Today’s Quote

“The great problem facing modern man is that, that the means by which we live have outdistanced the spiritual ends for which we live. So we find ourselves caught in a messed-up world. The problem is with man himself and man’s soul. We haven’t learned how to be just and honest and kind and true and loving. And that is the basis of our problem. The real problem is that through our scientific genius we’ve made of the world a neighborhood, but through our moral and spiritual genius we’ve failed to make of it a brotherhood.”

~Martin Luther King, Jr., Rediscovering Lost Values, Sermon delivered at Detroit’s Second Baptist Church (28 February 1954), 15 January 1929 – 4 April 1968


Countdown to #Halloween! (plus where I’ve been)

We are just under two months from #Halloween!

Well, I really wanted to start my Halloween countdown at the three month mark, but life gets in the way.  I’ve been sooo busy with my little one – therapy appointments, parent-tot gymnastics, toddler time at the library, and so on.  We are also heading to Spain in a couple weeks for some amazing family time!  So, getting ready for that has kept me quite busy as well.  And, on top of that, mid-October I will be having major foot surgery at Mayo to correct a failed surgery from six years ago that has been causing me tremendous pain.  Fun times!  Maybe while I’m laid up and healing, I’ll have a bit more PC time.  I’m also still grieving from the loss of my sweet Chloe.

And to be honest, I’ve also been taking a bit of a social media and news break too.  I’ve been feeling triggered and deeply depressed by the constant barrage of what is happening to our country, and the nightmarish circus (to put it mildly) that is this administration.  I’ve found the best thing for me when I’m feeling this way is to just take a mental break from it all.  So, I’ve been spending much of my free time (when my toddler is sleeping), creating hair pieces and playing brain games on my phone to get my mind off it all.  I’ve also been planning out my upcoming art and craft projects that I can’t wait to share.  Hope everyone is doing great!