Count Your Blessings {journal}

It’s been an intense couple weeks with allergies, and life, and adjusting to life with allergies… 

So I decided to count my blessings… and remember how far I’ve come

  • I got the whole garden in! Veggies, some flowers and herbs. It’s beautiful!
  • I got to take 3 days and go back to my parent’s, and visit 6 of my dearest friends a couple weeks ago
  • I now have 4 NICKEL FREE bras!! That fit!! And are comfy… And my skin is finally clearing up again 🙂 
  • My PB hung my hammock (and then his) in our great room, with a view of our yard and the eastern sky. It’s pretty amazing…
  • I’m tanning this year! And my fingers wrinkle now after a long time in water! So my skin is recovering!


A Mile Marker… {journal}

Last week My PB and I celebrated being married for 9 years! NINE!! 

credit: Kelly Sauer

He’s really my other half. We are better together. A team.

It’s pretty wonderful if you ask me. Being married to your best friend is amazing… You get to hang out ALL THE TIME!!

He’s absolutely the best and has been there with me and for me these last couple years. When I was at my worst. Through all the trying to figure out what was wrong with me… Though trying to keep me safe… Though trying to learn my new normal…

I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have made it without him!

Image credit: Kelly Sauer

Behind the Times… {journal}

I’m way behind around here. In everything…

Pe@rl on the road again
Pe@rl on the road again

But it’s okay. Because I decided to take advantage of self employment, and rearranged my schedule to fit my purposes… For a change!

Bounce the baby
Bounce the baby

We did a whirlwind 2 day, overnight, trip to VT to take advantage of visiting family!

We packed up the camper, and drove down. It’s the first time I’ve ever camped in the winter (and we were quite comfy…!) despite it being in the teens! 

It was the first “weekend” I’d had off in a while, and it happened on a Thursday-Friday so now I have no idea what day it is…

My brother, sister-in-law, and niece were visiting my parents’ for the week. And it’s the second time we got to see baby niece, now she’s about 9 months old, and a small bundle of smiles. 

Despite having caught some germs on the plane ride here, she was still cheery and we got in lots of baby bouncing and snuggles… 


Now back to regular programming…