three years ago yesterday

Kiddo’s birthday was yesterday. There was just enough family, there were way too many presents, there is never enough cake. She had a crazy fabulous fun time. I can’t believe I have a three year old. You’d think I’d get used to it eventually but so far, nope. She’s a blessing and a source of much love and frustration in one tiny fireball of a … Continue reading three years ago yesterday

where did i go?

This morning I heard myself yell up the stairs to kiddo as she skittered away from me to avoid putting on her socks like I’d told her to multiple times. “You are fixin’ to get a time out young lady!!!!” Yes, I said “fixin” just like that, without the g, and I added in a stern “YOUNG LADY” for shock value. I cringed inside as … Continue reading where did i go?

scream “BOOSTER” y’all

Until last night I hadn’t been to a Vacation Bible School in years. Kiddo has been enjoying her Sunday School class so much that I figured she might also like VBS (as us good Christians refer to it) and so we managed to time it just right to go last night on the way home from a particularly very-bad-most-horrible-quite-long commute. It was a madhouse of … Continue reading scream “BOOSTER” y’all

i’d buy it

If they sold confidence in a bottle, I’d buy it. But until then I’m perfecting the “fake it till you make it” method. I’m getting pretty good at it I think. This will be my biggest week in the new job to date so I’m very antsy. One hurdle was conquered this afternoon and I didn’t crash and burn and actually received some positive feedback … Continue reading i’d buy it

mindfulness + llama = award segue

I find myself neglecting to stop and appreciate the little things sometimes. I believe in Buddhism its called Mindfulness. And really, not just the little things, big things too. Practicing mindfulness has been on my mind for a while, (hahaha, a little Buddha humor there, oh stop it, I’ll be here all night) and its something I think I would greatly benefit from, as well … Continue reading mindfulness + llama = award segue

nonsleep

No more late night blogging for me. I haven’t slept as badly as I did last night in a long time. And it wasn’t even THAT late, I was in bed by 11:30. But I think for every year of life you have to go to bed about 30 minutes earlier. The older you get, the earlier you should go to bed. Just a theory. … Continue reading nonsleep

inadequate

That describes how I feel today on all fronts. I just deleted an entire paragraph because I care too much about what people might think of it. Why do I do that? And I just did it again. Backspaced away two sentences that were too raw, too honest, too real. I hate that. But let’s face it, people can’t handle the truth. In positive news, … Continue reading inadequate