Say it Rah-shay By Aug 23, 2015 11 Comments

Today is a slow moving day in the home. The Bee and I are in our respective corners of the house puttering about as we prep for the week ahead. Normally I would be freaking; weekends for the foreseeable future will once again belong to my part time gig, something I’m thankful for but also feeling a bit morose about ending free time as I (sort of) control it. 

On Instagram I found this blog hop from alphabetsalad and decided instead of whining about the changes in my schedule I would embrace the new and focus on the good things that have been. 

grateful| alphabetsalad


1. Time with The Bee

In a few short weeks sophomore year begins and with it the whirlwind of being in high school, school work and all that comes with it. Her constant chatter fills the air and even when I’m trying to read or focus while she is sharing every everything I welcome that she wants to me to know what’s happening with her. 


Grateful | the Bee

The Bee

2. Time with friends

Last week I had lunch with one of my friends and it was a lovely time to chat about life, work, ideas. H was always someone to push me out of the self doubt I hang in when things would get tough and it’s been great to be her cheerleader too. 

I was also able to reconnect with my former coworker Abbe and it was so nice to reconnect, share ideas, gossip and talk shop. 

A friend from college has moved back to the area and it’s been awesome. I was hesitant at first; I was holding on to the embarrassment of not finishing school and thought it best if I stayed in my Rachee world. 


I’m glad I can manage to get out of my head for a bit. It’s been fun hanging out, late night chats and good wine. All the wine. 

3. Modern healthcare


Take care of your teeth. Take it from me. I had a cap which cracked and I let go and the ensuing oral surgery had left me feeling tired, nauseated and unlike myself. 

Thank goodness I have decent coverage. Imagine if I had to go through this oral torture with crappy coverage?




Pitiful Rachee selfie

4. Early mornings. 


Grateful| Cobbs Creek Park

Cobbs Creek Park


Philly is showing off with beautiful trees, a nature trail and I am digging that almost in my back yard I can start my day with a quiet reflection and beautiful bird song. 

Bonus: Decorative houses. Because Philly shows off.

Grateful| West Philly Decorating

West Philly at its best

5. Wogging

It’s amazing what the body can do when you let it. Im not running my fastest miles, I mean or complete miles but hey, I feel good and healthy and strong and that bump ain’t a bump but a hip bone. 


 Grateful | cosmos tights 
Plus I scored some new tights from the Goodwill and they look pretty good if I do say so. 

6. Just being

Lately the need to rush from A to B and back again has been there but instead of giving into it I’ve been slowing down and enjoying the quiet that comes with being. A page or ten in my book. Enjoying some music, like really hearing it. Savoring a treat. It’s not bad to do one thing at a time, enjoying this process  instead of rushing through. There are times I buzz from place to place but I’ve acknowledged that I can slow down and see what there needs to be seen. 


Grateful | cuppa

Slowing down to enjoy a cuppa

Your turn. 

What are you grateful for this week?


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.


  1. irishred13 says:

    I think it is beautiful to focus on the good instead of the negative. Early mornings aren’t my favorite but we get to see some beautiful sunrises sometimes!

    1. Rachee says:

      I used to hate early mornings but enjoy the solitude.

  2. Right now I’m thankful for flonase, allergies are coming back and I’d really like to breathe through my nose again. I’m always grateful for my healthy baby, a safe home, my living husband and my giant, goofy, fluffy dog who keeps me sane through all the trials love throws at me <3

    1. Rachee says:

      I must say that I am thankful for Flonase too. Adult allergies are kicking my ‘tang!

  3. Love! Love! Love! Yes, sometimes things don’t go our way, but there is so much in the world we have to be thankful for and making note like you have is the best way to really live life to the fullest.

  4. Laurel Regan says:

    Love this post, and so glad you added it to the Gratitude Linkup! It’s amazing how things change when we stop and focus on gratitude – something I need to remind myself of regularly. 🙂

  5. Joanne says:

    Being mindful enough to acknowledge the things you’re grateful for is so important for our overall wellness. I keep a gratitude journal and write in it several times a week.

  6. Amanda says:

    What a great post! Its so important to remember to stop and be thankful- I definitely don’t do it enough! And congrats on your wogging! I have really got to get myself back into some sort of fitness routine!

  7. victoria says:

    I love early morning too, To see sunrises and do my everyday routine, sometimes i’m tired of this kind of morning but i need to start my day with a positive thinking

  8. Ramya says:

    great list Rachee.. especially, time with friends and enjoying beautiful nature around you 🙂

  9. Great list with those beautiful mornings and colorful tights 🙂

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