Thursday, September 26, 2013

On a stormy, rainy day...

I had me a small(-or rather a tall) Caramel Apple Cider before class today and it was so goooooood.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Eat yellow paint and die

Sometimes I wish that someone could just follow me around all day and watch all the weird stuff I do. I know those of you who know me personally would probably agree that I do funny things sometimes and it's almost a waste of entertainment for the world for me to be the only one to witness my epic fails.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Millions of peaches

It's peach season (yay!) and my lovely mother-in-law brought me over an entire box of peaches-more than I knew what to do with.  I frozen a ton and kept a few which I'm glad because I had the most scrumptious breakfast featuring those Georgia gems and thought I'd share.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What doin?

I'm out for the night with the pre-cold sniffles and sore throat (ick). Usually in a situation like this I would go on with the rest of my day, make dinner, finish the laundry-yadda yadda yadda...But I've got a race on Saturday (just a 5k-but still!) so I'm resting my weary bones and it feels great--other than my drippy nose and inflamed throat.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Keep Calm, Be Less-Than- Perfect, and be ok about it.

It seems like these past two weeks have been non stop craziness at N. Sunbird, but we made it through the first two weeks of the school/work/home/kids -ness.  So for that I took a P-day from church.
But I really did have a headache...

School:
School is fantastic!  It's jut like I remembered it only now I have two kids and I'm about a decade older than most of the students there.  It's nice not to feel like the baby anymore and be "more mature .  But on the flip side I feel so senescent!

Some overheard convos make me laugh inside and I think..

Oh you poor dear...
If you only knew

And talk about relaxing!  It took me a while to realize that I didn't have to "hold" it when I needed to use the bathroom.  I had no one pulling at my legs, looking where my pee was going, and had no fingers under the door.  If so, I feel I would find that extremely creepy.

I ended up dropping down to part time, so only 6 credit which I figured would make me a saner person (if that's possible).  One class on campus and one online and it seems to be working out better each day as I am creeping towards that thing called BALANCE.

(Which if any of you know the secret of achieving that word, please message me!)


Work:
I enjoy it.  I actually am working mornings and evenings (evenings helping spunky with airplanes) twice a week.  If you'd like to see what I do head over here



Home:
And did I mention fantasy football has started?  Call me crazy, but I think it's going to be fun.  I play Spunky this week and so far I'm losing.  But it's something that I've always wanted to do with him to bring me a little more insight as to why guys drool over pigskin.  Also the smack talk and "bets" make it worth it.  Even if I lose the whole dang thing.  But I'm just sayin' now...
                     
                                                             I've got an awesome lineup
                                                              Just call me Mrs. Luck ;)
(IF only I would have started him today!! Curses for being unfaithful!!)

Ahem.
Moving on.

AND!
It was my birthday!  More coming on that ;)


Kids-
Some insight on parenting:
*While working part-time,
*While going to school,
*While trying to do an online course at home,
*While potty-training
*While dealing with the terrible two to three transition

Are you crying for me yet?  I've done plenty of that.  Believe me.  This is not easy, at least not for me.  I am one that has to have even the slightest degree of perfection in her life other wise I throw a tantrum like my daughter at the library who wants to bring home 6 movies when we can only check out 2 and then I decide to take away all of them because of the scene she was creating.  Let me tell you ladies and gentlemen, it's not pretty.  

It's been a long road these last 16 months to 33 months trying to "do it all", but I'm ever slowly realizing most times I can't and shouldn't have to.

Here are some great, great articles and tips that I've been reading to stay positive to keep my motivations going and my expectations always too high--which I'm trying to change.  

-Mommy Shorts has some other awesome posts that I've been digging into if interested
-a dear friend sent me this and it made me cry (in a good way)

-For more ideas on such follow me on Pinterest!

It may feel nice to have it all "under control" and to those who really know me i.e. Spunky, he really knows that I don't. 

 I freak out when there's an 
empty box in the pantry 
and the dog pooped on the floor-again, 
and I've cleaned poops in the "undawears" for the umpteenth time today, 
and (breathe) 
the little Dood keeps climbing on the kitchen table....
the chapter for my class hasn't been read, 
I have a paper due today...
I don't think my kids have had a vegetable all week, 
I have a headache-I must have a wheat allergy...
GAAGH!!

But at the end of the day.  I can lay down in my bed and KNOW that I sure did give it my best.  Course there a a million things that need worked on, but I am not perfect.  

But, gosh darn it...

I'm the best non-perfect mom there is.
And I'm ok with it.

(now if only I could remember that throughout my day...)


Much love,
-a


Ways to make life easier, thoughts, comments that you have?  I'd love some input from you less-than-perfect friends!

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