Welp. I’m BACK!!!!!
You guys. This past month was a flippin’ BLAST. B-L-A-S-T, blast! Honestly, I’m still processing all of the blessings that came out of it. Over the coming days and weeks, I’ll have more specific posts about what I learned (a lot) and about some of the changes around here (a lot, a lot!). For now, to ease back into things, I thought I’d share some of my month away through PICTURES, which really speak more than words most times.
During the month of July, the “Season of No”, I said YES to….
….Going to the pool at least three times a week You know on kids’ feet, where the tan top meets the uber-white bottom…yeah, I kinda love that line.
….Meal-planning every dinner. A FIRST for me.
….Eating said dinner, at the table, TOGETHER, every single night. A FIRST for us. And the best possible thing to do for family dynamics.
….Looking flippin’ HOT.
….Going to the gym…on MY time.
….Eating too many “snack plate” lunches to keep track of and learning that everything, bananas included, tastes better dipped in ketchup.
….Riding on ponies made of plastic and living to tell the tale.
….Taking evening walks. Sometimes down to the grocery store merely to get ice cream and a pack of cigs.
….Learning that the Ravine Floor will make or break the game. Oh and winning! I said yes to a lot of winning.
…Simply spending time together.
I said YES to everything that added value. I had time to say YES when Henry asked me to play Legos with him or when Clara wanted to do “ba-la-lay” (ballet). I had time to be lovely and frazzle-free for my deserving husband. I said YES to God’s word, to His ever-present Spirit. I said NO to so many things so that when needed, when asked, I could say YES to those that truly mattered.
It’s called creating margin. And it has made all the difference.
Mid month, I started panicking about what August would bring because life was too lovely to think of returning to the old normal. Moments later, I was calmed by a voice inside that said, “THIS right here can be your new normal. Don’t look back.”
More on that to come…
Happy to be back friends! Thanks for sticking with me!
QUESTION: How did YOU spend July?? Anything new that I missed??