So I've been flying solo all week with Russ out on a work trip. Normally that wouldn't be a huge issue, except that in January and February it happens like five times back to back so by this last trip I'm running on empty. More accurately I'm running on chocolate I sneak into my bathroom while I'm hiding to get a moment alone.
That said, I found lots of good reading while I was hiding in the bathroom this time, see? There's an upside to everything!
10 Easy Steps to Host a Dinner Party (And talk about God): If you know anything about me, you know I have strong feelings about the relationships created around tables and the importance of that being the context we share our faith. Susie Davis is the master of this.
Phycological Effects of Room Colors: This basically explains everything about my home, or more accurately everything about my life and personality. I bet it does the same for you!
Micro-Progess and the Magic of Just Getting Started: Lara Casey's books and power sheets introduced this concept to my all or nothing brain and summarily changed my life. This article does such a great job of explaining why you should pare everything down into tiny steps. Literally life-changing.
There's Scientific Evidence That Clutter Causes Anxiety: I've been re-reading Simplicity Parenting lately because more than one of us has been struggling with restlessness and creeping anxiety. This just reenforces the idea that less really is more.