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What’s Saving My Life Right Now

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I don’t have the excuse of a wintery, frozen tundra keeping me locked up indoors for hours at a time every day, but we do spend a lot of time at home. This is partly because of napping schedules {or the lack of them}, partly due to my fear of catching all the nasty viruses lurking outside my door, and partly due to our limited time with a vehicle {we’re a one-car family right now}.

Here’s a list of things helping me currently get through my days:

  1. Nap-time. Although that seems contradictory to the above, there is nothing more glorious than when the girls fall asleep at the same time, and we are slowly moving towards achieving that more regularly. But even having one of them down takes the pressure off a bit.
  2. An understanding husband. Lack of sleep and crazy postpartum hormonal changes make for one shaken soda pop lady, ready to explode on contact sometimes. 🙁 He does SO much to settle the bubbles and make my days easier.
  3. Hot tea. Warms the body, soothes the soul.
  4. The library/good books. We try to visit at least once a week for a new selection. The girls love when I read to them, and I love to sit sometimes by myself with #3 to relax for a few moments on a hectic day.
  5. Sunshine. Because I’m a California girl and too many days without it can put me in a very serious, dour mood.
  6. Our local farmers’ market and fresh produce. The citrus we’ve been loading up on currenty makes sunshine on a cloudy day. I’ll be sharing a great recipe with mahi mahi and citrus soon…stay tuned.
  7. Pandora Taylor Swift radio station. There is nothing better than shakin’ your groove thang when the mood leans more towards depressed than uplifting. This station’s got a good mix just for that very thing.
  8. Photography. This creative outlet is both cathartic and inspiring. It helps me find moments of gratitude on difficult days.

 

What is saving your life right now?

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4 Thoughts on “What’s Saving My Life Right Now

  1. jennsquareinch on February 2, 2015 at 2:50 pm said:

    Ohhhh, Oranges from a farmers market. I’m so jealous. What do you take pictures of in the winter? Mine are all of grey skies and stark trees. I could definitely use some ideas.

    • I have the advantage of living in California where it is rather sunny for winter right now. But even on gray days, you can practice with the low late in getting good silhouette shots. I’ve been working on my black and white photography skills, playing with shadows and such.

  2. jerralea on February 5, 2015 at 1:06 pm said:

    You’re the second person I’ve read today to mention Pandora. I’ve never tried it but I’m thinking I ought to look into it.

    I’m loving my Clementines citrus right now. I wish their season lasted longer!

    • We love Pandora because it allows us to pull up a great mix without much effort. You put in one of your favorite artists/songs and it produces a mix similar. I can’t recommend it enough!

      And, yes, citrus season goes way too quickly!

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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