We’re making plans for tackling the academic year with our kids (and it’s looking different every dang day), David lost one of his front teeth and now looks like a 5th grader to me, and Emily has been exploring the use of the word “no” and “why”, in true 2-year-old fashion.
I feel like I’ve been kind of holding my breath until “things get back to normal” from all the changes that were rapidly made when Coronavirus struck, but my face is starting to turn blue and I’m feeling faint. I am coming to terms with the need to pivot my mindset on what “normal” is going to look like. The fall is starting to look a lot like what the summer has looked for us. Could it be worse? Absolutely. I’m grateful for the few freedoms and options that we have, but I’m trying to put in practice the idea of doing my best while in the middle of this crisis, instead of hanging on by the tips of my fingers until it’s over.
It has certainly not been a season of thriving. And I’m weary of not feeling like I’m on top of things in my life right now. There’s grace, of course, but there are also tangible things I can do to feel more empowered and stronger to do my best during this crazy season.
I bought one Caraway pan to replace an older pan with chipping Teflon and I LOVE it. The quality is great, it has a really nice weight to it, and the non-stick nature of the pan is incredibly effective.