Thursday, June 9
Itty bitty Lulu
What a weird day. Had the worst migraine I’ve ever had last night, which left me feeling a bit out of it today. The good news is that I announced my new weekly painting video subscription offering today (see previous insta) and that made me perk up with much energy. Thank you! In between all of that, I’ve taken it super easy today and may or may not have started a binge-worthy obsession with Netflix’s Bloodline. And of course the peonies. There is always peonies, my fave. Xxo!
Friday, June 10
Good morning Friday. Ya’ll, just as I’ve been priding myself that it’s been MONTHS since I’ve been sick (since I’ve been getting extra adrenal and hormone supports), I’m totally under the weather. Not crazy, but still Lulu and I are headed to the studio in hopes of getting some fresh air and inspiration. Xxo!
The view from here in the studio. Love how she blends in.
Sunday, June 12
It’s been a rough weekend over here and then the news from Orlando makes my heart sick. Thought I’d share one of True’s recent drawings as it gives me hope. He says it’s a “love spreader” and “first the love comes through the hearts and then it spreads outwards”. Ahhhh. Couldn’t be more perfect for our world. We need all the love spreaders we can get right now, and always.#lovealwayswins
Monday, June 13
I can’t stop thinking of Orlando. Sending out beams and beams of love.
I’ve been quite sick the last couple of days while John’s been out of town (bronchitis). I was barely holding onto my parenting game over the weekend when Lulu suddenly needed a visit to the emergency vet (she ingested toxins, and thankfully she is fine now). While at the emergency vet my car battery died and just when things couldn’t get worse, when my mom showed up to give my car a jump, the lady who was parked next to me refused to move her car which meant that my mom couldn’t get close enough to my car battery to jump it. This all resulted in delaying getting sick Lulu home, delaying getting my sick self home, delaying my getting to say goodnight to my kid who was home with his Grandpa. Friends, I was PISSED. Why wouldn’t she choose kindness and take the 60 seconds to move her car? I eventually made it home, got everyone settled and fell into bed with tears. I managed to get through the next solo sick parenting day with lots of screen time (too sick to feel guilty) and my mom’s help. ???? Needless to say I could not have been happier to welcome John home this morning.
Today I rested up while taking stock of the last couple days. Add in Orlando, and well my spirits have been down. There was a moment, however, this afternoon. I was resting on the back porch swing and True was happily digging in the backyard dirt, safety goggles on, sweaty hair. At one point he just stopped what he was doing, came up onto the porch, kissed my arm, then headed back to his dirt. I said “Thanks buddy, that was so sweet of you.” He replied, “That’s my job, mama, to spread true love.” Ahhhh, just like that my heart was healed from the last couple of days and aches.
True is a typical kid. Always moving, talking, playing, pushing boundaries. But every once in awhile these magical moments arrive at just the moment I need it the most. It feels like grace. And it feels like the truest gift of love.
Here’s to being and believing and giving love.
Wednesday, June 15
The light in this little book of my home. Ahhhh.
Thursday, June 16
Obsessed with this. My mom gave it to me for my upcoming birthday. Feels like a new collection is coming on!