2 words

Some days are real heavy.
Some days it all is really tough and like I never quite know what will trigger me. It’s all unpredictable. Unknown.
Some days I just want to veg out on the couch at night & scroll... only to find that the scroll sometimes just makes the stressors more stressful.
And then some days I feel so grateful and humbled and remember that there was a “before” and there will be an “after.” It will look a bit different, for sure, but there will be an after. And I hope it’s a more intentional, kinder, empathetic “after” for us all.
And then... there is this weird messy often heartbreaking scary but very refining middle. And it’s something I don’t want to forget about, truthfully. 
A “where were you when?” time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s hard to imagine the future at this point, but I’ve been trying to reflect on what I will say. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What did this time define for us?
As a world?
As a nation?
As a community?
As a family?
A wife? A mother?

To boil all the emotions and feelings down into ✌🏻 words.
What would yours be?
✋🏻 (Intermittently) Anxious.
🙏🏻 Thankful.
Ok, I know that’s 3 words technically, but let’s be real no one ever said I was short winded. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂
I obviously have a lot more words than just 2, but it challenged me to start thinking about what those “do you remember when?” words would be. Something to ponder, for sure, and something to encourage me to shape this season to reflect what I’d like those words to be.



So thanks to COVID 19 turning the world upside down, I am jobless.  I was only at the last job for 9 months, just getting comfortable and then my world got turned upside down and I am jobless... and likely will remain jobless until the world is back to normal when ever that will be... 


Things I'm Learning During Covid 19 Quarantine

1. I spend a lot more time being present. This weekend my husband, daughter and I spent time coloring, making puzzles, playing games.    

2. I'm so grateful for technology. I think I just took it for granted in the past. But, how amazing is it that we can watch pretty much any TV show or movie we want from any time ever from the comfort of our own couch? Being stuck inside isn't all that bad.

3. My home is a filthy place. Seriously. I am so bored here we're doing deep, and I do mean DEEP clean.  Spring cleaning is now done.

4.Your mindset matters most. There are two kinds of people going through 'self isolation' right now. People who will sleep in all day, eat what they want and take a vacation from their health. And, then there are people who are going to use this time to become a better version of themselves. They'll eat right, exercise now that they have the time, etc. Your mindset matters. After all of this is over, come out of it being a better person.

5. I'm never going to complain about going to a family function again. Seriously, I don't care how far away it is, how unimportant the event is, etc. I'm not missing another family event again if I can help it.

6. A lot more time cooking- although last night we did support a local restaurant and got take out,( it was completely safe so hold the nasty comments) 

What are you learning during this season? 


Let's go shopping

We are now going into Prom and wedding season as well as Easter.  When I was growing up Easter was special in our house, where mom always made sure we had new dresses for church on Sunday and I do the same with my daughter. 

I found a website that have great dresses for all occasions… now that the whole world is in Quarantine no one is able to go out and shop so I can bring the shopping right to your computer… 

If you are looking for a short formal dresses, a rehearsal dinner dress, a mother of the bride dress, an evening dress, we have casual midi dress for every occasion you can want. 

Next year my daughter will be graduating and we are looking at dresses, there are so many here that I can get lost in them, but the website is very organized.  Also, all new arrivals are 50% off.
Not just dresses but shirts, swim wear, bottoms etc, they have great selections and i love how they show the dresses with matching shoes, purse etc.
They also have a plus size sections, so there is something for everyone.

My favourite part of the website may be vacation dresses- we all will want to go on a vacation when this is over, we all will want to get away from our homes, and we will all deserve a vacation. So the Vacation dresses really caught my eye, I know some weddings got cancelled or postponed so they all need a nice dress or multiple for that honeymoon once we can all leave our homes again.  plus, every girl needs multiple nice dresses and price of these dresses are great, most are below $100, so we can all do that once this is over and we all want to socialize. 
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