Friday, February 26, 2010

Food for thought, or action...

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I came across this image today filled with all these different quotes...or sayings...or suggestions. Whatever you call them, I thought they were neat.

I find myself kind of running away from myself when I read the one about setting goals for 1, 5, and 10 years. I guess because I still don't know what I want to do "when I grow up." Or maybe I'm just being too hard on myself. I'm still successful and happy without having a "dream job." I have the most amazing husband and two gorgeous kids - all of whom are smart. I'm still in the push yourself to be the best mode...but besides being a mom and wife, I don't know where I want to be. Guess I'll cross that bridge when I get there. I keep feeling like it's coming up soon though, and that has me anxious. I should take my own advice, huh? Hand it all over to God. He's big enough to handle it, plus He does a million times better at it than I do, fo sho.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Ending to a CRAPTASTIC Day

Today was just one of those days where I figuratively woke up on the wrong side of the bed. I'm a SAHM, and so my job is my kids, and today, I was tired of my job. What was I thinking wanting kids?? (I absolutely love my children and wouldn't trade them for world - just to be clear.)

I just wanted to sleep late and I wanted to sit down for 5 seconds to check my email without my daughter needing to be held and I wanted my son to actually go sit on the potty when he needs to go #2. (Potty training is the worse by the way that have not had the privilege of doing such.) I mean, he goes on the potty every time he goes #1, so what's the deal? I've tried all the tricks in the book, every suggestion given by "experts" and parents that have been there. I just have a stubborn boy that will do it when he's good and ready. But in the mean time, I'm stuck cleaning up dirty underwear, which is way worse than dirty diapers.

I don't remember my son being as clingy as my daughter is. She needs like, constant attention. My husband and I joked tonight that she would wake up as soon as we sat down to watch a Netflix, but if we just sat on the couch doing nothing, she'd nap all night. I entered my food eaten for the day and my husband channel surfed (which doesn't take long with 5 channels.) As soon as we popped the movie in and was about to sit on the couch, she woke up. All we could do is laugh. How does she do that??

So, it wasn't just one thing in particular. I had a short fuse today (lack of a good night's sleep) and wasn't equipped with dealing with whineyness (due to lack of a good night's sleep) For the most part, both kids sleep through the night, but every once in a while one will wake up for something. Yay me, I'm the light sleeper, and my husband could sleep through an earthquake. Which actually, he has done when he lived in Japan....but I digress. Tonight, if any child should wake, I will make him go attend to said child. (he's actually very good about helping, I just have to wake him up!)

But kids will be kids, and they're not trying to aggravate me, they're just vying for my attention. I was sooooooooo relieved when my husband came home from work. The kids are uber excited to see him, and he's more than willing to play like a big kid with them. He entertains them, and I set off to cook supper. While I'm cooking, I hear a truck pull up. It's the UPS man with a delivery.

I said, I don't remember ordering anything. My husband met the UPS man at the front door to accept the package. As soon as I saw the box, I knew what had been ordered. And no, I didn't order anything! My sweet husband bought me flowers for Valentine's Day. And you may think, big deal, flowers. But it was! We don't typically do much for Valentine's and he's crap at keeping secrets. For heaven's sake, we open Christmas presents a week or two early because he can't stand not to tell me what he got, he's so excited. So, the fact that he ordered this daaaays ago, and didn't even hint that he got me something, was remarkable. I was totally surprised. And he got some of my favorites. Stargazer lillies (had them at my wedding) and irises. I had just gotten some purple tulips to brighten up the kitchen the other day, and so they look perfect with them.

He was so glad that the flowers were delivered today since I had been having a bad day. He is truly a blessing to me, and makes my life easier and happy any way he can.

On a side note, I thought I had totally blown my calories today, but when I entered it all in, I still had 200 left over. Woo!

Oh, and one more thing. I'm training - ha, training - um, I'm *trying* to get ready for a 5K coming up in June, and I made it a mile yesterday without stopping. It took me 12 1/2 minutes. I'll have 2 more tacked on in no time!