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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

finding happiness

I've been a bit off the past few days. A few little things happened, and unfortunately I felt very much out of sorts after that. Insecure, emotional and consumed by bad feelings. The good news is that I feel that I am coming out of my funk and have been doing so by focussing on what is good in my life.
Yesterday I put my focus on doing things that made me feel good. I talked to my sister in Ottawa for a good long time, went to the park with one of my mommy friends and our toddlers, spent time outside with my friend's dog and then today went to the lake with Sarah, the kids and her family who is visiting.
I was feeling the need to destress, so I decided that I needed to treat myself well. Sometimes the demands of life can get to me, sometimes I'm not on the ball, sometimes I don't have the patience that I need, sometimes I have a bad mommy day. I needed a break today and the perfect solution came with an invite by my friend to enjoy a day by the lake. It felt so good to sit by the water, listen to the waves break on the shore, soak in the sun and watch Noah play by the water's edge. Ahhhh deep breaths of fresh Yukon air.
And now I am taking the evening easy. A bath is in order and a batch of homemade cookies will be made. To bed early and a promise to myself not to worry so much about the things I can't control.
ps. in case you are wondering...Noah wouldn;t take his bike helmet off....all day!


  1. You're human! Everyone has bad or 'off' days. I am so glad you are feeling better and pampered yourself. A bath and cookies sounds PERFECT.

  2. it is funny how sometimes small things can put you in a funk. I hate when that happens to me. I usually try to take myself to bed early so I can begin fresh the next day.

    Love seeing photos of the Yukon. It is so beautiful.

  3. Pregnancy hormones are the worst! I went to bed at 7pm last night and I feel like a new woman. More sleep is the ticket!

  4. thank you so much for the kind words friends! xoxo

  5. I know I have my off days too. This post definitely perked me up. I wish I had been there.

    One of the kids I nanny is wearing a stripped blue dress with white/purple polka dot tights. Keep in mind is over 100 degrees and she refuses to change. Oy!



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