Last week I made a last minute decision to take the week off of blogging. It was a good move. As you may have read from a few of my previous posts, I’ve been spiraling downward into a little bit of a depression. Not a specific thing causing it, but just the stress of life, so what better way to manage my stress than eliminating one of the areas I have complete control over… this blog. Even though it’s still been a very busy week, I feel much better and see that reducing the frequency of my posts and when I publish them, might not be a bad idea until I can get my stress under control.
My children are getting older and need me in much different way than when they were young, and it might be time for me to taper things down here for awhile. I don’t want to give up blogging for good, but because I haven’t been seriously running since March my writing has been flat and uninspired to me. I’d like to slowly start running again, and go back to posting a little less– I am hoping that if I can run, it helps to not only to reduce my anxiety, but becomes the place where I can restore my creative writing skills, as running has always done that for me in the past.
In general life news, this week we celebrated my twins birthday. My father traveled here from Washington to be with us, so it’s been a very special week. Thursday, my Mom came over for dinner, I made my twins favorite dish Lemony Chicken Casserole, and we had cake and ice cream. I’m not the Mom who does parties every year. In fact, they’ve never had a party other than with family, but this year I let them both do a little something with their friends. Last night their Dad, Gramps and I took 6 boys to Laser Tag and then here to our house for Pizza and Cake. They had such a great time- it was simple and yet those boys tore up this house. They dug out every Nerf gun and noise maker and ran around this house for 2 hours straight. I was thrilled when it was over– the quiet house was sheer bliss to my senses after the craziness.
Today it’s my daughters turn. Yep, having twins isn’t easy, it doesn’t stop at one party, you have to keep going ( part of the reason I don’t do this very often) Today she is bringing her friends to the nail salon to have manicures and then for ice cream. I’m hoping it goes smooth. I just tell myself, “it’s only a few hours of your life.” It means a lot to my kids even though I’m not a huge fan of parties– I do what I can for them. It makes me happy to see them having so much fun.
Speaking of parties, I had a Stella and Dot trunk show last Saturday for my friend Staci. If you’ve never heard of them, they make amazing accessories. I love so many things from their jewelry line! Many pieces can be layered or worn different ways. It’s really functional that way and they have something for everyone. I like the more delicate subtle things, but they also have bold statement pieces as well. If you haven’t seen this line, head over HERE and check it out. That link is to my trunk show.
I’m not running right now, but I’m going to start as soon as the weather cools down. In preparation for those cooler temps, my DIY for runners this week is a no sew thumb hole arm warmer tutorial. You may have made a pair or two of these for yourself if your a seasoned runner, but adding the thumb hole is an easy addition, and who doesn’t love having free fingers but the ability to keep your hands warm? If you can cut, you can make these easy DIY craft. So pull out the pumpkin latte and start making your cozy and inexpensive arm warmers for those cool fall and winter runs.
Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend! Bye for now!