Help me, my friend….

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Hey friend,

This afternoon was blocked out as a working window to write. No, not lovely blog posts but the more serious, academic stuff that I have engaged with called the PhD.  But things have happened and my day has not quite evolved as planned.

I have however, had a tyre fixed and refitted. I have explored the possibility of upgrading from a Queen size bed to a King. Any advice? I have done several loads of washing and read 4 academic papers. Then there were bills that I paid, emails that I responded to and a book I read speedily over lunch. So I have been productive but have not aligned all of my energy into the very thing that I must do today. And it is almost school pick up time. Hmmm.

I am getting close to 1000 blog posts on this humble little blog space. It started out as a family journal of life with small people, feeding them and nurturing them. Since 6mouthsfeed we have become 7mouths2feed and now, as the big 1-0-0-0 approaches I have been  considering stepping away from this story. It has been a grand jaunt, through the grim days of motherhood and babies, school days and making memories with my kids. Blogging has kept me writing and reading when everything else felt too hard.

Nowadays there is so much to read and consume I am a little overwhelmed at times by it all. But for me,  blogging has helped me make sense of it all. I don’t pretend to be an expert. I just do better when I am part of a team. Thank you for adding to the discussion, sharing a post or trying a recipe. If you have been following a long for a time you will have no doubt tried to bake bread with me, made a never fail chocolate cake, experimented with the no sugar way and perhaps dabbled in some good reading. We have shared faith stories, debated the latest parenting approach or enjoyed a new movie or tune. This blog is many things.

So what should I do? Make 1000 posts, celebrate and slip away into cyber land? Is it time for a new more grown up blog. A makeover perhaps? Some Q and A. Help me polish this story, 7mouthsfeed and find my next Big thing.

Yours, S x

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Everything Falls Apart

I love this song. There is grace each new day when everything is falling apart.
You said you’d never leave or forsake me
When you said, this life is gonna shake me
And you said this world is gonna bring trouble on my soul
This I know
(Chorus)
When everything falls apart your arms hold me together
When everything falls apart you’re the only hope for this heart
When everything falls apart and my strength is gone
I find you mighty and strong, you keep holding on
You keep holding on
When I see the darkness all around me
When I see that tragedy has found me
I still believe your faithful arms will never let me go
And still I know
(Chorus)
Sorrow will last for the night
But hope is rising with the sun, its rising with the sun
There will be storms in this life
But I know You have overcome, you have overcome
(Chorus) x2
When everything falls apart your arms hold me together
When everything falls apart you’re the only hope for this heart
When everything falls apart and my strength is gone
I find you mighty and strong, you keep holding on
You keep holding on

  Fee,  Hope Rising, 2009.

I’ll Just Check….

I saw this image on social media and laughed. I don’t watch Netflix in bed, but a last minute check of FB or Insta…..maybe. Sometimes I do that. But why? It wrecks my sleep, it can make me agitated and cross. And I find I have hundreds of new ideas buzzing in my head. When really I need to be winding down….

Secretly I know I am not alone here. You take your phone to bed don’t you? We use the alarm, some are tracking their sleep, noting their overnight breastfeeds, checking their bank accounts, flight details. Do you need a reason? We are on auto when it comes to our phone. A touch and we are there, transported to every world but the land of NOD. I am writing about this because it is time I edited this one little habit from my routine. I need a tech free hour before bed. More cups of peppermint tea, a bath, a book and some quiet.

So will you join me? Real quick, you and I can change the world, one good night sleep at a time.