Three Things Thursday

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This post is brought to you by chai tea + brandy. For breakfast. It’s a good thing: warming, soothing to a sore throat & hacking cough, & opening up clogged ears. Also? It’s ridiculously quite yummy.

2. Last night my husband & I were having a very serious discussion about the over abundance of cop/killer/solve the crime shows in the dvr que. {Side note: Mommas let your babies play cops & robbers & shoot things & discover the play side of violence as children so their future wives aren’t constantly forced to watch violent things. M’kay?} When I told him his killing show interfered with the beards being back he gave me distant, blank look. How can he not get excited abut pretty rednecks who shoot things?!!

3. Speaking of rednecks, on a recent trip to the Smokies, my children’s inner redneck shined (shone?) like the top of the Chrystler building. They chose 2 souvenirs each: airbrushed t-shirts & camo hats. You can take the kids out of the country… However, today for school pictures they tapped into their more preppy side. Say cheese!

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Loosey goosey out,
Mae

P.S. I’m not responsible in any way for grammatical or spelling errors due to the haze hanging out in my head. And various things of that nature.

P.P.S. I ❤ Big Bird. ~and that's pretty much all of the political debate you'll see on Going Herbal. Now, I need a nap.

Three Things Thursday

1. Do you ever run in to overly eccentric people time & time again? I’ve noticed that it happens in spurts. Today, I wondered if it was to help me improve my poker face… And then I wondered how often people get to work on their poker face around me.

2. Fall harvest has been so lovely lately! I’ve been putting together lots of tinctures, elixirs, tea blends, & all sorts of other happy herby products. It makes my heart sing. The kitchen table makes a great lab.

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3. Some amazing sunsets have been setting in my back yard. Breathtaking even. I always like to take a few moments to honor the power of such a bright star & the presence of the moon & sun together in the skies. It’s very centering to my soul.

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Sending centering thoughts your way.
Mae

Three Things Thursday

1. Parenting is hard. Not that this is new news, or anything, but it’s been especially difficult in our house the past few months. Today I was talking with a wise woman about things & she said, “When I learned to slow down & communicate with my children, parenting became so much easier.” Her words hit me like a Mac truck. Perspective is an important talent to have. How applicable is her wisdom to every facet of life?

2. We’ve had a sick one in the house this week. Herbs, herbs, & more herbs have gone into my little man & thankfully his fever broke without getting into the frighteningly high zone & he only missed one day of school. Germs are good until they aren’t, huh?

3. I needed to get out of the house today, so I went “pre-shopping” for school picture outfits. The kids have outgrown Carter’s, aren’t really Gymboree style wearers & H isn’t going to be sporting Justice clothing any time soon (or ever if i can help it). It makes me think the Amish are on to something.

Keep calm & sew rad clothes,
Mae

Three Things Thursday

1. Football is on television, I’m snuggled under a quilt & the smell of fall is almost in the air. That combination makes me absolutely giddy.

2. After school activities have started, which makes me a professional chauffeur. Two children, 3 sports, 5 days a week. This makes me really want to lobby for cloning. Agreed parents?

3. Due to Thing #2, there isn’t enough time in the week for me to have a booth at our amazing winery’s farmers market any more. {Insert pitiful face here.} However, I still have great crafty & herbal concoctions available & am happy to get them to those in need or want. Next week I’ve got a hot date with my Etsy page and the listing process.

What kind of schedule changes are happening in your house this fall?

Are you looking forward to football & hockey season? We’re big Vols, Titans & Preds fans here!

Happy days to you,
Mae

Elbow Grease

Hadlee came prancing into my bathroom as I was getting ready, obviously very proud if herself. While whistling a little tune she says in her very sing-songy-six-year-old way, “Hey Mom, do you want to know why I have no idea what is on the television?”
“Of course I do! What is it?”
“Wellllll, you know that Hello Kitty sticker that was stuck to my dresser? I’ve been removing it. Man! That sure is hard work, it’s even bruising my elbow.”
“Your elbow? Why would it bruise your elbow?”
“{Sigh.} UHHHH, you SAID it would take some real elbow grease to get the sticker off, and boy were you right!”

God love her.

Go put some elbow grease into your day,
Mae

A convo with my pre-k graduate

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Me: Hey, Bubs, where do you want to eat supper tonight after your graduation? We can go ANYWHERE you want to celebrate!

Jack: I know! {he says with an index finger in the air} How about Target? Ya know, they have popcorn & all sorts of food & COKE & TOYS!

Me: Hmmm, I was thinking somewhere a little closer where they bring your food to you. We can go to Target later this week.

Jack: Well, I guess I can settle for Cracker Barrel. They have toys & Coke, too. {Cheshire cat grin}

Bless our boys. Happy graduation & popcorn treats,

Mae