3rd grade!

How did this happen? Wasn’t he just a baby?

My ex took this pic for me after I reminded him like three times. Lol.

I’m bummed we didn’t get a pic of Freya on her first day of 7th grade last week. I forgot to remind the husband. Oops.

We were woken up in the middle of the night by Freya crying. She said she’d gotten lost on her way back from the bathroom, but it’s right across from her room, so I’m pretty sure she was sleepwalking. I mean it’s dark as fuck here for sure, but it wasn’t a problem any other night. Regardless, it scared the shit out of me and now I can’t get back to sleep.

My alarm is set to go off in three hours. That’s going to be brutal.

saturday in the smokies

Today was a very chill day. The original plan was to hike the Appalachian Trail, but my lymphedema wasn’t really permitting that today. I hate that I forgot my compression sleeve. We have already discussed a trip just to hike the Appalachian Trail, however, so it’s all good, just a bit disappointing. Instead, we hung around the cabin. Went for a swim. Soaked in the hot tub. Enjoyed dinner out on the deck. Watched for the bears, but they didn’t visit today. After yesterday’s encounter, that’s probably for the best. I know Biz was relieved.

I can’t believe it’s already our last night. We head home early tomorrow morning. I’m really going to miss this place. It kind of feels like a second home now. We had a fantastic time. 💜

I adore our little family. I feel extremely lucky, and very loved.


I tried hiding outside on the deck, but the kids and dog followed me there. I shouldn’t complain, I know. It’s sweet how much they love spending time with me. I love it too. I really do, but I’m exhausted today. I put in an hour with them, and now I’m about to indulge in a hot bubble bath. I need some time to myself to clear my head. Once I recharge, I’ll be back to mom mode.

I forgot my Kindle in the other room, and I’m already in the bath, so I guess it’s a good time for some blogging and internetting.