A blessed event: I was actually awake before anyone else this morning (which used to be an everyday occurrence but is now, sadly, rare), so I went out on the deck at 5:30 and admired the crescent moon that could be seen fleetingly between the morning clouds and painted.
I almost didn’t post this, because I messed up at the bottom😆, but I don’t do this for anyone but me. This is my art therapy that I prescribed for myself during my second postpartum period, after realizing (much later) that I probably had some PPD after my older daughter was born. Art, fresh air, exercise, alone time, and reading good books make me a happy mom. Just a dose of one of these activities changes my outlook from just merely surviving the day to loving this season of my life. A morning like this morning really refuels my tank.
Hope you all can get your tanks refueled this weekend!