Recently I had the pleasure of gifting my friend, Jessica, a set of engagement photos. She and her then fiancé, Eric, met me at a local historic home and we had a great time capturing some special moments for them. I was unable to photograph and even attend their wedding due to a prior engagement, but I was with them in spirit. May God bless this union and may their love for each other grow stronger each day.
It's official. I survived the spring semester! There were times I wasn't sure I was going to make it. There were times when I thought my mind and body were going to fail me, but alas by the grace of God, I have made it to the end of the semester.
During those foggy times when I thought, I'm just not sure I can push through this time, I definitely prayed more, had more people praying for me, I sat in the back of the park near a pond to catch some "not so fresh" pollinated air (but it still felt good to be there), I walked with a friend from church, and I stocked up on lots of herbal teas! My favorite so far has been the Yogi Honey Lavender Tea for stress and tension. It is absolutely delicious. I just finished having a cup of that mixed with one bag of chamomile lavender tea. The two together with a small teaspoon of creamed honey were just too good to be true. Ahh, refreshing.
My house is a wreck. I took my braids out and my hair is a sight to behold, but I'm making it. I finally did laundry. I knew I had to when I realized that there was nothing to grab from anywhere. Everything was officially dirty. I'm too tired to hang the laundry, but the basket is close to my bed so I can grab out something to wear for tomorrow.
The past week I've been having the weirdest dreams. Dream #1: Someone was touching my hair and telling me that it was a mess (I took it as a sign to take these braids out). Dream #2: These flying roaches were coming down from the ceiling and I just kept having to kill them (I took it as a sign that I need to do my spring baseboard inside and outside bug spraying). Dream #3: Someone kept telling me that they were completely out of tahini sauce and I kept trying to explain that I had some (This I have no clue!). So basically, I need my rest.
I've decided to make some changes for my own betterment (is betterment a word?). So, I'm trying to Holy Yoga (thanks to Susan from A Vintage Farmwife.) I refound her blog and was intrigued by the Holy Yoga practice. I subscribed to Holy Yoga TV for $10 a month, since there are no classes nearby, plus I don't mind the solitude. I've been enjoying it so much right now. Taking time for calm during the day and also hearing God's Word. I wish I had the discipline to get up extra early and practice before work, but that's pushing it for now, so I'll be content if I can fulfill these small goals for myself.
go to bed at a consistent time, lessen my caffeine intake (can you believe I've hardly had any chocolate, and I'm a die-hard chocolate fan and besides ginger ale no sodas for a while), and I started
On May 18th Summer School starts so I'll be back at it. In the meantime, I'm trying to rest, recover, and finally do a few things that I've been wanting to do...herb garden? planting my mom some lilies?
Ok, so congrats if you made it to the end of this long post, but I've missed you all so much! Hope to have more exciting news to post in the future. :-)