Saturday, January 22, 2011


Sometimes, you just need to cry 'uncle'.

I cried 'uncle' this week...which didn't work because everything kept piling up and getting worse and worse, but I did have a moment of peace and healing.

It was a small moment and it involved the most lovely bowl of oatmeal, sprinkled with bananas and dried cranberries and granola and honey.

My mother-in-law had a major stroke on Sunday and spent a few days in ICU and is now in a rehab facility relearning how to do all the simple things we all take for granted.

She's a strong one, my mother-in-law, and I have no doubt she is giving everyone a run for their money.

I like that.


I've spent some time wondering if I should have been a Tiger Mom vs a Western Mom this week, being that I am being tested in my parenting abilities, but then I realize that if I were a tiger mom I would never hear the beautiful sounds of my oldest playing trumpet (because he would only play the piano or violin) or see the swoosh of my middle son as he sinks a 3 pointer (no sports) or the laughter of my youngest as he plays outside with his friends (no play dates).

But then I wouldn't be dealing with a spirited child either...right?

I realize there has to be a happy medium, but right now I am tired and thinking a tiger mom should come take over for me for a little while so I can go to the spa.


I am being named in a discrimination lawsuit at work and my feelings are hurt. It's kind of the icing on the cake of this week. is now the weekend and time to regroup.

Refocus my energies on the important stuff that happen within the walls of this little house on this little street. Take a few pictures. Cook a little food. Hang with my boys. Walk around our little lake. Pray. Bask in the sunshine. Celebrate my nieces 1st birthday.

All good stuff.


How was your week?


  1. Oh my friend. I was doing ok reading along until I saw the work piece...ew, just ew. I'm so sorry. Will be adding that item to the list of "things to pray about..."uffda!

    Thank you as always for perceiving life with beauty, even when it doesn't feel too good. Proud to call you my friend and family!

  2. Prayers for you my friend. when it rains it pours, sorry it is pouring on you right now. :(
    Ask and it will be answered, seek and it will be found, knock and it will be opened. I'm toting that around in my head this week and now praying it for you.

  3. Ugh! I love you TONS!!!! We need to hang out soon! xoxo

  4. Hope that your MIL is doing better! You really need to quit that other job and concentrate on your jewelry business. Might be less stressful.

  5. I am so sorry you had such a rough week in so many ways. Here's a verse for you from Isaiah 46:4. "I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you."


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