Gifts given at my 6-month follow up at the Lasik ( @dishlerlasik ) office to some fine folks there. 1 sprinkle pen went to one of the eye docs & the other to the nurse who walked me around on procedure day; both of those ladies apparently have a special taste for sweets. All the way to the left is a copper finish Sierra pen made with copper swirls, for the surgeon, Dr. Dishler. 2nd from the right- very cool pen. Made with wood from a barrel used by @communitybeerco to barrel age one of their lovely beers (@communitybrewmaster was it Legion or Glenstemmons?) and the metal swirls came from a can of Raja double IPA by @averybrewingco , made for the other eye doc who has taste for good beer. If you have ANY questions about laser eye surgery, Dishler is the place to go. Everyone there has been amazing, every single time I've been in the office. Thanks to Dr. Dishler, Dr. Petraitis, Dr. Brownfield, Nurse Lora, and the entire staff who helped give me correction-free sight! #dishlerlasik#penturning#swirlydoodles#sprinklepen#lasik#actuallyitwassmile#newisalwaysbetter#truestory
My mind has been running lately. So what triggered that. Well, I got to really thinking about the me too posts. I'm not going to share a story on that. I'm open, but not that open yet. But to find the time to quiet my mind and let go of things has felt so good. I like to visualize whatever it is leaving my mind and body with an exhale. it's empowering to release toxic people, worries, stress, etc. And to move on. I've mentioned before forgiveness being one of my main struggles. And although there are things I'm unable to forgive at this time I like to think I'm still making self progress because I'm working on other areas of me. I think it's ok to take your time to forgive, to be "stagnant" in that area as long as you're actively working on other areas. I like to believe it will help you to lead to forgiveness when you are ready.
Healing is a personal journey that can't be defined by time.
Is there a 15 month sleep regression? 😥😳 Callisto used to take 1 nap for 2 hours and last week he only went for 1 hour making him one big grumpy gus and waking up ALL night long... today and yesterday he's been taking 2 naps which then he doesn't go to bed till super late.. hoping this doesn't last too long. Anyways, I got a planner today so I'm excited to start getting more organized. I also got hit with inspiration for another blog post! How many diy's are too many in 1 month 🤔
Finding order in the chaos. Lately I've felt very unbalanced. Callisto's sleep has been off so I've been dragging almost every day, so I'm sure that's part of it. But I really like to be organized and plan out everything as much as possible, it keeps me sane. In college my planer was my bff. For the weeks I plan out our dinners and what me and Callisto will be doing/going. (I'm a SAHM, don't think I've mentioned that yet). Of course there is flexibility because babies sometimes have their own secret agenda. But I'm also trying to figure out my personal schedule. Time to write/cook/craft. I feel like that vague schedule is throwing me off.
How do you make time for you? .
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How was your weekend? We spent time with my husband's family and tomorrow me and Callisto are going to visit my mom for her birthday. This week is supposed to be nice so we will be spending as much time as we can outdoors. Which I also forgot! The stroller got a flat tire from the last trail we went on, so I've been using the wrap since then. But I really need to fix it.
Happy Saturday! This morning we got some cleaning done and since our washer is finally fixed we have loads to catch up on. Not sure what the rest of the day entails but Callisto is napping early. We had a bit of an accident last night when he decided to wake up at 11:30. He slipped and fell. He cried, I cried. It was rough. Anyways, this picture is from my grandparents house a couple months ago, the flowers are out of control there. They've come back every year for the past 3 years and they just consume the walk way now.
How is your morning?
Happy Friday! This picture is from yesterday's visit to the pumpkin patch. We got to see cows, goats, and sheep. Callisto got scared when the cow mooed, his first in person cow. Anyways, this weekend is filled with birthdays. And tomorrow is the husband's! Yay! What are your plans?
Lately I've been struggling to quiet my mind. It's been wandering a lot and I have so many thoughts. But I don't let it discourage me and keep practicing each night. Once I am able to quiet the mind I feel so refreshed. It's as if all the weight has been lifted off my shoulders, and I can think clearly. I can't wait to practice this with Callisto. I think it is such a valuable tool. I used to have racing thoughts and couldn't do anything because in my mind everything was just chaotic. I couldn't even draw, something I loved so much. Years have passed and I'm much better compared to then, but still not where I'd like to be. There are a lot of resources to begin to learn to meditate and one of my favorite app is Headspace. That guys voice is so calming! Have you used it before? What are your ways to practice self care?
Серединушка рабочей недели ⏳
Держитесь ещё? 😜
Я вчера попробовала для себя новую активность для души и теперь пребываю в состоянии лёгкой эйфории 😸 (как-то так выглядит эмоджи для моего состояния, мне кажется)
Круто пробовать что-то новое, даже если сразу ничего не выходит 😸
This is in Estes park. Hoping to make it down one more time before it's too cold. I'm not a huge water person. I like to watch it and listen and be in it, but before me and Callisto went swimming this summer it had been YEARS. Mainly because I was always to embarrassed to be in a swimsuit but this little man has changed me for the better. And I don't want him to miss out because of my fears or insecurities. By trying new things and going on new adventures it's helped to overcome those obstacles so win win. What new things are you trying?
Had my coffee to go this morning. 9 am appointments are good when you live in the same city but having moved now.... let's just say the next one is later in the day! But I actually think it's time to change his doctor now that we are settled. I have hated going to his doctor appointments, they stress me out so much. I mean we all have doubts in what were doing but for the most part I'm like "hey I kept this tiny human alive for 15 months! And I'm doing a pretty good job" but when I leave his doctors office it's more like "hey no your kid is too small, and he should be doing this and that but he's not." Was I mad? Yes. But I know my son better than his doctor and after talking with my mom and her reassurance I feel better and confident in what I'm doing. Thanks mom!
How's your Monday going?
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It's currently raining. I love the smell and sound of rain it is so calming. I love this time of the year to be able to sleep with the windows open. I feel I sleep better with fresh air. Plus it's nice and cold! Hope you all had a lovely weekend! . .