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It was in the 60s here today and it was glorious!
We played outside, drawing with chalk, collecting rocks and blowing bubbles.
It felt so good just to be out of the house. We even took a walk to the creek and tossed rocks into the stream which was super fun.
We have finished Wandavision. What were your thoughts on the last episode? It was really good and I cried, but I am kind of momentarily disappointed because I wanted more of a connection with the other storylines.
We also watched the new Disney movie Raya. That was pretty cute too and our 6 year old really enjoyed it.
Other than that, still rewatching Schitt’s Creek and lots of Golden Girls reruns because I just want comfort television right now.
Has this last week or so been weird for anyone else?
Year anniversaries of the loss of our son are really hard for us. I feel like I am unconsciously holding my breathe for the few weeks leading up to the day and I don’t really exhale until after the day our other son came home from the NICU.
I do all sorts of weird things to cope. This year, I was all about stress crafting.
Like I cried because my husband used all my craft popsicle sticks building a castle when I just wanted to make Christmas ornaments out of them.
Fortunately I have a lovely set of framily (friends that are family) that sent me a care package near the anniversary to cheer me up and the package included a thousand popsicle sticks.
This past week or so has been a bit like the lead up to the anniversary of Nicholas’s death.
Not as sharp for us because we have been very lucky this past year, but it is definitely a kind of mourning for the last bit of normalacy we had a year ago and didn’t even know.
It’s a kind of grief I guess though like I said for us it feels sneakier than the other grief we have experienced. Just because it is sneakier though doesn’t mean it’s not there.
We miss our friends and family and everyday things like going to eat bottomless fries at a restaurant or going to see a movie.
But perhaps the biggest little thing I miss is seeing other people like friendly aquaintances smile in passing.
It’s been a really long winter and an even longer weirder year. The nice weather though does make it feel more like we *might* be turning a corner.
That’s it from me this week! What are you up to? Leave me a comment below and let me know!