7.09.2016

I Think I'll Have Nightmares About Weeds

My mom has had the week off of work which has made two little redheads pretty happy. 
I think everyone in this picture is going to have a tough adjustment when we move out. 


So remember the shower drain problem from losing my hair? This is what happens just when I take my hair out of a ponytail. 
I realize some shedding is normal, but that's an excessive amount just from moving it around a little. I'm also starting to feel my hair thinning out. I've always had fine hair, but tons of it, and it doesn't feel like tons anymore. I keep trying new shampoos and conditioners that are supposed to strengthen and repair hair, but it doesn't seem to be working. Ulta was having a huge sale on their jumbo bottles of hair products so I decided to try another brand and see if if helps my hair any. My hopes aren't too high but it smells amazing. 


Brynlie got to hold her cousin Allison last night. It's getting a little trickier now that Allie is almost as big as she is. 
Natalie and Allison hung out with us for a while, which meant the girls got to do some exciting things with Natalie, like construct and test out tin foil boats which Brynlie promptly distroyed; shocker! 
And have balloon races down the hall 
They had a ton of fun! 


We ended the night watching So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation. Talk about cute!! There are some seriously talented little kids on that show! If you haven't watched it you should check it out. Kennedy ate it up! 


Today was kind of a nightmare. I spent the entire day, in 95 degree weather, transforming this:
Into this:
I wish pictures did it justice. No one has touched the flowerbeds at our house in probably 8 years. They were super overgrown with grass, weeds, bugs, garbage... It was horrible!! I think I'll dream about iris bulbs choking me to death in my sleep tonight. But, now it's pretty and done and I can barely move any part of my body. It looks so pretty though!! We also picked up a tree to plant in the front yard so our grandkids can have shade when they come visit haha! Hopefully it grows a little faster than that... But first we need to plant it. 


On a super random note, I've been meaning to share this for quite some time but kept on forgetting:
If you know me well, you know I struggle with inequality in life. I utter the words "that's not fair" quite often over many different things. I always feel like a baby whenever I do, but one of my weaknesses is being able to properly handle those moments when life just isn't fair and the scales are tipped vastly more one way than the other. In fact I can get pretty bitter and angry about it. 


I was reading a conference talk though, and came across this excerpt and felt like it was written just for me. In all my complaining and struggles to accept things the way they are, I never stopped to consider the eternal scheme of things. All these struggles are temporary. In the next life, none of this will matter. What will matter is how we handled what we were given, and I really needed that reminder. In case you're struggling with something that seems unfair or difficult, please read this and know it's not permanent. It has really helped me improve on this weakness of mine. I read this often and wanted to share it. 
I can't remember who's talk this was, but it was in the most recent conference in April... If that helps. 


See you soon! 




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