Can we just stop for a second and talk about how crazy the past couple of months have been? Maybe it was retrograde? Maybe it was just me? Anyway… on top of the really big life changes that I’ve been going through (and will talk about one day) there’s been all sorts of other craziness. Namely, that plague that I wrote about in my last post ended up lasting for three weeks! In fact, Roman is still hanging on to a bit of a cough. I mean, we’ve all had colds before, but three weeks, going on four?! For real?
I finally took Roman to the doctor on Tuesday. Even though I knew we were all on the right path, I just couldn’t stand the thought of it being something more and letting it go untreated. Sure enough, the pediatrician confirmed that it really was just a lingering cold from hell and that he should be back to 100% soon.
On top of that craziness, I had an unfortunate series of events that led to me having a tooth pulled last week. Recovery from that has been slow-going and just a general pain in the… jaw.
At any rate, things have been stable for a few days now and I’m just starting to come up for air. It’s amazing how far “out of the game” my head goes when me and the babies are under the weather. While we were sick, I truly had to put life on hold. All of the big, pressing issues that have been weighing me down for the past few months were pushed to the wayside. Not to worry, however, they were all here waiting with a vengeance as soon as the dust settled.
In an effort to regroup, I took the quick drive up north to my parents summer home in the woods. One of the things that I love about coming up here is stopping into the grocery store and stocking up on our favorite foods & snacks. We always stop into the local ACME right before we hit the final stretch of drive into the campgrounds. By the time we get here, the babies are ready to tear into something delicious–usually graham crackers or something sweet, if I’m being honest. (Can you blame them, though?) 😉
So since I already love ACME, I was really excited when I was invited to try out their NEW Signature line that includes more than 4,000 items–from coffee to juice, soup to cereal, fresh produce to fried chicken, and delicious prepared foods to trusted home staples–all with a 100% money back guarantee.
We’ve spent the past couple of days taking long walks in the woods and picnicking by the lake. Signature graham crackers and apple juice have been a welcome addition to the babies’ afternoons. And, Mama has been happy to add a little bit of extra sweetness to her afternoon tea, as well.
Cheers to products that we can love from stores that we can trust. To celebrate the new line, ACME invites shoppers to join in the conversation by sharing Signature stories, photos and videos online using #MySignatureMoments. I’m also really excited to be giving away a $25 gift card to ACME to one lucky reader. Use the giveaway widget below to enter. See terms and conditions for details.
No matter how crazy life gets, I’m so grateful to have these little, peaceful moments to sit back, take stock, and be grateful. Even when it’s really hard to find, there is always a bit of wonder & beauty tucked inside of the insanity somewhere. If you don’t see it yet, keep looking. ♥
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