Sometimes life happens to notice that you were sailing along minding your own business and decides to do something about it.

Sometimes you go through something crappy, then your kid does too and to top it off your computer crashes, you chip a tooth and your car gets broken into.

Sometimes there just aren’t words that feel like they do a situation justice. So, sometimes hunkering down for a minute and holding your loved ones tight before sticking your head up again is really the best thing you can do for a minute.

We’ve had a shitty few months and there really isn’t another word for it. I’ve missed writing but even more so, I’ve missed feeling like writing. We still had great days and smiles and fun things to share. Luke tried ice cream and met the Easter bunny. He learned the chicken dance and how to go down the slide all on his 1

Eric and I, we’ve been through tough times. Times tougher than this. But, (delusionally) I thought we’d get a little bit of a break from karma. Life just doesn’t work like that but man it would be great if it did.

photo 2The good news is that I’ve learned how to process and cope during these times so that it is a little easier in the end. I know that cleaning my home helps me de-stress. That lighting a candle and having a cup of tea in the evening is soothing even in the worst of times. That pulling inward, tightening my circle and slowing down help me prioritize and see all the things I have to be grateful 3

It’s time to pick my head up out of the sand. Dust myself off again and get back into the swing of things. Our time out was very much needed. Thanks for hanging in there while we took it.