no choice but to say “no”

Today was a hard day. I went to bed excited, knowing that work had already been called off due to the impending ice storm. Monday – a day typically associated with early mornings and busy agendas – was going to be a day of rest. Of sitting inside and keeping warm and doing the things…

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rest in our reality

Today, it’s raining. The air outside our home smells like wood fire, cold temperatures, and wet leaves. There’s a goat screaming in the pasture; she’s hungry, as always, and she’d rather stand in the rain and tell us about it than curl up with her family in the shed we built for them. I’m about…

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how DO we rest?

As I’ve said, I don’t rest well. But I have figured out a few methods that aid in the process. Here they are: Bubble Baths. First and foremost, let’s get the cliches out of the way. Personally, I am in LOVE with Lush’s reusable bubble bars, but if you’re looking for a decent bath in…

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rest + restoration

This year has been strange. It’s like we have all of the time and none of the energy. All of the ideas and none of the follow through. All of the gas and nowhere to go. Or maybe that’s just me. Personally, since I lost my job in July, I’ve been overcompensating by trying to…

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