Gratitude, Life

Some complaints + gratitude :)

The end of this week has felt overwhelming to me. Despite our heat wave, which has been a welcome change, and has made everything feel nice, bright and very "summery". But I don't know, I just feel...overwhelmed. My brain dump list from last week has remained untouched, except I've thought of a bunch of things… Continue reading Some complaints + gratitude 🙂

Gratitude, Household

A burning dinner question + 2 gratitude quotes

Part A: Why does it always seem to take 3 hours to clean up from dinner? Seriously, is this just me? It doesn't matter what we have, it seems like it always takes forever to fully clean up the kitchen!! And I do generally recruit help- it's not like everyone just ditches me. (Though, I'll… Continue reading A burning dinner question + 2 gratitude quotes

Goals, Life

Back to School (part 2) + a tip

It's Back to School Day, part 2, as I call it....Obviously the real "back to school" occurs in the fall, but heading back after winter break always feels like another "1st Day of School". This was the lowest key of all low key winter breaks, ever! But that's okay. I feel a twinge of guilt… Continue reading Back to School (part 2) + a tip

Gratitude

Sunday gratitude and cuteness

Slipping in an unrelated photo of Ethan to start with.... outside his first ever piano competition yesterday! He looked so cute to me. And he played beautifully. 🙂 Last night Ivan was trying to figure out the date of something coming up, and asked, "Wait, what's the date today?" I replied, as usual, that I… Continue reading Sunday gratitude and cuteness

Gratitude, Podcasts

Hedonic Adaptation + Gratitude

On my walk the other night I fired up an episode of the Hidden Brain podcast, with Shankar Vadantam. I hadn't listened to this one in a while, and the episode's title "Where Happiness Hides" caught my eye. Obviously, I'm a total social science/ psychology geek....LOVE that kind of stuff and I find it really… Continue reading Hedonic Adaptation + Gratitude