this has to be the weirdest week. we’re days away from easter and there were snow flurries on my window this morning. snow flurries? this is georgia. we don’t do snow flurries much less mere days from easter. last week i sat outside on my backporch in my running shorts & a tshirt catching a little glow since it was 70 degrees and not a cloud in the sky…and i was hot. that’s what we do days from easter down in the south.
you know it’s weird weather all over the place when it’s frigid in atlanta and yet my friend outside of seattle is posting pictures from her warm day in the garden. we’ll all be crying uncle come late april when we’re already having to turn on the air conditioner because there’s so much pollen outside we dare not crack open a window.
i’m guessing it’s not just the weather that has me in sorta a funk today. it’s blustery and dark outside and i have 749 things on my mind. i have a growing list of friends that are just in a tender place that i’m praying for. i cancelled a super cool photography opportunity because gas costs an arm and a leg and i just don’t have a spare arm and leg right now to make the 10 hour round trip.
you may have seen me post on instagram last week that there are some great things going on over here for several of the girls –and there are–but please don’t ever be fooled into thinking my life is perfect. (and never be fooled into thinking i have the parenting gig down. what a laugh that is.) while i may be celebrating an achievement for one, i’m working through heartache and a disappointment with another. while everyone might be smiling in a photo sure doesn’t mean that all is hunky dorey. we have several tough things going on right now. none of which are things i can share about today but suffice to say, they’re there.
besides the weather being weird, my schedule is sorta weird. since leaving my nursing job to pursue photography & noonday, i find that my most productive work hours are in the morning right after the girls go school. well. i needed to make some changes in my diet and workout regimen. so i’ve been trying to make better choices , especially for breakfast and lunch. i’m still trying to acquire a love for juicing. but smoothies are different ballgame. several mornings a week i’ll make some sort of protein smoothie before i head out to the gym to take a cardio class. ( those vary between kickboxing, piloxing, spin & yoga) which means two things, i’m losing a little bit of weight ( finally) but i’m also losing my productive work/blogging/journaling time. it’s all about balance and working from home is always all about balance. i’ve always been athletic and running truly is my passion. however i guess my body plateaud with the exact same form of exercise day after day so i’m mixing it up. all that to say a. please share any fabulous smoothie recipe and b. i’m well aware that my blogging regularity and flown right out the window.
this is my friend jill. she sent me the super cute t’shirts below. i love slapping a monogram on anything and will wear these with everything from running shorts to a little cotton skirt & some converse.
i haven’t shared any books i’ve been reading lately….but i’m currently reading through the old testament. ( and loving watching The Bible on the history channel)
read the mark of the lion trilogy ( well. minus book three. i’ll get to that one later) and loved it. loved it!
looking forward to emily freeman’s soon to be released book!
speaking of reading. check out this note dan brought home from work. dan’s an assistant principal at very large highschool. i can’t share how he spends most of his days at school for reasons of confidentiality. but i can tell you that many days i know he comes home feeling stressed and honestly pretty wore out. but he’s making a difference in the lives of the kids with whom he connects …..
just some random shots since i’ve been all over the board today!
i promise my next post, which is no longer written during the quiet calm hours in the morning, will not be as out of whack as this one may seem! ha!