Do It Anyway

I have been struggling mentally along with my continual physical health struggles.  Last Saturday was the 10th anniversary of my brother’s death and the trauma of it all always hits me hard.  I always think I’m prepared, but the anxiety … Continue reading

It’s Okay

This post started in my head as a message to a friend, then turned into an Instagram post, then I decided it needed a whole blog post. I have struggled over the years with “writer’s block,” and I have recently … Continue reading

Brokenness and Purpose

It’s possible to be a little broken and still live out your purpose. I found this mini coffee maker at Goodwill for $3.99.  First, it wouldn’t brew.  Last night Robert realized that someone had put the coffee grounds in the … Continue reading

Beautiful Life

I had a pretty crazy 4-5 days.  I actually didn’t leave the house, which was nice, but it was busy nonetheless.  I did a whole lot of organizing and cleaning.  Like there’s not really anything that I didn’t go through except … Continue reading

Mental Illness and Addiction Don’t Discriminate

This week has been somewhat emotionally draining.  I have remembered where I’ve been and how far I’ve come.  I’ve remembered how hard life can be and how devastating mental illness is. Four days ago I wrote a post about having … Continue reading

Immense Joy

The definition of happiness is the quality or state of being happy… good fortune and pleasure. The definition of joy is the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation; something greatly … Continue reading

Meal Plan, July 15th through July 21st

I have decided that it’s time to start working on routine. We have been making sure the kids go to bed earlier. I am also starting to meal plan again and we will be eating more meals at home. I’m … Continue reading

Feeling Happy and Hopeful

Yesterday was so good!  I woke up late but feeling better, my cough was minimal, and we got the house clean and laundry mostly caught up (I need to sort/fold the clothes in the dryer, but that’s it). I showered, … Continue reading

Update on All the Things

I have been so busy that blogging has not been a priority, unfortunately. My Health I saw my GI last week and he gave me a new reflux med and has me taking it twice a day.  I have noticed … Continue reading