Saturday, July 31, 2010

It's Not You, It's Me

Blogging hasn't been on my to-do list lately. It is something that I think about, and miss, but it has fallen to the bottom of the list along with trim the roses and buy The Athlete a desk. I absolutely mean to do all of it, but life keeps getting in the way.

Life like working well beyond a reasonable capacity, and missing everyone's birthdays from November to June, and dutifully accepting meetings during important events in my kids' lives, and some testing to diagnose herniated disks that are torn and lots of pain medication and ice packs and subsequently being really unhappy with just how out of hand things have gotten for me. Completely.Out.Of.Hand.

Things that seemed temporary have become a lifestyle and I need to make some decisions about a lifestyle change. I don't mean a change like selling everything and moving to Cancun to braid hair with Camille. That's not anything I have EVER considered - LOL!

Just a conscious slow down and reassessment of the things that matter to me and what I am willing to give up to make sure the things that matter stay at the top of the list.


And Them

Birthday cards and roses.

And my blog.

See you soon

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ten Things

ven when I have fallen off the blog wagon (much like now) I try to make sure I take time for Ten Things.  Emmy hosts at the end of every month and it's a great opportunity to remember what the top reasons to smile were that month.  Thank you, Emmy, for keeping me on track and helping me remember that there's always a reason to smile.

JULY 2010

Pedicures and ice cream on Girls' Days with MY girl

Creamy white blossoms on the magnolia tree out back

An easy, family filled celebration for the 4th of July.
Good food, good times -- lots of fun!!

My body reminding me that I can't take care of anything else if I don't take care of myself first

Watching a movie on the patio with E and making our own date night at home

Colleagues like Tracy, Shannon, Lynn and Alexis that are really just great friends that I happened to meet at work

Taking some time to enjoy being a Mom to my wild and wacky two and remembering what a special blessing they are to me

E's parents always being there and offering us sanity in an otherwise truly insane time in our lives

My sweet husband confirming travel plans for our tenth anniversary trip to Maui

An all expense paid trip to a world class destination and still thinking that there's no place as beautiful and charming as my own home

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ten Things

The last weeks of school
The first weeks of summer
June gave us lots and lots of reasons to smile

Here are ten

Be sure to go see Emmy's Ten Things.  Her June is tiny and sweet and the most perfect reason to smile!

1. The longest baseball season EVER finally being over and My Athlete being on the winning team

2. Working hard and sometimes feeling like it's too much fun to be work

3. Sweet little girls who love their teacher

4. Unpacking and actually being home long enough to put AWAY the suitcase

5. Testing my new FLIP! video camera on Bella's talent show

6. Seeing our favorite cousins three times in one week!

7. A reason to celebrate my kids' fantastic Dad!

8. The Princess being able to make cupcakes with her Nana for her birthday party

9. Summer baseball starting and being a WHOLE different ballgame

10. Our darling Birthday Girl celebrating #6

Have a great holiday weekend!


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