Mondays were for budgeting, but today we decided they’d be for cleaning/doing the weekly schedule. Tuesdays will be for budgeting, ew. So, lots of catching up with chores today and “looking forward” to tomorrow evening’s work!
[Adam got me a little photo album to go with the camera he got me a few months ago. I love looking at the little snapshots!]
To quote a great film,”Adventure is out there!”. A road tip doesn’t have to be all loud dance music, cheap snacks, and hot summer days… It can be quiet with no music, a granola bar or two, and an overcast fall day. I love living my life with a man who challenges people’s definitions in such a humble way. I also love living my life with a man who’ll take time off work to go celebrate with my family. [Fun Fact: I have never been to our state capital. Today was the closest I’ve ever been. An adventure for another time…]
[A cousin of mine got married to the man she was engaged to almost 20 years ago! Some things happened and they parted ways all those years ago, but what will be will be and their wedding was just lovely. Such a privilege to participate in celebrating them.]
Cook Family 3.0 is making some adjustments. Adam’s schedule has made yet another change and we’re still getting adjusted to it… In seasons of change things that are usually so simple and ingrained can become off balance. It’s okay to have times like that, but we can’t stay off our groove! So, Adam and I are alive, well, and enjoying a bit more time together. Things, including DD, are going to have changed, but they’ll be back to some form of normalcy soon. [Heres the final product on the wall project! Cook Adam is such a great man: I get an idea, and he makes it perfect!]
Look good, feel good.
Feel good, look good. [If you get dressed and put some effort into it, you’ll feel better about things. If you chose to look on the bright side of things, others will think you’re looking good!]
[Note: I’ve not abandoned ship here, just been fighting a cold!]
Even in the midst of illness, or tragedy, or hurt, or pain you can get something done. I’m not saying that you don’t take time to feel, or grieve, or mourn, but you don’t wallow. Even when I feel my worst I try to do something that’ll be constructive instead of destructive.[Thanks to Adam and Hannah, my last unadorned living room wall has been properly honored! I’ll post the final product in a bit, here’s a in process teaser photo!]
Even if I felt icky today I got some housework done. Not as much as I had expected, but I didn’t expect a stuffy head and runny nose either. But here’s to the dishes being done!
[I thought this was such a funny face for the figurine to be making. It’s as if they’re saying “You don’t say!” very sarcastically.]
Have you opened a window at home lately? Have you maybe taken a moment to appreciate the warm sunlight and gentle breeze? If not, on a nice day like today I would suggest it. There’s just something about it that’ll make your heart take a deep breath a smile. [Mr. Marbles enjoyed the window today!]
Sometimes while you’re practicing loving your season in life, people might make you feel behind. You decide how you’re going to feel! I’ve heard it said this way, “attitude is the difference between ordeal and adventure”. I’ve made so much progress in this area since I started my DD journey, so I know I’m well on my way… I’m just on adventure right now!
[It’s almost fall, sooooo, new fall wreath!]
Life Tip: Hair grows back, try the haircut. [I told my hairdresser that I’d been considering this for awhile now but I’ve been too nervous to do it. Took the plunge… Adam can’t have a cooler haircut than I do!] [^^ For someone who doesn’t care about being trendy, Adam certainly is!]
Spouse and I have very different ideas about what makes a game fun. Adam is into games that take a lot of strategy and are overly complicated. I like puzzles, even if Adam is really good at those too. But tonight I spent some time playing a game with him that he was really excited about. It is overly complicated, but it had some puzzle elements to it, so we had a ton of fun. When we beat it I was a little sad.
[I was the 90s on Sunday. Adam looked dreamy as usual.]