I don’t know what I expected when I chose to take a month off between jobs to “be” with my sons. Or, I do know, but it seems silly in retrospect.
I imagined fun trips and popsicles, hot sun and time spent outside, swimming and running, laughing and peace.… Read More
First off, our beach vacation was just right.
We relaxed, did too much, ate all the food, over-oceaned, shopped local, shark-spotted, slept in, got up early, ran, read books, played games, dug holes, boogie-boarded, napped, jumped waves, got knocked over, saw family, and generally enjoyed a week of just us.… Read More
Training for the Columbus Marathon on the beaches of Emerald Isle was quite enjoyable this year. Maybe it felt so good because I’ve gotten used to beach vacation running. Or maybe it’s because I went in with a good attitude. Or maybe it’s a fluke.… Read More
I’ve been all about self-care as of late. Sometimes it’s hard to fit it in or find the balance between caring for myself and caring for my family, work, the dog, the chickens, friends, the yard, and so on. But I’ve found when I make the time to take care of myself, I do a better job at taking care of others.… Read More
The boys haven’t spent much time together since Saturday due to the illness—now officially identified as strep—making its way through our home. I’ve separated the two mostly, minus running errands and sitting near one another for popsicles on the porch.
It’s not their favorite thing.… Read More