Our House…

I was working in a quiet corner of my bedroom when the phone rang. It was Dave’s sister needing to talk. I put the computer aside on the ottoman and left the warm yellow embrace of my room, and went into the hallway past the blue lights seeping out of a gaming consul in my son’s darkened room. Down the wooden steps past the stained glass windows into the living room where Sadie pawed at a ball and did that cute growly bark I so adore. Then through the kitchen, where my daughters were playing Asian music, cooking tofu and vegetables. “Where’s daddy?” I asked. “I dunno upstairs?” Hayley offered, “No, I was upstairs…” I said as I headed down another set of stairs. I past the washer/dryer and walked into the office. There was Dave, laying on his back stretching out his back on a mat on the floor. “It’s for you.” I handed off the phone and thought for a moment, there is so much life in the house.

Comfort is waiting there in plain sight, all I have to do is to notice it. I really want to remember this moment I want to appreciate how it made me feel. I am home with my family – I love them and for this I am filled with gratitude and I want to make that feeling linger.

I took a picture of everything I ate today because I am putting in the effort to build up my healthy habits:

Here are somethings I did today to help me :

  • I tracked my food and planed ahead
  • I ate my meals without distraction
  • I wearing jeans, not sweatpants or workout clothes
  • I put on makeup and did what I could with my hair
  • I danced in the kitchen with my kids just for fun
  • I played with Sadie
  • I am appreciating my husband and all that he does for us

What are you doing to help yourself mange this crazy time in our lives? If you are looking for something engaging to do – here is a fabulous opportunity, The Science of Wellbeing:

Yale University is offering a free course online,
The Science of Well-Being, that teaches you how to be happier.

It is a really interesting course, and if you sign up, let me know. I’d rather spend my time finding comfort and thinking about personal happiness if I am able to.

One last thing, I got lucky today look what I found with my school books:

Finding this in my book bag felt like winning the Lottery

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