in front of the other and continue to move forward at my own pace. No weeks are ever totally “normal” with our weird jobs, but uneventful weeks like this one are a welcome retreat, and definitely help to keep me feeling grounded. I hope you all had enjoyable weeks as well, and carry that joy throughout your weekend!