What Goes On & Trying to Feel Better

By January 16, 2015 3 Comments

1. I meant to do a “Thursday Things” but now it’s more like “Frazzled Friday” and gee, what kind of headline is that?

“Frazzled Friday” is the state I’m in and I don’t like it. Over Christmas I began taking a powerofmoms e-course Mind Organization for Moms, a program I actually won (Instagram contest!) and it is FANTASTIC. The first step is organizing your email so that every night you have an empty in-box and you can go to be as peaceful as a breeze.

Guess what? PEACE! Really. For days I kept on top of email and the calendar. I was calm, in control of life, and was more patient and happy.

What a great feeling. What an enlightening moment.

And then real life began. School started, schedules barked, kids got sick, and last night I went to bed with 45 emails, too exhausted to “deal.” I realized how I’ve begun to think that “anxious” and “over-scheduled” is normal.

This is not healthy.

I obviously need to “buckle down” and finish the other six organizational lessons. (time! time!) Either I’m doing too much or I’m not organizing life as efficiently as I could, because this anxious state is not good for me. Or the kids.

Poor things. I actually clapped at them like a crazed-sideline coach this morning: “LET’S GOOOOO!”

Anyhoo, (deeeeep breathe…) hope you’re doing well!

Are you healthy? The humans that live in this house are coughing and dropping like flies. I’m drinking green smoothies like nobody’s bizness. May I also suggest this immune-boosting hot drink:


Immune System Super Blast Drink:
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 lemon, squeezed
4 echinacea pills, emptied (or a couple drops liquid echinacea)
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/2 cups boiling water
I swear by it.
2. I’ve been wearing the Misfit Shine. The one Paige lost and miraculously found. The sleep info is most interesting to me. Perhaps I’d feel more peaceful if I slept a little more!
Which is why I’m going to take the Napping Challenge:
3. After your nap, this is why you need a running buddy:
Because getting lost in a couple feet of snow is an adventure – if you have a buddy!
4. This is why you need kids: how else will you go sledding?
5. Bringing the daily water to the chickens in the middle of winter isn’t my favorite activity. It’s also potentially life-threatening. Paige’s face proves it:
paigechickensActually, Miss. Hairy Legs had escaped again. Alas, I fear she will only learn her lesson when she’s swallowed by a fox.
6. Do you ever get emails like this from your teenager?
Love the girl.
Okay, that’s all. Gotta go and get organized or something.
Have a good weekend – and stay healthy!


  • Julia Tomiak says:

    I can’t be a running buddy, but I would love to be your “let’s be more organized and less stressed moms” buddy. My five minutes of daily meditation got lost to school delays, closings, and too many hours with Verizon. But it’s a new week… Stay healthy!

  • 4amWriter says:

    Is it really possible to be less stressed and more organized in this life? I have been away from blogging for the last 2 months (okay, probably longer) because it is the only thing I can think of that I can cut out and not suffer severe repercussions for. I always find myself way behind the 8 ball at this time of year anyway, so I try to look forward to February when things are lighter and bouncier.

    We’re all down and out with a nasty cold. Feels like I have an elephant sitting on my chest, but at least the sun is finally out. Too dreary and cold.

    Happy 2015!

  • I would like to acquire all the ingredients for that drink and give it a try!

    It is cold and dreary and damp here in Pennsylvania. The Salerni family skied itself into exhaustion over the MLK weekend. Whether that makes us more sturdy and hardy — or just weakens our systems for infection remains to be seen. (I felt abnormally cold even after retiring to the cabin for the day and hot-tubbing. That can’t be good …)

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