Thursday Ten: It’s Been a Hard Week edition

1. I’m not even going to try to put a happy front on it – it’s been a very difficult week with my grandpa in the hospital and I hate that I can’t do anything to make it better. Spent a good chunk of yesterday texting pictures of me and the kids making silly faces to my mom who then shared them with grandpa. (Sidenote: I have an extremely huge number of pictures on my phone of me and the kids making silly faces.)

2. I am thankful for many things – and one of the biggest is that I’m able to participate in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I’ll be walking in June, and I would also be thankful (*grin*) for your support. Click this link if you’d like to donate to support the cause.

3. Probably one of the hardest parts of writing daily is that it’s quite hard to do without getting at least a little personal. And shucks, I’ve dumped emotion and icky feelings ALL OVER THIS PLACE over the past two weeks. Ew. I’m so sorry. But in reality, I suppose sometimes it’s good to show y’all that I’m human and that things do affect me, even if I’d like to pretend that I’m made of steel. I’m finding lately that I’m not, but, that’s okay too.

4. One of the things that clears my mind when I am stressed (AND OH BY THE WAY THIS WEEK HAS BEEN SLIGHTLY STRESSFUL) is movement – exercise has always helped. Thing is? It’s getting too freaking cold for that nonsense. But sometimes I take pictures I like while I’m braving the cold so…semi-victory?
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5.Earbuds that don’t tangle. That’d be nice.

6. The Princess’s addiction to Pinterest has her…learning to sew. All on her own. Last night, she sewed a hand warmer – a pouch full of rice, sewed all shut, that you can pop into the microwave so the rice heats up and keeps your hands warm. It’s actually pretty dang cool. I want her to make one for me. And as much as I tease her about Pinterest and her addiction to it, I love that she’s actually doing all of these neat crafty things because I lack that gene.

7. We always put up our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving, but given that the kiddos will be with their dad for the holiday, I promised that we could put it up before they went. Next Wednesday. That doesn’t even seem right that it could be time for the holiday season. Gah.

8. I finally started Christmas shopping yesterday, speaking of the holidays. I bought one thing. One down, eleventy billion to go. Uh, that’s an exaggerating. This will be more mellow of a holiday than it’s ever been, just by nature of life and its circumstances, but I think it’ll still be fine because all of the stuff that matters is still there. Long as I’m still with my kids on Christmas morning and we’re still sharing monkey bread for breakfast, I’ll be happy.

9. I’m so far overdue for an oil change that I’m embarrassed to go in. I will go in. Eventually. Because it’s important but yeesh. I wish there was a service that would come pick up my car during the work day, put gas in it, change my oil and return it to my parking lot before I get out of work. Yes, I’m lazy.

10. I don’t even want to tell you what music I downloaded this week because it is a shameful download, a song purchased solely for the purpose of flushing an earworm out of my brain. So that is how I’ve come to own the acoustic version of Katy Perry’s “The One That Got Away”. It got stuck in my head for hours last Friday. Downloading it didn’t help. It was worth 99 cents to try though. Or not.

About sarah

Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. I’m slowly “re-discovering” blogging, and am finding it hard to write about thoughts, and personal stuff too. Maybe it will come with time… I don’t know.

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