Sunsets and Sickness

The air smelled like honeysuckle one evening last week, when I took Daisy for her walk. The day had hit 90*, so the strong breeze felt wonderful. The sensation, but also the freedom of being out there, no one around and a wide one sky.

It was, at that point, about ten days into being sick. My second round of antibiotics. I was just tired of being tired, and sick of being sick. I hated just feeling bad. A little fresh air, and movement helped, if only for a few moments. 

My mental health hasn't been great, made so much worse by my physical aches. I feel like I don't have things to say right now, or much to contribute at all. Things are probably going to be quieter around here. I hope you'll forgive me.



Travis turns 40 today, a new decade of life. We were supposed to have a celebration for him tomorrow, a surprise party with friends and family from around the country... complete with BBQ and Little Man Ice Cream. Man this pandemic stuff is weird. But, we'll find other ways to celebrate. Lots of naps, order in some food, gifts for the guy that makes all of this crazy life work. I wish I had more words, but Coronavirus seems to have robbed me of those as well. So wherever you are reading this, please take a moment today to think of my guy and wish him a decade that only goes up from here. He is deserving of so much good.



Last week I headed to the local nursery to grab some plants. The prior day, I'd had a really bad day mentally, and realized that there were a lot of little things that had been adding up to bring me down. Besides walking and one yoga class a week, I'd really let my physical activity slide; my food choices hadn't been great; and I had been missing lots of little pick me ups that are normal for this time of year. So, I asked my bff to be my workout accountability partner, made the choice to make better food decisions, and ... took a quick, masked up, jaunt to our local nursery.

I repotted my one indoor plant, then went to work on the porch.

I also swept everything up afterwards, and it made such a huge difference.

There is so much beautiful color to enjoy on our porch now! Just sitting out here instantly brightens my mood, and I think Daisy agrees.

There is so much outside of our control right now, its more important then ever to make the things we can control work in our favor. Hope wherever you are, and however you're feeling, your days have some beautiful color to them!