I have a glass of red wine in hand, if we are being honest, it's the second. ;)
I am enjoying a few minutes of relative silence right now and taking a few minutes to just reflect on the day. Nothing extraordinary..... just simply normal and that is how I am liking it these days. I said I am trying to slow down and appreciate all the little things and I find that when I am not stressing so much about "getting it all done" I am happier. Yes, I still have a long list of things to do, but I will get to them eventually.
We have been trying new recipes (and when I say we, I really mean the hubby ). He cooks them and I eat them! :)
We recently renewed our library card and rediscovered some nearby parks. We have planted more plants and been making trips to the local farmer's market. I feel like we are slowing down the pace of our lives and I enjoy it so much more than I thought I would.
I used to love to go go go and get a million things done. I only felt truly accomplished if I could list off ten things I had done that day and if I was exhausted by the time I came in the door. These days I feel accomplished if I actually get the laundry put away and we have made a trip to the park. It feels good because I know in just a few short months Jaxson will be starting preschool and I can't believe it! Yes, it is just a few hours, a few days but it just cements in my mind that he is growing up so fast and it won't be long that we won't have all of this time.
I guess in a way I have been simplifying my life before I even realized that that is what I needed and wanted.