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Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Week In The Life Day 7 Sunday

May 17, 2020

Today is the last day of Week In The Life, and although I love this project, I am glad it's almost over. Tired of taking pictures and trying to remember taking pictures. Here's life through the lens of "I want to remember".




I want to remember to pause and enjoy the little things in life. Life can be difficult but it's important to look for the joy.




I want to remember that this is a season of supplements. Balancing some things out right now and taking quite a few supplements.



I want to remember that keeping the body healthy will serve you best in the long run. That means supplements, working out, taking breaks from working out, resting, sleeping, good mental state, healthy relationships, and positive attitudes. They all factor in.



I want to remember that good, clean, and healthy food makes you feel good and supports all of the above listed factors.



I want to remember the feeling that hope and the promise that God will be with me always has supported me for a long time.

I want to remember that my husband loves me.



I want to remember that more is not always better. I have been weeding out the unnecessary things from my regimen, and it's looking good! 

I want to remember that beauty comes from the inside, not from all of this stuff.




I want to remember that Kyle sits on the couch a lot and watches the office and Call of Duty on his computer.

I want to remember the joy that I feel just looking at him and that it fills my heart.




I want to remember the joy of sitting with him and doing puzzles. (Although he does more on them than I do because he has more free time. HA. Although FNTP graduation is coming soon!)

I want to remember the random conversations that we have had doing this.




I want to remember that we are all doing the best we can, and I LOVE PUZZLES. (thanks Ali for this reminder).




I want to remember what online church feels like (weird) once we get back to normal and in the physical building again. It's not quite the same. Singing is not quite the same and not seeing the pastor in person. All weird and socially distant.



I want to remember what a great kids this one is and how proud I am of him. He is so kind, respectful, funny, lighthearted, a Christ follower, thoughtful, studious, patient, and so many other things. Love this kid with all my heart.




I want to remember that chores are a part of life and are satisfying to do. Everything looks so clean when I am done.

I want to remember how I often go down rabbit holes when I am cleaning, and sometimes when I "finish," I have started more things than I have finished.




I want to remember the frustrations of this season. The frustration with people not moving. With the fear that others have of difficult conversation. The thought of "What's the worst that could happen?"and then deciding if I can accept that and moving forward. The frustration of revisiting the same issues over and over and over again. The frustration of not having support in the things that I am choosing to do. Grieving the loss of what I once thought I would have in certain areas and then moving into the life God has planned for me. 




I want to remember how much laundry I have when Kyle is home!




I want to remember how the light in my bedroom is awesome and my bed is my favorite place to be most of the time...for schoolwork, Bible study, Hallmark watching, and sleeping.




I want to remember what a pain in the butt our shower tile grout has been. Ugh what a mess. It had black spots in the grout, and I used grout pain per a tiler installers instructions. But you have to wait a week then scrape off the excess from the tile. I am not able to scrub it because of a hurt shoulder, so it's been sitting unused and uncleaned for weeks.




I want to remember this view. He is graduating next May, and I can't even process it. Sad and happy.




I want to remember how much I LOVE LEARNING. And want to do it for the rest of my life. The older I get, the more I realize how much I don't know.




I want to remember all of the hours I spent on my FNTP and how much I learned. And how good it is, and how I so found my tribe and the people that will support me going forward.




I want to remember how relaxing cooking is. Keep cooking and eating whole nutrient dense foods. 




I want to remember how that it's okay to relax at the end of a hard day.




I want to remember that sometimes just going to bed in order to rest for tomorrow is the best course of action.


Thanks so much for following along this week!


Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Week In The Life Day 6 Saturday


May 16, 2020

I don't have a lot of pictures from today as the Mexican food last night did not sit well, and I felt ill most of the day. So I spent most of it sitting in front of the TV. But that's part of everyday life too. Here's the lens "Saturdays are for...".




Saturdays are for waking up late and stopping to look at the warmth in my bedroom from the light and having the curtains closed.




Saturdays are for looking in the sink at the glasses from margaritas last night and seeing the reflection of the light through the water. Looks pretty.




Saturdays are for relaxing in front of the TV under the blanket. Sometimes you just have to go with not feeling good and recognize it as a sign to just rest and relax. Take a break.


Substitute image of Suits (can't put in bc of copyright)


Saturdays are for watching several episodes of Suits. We have been watching this series for a long time (like maybe 5-6 years?) and this is a good opportunity to binge watch and finish up.




Saturdays are for wonderfully delicious and juicy oranges. Ah so good.





Saturdays are for lounging (still) in from of the TV for naps. We turned off Suits because I kept falling asleep. Ha.




Saturdays are for easy meals and easy cleanup, especially when not feeling good. Although Kyle does most of the cleanup these days. And tonight it was Chic-Fil-A. Nuggets and fries for me. Don't do this very often but tonight it sounded really good.




Saturdays are for going by a piece of property on our way to Chic-Fil-A. We couldn't get a good look at it as it was behind a gate, but drove by all the same. 




Saturdays are for enjoying the fact that Kyle is home and brings with him a lot of humor, laughter and joy. Boy, I missed him when he was at college. Only one more year then graduation :( I will be so happy and sad when that time comes. Also I have support for the wonky things my husband does and won't admit, like blaming the computer for something that he does. It's not user error, it's the computer. Or blaming the FitBit for not working right when he was the one that didn't end the workout. Insert eye roll! So love that aspect of having him home too :)


Insert another image of Suits. 


Yep, Saturdays are for still watching...and still loving this series.

I didn't take any more pictures today. Too tired and went to bed early. Have a great night!



Monday, May 18, 2020


Week In The Life Day 5 Friday


May 15, 2020

I am having so much fun with Week In The Life this year. I love the everyday lens that Ali Edwards has this year. It creates a focus for the words and a lens through which to look at my life when I am taking the photos. So here's today through the lens of "Some & Most".



Most days I have a single cup of coffee first thing in the morning. And today was no different. Love the light in this little corner of the kitchen. Also love the Harry and David coffee cup.




Some days I don't even see the dryer that's been sitting in my upstairs hallway for two years. Why you ask do I have a dryer in my upstairs hallway? Well, when we moved in, we thought our house had a gas dryer hook up, but alas, no it didn't. So my gas dryer got relegated to the upstairs hallway, and I got a new cheapie that electric.



Most weeks on Friday and Saturday, I do most of the laundry. I did most of it this morning as you can tell by the full basket. Now lets see how long this takes to get folded... 





Most days I look in the mirror and see this face and see age starting to show up. Some days I see fatigue and pain that a has become a part of everyday life. Most days I see a sadness that will not lift. Some days I see the girl from elementary school that had such a lighthearted outlook and wonder where she got lost along the way of life. Some days I see a girl that's afraid of her own shadow. Most days I just see a girl with a big dream and a heart full of love whose life didn't quite turn out like she wanted and sometimes that just makes her incredibly sad.





Some days, like today, I'm so hungry in the middle of the morning that I have to get a snack. Today I chose a healthy one, trail mix. I don't always but today was a good choice snack day.




Most days I get at least some homework done. And today was no different. Two hours today of watching videos for my Practice Resource module. Most days I LOVE school and learning.




Most days this guy is running around the house with no shirt on. Why you ask? Because he is always hot.




Most days I take a ton of supplements. I take a few for digestion because that got all screwed up with years of no fat eating and antibiotic use. I take a supplement for pain because no pain meds or ibuprofen for me if I can help it. I take a fatty acid supplement.  I take Vit D, E, and a probiotic. And I take magnesium (a frequent vitamin deficiency). I rotate through others, but those are the main ones. This is a little jar on the counter that holds my dinner ones. I have a whole other set for breakfast and lunch. 


 


Most days we all sit down to eat lunch together and today was no different. Usually this is what it looks like too. Kevin on his computer. Kyle watching Call of Duty videos. And me reading a book.




Some days Kevin and I run errands together. Today he wanted me to go look at a scratch and dent refrigerator at Home Depot to go in the garage. It didn't work though because it wasn't just scratch and dent, it was used. Ick.





Some day, not many, we go talk to a realtor about acreage for sale in the area. Our yard is small and not very private right now. And we might get a house with more land. Who knows. I know how my husband works with these kinds of things. We could be looking for five years. Ha.




Some days I go to the grocery store. Most weeks I try to go on Tuesday because that's the day I get out of work early. This week I went on Friday.




Some days I talk to family. Today happened to be Dad. So frustrated with him and that he's stuck. And that's all I'll say on here about that. Private stuff that is.




Most days I do some type of scrapbooking, card making, or just looking at idea and others' posts.




Most days I cook something pretty healthy with lots of veggies and protein. This is one of my favorites that consists of book choy, mushrooms, carrots, celery, onion and chicken. Mmmm...so good.




Some days we have friends over for Mexican food (even after I cooked the delish chicken soup) and Texas margaritas.




Most days I like a lot of salt and often get it from chips, not the healthiest snack and trying to find alternatives that are healthier.




Some days we eat Mexican and enjoy conversation about funny expressions Kevin says. Such as "Katie bar the door" or "In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king" or "Drip-feed" which others often butcher when trying to repeat.



Some days we sit by the nw fire and listen to good music...including Billy Joel of course. 




Some days I get frustrated with myself for doing things I know I shouldn't do. I keep repeating those behaviors even though I know better. And that's frustrating. Some days I stand up for myself, but most days I don't. What's the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Change the behaviors and the outcome will change.


Thanks for being a part of the WITL community. I am thankful for you. Have a great day.