It’s True, I’m back from my little hiatus.
So I have this itch and for some reason only blogging can scratch it. My life isn’t any less busy or crazy, if anything it’s busier and crazier. Wes’ business is in its summertime hustle and the kids are growing so fast. James just turned 3 (yay threeangers!) and Norah is almost 1 and so close to walking so she getting into everything. So between taking care of the kids, the house and the office side of our business, it doesn’t leave me very much time for myself. But I’m working on that.
I finally got around to planting a garden this year! and I’m super excited about it. I love being able to get fresh veggies and herbs (OMG fresh basil. I heart you basil) right out of my backyard is letting me live my best life right now. I always forget how big the plants can grow, hello zucchini plants. Since I haven’t been able to do a garden in two years, there are a lot of weeds that are popping up in the garden so it’s a lot of maintainance right now, especially after a big rain storm, so I’m gonna be spending the next few days out there putting the garden back into shape because it’s a little crazy right now. I will do a full garden up date later this week when it starts to looks more like a garden and less like a small jungle.
I don’t know if you watch Queer Eye on Netflix or not but this show can change your life and I’m just not talking about the people who get the makeover. This show is all about self love and self care and it’s trully inspiring. Not only do you need to love yourself, no matter where you are in your journey, but you also need to take care of yourself. Which as a mom, it’s hard to do. You feel so tired and so delipated after a long day of taking care of everyone else, that you have no energy left to take care of yourself and thats not good. You can’t be your best self if you don’t take care of yourself. So for the first time in a long time, I took a bath last night. After the kids went to bed, I drew myself a bath and poured a glass of wine and I took a bath. And this morning, I kept a promise to myself, got up early and went out for a run. And I’m feeling pretty good right now. Yes, the kids have only been up for 30 minutes and we still have about 12 hours until bedtime. But this morning and last night, I did a little self care and I’m feeling pretty good this morning. And as the Fab 5 say, Yass, Queen!
We took a tip up to Chicago this past weekend for my nephew’s second birthday, it’s about a 4 hour trip each way and I was able to actually read a book! I know a shocker. I can’t remember the last time I finished an actually book, not counting audiobooks. But in this roundtrip I was able to finish Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis and I know I’m not the first to say this but this is a must read for any Mom. After reading it, it makes you feel unstoppable and that you can do anything. Hence telling myself that I’m gonna wake up early this morning and go for that run and make sure that I kept that promise.
So thats just a little update of where I am and what I’m doing. Like I said before, being creative (blogging, writing, sewing and gardening) is an itch, like the huge bug bites on my legs, that I just have to scratch. So I hope you stick around and go on with journey with me. This Hooiser Mama Journey.