Is stress blogging a thing? If not, then I think that it should be because I am super stressed about getting everything together for our upcoming road trip south and all I can do is blog. Don’t’ get me wrong, I know that once we make it to “sweet home” things will be wonderful with family and friends but the thought of a 12 hour overnight drive and packing for almost two weeks is making me pretty panicky.
Thankfully today’s weather was a soggy excuse for staying in, reading Highlights, and doing laundry. After all, it is tough, or at least unpleasant, to pack dirty clothes. So with our last load tumbling in the dryer, I am hopeful for tomorrow’s packing plans.
One of the people I can’t wait to see in Birmingham this weekend is my brother. Now a Boston resident and avid Red Sox fan, he is who I think of as I watch today’s recap of the horrific marathon bombing. Today, a year ago, I was relieved to discover that my little brother was out of town on business when the bombings occurred, but just those moments of thinking, “I hope he is OK” are enough to make me emotional. I am sorry for those families who’s lives were forever changed just a year ago today. If you are a sports fan, as I am, I would recommend this SportsCenter Feature:
I happened to see it because SportsCenter was the Orioles rain delay coverage tonight on our local station but it is definitely worth a watch.
I am thankful for my family, for my community, and for my new rain boots that came just in time for today’s torrential rain. I managed to snap a picture (above) of my new Hunter Boots with our family pet rock before the really hard rain set in. Ha.
Now, I need to do laundry. Seriously :) @
Yesterday, I slightly begrudgingly slipped into my first pair of shorts this season. Maryland is infamous for its ability to seasonally skip spring and slam right into summer, and this year is no exception. My kids actually only wore jackets for one week. Really?!?
Honestly, I am happy to welcome the heat after this winter that has worn us all down, but as ready as my heart is I can’t say that my legs feel the same. In an attempt to camouflage my pale and pasty appendages, I thought it best to go as colorful as possible with teal canvas cross-body, cobalt blue cut-offs, and hot pink sneakers. Can you still see my legs? If so, I just don’t want to know. Ha.
Despite my sub-par Sunday shorts situation, my kids loved yesterday’s steam train rides and our first trip to the local soft-serve stand. And, I was thrilled to debut my new Origami Owl necklace (http://vaillant.origamiowl.com/default.aspx), chain and charms.
Life is good. Now, where is that self-tanner!?!
Switching gears, I am thrilled that Monday’s Style-Me-April challenge is an “Easter Bun” which is easily fulfilled by my post-yoga, top-knot.
I was less than thrilled when the substitute instructor actually had us only practice pigeon pose on the right and not the left, leaving me feeling a little out of balance. For those of you who aren’t yogis, this is equivalent to doing three sets of bicep curls on the left arm only. Luckily, she redeemed herself with some savasana (finally relaxation) words that spoke to my heart, “soak up the silence”. Believe me, I did for at least five minutes. Those are precious moments with three chatty preschoolers at my heels during most of my days.
Surviving motherhood, one yoga mat session and sunny day at a time.