Our family dinner conversations have been so candid, lively, fun, and full of laughter.
Being candid with the kids, like no topics or words are off limits, has opened up the discourse in a big way, and I’m about it. I can tell the kids are, too. They are so free in those moments, and it’s a beautiful thing.
Nothing against purple week, but I’m going to be off prompt all weekend.
BECAUSE IT’S DMB WEEKEND, BITCHES!! 💜
I want to buy a bike. I feel like bike riding could be my new thing, since my knees are too fucked to run much anymore. Why not set my self up for success?
I’ve also decided I want to be bolder with some of my fashion choices. Get outside of the box I’ve put myself in. I always see stuff I love on other people, but think: no, that’s not okay for me. And I’ve got to stop limiting myself in that way.
Sleeveless tops and dresses: I think my arms look weird and awful, but that’s silly.
Two piece swimwear. Yes, you have a mom bod. Get the fuck over it. Your husband wants to see you half naked at the pool. You should own it.
Dangling earrings and hoops: I always think they look weird on me, but then I recently said fuck it, tried some that were way outside my comfort zone, and you know what…loved it!
Jumpsuits! Now hear me out…I think I’m going to buy something like this. Maybe even this exact one. It’s cute, right?
Because you know what?? I’m (essentially) 40 years old and I can and should be wearing whatever the fuck I want.
Take a deep breath and live a little, bitch. Let the haters hate. You’re gonna be living your best life. 🤷🏻♀️💯
I’m loving my new journal.
I’ve been using it all week, and it’s definitely helping me find the good in every day.
I love what our fridge decor reveals about our lives here at RiekAlt Manor ❤️❤️
After court, I picked Jackson up, and we went out for burritos and book shopping; just the two of us. It was fantastic to have one-on-one quality time. He declared that we need to do this much more often, and I completely agree.
My friends are the best.
Two things I’ve received from friends today that made me smile:
Have you ever cried because you were overwhelmed by happiness, and maybe a bit tipsy? That’s me right now.
Doing whatever we want feels so decadent; I almost feel guilty about it, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t absolutely fabulous.
These lines lead to the local brewery.
The gang got back together last night for another epic adventure.
I’m the wyrmlimg, having transformed from my usual fairy form in order to battle some water demons who were susceptible to fire damage. (We didn’t have a red dragon wyrmlimg available so just use your imagination).
Other pics from last night’s battle:
Here are O’Reilly (Ann) and Twilight (me). I’m still in crazy battle pixie form here. She’s a half-orc barbarian. I told her I should tag this pic #bestielife, and so I did over on Insta. Haha. 💜
And here are me and Farbis having just delivered the final death blows (yay Call Lightning!!) to the final boss (which ended up being a fire demon. Tricky, tricky, DM!).
And just because it’s cool as fuck:
It was a fun night. We didn’t get home until 1:30 though, so I’m going back to sleep since it’s not even 7 am yet, and we have a big, labor intensive house project today. More on that later!!