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!


This Year’s Goals – 5 of 12

So I made a list of things I’d like to do or get done this year. I’m determined to not be doing all of them in December of this year… But instead spread them out over the year.

I had some time off this month which was really nice! I got to spend lots of time catching my breath. I had hoped that’d translate into blog posts… but it may yet! 😉 

Penobscot Narrows Bridge
Penobscot Narrows Bridge
1. Paint at least 2 rooms this year.

Got some sample paint (I have some concerns about how true it is to color given the aptitude of the paint mixer… but that’s another story…). Put sample paint on the walls. Been staring at for a couple weeks… 

Paint sample
Paint sample

Probably going for it.

I also settled on colors for the upstairs halls, and upstairs guest room! 

2. Start doing yoga regularly.

Will start soon! Have a friend to go with, just need to pick a day.

3. Write 1 letter of encouragement every month.

Yup owe 5 now…

4. Make sushi at home.

No sushi at home this month. 

5. Organize my closet- lose the things I don’t wear, get new things I can and will wear.

Couple new things added, couple things removed.

But mostly I spent a lot of time trying to figure out where stuff was…. ‘Cause apparently if you tend to operate on auto in the morning, moving ALL your clothes to new locations at once can cause confusion… So shortly I will go back to organizing, when I find everything again!

6. Make time for fun/hobbies. Find new ones I like.

I did a lot of tinkering this month. Lots of organizing, and some spring cleaning. That occupied most of my free time! 

Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park

Oh and going to the ocean! We did that a couple times… 🙂 

How’s your lists and goals coming?

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