Oops...I disappeared from blog-land again. I seem to go through periods of time when I don't want anything to do with the world wide web (except Facebook and Instagram) and then there are the months when I get hooked once again on reading blogs and can't get enough of them. Then I get overwhelmed and take abreak. It's a cycle I seem to repeat over and over...
some good things on my radar lately:
dating my husband. I love this line of the post "that even though we see each other a lot we are rarely connecting on the level that is needed to deepen our relationship. To become lazy in our marriage is the disease that can quickly kill it." I need to remember this in my own marriage and try harder sometimes. Real life certainly has a way, of getting in the way, of the life I want us to have. Found via this blog.
the mom stays in the picture. This article resonates with me so much right now as I lose my only child to adulthood in just a few short months. I have almost no photos of us together and am just starting to feel the regret of the decisions I 've made all these years in regards to photos of me. I know for a fact that she sees me differently than I see myself and I wish I had looked at it from this view earlier. Still have time to change things but am disappointed it's taken me this long to realize the ramifications of my own vanitly issues.
This post is EXACTLY the reason I stopped reading blogs and still do when I feel overwhelmed by it all. I would look at all these (seemingly) perfect lives and feel discouraged by my own life. That we didn't have a perfectly decorated house, or money to travel all the time, or time to travel all the time, and that I didn't have a cute sense of style or the figure to carry off a cute sense of style. I got really down on my life for a long time when really, my life is good. It's a relief to read that others are just as overwhelmed as me.
I want to make these cinnamon rolls. My hips and thighs would like me to not make them...
planning a trip. just the girl and me. before she turns 18. One last mommy-daughter outing before she's officially an adult. And now I am going to cry.
wanting to learn to quilt. I have for years but the want is getting stronger each passing year.
deciding how I want to mine to look:)
cooking up some of these this weekend (when weather should be back to the normal 55 degrees it always is here)
reading Agatha Christie's Marple series.
working on perfecting our pizza dough recipe. Nate added red crushed peppers, herbs and a pinch of parmesan to the one on Sunday and it was really tasty. We've not sone so well at learning to grill the pizza though. Maybe we'll perfect it next summer.
Considering doing this detox/cleanse again. Get myself ready for the holiday crap I'm sure I'll eat;)