Brrr, Momma, it’s cold!
Originally uploaded by maliburachel

This photo is how I feel today. I feel so discombobulated, out of sorts, so much to do, like I can’t get it all done. One of my best buds from teenager-hood is getting married and I’m hosting a bridal shower for her, which I am thrilled to do. BUT, I don’t know what I was thinking, offering to host a party two weeks after we moved in. I think I was in a haze of new-home-joy-euphoria. Not smart. Future Me, take note: don’t stress yourself out like this.

It doesn’t help that I tend to be a perfectionist. I want everything to look perfect, be perfect, feel perfect. Especially when it comes to parties. It’s the negative influence of your friend and mine, Martha Stewart.

To add insult to injury, in light of the past week and Mazie’s untimely passing, I’ve had another flareup of ulcerative colitis. I haven’t really talked too much about this. Two years ago, I was diagnosed with UC. It’s a lifelong condition, characterized by crazy inflammation of the colon. There’s other symptoms that I won’t go into, but let’s just say it’s a whole lotta not-so-much-fun. So. Back on the serious meds for me for a month or so.

All in all, we’ve had a lot of great things happen in the past few weeks. But at the same time, it’s still a lot of stress and change. Keep us in your prayers right now while we’re adjusting.