Ten Things of Thankful- Self care Sunday

It’s been a busy fun filled week and spring showers have gave way to sunshine and flowers. Seeing the trees starting to bloom, leaves me with a sense of wonder and excitement. Soon I’ll be digging in the dirt and doing my planting for my garden. I’m very excited to involve my kids as they’re boys and they love to get dirty. Here’s to another week of thankfuls co-hosted by the The Wakefield Doctrine


Spring has sprung! ?
I’m thankful for finally after seven long months I got my hair done. I decided to give my son’s hairdresser a chance to do my hair. I’ve been looking and experimenting with a few stylists. She listened, looked at my pictures, talked about my hair cuticle (which is straight, fine, with zero volume). Then she hilighted, low lighted, and cut my hair and I absolutely love it! 

I had to throw a Friday flex in there too. ?

I’m thankful for finally getting to see my oldest son (the Captain) score a goal! I missed his first one because I had to leave for a meeting. But this one I celebrated and watch him do his happy dance on the ice. His team lost but it’s because of him that the opposing goalie didn’t get a shut out. The next game they came out and played their hearts out and tied 15-15. ?


I’m thankful for some down time to read, write, and work on some submissions. I haven’t done that in awhile but I’m feeling braver about sharing my words out there on the web. Stay tuned for when I share a post next week that’s being published. 

I’m thankful for catching up on housework, homework, and the monster laundry that lives in the basement. I tamed the beast again and only have one load to fold, put away, one to dry and one to wash. In my world that’s about as awesome as it gets. 

We had another productive week with my youngest son’s (Mad dog’s) behavioural aids. We finished our project with the art instructor and I’m proud to reveal our Bat cave! There’s still some finishing touches to add to it. I really enjoyed the dry brushing technique that my son and I had learned. I’m excited to make something else and I’ll document it with pictures this time. 


I’m thankful for the beautiful sunshine and walks along the river. We went for a nature walk with my son and his other behavioural aid we turned it into a nature scavenger hunt and he loved gathering sticks, rocks, and pine cones. Tomorrow we get to paint them and make story stones. I’ll have to brush up on my superhero drawing skills. The last Batman I drew my son said “oh no Mommy that won’t do he looks like an cat!” ?

I’m thankful for time spent getting organized and figuring out a plan to control the clutter in my home. It will be a big project but I’ll take it one room and one day at a time. As long as I can open and close my closet and drawers I’m happy. 

 I’m thankful for having a wonderful experience buying a cocktail dress for my trip. I haven’t wrote about it for awhile but my husband and I are leaving for South Africa in 5 weeks and I need to have some fancy clothes to attend a few classy functions. A few dresses to go and next a ball gown to model and purchase. It’s fun to do these girly things as I’m a jeans, t-shirt, and yoga pants wearing kind of gal. 

I’m thankful that I was able to have a play date with one of the other Mom’s in my local special needs group. It was so wonderful to meet up and chat and watch how much fun the kids had together. I look forward to meeting more of the other Mom’s and their kids. 

I’m so thankful for taking better care of myself with getting enough rest, relaxation, exercise, and doing things to make me happy. I’ve decided that I’m going to do something each week that I love to do. Today I participated in a Mother’s day DIY spa workshop. I had a wonderful time with lovely ladies and made some fabulous bath goodies. 

Recipe for body butter

Essentials needed:

1 cup of Shea butter

1 cup of coconut oil 

Essential oils of your choice (8 drops or if mixing then 4 drops each)

-Take 1 cup of Shea butter put it into a pot and melt on the stove at medium heat. 

-In another pot place 1 cup of coconut oil melt at medium heat. 

-Continue stirring Shea butter than add it to the melting coconut oil. 

-Transport to a mixing bowl and let cool in the fridge for 30 minutes until a hard consistency. 

-Whip for 15 minutes until mixture is a fluffy texture. 

-Scoop into container, add the essential oils of your choice, and mix thouroughly. I chose 4 drops of Cedarwood and 4 drops of orange oil. 


Melting the shea butter disks

Melting the coconut oil
Mix ingredients till the consistency of butter , put into containers, add EO’s and mix thouroughly
Voila the finished product! cedarwood is a wonderful balancing oil. And orange oil is great for calming the nerves and helping with anxiety

Jeanine Lebsack

Writer, research assistant, podcaster, reiki healer, and a passionate advocate for neurodiversity. On my writing journey I’ve discovered a plethora of passions including writing, researching, entertaining through song and dance, with a desire to explore and create something transformational and healing. I believe in the sacred art of storytelling and that there’s power in the written and spoken word. Join me on my journey using the magic of words, music, and heart song. I believe we create ripples of energy that flow throughout the universe and by sharing our stories it creates change, positivity, and healing. Have a listen to my podcast on Spotify and Anchor at House of a Writer.

9 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful- Self care Sunday

  • 2 May 2016 at 12:06 pm

    That body butter recipe sounds pretty easy and interesting. Self care helps us be stronger and more able to offer love and compassion and energy to those around us. I had a Batman son, and it is exhausting being the mom of superhero. ;). Have a good week – I love shopping for girly stuff.

    • 2 May 2016 at 5:54 pm

      It was so easy Val and smells so good. I have some other recipes to share for next week. Self care is essential to me and yes being a Mom to a superhero is a full time job. ? I’m looking forward to more shopping and me time this week. ?

  • 3 May 2016 at 1:49 am

    great post and I love that tree….all I could think about was my allergies..LOL kat

    • 3 May 2016 at 2:45 am

      Thank you Kat it was a sight to behold being in bloom. I used to have the worst allergies than I moved to a drier climate and no problems since. I can recommend some essential oils I use for my son that work for his allergies. ?

      • 3 May 2016 at 3:23 am

        I would love that…I am better the older I get…but when the cotton is processed here I suffer….thank you…kat

        • 3 May 2016 at 3:52 am

          Oh yes that I understand. I lived where the cotton blew through the air it was bloody awful! I was a red eyed snotty mess. I’ll look through my herb book in the morning. Everyone’s finally asleep so I don’t want to break the spell. ☺️

          • 3 May 2016 at 3:54 am

            never break the sleeping spell…LOl no hurry but thanks…night…sweet dreams…kat

    • 3 May 2016 at 3:24 pm

      It’s such a beautiful tree. I believe it’s a crab apple. It felt so good to shed that extra hair and have a style again. I’m glad you got to experience the same feeling. Go us indeed! ?


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