Monday, April 13, 2015

A Mental Health Day

I mentioned in a post at the beginning of March that from that point forward, at least through the end of the school year, life in the Ferris household would start picking up speed. It did.

I also mentioned how ready I felt to tackle March, April, and May, and that I planned to approach these three months - one of my favorite "seasons" of the year - with a positive attitude. I did.

But after one of our busiest weekends in months, and a heavily-scheduled week kicking off today, I feel anything but (to quote myself in the above-mentioned post) "healthy, organized, and enthusiastically positive".

Don't get me wrong, our weekend was lovely. We had family in town, celebrated Hallie's birthday (at school, at home, with dinner and dessert out, and with a birthday party), supported Will at his soccer game and Tae Kwon Do lesson, attended a fun event at the kids' elementary school, made almost all of the decisions associated with our master bathroom remodel, worked on a few home projects, and survived Hallie's dance pictures. I also finished and submitted an 18-page writing project I've been working on for the last 10 or so days.

But today…today I just need a day off. A mental health day from writing. I have lots of interesting posts in the works, but as of Sunday night - when I sat down to pull together today's post - none of them were ready and my head just wasn't where it needed to be to get them ready. My apologies.

I hope these cute pics from Hallie's birthday weekend make it up to you.
The birthday girl with her breakfast "donut cake".
On her way to school for the first time as a 6yo.
While my girl was at school I decorated her cake (as well as 24
cupcakes) and caused one of my bi-annual carpal tunnel flare-ups.
Hallie took these adorable Good Luck Bear, Bedtime Bear,
Funshine Bear, and Cheer Bear cookies to school on her birthday.
(No, I didn't make these. I don't decorate cookies. Thanks, Peace,
Love, & Cakes
 for creating these delicious and gorgeous treats!)
The birthday girl fell asleep with her three new Care Bears.
While wearing her new Cinderella dress, Hallie spilled water
all over the kitchen floor. Watching her clean it up dressed
as Cinderella was quite cute. Reminded me of this video:

Dance pictures! As I pulled her hair back in a bun,
Hallie commented/complemented, "Mom, you're 
getting so much better at this!" She's right.
Happy Monday, friends. Make it a good (healthy, organized, and enthusiastically positive) one!

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