Wednesday ‘podge – I can’t believe it is May!


1. May Day! May Day!…last time you shouted for help? Or maybe just asked?

I guess I had a minor breakdown around 1 am Saturday; the weight of too many activities just felt overwhelming and I cried a little to my husband. But this is what I do: I go a long while all tough and controlled then I have to let it go a bit.

2. What’s something you may do this month? 

I may regain some semblance of my own time. HA! I don’t know who I am kidding. This weekend, we have the boys’ two last games before two tournaments and Dakota’s dance recital. Granted, I think after that we will regain some time. I don’t know how many more practices they’ll have but dance is over until June 8th.

3.  ‘April showers bring May flowers’...is this true where you live? What’s blooming? What’s your favorite springtime blossom?

I don’t recall April being as rainy as normal this year but we do have some stuff blooming in the back, mainly jasmine and my gardenias. I think I like this white and purple Douglas iris I randomly have in a corner of my yard. It’s very pretty.

4. What’s something you learned at your mother’s knee?

Hmm, so I only recently learned about when to say the right things to my husband. I know that sounds awful and old-fashioned but I tend to combat and play word games but I have been better about letting my husband expound on whatever and just be supportive. My dad was a hot head and she was very good at keeping her cool.

5. Share a thought about motherhood. 

Oh boy, so many thoughts. I’m in a special place right now where they mostly don’t need me as much. Even though my youngest is 8, she is very independent. But because of this, it’s getting harder to tell when they DO need me for something. Isaac was a little hangry the other day and losing his cool and Ash asked if he needed a hug and he wailed that yes, that was all he wanted. LOL. Motherhood is basically one crazy emotion after another.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

We have been choosing Tuesday each week as our fasting day. But really, I eat a lunch on Monday and probably a keto snack around six (flax seed crackers, pecans, and cheese) but then we fast until we eat Wednesday. Today, we probably won’t eat until 4:30. It’s a good long cleansing period and helps restore my body after weekends when, as of late, we’ve been letting loose a lot: beer, pizza, long eating windows. The funny thing is how difficult Tuesday afternoons are but Wednesdays are great. You’d think that would not be the case, especially for someone like myself who has been eating one meal a day for well over a year. But on Tuesdays, it’s psychological: it’s 12, why are we not eating?? And the late afternoons are the worst: slow and I’m hungry but not starving. It’s odd.

But Wednesdays, the long fast and keto has kicked in, making me super focused and driven. I have already done dishes, swept the hall upstairs, and answered a bunch of emails. I’ll be working hard all morning until I tutor. I may feel tired at some point and probably cold too but if I stay busy, I can push through those side effects. I also use this stuff called LMNT and it’s a combo of salt and magnesium; helps replenish and doesn’t break the fast. For now, I’m drinking my black coffee and getting my brain right. There really is so much value in fasting!

5 thoughts on “Wednesday ‘podge – I can’t believe it is May!

  1. Your answer to #1 made me think of the old fashioned pressure cooker. The pressure rises and rises and then there has to be a release of some of that pressure. It is good to know that about yourself! That is really sweet that Isaac needed a hug!

  2. Kids. Yes it’s a bit of a guessing game sometimes : ) I tend to do the same in terms of holding it together then letting it out disproportionally to whatever the thing is that set me over the edge. We’re a work in progress! Happy Mother’s Day!

  3. Those are some interesting thoughts on your eating habits. Are you fasting for religious reasons or as part of your (keto?) diet? Sorry if this is a dumb question, but this is my first time visiting your blog (from the HodgePodge). I do understand that a major part of why we eat at least in the developed world is psychological.

    Your thoughts on motherhood are also very eye-opening. I’d never consider an eight-year-old as not needing Mommy much anymore. Then again, I’m not a Mom myself and that’s probably for the better.

    1. Hi! No, it’s not religious. I gained a lot of weight during Covid and we began researching healthier lifestyles. Fasting and keto seem to make me feel better than I ever have before.

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