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Day 34: Resurrected

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Phew. I didn’t think I was going to make it out of yesterday’s funk, but I’m happy to report I am much better today.

Body + Soul


Talk about self-care Sunday.

I slept like a super champ last night and until 7 this morning. Very unlike me. My nose finally cleared up and thank the friggin’ Lord I got my period. Why so thankful? Um, a. there’s no third little Ripp joining us (this was sort of a legit fear since I had a dream we had a baby named Cece the other night and I thought I was late but really I just wasn’t paying attention to the calendar) and b. I feel like I’ve had PMS for the entire month of January. Glad that’s over.

I got my ass up, showered, made the bed and got ready for yoga. I was a little nervous because I have never tried this particular class but I went anyway. I knew I needed it. I grabbed a towel with the intention of sitting in the steam room after.

As I left that lovely (not scary) class I walked out the door with every intention to go sit in the steam room. In the 4 minutes it took to walk across the parking lot I had already talked myself out of going, mentally listing all the things I should get done at home today. I literally stood at my car door staring at the towel through the window debating on whether I should go relax in the steam room or go home and do laundry.

Let me save you the trouble if you’re ever in this pickle. Steam room.

And ultimately, that’s what I decided. I stood there long enough to realize that I had the rest of the day/week/month/year, or never, to do laundry and that if I didn’t do this for myself no one at home would be happy. My kids were with their dad, the dogs were fine, the laundry would be there when I got home.

Not only did I sit in that steam room, resetting in 3 times, I laid in the tanning bed for 10 minutes for some vitamin D and relaxed in the sauna for 20 minutes.

And guess what? I got it all done plus some today.

And I still made it in to my bed by 6:58p.

House + Home

Do you have projects laying around your house like I do?

I have had 6 crown molding ledge shelf thingies leaning against my bedroom wall since we moved in here 3 years ago. They still had the shrink wrap around them from the move.

I have moved them from the wall, to the landing, in to the closet, back out again and back to leaning against the wall.

Well, today was the day. I roped my very handy husband in to hanging them, put pictures up that have been moved from dresser to closet and then back out again. We have an adult master bedroom now.

Oh, and I finished all the laundry, dishes, vacuumed (read: pressed the power button on the Roomba), made dinner and prepped some meals.

Amazing what a little me time will do for motivation.

Fortune + Abundance

If you notice, I changed the title of a few things on the menu and in these posts.

I realize that by saying Debt + Finance I was focusing on lack rather than abundance. No wonder I have been staying there so long.

In any case, Dale and I had a really nice, civil conversation about our financial plans for the year. It’s probably the first time in our thirteen year marriage that we admitted we have made some impulsive mistakes.

But today, we made a plan by agreeing that 2019 will be the year of no projects. Well, no big projects, until we have made some progress in the fortune department.

We’ll see how that goes.

Nature + Nurture

After I returned from my “selfish” two hours, (Ha ha. You know I don’t believe that) the kiddos were more than happy to help empty the dishwasher, clean up the living room, bring down the dirty laundry from their rooms and play outside together. All without me raising my voice even once.

Normally I’d say it was a near miracle but because I have been paying attention a little more these days, I can see a pattern. When I’m happy, the whole family is happy.

It used to annoy me to no end to hear men say, “Happy wife, happy life.” I thought it was a chauvinistic thing only old, insecure men said.

But now I wonder if it just doesn’t make us more powerful than we ever thought?

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