This year has been one hell of a ride so far. I have had all kinds of stressful events happen, from family health scares to car trouble to animal health scares. I’d really like to get off the crazy rollercoaster that is 2019 so far.
Currently, the husband and I are living at my parents’ house while they are on vacation so that we can take care of my dog. Echo had surgery in March to remove a cancerous tumour on his leg. Soft tissue sarcoma, Grade 1, very small chance of it spreading to the rest of his body but still a good idea to have it removed. I could not have asked for a better dog to go through this with – he has been recovering like a champ.
While we’ve been staying at my parents’ house, I’ve been taking advantage of having an entire room dedicated to sewing. My mom also sews quilts, and I’ve been LOVING using her Janome machine – being able to adjust the speed, switch out the presser feet super quick, and just the quiet hum of the machine.. it’s been a dream. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my vintage machine, but I’m definitely longing for the day when we move and I can have a new machine of my own.
All the stress of the past four months has pretty much destroyed my nutrition and fitness routines, but I refuse to beat myself up about that. I have firmly discovered that gluten makes it next to impossible to get out of bed in the morning, so it’s really not worth eating. Dairy also makes me groggy and foggy, and also has the fun side effect of throwing me into an incredibly depressed mood. I know I’ll get back to the gym in time – especially once my commute is cut in half again. (Who knew gas was so expensive?!)
In the meantime, I’ve been doing a lot of goal setting, focusing not only on my nutrition and fitness, but on my quilting adventures as well. I’ve put a lot of energy into growing my brand on Instagram, and although I’m still incredibly new at it.. I’m enjoying seeing what I can accomplish! With all the crazy this year has thrown at me so far.. I just need to take it one day at a time.