Thursday, January 12, 2017

One advantage of living in someone else's house is that when something goes wrong, like, say, the water heater breaking, it's not entirely up to YOU to take care of it.  We went 3 days without hot water.  I don't know about you (and perhaps this is TMI, in which case I apologize), but if I go more than a day without bathing, things get pretty ripe.  So on the second night, in desperation, I texted my sister-in-law and begged her to let me come over and use her shower.  Happily, she agreed.
We're also able to bathe the kids again.  Thank goodness! Because if I though I was bad, not bathing 2 adolescents for half a week...shudder.

We've been getting a TON of rain here, finally.  Feast or famine; we've gone from drought to flooding.  It got so crazy the other day that I actually considered finding a private spot in the yard and taking my shower in the rain.  :)

As of Tuesday both kids are back in school.  WG had already been back for nearly a week, and has been so happy to be there!  I think she prefers it to hanging out with her dull parents all day, lol!

Today I've decided to take it a bit easy.  Me and the pup are hanging out, the space heater is on (the house is FREEZING!), I've got my homemade juice and my coffee, and I'm all set.  (BTW, I bought myself a milk frother for Christmas/Hanukkah. It was on sale at Starbucks, and I LOVE it!  I use soy milk, and it makes it all warm and foamy in 90 seconds. )
I'll take the dog for a walk, and do some detox yoga, then a (blessedly warm) shower before the kids get home.  Hopefully I'll be able to get to bed early.

I've decided that 2017 is going to be about self care.  Whatever that entails.  Maybe a nap, a tough workout, skipping a workout if I'm exhausted, eating healthy food, speaking my mind when I need to, and realizing that I DESERVE my yearly vacation AND my yoga classes.  As long as I can afford them, I will take advantage.

I have a feeling we're all going to need to take good care of ourselves.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Still Breathing

Heading into the 3rd week of school vacation (2 kids, 2 schools, 2 different vacation schedules).  And my mom has been here for a week and a half.  She's taking the red eye home tonight.  The weather isn't great, so I'm hoping for an easy flight. She's dealing with some serious stuff at home, so she's not looking forward to returning.  It's a pretty serious situation, which I'm hoping will soon be resolved.

I don't really make New Year's resolutions, but I've decided I need to focus on being a bit more bold. OK, a LOT more.

And in that spirit, I'm going to proclaim that I Deserve a Frickin' Medal.  ;)

As do my kids.  I vaguely remember being 13.  A 13 year-old female. I can't imagine being a 13 year-old autistic female.  My poor girl is on an emotional roller coaster like I've never seen.
And I remember, somewhat, being 15.  But I was never a 15 year-old boy, and certainly not a 15 year-old autistic boy.

Next week, I've decided, once both kids are back in school, I'm going to spend the mornings curled up in my warm bed with my warm puppy and catch up on sleep.

So, Happy New Year, and I'll check in soon.