Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Holiday junkie

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers

I believe I could officially fall into 2 categories:
1. Food addict
2. Holiday addict

I love holidays.
No I have an obsession with holidays


I am a holiday Junkie
who gets a high off the holiday season~whatever the holiday!

I think I just love the fact that for a day the world stops.
The to do lists disappear

The daily grind haults.

and everyone is happy!

I am also loving the fact that due to Cohen getting his tonsils out 
I have been home with the kids since Thursday (and it's Tuesday)!

I haven't slept past 7 am for 5 days in a row for I don't know HOW long! {probably pre Cohen!}
Tomorrow is back to work..but we still have today!
...and I am in love with today, and strollers, purses with heels, trucks and roads built out of shoes.
(yes there is a road built out of shoes going from the laundry room, through the kitchen and winding around the dining room!)

It's amazing!

 Life is good.
{not easy, not always smooth, not perfect...but GOOD!}

Sunday, April 17, 2011

take a look around

"Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn;
take a look around you whenever you have time." ~unknown

Monday is cruising in without any hesitation.
I am sort of digging in my heels to no avail.

At some point Saturday night Kadence must have gotten out of bed,
carried her pillow and blanket with her,
nestled into a make shift bed in the living room,
and reminisced about her Great Grandma Ella.

I know the photo looks posed but I swear with every fiber of my being this is exactly how I found her.
{Thanks Grandma Ella for checking in. we've been thinking about you a lot lately!}

For awhile I have just been sucked into the whirl wind I try to call my life
but this weekend everything aligned and reminded me why I love this crazy whirlwind life I do have.
I have a wonderful family and amazing group of friends
{who reminded me again this weekend why I am madly in love with small town life}
and when the stars align
the pieces fall perfectly into place and I am full again.

More than once today I caught a glimpse of my kids,
just doing what they do,
and for a moment the world was silent
and nothing else really mattered.

 The "little" everyday moments that I hope someday when I close my eyes I can see,
no not just see,

 So instead of doing this...
{which seems like a great idea today, but that I will regret when they are still piled there come Wed!}

We did these...

I did at least wipe the bathroom floor with a wet wipe while the kids were bathing
{I mean really does it need more than a wet wipe can offer? I think not}
Bring on Monday!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Reorganization in Process...

It is in me to be the person I want to be.

I know its in there but sometimes it gets hidden, buried, tangled with other parts of me.

I want to be the person that embraces life.

I want to be the person that realizes bad things happen, but that we cannot let those define the next day.

I want to be the person that when my day comes to make the journey from this life, whether that is tomorrow or 70 years from now, there are no regrets, no wish I would have's or could have's.

I realize there will always be things you want to do, things to dream,
but the regrets come from a different place than dreams.

I want to be the person that is always dreaming of new adventures,
yet is perfectly content with the here and now.
(Currently I've been a tired, not so content, slightly cranky version of me)

I have tried more than once to dream my new spring list, but it's like the dream wheel needs a boost.
It's funny really because usually my lists do not involve grand, difficult to plan tasks, but more everyday pleasures and still the cursors sits and blinks at me...mocking me. Stupid cursor.

Last night I came home from work and literally had to ask myself this question to get myself back on task "Did you rush from work because you felt bad about the dishes on the counter or did you rush because you feel bad that you haven't seen your children for but an hour today? Then I ask of you why are you spending your time on the other?"  FOCUS

Maybe I just talked myself through a full circle to realize I am lacking FOCUS currently.

So until I reorganize the pieces I am,
back into proper order,
anyone want to take a stab at starting a spring list for me?

FOCUS PEOPLE! This is important!