Midweek Check-In

Howdy folks! I thought I would pop on today for a little Wednesday chat. Our week has been nothing out of the ordinary so far. On Monday James and I went to a dance party at the library. We had fun, but it also felt like I was the only parent there with a child who didn’t want to stay in his designated dance space…thank you, Covid. James wanted to be anywhere but within his coned-off quadrant. On the bright side, he’s a people person, on the not so bright side, Covid guidelines are still making socializing difficult these days.

Monday and Tuesday were HOT ones over here, so hot that we have been under a heat advisory. Aside from our outdoor time at the library, James and I have stayed inside the past couple of days. We tried to go for a walk early yesterday morning but both of us turned into puddles. James looks a little too excited to be unpacking groceries in the photo below…I guess that’s what happens when you’re cooped up inside on a hot day ๐Ÿ™‚

What tastes better in 100 degree heat than a big plate of…lasagna! Kidding, but yes, that is actually what we ate for dinner last night. I brought a meal over to one of our cousins who just had a baby, and figured I would make us a batch of lasagna too. Not the most summer friendly meal, but when you’re sleep deprived with a newborn, I figured a hearty meal would hit the spot. Plus this is my favorite lasagna ever, thank you Ambitious Kitchen!

Also my favorite ever, these peanut butter m&m cookies I made yesterday to go with the meal. I didn’t expect much from the recipe the first time I made them, but they literally melt in your mouth! SO good!

Enough about me, what’s everyone else up to? Summer plans? Lots of pool/lake/beach time on the horizon? We’re still feeling a little tied down by James, but he’s able to do much more this summer than last so I think we’ll be able to get out more to enjoy it! Is anyone watching The Bachelorette? Thoughts? What are your go-to summer meals? I feel like I need to turn on the oven less this summer, it just makes everything feel hotter!

Ok, off to get this day started! James and I are going over to a friend’s house this morning, I am excited to spend time with her, plus she has a pool! I’ve also got my first in-person therapy session this afternoon. It is a 2 hour intake interview, and I’m pretty sure I walk out with an official diagnosis. I’m feeling anxious about the results, but constantly reminding myself that this diagnosis is not my identity. I’m so grateful to be surrounded by such loving and supportive friends and family as I continue this recovery journey, and for God who is always sending me reminders that I am His and that’s all that matters.

Have a wonderful Wednesday friends!

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11


Hi I'm Rae and I am a pastor's wife and mom to our one year old son James. I recently started blogging as a way to share my recovery journey from an eating disorder, as well as married life, motherhood, food, and faith. Hop along for the ride, Iโ€™m glad youโ€™re here!

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