Keeping Up with ABM

I really took the last couple of weeks to get rest. I meant to write. I meant to do a lot of things. Some things got done, others didn’t, and I’m ok with that.

I was grappling with an arthritis flare that forced me to slow down. I don’t like that I was forced to stop and rest, but that rest was so needed. I feel like my vacation was forever ago.

Thanksgiving with the family was wonderful. After two years of being apart, it was such a joy to be with my family in the same spot. It was so soul-filling. I have missed them so much. During the pandemic, I have seen all members of my family individually, but being together was magical. Hope had a great time; Yappy…less so because of the toddlers, but he was a perfect pup.

I’m trying to wrap up the year at work. I’m eager to take more time off and get more rest.

Hope is working her fanny off. I think it’s fair to say she doesn’t enjoy working with the “public” much. People can be awful and the pandemic has really brought out the problematic people. Layer on holiday shoppers and it’s any wonder why folks tolerate anyone else. I try to support her, make sure there’s good food available and home remains a safe place. I also listen to her post-work vent sessions. She’s really adulting now. LOL.

We’re ok, just busy. I promised to be back soon!

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I'm a single Black professional woman living in the DC area. I adopted a tween daughter 7 years ago, and this blog chronicles my journey. Feel free to contact me at adoptiveblackmom@gmail.com, on Facebook at Adoptive Black Mom, and on Twitter @adoptiveblkmom. ©www.AdoptiveBlackMom.com, 2013-2021. All rights reserved. (Don't copy my ish without credit!) View all posts by AdoptiveBlackMom

3 responses to “Keeping Up with ABM

  • rose

    Thanking for checking in so we know you are ok. No pressure to write but I do appreciate and learn when you do. You really DO need to take of you as a priority, I hope the new year does give you a chance to reset and drop the Over part of overabundant work obligations. It sounds very unhealthy and like maintaining any boundary and limit causes backlash. Breath, take time to enjoy the season every day, your oxygen mask on first.
    Support and caring.

  • lydiaschoch

    It’s good to hear from you again. You and Hope are both in my thoughts.

    And, yeah, working with the public can be hard at times for sure.

  • Stacey

    Your blog was really an inspiration for me before I adopted my daughter. This weekend we celebrate our 2nd “Adoption Day.” We celebrate it like a 2nd birthday. I was nice to pop on here and see an update on you ladies.

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