I know you might be disappointed that this post isn't about the Appalachian Trail.
There have been technical difficulties! The AT post is going to be really photo heavy - and I haven't had the time to get through them all. In the past week I've helped a friend move, had dinner with a friend, lunch with two, and I've been deep cleaning the house like a fool.
I've needed to keep myself busy, but not wanted to be busy on the computer.
Everyday I've donned a bra, and shed no tears.
I talk to or text Aaron every day.
The bed upstairs is even stripped, washed and the room cleaned up.
I go up to Chicago next week to have my hair done at the school and pick up the Selfish Punk to come home for Thanksgiving.
Can you believe that it's already Thanksgiving!?
I wanted to share my morning thoughts with you.
It's what my house has turned into.
Everything stays where I put it.
I know some of you would LOVE to have this, eh?
Well - be careful what you wish for.
That picture up there is Aaron's chair. I called it his nest - he came down every morning sleepy headed and sat in it with his laptop, his tea, his blankets and breakfast.
We would sit and laugh and talk.
So far, the mornings are the toughest.
BUT - I'm adjusting really well - and this might just be the last 'poor me' post about Aaron leaving.
I just wanted to encourage those of you that are home with small ones to embrace it. Embrace the mess of it all - embrace the chaos. All too soon - it will be gone - so cliche - but so true.
Y'all are blessed with a mess.
There is life in that mess - there is love in that mess.
It's where you are in life right now - so don't wish it away - embrace it affectionately.
Now - I'm not talking about a sink full of dishes that have sat there for four days - that's just nonsense.
Have a fabulous day!