Last night I headed out to my first Lake Monsters baseball game. The Lake Monsters are the Class A short season team for the Oakland Athletics and play at Centennial Field in Burlington. It was a perfect night for a game, and we had a blast watching the team rally to pull out a 4-3 win.
Life at the intersection of making with your hands and feeling with your heart
3rd day in a row home with Mama (1 snow day, 2 sick days) 😳 requires ramps and tunnels and railroad tracks.
The inevitability of the play doh mix. I feel like there’s a life metaphor in there somewhere. #toddlerlife
Panera bathroom pregnancy chic
Life feels like a blur right now - just making it from one day to the next. It’s so easy for me to see the places I’m falling short, to focus on all the worries, the things not done, and the ways I’m messing up. I already lean toward anxiety, and unfortunately pregnancy hormones for me seem to be like getting a daily anxiety shot straight into my veins.
Up at 5:30 in the morning on a Saturday with this kid, I’m exhausted, wishing I’d slept better and longer and trying to capture these moments of joy - on my phone, in my heart - when we’re pretending the couch is a boat, rocking in the waves and searching the water for fish riding bicycles.
With all the memes and inspirational quotes floating around, finding joy in the small things can start to feel a bit cliche. But it is what’s tethering me right now to the light I know is inside me regardless of the to-do lists, the heartburn, the fears.