Where I've Been, Where I'll Be

Hello beautiful readers!!

It's me, Hailey... 

You know, that girl who used to blog about cooking and ruffled curtains and the (un)glamorous world of unemployment...

and then fell off the face of the planet for no good reason whatsoever except that, life happened. 

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Not a new, exciting life or a particularly fabulous life, just every day, normal life. Only my new, normal, everyday life didn't look much like the one I shared on here. When I once daydreamed of finding a job, I found myself working around the clock. Where there were once delicious weeknight dinners, there were bizarre, late-night-in-front-of-the-tv-on-the-couch meals like "burgachos"... it was exactly as it sounds and every bit as pitiful. No, worse.

So, I took a break and a big step back, and a few smaller steps forward, and found myself in a weird state of limbo for a little while. I made some big decisions (like a new job) and a lot of a small ones (paint color for our kitchen reno)  and decided to start fresh in a new space that is a better reflection of who, where, and what (huh?) ... I am now, in the present. 

So from now on I'll be blogging over here at www.TheDaileyLife.com, sharing bits about our lives, our plans, and dreams, and what I'm wearing while doing it, since I used up all of my acceptable-number-of-stretchy-pant-wearing-days all at once.

and so I am extending a very desperate hopeful invitation for you to join me and my man and all of our boys at our new place!!

Thank you for being patient, and kind, and really awesome.

Hope to see you soon!



The Best Use of 10 Minutes Today

I have erased and re-written this sentence too many times to count...
Starting with "Well... uh..." or "So, here's the thing" or another excuse
just felt like an unnecessary waste of words,  precious words.

Indeed, it has been four weeks since my last post. 
Four weeks of life that I've kept living and memories kept making...
that may never make it onto this blog for reasons as simple as a tiring lack of time, and as complicated as a draining lack of desire. 
A case of Blogger's Block, if you will. 

One day turned into two, two into ten, ten into twenty... and here I am still without much in the way of words worth writing, but instead eyes and ears fully intent on seeing and hearing as many precious words as possible. 

Words that inspire and hint at hope. Words that intrigue and ignite wonder.
Words that fill up, words that comfort.
Words that weigh heavily on my heart and mind beyond the moment I interact with them.

Words like the ones in this 10 minute story of gratitude.

The best way to use invest 10 minutes today.

I'd be grateful if you did.

Supposedly people use on average 10,000 words a day! 
10,000 opportunities for thank you's, I love you's, and I'm sorry's...

What if we were so grateful for each word,
we refused to waste a single one?