New Year, same old me

New Year, same old me

Happy New Year, everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Did any of you celebrate the new year in a big way, or even in a little way?

As for us, well, Diesel worked, Choo-choo didn’t have any idea what the “new year” meant (even though I explained it to him), and I didn’t really care about the new year except for the hope that it wouldn’t be as stressful as the one that was going bye. Continue reading “New Year, same old me”

Out of the ashes

It has been nearly a year since I took my very first post-high school class. It was an online, six week writing course. Not exactly on the path to a degree, but it was exactly what I needed. Taking that class was like dipping my toes into the pool of grown-up learning. I discovered that while I loved expanding my mind and talent, it was a bit of a shocker learning how to make time for class and assignments while also taking care of my son.

As a stay-at-home mom, I never had to balance out my time like that before. Choo-choo and Diesel were always my priorities, even while depression was ravaging my mind. Continue reading “Out of the ashes”

Healthy choices: Update

Since it is nearing on a month after my first Healthy choices post, I thought I would give you all an update. I have been more active than I was a month ago. I try to keep myself busy, especially walking and playing around with Choo-choo, though I am nowhere near as active as I would like to be.

I am still eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, especially salads. I love salads. There are endless combinations to choose from for one’s salad experience so there is no need for it to be boring. Even the most basic salad ingredients, such as just lettuce and tomato, can be livened up with nuts or sunflower seeds and a fruity vinaigrette.

My biggest problem still is Continue reading “Healthy choices: Update”

Accidental discovery

I used to love those sand-filled stress balls. Mine broke, and I never got around to replacing it. I was desperate for one during my hours of labor. The foam one my well-meaning mom brought me just didn’t give me the right feel I was looking for, one in which I could get some resistance to every squeeze, in sync with my contractions.

The other day, Choo-choo and I were playing Play-doh on our living room floor when I happened upon something surprising. Continue reading “Accidental discovery”