It’s been a truly blessed couple of weeks. We found out just before Thanksgiving that Russ had been offered a job as a government employee. His new job would start December 15th, which gave us several more weeks to just be together as a family without stressing out about actually finding a job. Granted, the … [Read more…]
Artsy Christmas Photos. Small town square, ice, leaves, and trees.
Today’s post is much more about blessings than struggles. But, I will give a quick update on some of my health issues. I saw an ear, nose, and throat specialist yesterday. Other than having a “very crooked nose” (aka deviated septum, something I already knew), they said I was 100% normal, and they didn’t see … [Read more…]
I’ve decided to make “Beauty in the Mess” (previously posted as “Beauty in the Chaos”) an every-couple-weeks-ly blog segment. I’ve renamed it…simply because I keep referring to the term “mess” in relation to “beauty” in relation to my blog’s name and mission-statement-that’s-not-really-but-kinda-sorta-a-mission-statement. And because everything has to match and be symmetrical and grammatically parallel because I’m quirky like that. This is where … [Read more…]
Fall…it happens once a year. But every year I get taken by surprise. Here’s all the stuff I forgot from last year: 1. How freaky temps can be here in Kentucky. This morning, it’s 40. Wednesday, it might hit 80. 2. How incredibly hard it is to dress appropriately in said freaky weather. Like yesterday…when I … [Read more…]
Since Russ went back to Afghanistan, I’ve really been struggling. Struggling with what? Well, just…everything. I think that 90% of the time I feel utterly exhausted and overwhelmed. There’s a song that has a line that says something like “You can only be strong so long before you break…” Which is true. But I think … [Read more…]