It’s been a rough few weeks. The ups and downs have been real……
Mama is recovering from being in the hospital after her fall and blood clots. She has many doctors appointments in her future, but she if recovering at my sister’s in California. As a friend said, there are worst places to recover in. As an added bonus, she will have more time with her granddaughter and her new grandson. She is in good hands and is on the road to recovery even if the time it takes is longer than we would like. That being said, she is already baking cookies with granddaughter with help from other grandma.
So that is a huge stress relief and blessing.
Then we have also been dealing with family member who was battling Covid. Sadly the decision to place him in comfort care was the correct one and had the outcome everyone expected, but no one wanted. There is no positive to this story other than he is finally at peace and no longer suffering. Sometimes that is all there can be.
So with all of these stressors, it has been a lot.
Work = stress
Home = stress
Starting home baking business = stress
Life = stress
It was time to do something fun. Something stupid. Something just for me for no other reason than I wanted to do it….. And I did!
Months ago, I had signed up for a winter trail 5K. This event is just a silly fun event that also raises money for good cause.. The Squatchy Onesie Fest is just what it sounds like….. We ran in onesies! Now I will say that it was unseasonable warm which did make for a hotter run than it should be. The ground was muddy, icy, and fun to run all at the same time. I will also say the day after this event, we had a beautiful light snow which is how I initially envisioned this event when I signed up, but it was still perfect just the way it was.
It was just stupid hard fun that I didn’t think about and just enjoyed.
Just what I needed!
Case in point…
I will also say that every time I run the trails, I am reminded how much I really love running them and wish that I had more time to run them. I really need to do both more trails and more stupid just for fun events.
I was also reminded to not take everything so seriously. Just to let go. Have fun and not afraid to look stupid because in the end….. no one will remember your PR time, but they will remember your journey.
You look so cute in your onesie. I also love your comment about not being afraid to look stupid. People are so serious these days, we have to do something stupid once in awhile just to keep sane in this crazy world.
Much to my 15 year olds chagrin, his mother is never afraid to look stupid. I have a lot of silly fears, but looking silly while having fun with friends is never one of them:)
So sorry to read about your family’s loss. It is refreshing to see how you are handling your stress though! Congrats on the 5k and the home baking business—both really awesome things. Keep it up!