Busy weekend

This was a fun and busy weekend. So in the US, Mother’s day is the second Sunday in May. Also, the 10th of May is my littlest’s birthday. So we celebrated Mother’s Day and her birthday. It was lots of fun, we had a cake, sang songs and played outside.

I got lots of hugs from the older kids and two cards from the hubby. It was mostly a quiet day, which is fine by me.

Today, Little’s birthday presents came in. She got a baby doll from big sis and a grow with her trike that can turn into a balance bike as she gets bigger. She loved them so much.

I hope you all are doing well and are enjoying the little things that life gives you. Whether it’s a sunny day or good conversation or anything at all. Remember to be kind to yourselves and to others.

Talk to you again soon.

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Random question

What is your favorite vegetable?

Mine is carrots or cucumber.

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It’s been kinda rough

I’ve struggled these last couple of days. Not because of kids or anything like that, but because I got lost in my head with some really crappy thoughts.

I struggled with depression, thoughts of worthlessness, anxiety, and just feeling blue in general.

I do have a roof over my head and my family is healthy and happy. I’m healthy and happy most days. I’ve been having a really hard time with feeling like I’m not allowed to be anything else but “Mom”. I love reading and listening to music. As of late I feel like I don’t have the ability to do any of the above. Example: I read a sentence and kid A starts fighting with kid B. So I need to help them solve the problem and therefore lose interest in reading.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love being a mom. I don’t regret my decision to become a mother in the slightest. I just need to figure out times that I can take time for me. Which, at times, can be difficult. Also it depends on the day, some days I can get an hour of “me time” others its 10 minutes at max. I’m thankful for both.

Like I said earlier, crappy thoughts. I really am thankful for the life I have. Do I wish some things were easier? Of course, who doesn’t?

If anyone else is struggling right now, you’re not alone. We all have good days and bad days. We can’t be positive all the time, it’s good to acknowledge the negative as well. It’s part of life.

So, what are some things you guys are thankful for? Or somethings you struggle with? Let me know in the comments and I’ll talk to you all soon. 🙂


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Beautiful day!

Today was such a beautiful clear sunny day. Kids all came out and enjoyed the day. The ducks had fun roaming. We have some lilac blooming and we found a toad before the ducks did and gave him a new home in another part of the yard. We also had grandpa over who helped us with a fence. I took little girl for a ride on the lawn mower, she loves it so much. Our son helped move branches to our wood pile, a job he fights most times, but today he actually volunteered.

I think our family needed the fresh air. And I’m so glad we did. I feel refreshed and rejuvenated. I’m hoping tomorrow will be just as good 🙂 Enjoy the pictures from our day.

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Today I woke up with a horrible migraine. I was able to do part of my morning routine before I took some ibuprofen and went back to bed. When the kids woke up I was really thankful that my husband got up with them and let me rest. He fed them, kept them entertained and even checked up on me from time to time. It’s little things like this that make me so happy. I have to admit that I sometimes take these moments for granted.

What made it even better is that no one fought or argued. Which can be rare in our house. My older kids know that I get a bad migraine only maybe once a month, thankfully. So they’ve learned to give me time and let me rest. The little one is still learning, so she’ll come hang out with me and bop my head and squeal when I make a funny face. She even came and snuggled with me for a bit before she got bored and wanted to go play. Toddlers, they can be so sweet some days, haha.

I hope everyone is doing well and taking this journey one day at a time. Be patient with yourself and with your loved ones. We’re going to get through this. Be kind to others, you never know what someone else is going through.

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Good Afternoon!

This morning sucked. I woke up in a bit of pain, bloating and gas pain. My parents warned me that getting older would lead to random pains. Though they never told me that I’d need to remember what I ate, so if I woke up with gas pain I’d know what to avoid. It’s just a way of life I guess.

Hubby and I released our ducks so they can roam the yard and stretch. Little girl came out with us and helped me water our apple saplings. Now we’re just kind of doing our own things.

Each day I try to just take life one day at a time, one moment at a time. When I was a kid I’d worry about things I had absolutely no control over and it made me a anxious mess. It took me years before I finally learned to focus on things one day at a time. That it was alright to not know what was going to happen tomorrow, or even next week.

Now I do need to schedule things out to a certain degree, like dr appointments and errand day. With school being cancelled for the remainder of the school year due to the virus, our house is kinda a ball of chaos. Which is fine, we’ll survive. Sure, tempers can flair and kids get annoyed with one another, but we’re learning and adapting to what may be the new normal for the time being.

Anyways, guys be kind to one another. Be loving to yourself, take time to do something for yourself. We’ll make it through this.

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Holy cow! It’s been almost 5 years since I’ve been here.

I don’t really have an answer as to why I stopped blogging. I just did. I did forget my login info, so that didn’t help.

Where to start? Well my kids have grown (obviously) and we added one more 🙂 We had a daughter who is almost 2 now. Last year we moved to a different state. It’s been a fun journey. I guess you can say that I started flying by the seat of my pants.

I wanted to start writing again to pass time and to have something to do besides watch TV, play Animal Crossing: New Horizons, clean house and tend to children. Right now in these times we’re all facing there isn’t much to do. I don’t sew much anymore, probably due to having a very busy toddler running around right now. I should take more pictures of the world around me. I have all this “time” on my hands and I don’t know what to do with it. I still take care of my children, my home and adore my husband.

I started this blog as a hobby. I plan to keep it a hobby right now. Just need to dust myself off and start again. Please be patient with me. I’ll get back into the swing of things.


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Being Thankful

Let’s face it, we all take the little things for granted. Like, having a roof over our heads, food in our belly etc. With Thanksgiving right around the corner I wanted to write about some of the small things that I am thankful for besides a roof and food.

  1. Hugs from my kids. Before I know it they are going to be all grown up and won’t want as many hugs from me.
  2. Happy screams and giggles. I know my kids are a bit old for this one (the happy screams) , but I love hearing their happy sounds that they make.
  3. Internet. I know this one is odd but I do believe it is something we all take for granted. There are a lot of people now who make their living off of the internet.
  4. My bed. I’m very thankful that I have my own comfy bed to curl up in at night. Not everyone has a comfy bed to sleep in. Don’t get me wrong I don’t have a fancy sleep number bed or a memory foam bed. I have a spring bed that suits me just fine. 🙂
  5. My husband. He really is special to me. He helps take care of me and the kids when we are sick. Sometimes makes us dinner. And most important, Loves us unconditionally.

These are just a few of the things that I’m thankful for. It really isn’t hard to find things you are thankful for in life. Just take a look around and see.

I hope all of you are well and safe. I also hope you have a wonderful day!

Until next time. 🙂

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So I started playing a MMO called Tera. I’ve played it before but my laptop couldn’t run it very well so I stopped playing. Until my sweet husband got me my own little desktop. Last night he downloaded the game for me and had me install it and the updates today. I forget how time can mess with you when it comes to playing games. Most of the time I was trying to figure out the controls again, how to fight, what buttons opened which menus, etc. It took a little while but I figured it out again. And my, have I forgotten how relaxing and fun it can be. Sure some of the enemies are a pain but that’s where exploring comes handy.

I highly recommend looking Tera up and giving it a go. The install can take a while but its worth it in my opinion. 🙂 See you guys again soon.

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My top 5 pick me up songs

These songs are in no order.

  1. Brave by Sara Bareilles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyAfjUHlFSM
  2. Get happy from the TV show House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BjVtH5sy7A
  3. Break my stride by Matthew Wilder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3YrNSw5a2I
  4. Wake me up before you go go by Wham!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hignzKHphvQ
  5. Shake it off by Taylor Swift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0A3Ph4dRrk

So there you go. If you’re having a rough day try these songs out and let me know what you thought. ^_^

See you next time!

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