Will it Matter?

I was thinking about how long my to-do list is today. So much to do in such a short amount of time.

It was starting to freak me out.

Then I stopped. I took a breath and thought to myself, “how much of this will matter in a year? 2 years? 5 years?”

Yes, I believe in a clean house and clean laundry and fresh food to eat, but if the sink goes a few extra days without a cleaning, or I have to search my closet {which is FULL of clothes} for a few extra days of outfits or I cook up frozen vegetables for dinner instead of fresh ones, will that really matter?

will it matter via organically mo

So why are those always on the TOP of my to-do list? Why aren’t the things like “call your friends,” “write someone a handwritten note just because,” “enjoy a glass of wine with your husband on the patio” always so far towards the bottom that I never seem to have enough time?

I think it’s time for me to focus on the things that really matter in life – people.

When the Air Conditioning Stops, So Does the Fun {5 Ways to Stay Cool}

The past few days have been extremely hot for me…not only was it already 75 when I would wake up at 6:30am, it was hitting triple digits by noon. So when the air conditioner decided to stop working on a Friday night, I knew we were in for a fun-filled few days.

If there’s one trait I get from my dad {other than stubbornness} it’s that I can be¬†cheap. There was NO WAY we were going to call someone to come fix the air conditioner over the weekend. Do you know how much that would have cost?!

Instead, Gary & I tried to make the house as comfortable as possible until the repair guy could come. Which leads to this list.

5 Ways to Stay Cool via Organically Mo

  1. Keep the windows & blinds closed – It might look like a morgue, but keeping it all closed can lower house temps!
  2. Run every fan in your home – If your house doesn’t sound like an airport, you aren’t running enough fans.
  3. Put a bowl of ice in front of short fans to make it cooler – I read about this years ago and finally tried it. It didn’t make the house cool enough that I went running for a jacket, but it DID make the air a bit cooler.
  4. Drink water – Duh. Always & forever. But now drink more.
  5. Wet your hair – I know this one goes against everything your mother taught you about wet hair, but trust me. Wet hair + cold air from a fan = bliss.
  6. {BONUS} Screw staying in a hot house and drive to the beach where it’s nice & cool! ūüėČ

Let’s Chat
Any other ways you stay cool inside when the AC is out?

Grief is Different for Everyone

It’s been just over 2 months since my mother passed away.

Some days it feels like just yesterday and other days it feels like a lifetime ago. Both types of days are equally hard.

While my mom was in the hospital, and even in the first few weeks that went by, it seemed that I was pretty stable. People¬†warned me that it would hit me hard once I went back to work. Other people kept digging because they knew I “had to be” more torn up than I was showing.

Sometimes I think people just assume the way they deal with grief is the way everyone deals with grief.

Death of a Mother via Organically Mo

Here’s the truth – it’s just starting to hit me. When I was looking my mom’s death in the face, I knew deep down that she was gone. Now that time has passed a little more, it’s the everyday things that sneak up on me.

I don’t feel anger that my mom died – I know the team of doctors who worked on her heart did the best job they could. Nor am I angry at the world – I understand that life is not fair and that death is a part of life.

What I do feel is a deep sadness.

It’s the times when I think of our annual summer shopping trips that will never happen again. Or knowing that I can’t tell her how amazing Hawaii was – other people will certainly listen, but no one will get that gleam in their eyes the way my mom would.

It sounds cliché, but I am just trying to take this all day by day. Some days all I want to do is stay in bed all day and do nothing. Other days, I wake up feeling alive & know it would be a waste to stay home and grieve for my mother.

I have to remind myself that there is no “right way” to feel or show grief after losing someone you loved.

Crazy

My life can be summed up in one word right now – CRAZY!

Crazy sad

Crazy awesome

Crazy busy

Crazy disorganized

I have so many recipes floating around in my brain or jotted down that I want to share. I also have a ton of Hawaii pictures I want you all to “ooh” and “aah” over with me while I remember the best vacation I ever had.

There’s so much for me to say and I feel so overwhelmed at where to start.

I’m really hoping that in the next week or two, I will find comfort in my blog¬†again. Until then, please bare with me. Remember…my life is CRAZY!