Recently, in one of those HALLELUJAH moments, Husband decided to take the kids down to the lake for some airing out. I’d just come down with a cold, and after the hustle of the holidays, the time alone in the house was just about the best gift he could give me. (IMPORTANT NOTE: You don’t have to wait til next Christmas to do this again, Husband.)Read more
I took a leave from teaching this year. Here’s how it’s going. (It’s not what I expected.)
Last year the stress of the previous 5 years caught up with me.
I kind of fell apart.
Not that you’d have known it to look at me. I still looked like a professional.
But inside, I was always anxious. Always discombobulated.
Husband saw the shift in me too.Read more
How I’m Doing Christmas Differently This Year. And Forevermore.
Friends, forgive me. I fell down the discombobulated mama hole when school and work resumed in September, hence the echo-y silence of This Lovely Chaos since then.
I am still deep in that hole as I write today – as discombobulated as ever – but through the noise of my ever-thrumming to do list and low grade anxiety, a little voice managed to break through and remind me that writing always brings a sense of calm to my (lovely) chaos.Read more
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