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I think it’s 7, anyways, does it matter? Because why limit it to 365?

1. A case of free-range chickens.
2. 60 pounds of grass-fed beef.
(In other words, enough meat to not have to buy any until about February)
3. A happy, healthy, growing baby who said “mum” today while looking at me (even though it was probably an accident, but she only said “mum” once not “mumumumum” like she normally does, so I’ll take it)

4. A warm house on a blustery day.
5. Multigrain garlic buns and leftover salad for dinner (leftover meaning it’s a mix of leftovers with a few things added in; some people make soups, I make salads).

1. Hearing the first sounds the Poptart made today when she woke up: laughter.
2. Starting to recover from a rotten cold.
3. A 2 hour nap in the middle of the day.
4. A partner who works hard to take care of his family.
5. Nature, for providing me with the ability to protect my child from this rotten cold. In other words: yay for breastfeeding.

Its been awhile, so here goes:

1. Feeling better than I’ve felt in a long, long time.

2. Handmade soaps

3. Baby sleeping 12 hours for the last 3 nights…

4. …allowing me to sleep and…

5. …replenish my stash of frozen milk.

Crossposted at my Grace In Small Things Blog

1. Falling asleep on the couch from 10-12 last night
2. Getting another 5 or 6 hours straight of sleep last night when the Poptart decided to sleep from 1-8
3. Having a partner that steps up and takes care of the Popart so I can get some sleep
4. Venturing out over a bridge as a family for the first time.
5. Being able to have a glass of wine with dinner and being relaxed enough from semi-adequate sleep to enjoy it.

Crossposted at my Grace In Small Things Blog

Because really the last couple of days have been rough (thank you post-partum hormone crash), I’m going to cheat on the grace in small things and just do this one:

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Crossposted at my Grace In Small Things Blog

The last two weeks:

  • I have been sick and am having a hard time kicking the last of whatever virus I have.
  • I have banked an additional 25 hours of overtime (despite there being a ban on overtime)
  • I have been working one extra day a week on a contract (with an apprentice)
  • I am freaking tired

Today I have a day off. And I woke up at 3:30am completely stuffed up. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

So lets try to find some grace in this, shall we?

Grace in:

  • The quiet of an early morning when no one else is awake
  • Reading half a book with my morning coffee
  • Potential for a well-deserved nap this afternoon
  • Time to breathe, reflect and meditate
  • Time to slow down and find grace in waking up at this early, quiet, peaceful hour.

So I am approved to Schmutzie’s Grace in Small things. I think it’s too easy to get complacent and complain, and ignore all the good things that happen around us, every day. So I joined the social network too.

And I was approved days ago (February 6, according to the date of this draft), but somehow, the days got away from me.

Today’s grace:

1. Today I am 27 weeks pregnant. With no complications or anything worse than a little insomnia at any time. Hello, 3rd trimester.

2. The baby’s kicks are getting stronger and keeping me up at night. She is particularly active today.

3. A series of fortuitous events in just the right timing means I am picking probably the best time to go on maternity leave and still have a job to go back to in a year. Which means this pregnancy, although occurring faster than we expected, happened at just the right time.

4. This blasted cold seems to be going away and I am generally in good health.

5. Oh and this:



A small thing, indeed 🙂

November 2020


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