3.21-24.16 From where I stand…

From where I stand…

I guess we went on “vacation”. Our oldest arrived home sick and then we all got sick so hubby and I were taking turns taking care of everyone. Thankfully we are starting to feel better and have been getting some things done.

Picture by Jen Moss of Nizhoni Jewlery https://www.etsy.com/shop/Nizhonjewelry

Picture by Jen Moss of Nizhoni Jewlery https://www.etsy.com/shop/Nizhonjewelry

Phife Dawg RIP

Phife Dawg RIP

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Picture by La Abeja Herbs

Picture by La Abeja Herbs

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3.16.16 From where I stand..,

From where I stand…

Indigo had an eye exam today for his eye that turns in. Alignment looks great so it’s a false turn. No glasses are needed at this time.

He was so sad to have to go to yet another appointment but once he realized he wouldn’t get a needle jab he was fine.

These sensitive kiddos need a little extra extra emotional support. I’m so thankful for a community that stands up to help in that.

3.15.16 From where I stand…

From where I stand…

Nettles, sick and sad toddler, broccoli raab, leek and potato soup, elderflower mullien lemon balm tea with raw honey. Fresh eggs, a flooded back yard, extra straw, kitchen scraps, squirrels that eat our young plant starts. Appointments canceled, things that can’t be canceled, realizing you forgot to pick up your strawberries last week, feeling sheepish. Cleavers are ready! White wine, thawing ground beef, knitting, making plans for the weekend, Spring is coming, tinctures: garlic ginger and turmeric..How is your Tuesday going?

3.14.16 From where I stand…

From where I stand…

We reached 100 blog posts yesterday! Wow! I’m glad that writing is still part of my everyday life in this world where it’s too easy to not do these things every day.

Indigo is sick, AGAIN! Poor buddy 🙁 poor parents up all night taking turns holding him upright so he can breathe. Today he seems a little better.

Thank you again to friends and family offering up support with food and herbal remedies we will get through another cold.

Jimjam day again. Too much TV. Lots of fluids, tea and soup.

Kids (2yo and up) immune support tea: In a quart jar add a heaping spoonful of raw honey, 2Ts elderflowers, 2Ts of mullien, 1T of lemon balm. Steep for 15 min. Pour over ice and sip with your little sickies.

 

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3.10.16 From where I stand…

From where I stand…

Depleted from nursing a toddler for 5 days straight I still count my blessings.

The neighbors don’t complain about how much Indigo cries. The plum tree is blooming and I get to see her outside the bedroom window every time we are in there. Fresh eggs from the chickens. Community that doesn’t quit. Strong, fierce, wise women I’m akin to, bonded. A partner who tries. Quality gelatin for when the yogurt fails, AGAIN! Ability to express myself and my responsibilities to this place of expression. My responsibilities to all of this is a blessing.

Recognizing that it will not always be this way is so good and so is venting…

Keep taking care of each other!

3.9.16 From where I stand…

From where I stand…

It was another hard day. Too many things to do and among other things, subjecting my kid to another appointment with an X-ray. He’s had so many X-rays in his short little life. It’s so hard on my mama heart…tomorrow has got to get better.

Thank goodness for my hubby, for my Sis and for friends who get us through it all <3

3.7.16 From where I stand…

From where I stand…

This quote says a lot of what we go through every week, sometimes every day.

Its a good life advocating for our youngest and its hard. It’s exhausting some days. Our friends and family get us through the really hard stuff but the little stuff chips away. I try to be a rock, strong and solid.

Even rocks get worn down by the river. Some day I’ll be shining and polished.

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3.6.16 From where I stand…

From where I stand…

The rain is so loud this morning. It’s telling me stories. It’s telling me to make plans, to live my life, to do the things I love with the people I love.

Spring is coming.

Stems of green and the bright pink and the pinky white and the purples are all coming back to bloom.

Spring is coming!

Our chickens are laying and getting surly. We are planning gardens to serve family meals and potlucks with friends.

Spring is coming.

Prematurely marking camp sights in my head, making lists of bedding, mess kits and where to carve the walking sticks.

Spring is coming…what are your plans?

3.5.16 From where I stand…

From where I stand…

I feel a very strong momentous energy of success. So many people I love and care about are being recognized and being rewarded for their hard work. These people are generally successful folks but there are a few I’m thinking of today who have been in a pattern struggle and need. If you’ve been there, really been there, you know how depleting and catching that is. It’s like a net that drags you down and no matter how hard you try to escape, every ounce of effort feels wasted on the struggle downward.

These are wonderful people and their hard work is paying off, FINALLY!

I celebrate with you!

Ignore the haters, jump on this success train and keep going!!