Crazy things are happening, y’all. Christmas came early with impeachment news last night. The holidays are right around the corner, I picked up my wedding license yesterday (oh yea! Forgot about that LOL), I had a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday and saw baby girl on the monitor (more on that in my gratitude post tomorrow), I am going to acupuncture today, I am meeting my boss for my performance review tomorrow, I am up to my elbows in gift wrapping, one of my packages has mysteriously gone missing, Milo vomited in the bed last night for no discernible reason, I’m running both hot and cold and think I might actually be getting sick, and heard Starbucks sells a drink called Medicine Ball that’s supposed to work wonders (have you tried it? Should I splurge?).*
*Side bar: I almost always write run-on sentences when I have elevated levels of anxiety.
Amidst all the season’s nuttiness, I am so eternally grateful for moments of calm and I revel in them. Like acupuncture this afternoon. It might be my last session for some time, but I intend to bask in the hour-long stillness and the feeling of needles taking some cares away, even if only momentarily. Yesterday at the post office, I struck up a conversation with a woman who is ready to deliver a baby girl of her own any day now (her first, too!) and this will sound weird, but I was so grateful she was there in that moment because talking to someone in the home stretch of pregnancy was oddly comforting. I was on the phone for over an hour the other day with Bryan’s mom and then my mom, talking about all things under the sun–how the season is making everyone bat shit levels of crazy and how the nursery needs to be put together. In the New Year, I think we’ll all go shopping for furniture, but I can’t stress about that now.
One day at a time, I’m told.
PS: Bryan and I are looking for a midwinter escape for a few days in the Poconos (hoping for a place that is dog-friendly so we can bring Milo). Let me know any suggestions (preferably a place that matches the image above. Doesn’t a cabin in the woods sound SO nice right about now?? I mean actually, if given the option, I’d choose somewhere warm and sunshine-y but $ is a def factor here).
Also check out these cray photos from our recent ice storm. The second pic is our grass!
How do you handle the craziness of the season and are you prepared for the holidays ahead? Let me know in the comments!