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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday Randomness

Ever have one of those days where you feel like you have about a  thousand million things to do or that you should be doing but you don't feel like doing a darn one? Oh good! Me too ;) Today to be exact! Sooo...instead I will post some silly randomness about yours truly.

1. I might have a slight obsession w/ Adam Levine. *drool* I mean have you seen him? I find myself smiling while I watch "The Voice".. pathetic much? Yeah I know. ;)

2. I can do SO stinkin well eating during the day and then BAM night hits. Hubs at work, kids in bed, momma over indulging in *insert yummy food everything here* I'll do it again tonight.. while watching Biggest Loser! Yep, I digress.

3. My kids are the absolute loves of my life. They drive me screaming mad sometimes but at the end of the day they are the only two little beings that I can NEVER go to bed mad at. <3 adore my two.

4. I am always cold. Like right now. Brrrr. And yes I have my robe on!

5. I may also be slightly obsessed with coffee. So much so that I crave mornings for that sole reason. mmmmmmmm. Something about that warm goodness that makes all things be well.

6. I want to go to Disney World with my family as soon as possible. I think probably more than the kids!!

7. Doing laundry is actually kinda fun. Yes, I said that. P.S. I do it daily!

8. I think Dove chocolate makes the world go round. My world anyway. Eating 2 or 3 (or 7) is okay now and then.

9. Life would not be what it is without my husband. He is the love of my life and my ever present rock. So nice to have someone supportive to lean on when I need him and laugh & be silly with.

and to rap up for today:

10. I really really REALLY want some pancakes today. Most likely b/c it is national pancake day and I feel like the rest of the world is probably eating them and well.. lets face it.. I don't wanna miss out! :)

Have a terrific Tuesday and enjoy all the randomness that occurs no matter how boring or exciting or normal it may be! <3

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I have enjoyed the mild winter thus far!

I very much dislike the cold. As a matter of fact as I type this my fingrs are frozen little icicles. I swear I should wear gloves even in the house. Winter has been so super mild this year. I myself have loved it. It's always such a drag trying to motivate myself to get outside and warm up the car and brush of snow at 7:30 in the morning to take Madison to school. This year I havent even used the snow brush yet and we are nearing the end of February. Really?! LOVE! My kids on the other hand really would like some snow. Would be nice to be able to actually have some packing snow for a snowman. That could happen tonight. They are callin for 4 inches or so. (of course I am standing up in a wedding tomorrow! brrr) But anyway, after this one good snow (that I hope for the kids sake we get)I will be ready for Spring! I wanna clean, get organized and purge all the extra crap we have seemed to aquire. Good grief.. how can a family of four collect so much stuff?? Looking forward to sunshine and a clean house!

What are you looking forward to?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Attitude is a powerful thing

Yesterday, (well today if you go by when someone was "prounounced passed".. which in my heart I do not.) marked 9 years since my dad passed. 9 years! That is SO incredibly long. I feel like it was so much more recent that I was talking to my dad about life in general. Every year the date of his passing is hard for me. I miss my dad everyday. Every.single.day. Honestly, there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about him. Sometimes it isnt until bedtime, but regardless of when it is, it always is. My dad is gone everyday, not just on the anniversary of his death, yet that day always seems to make me in a somber mood for some reason. Well, this year that wasn't the case. I made it a point to keep a positive attitude and focus on all the good times I had with him, and how blessed I am with my life..amazing husband & kids. I'm not a perfect mother or wife, but I do the best I can to make sure that when I look back I will be proud of the one I worked so hard to be. I know my dad would be proud & that I am the person I am today because of him ALWAYS being there for me. So when you have a day that you feel down or like things just are not fair, it's the mind that truly is a powerful thing. I have learned in retrospect that every year that I was down about it I had a terrible, emotional day. This year telling myself I would not do that honestly made it a better day than most days. I laughed, I smiled, I focused on the present, and I thanked God for the good moments. Like the great Abe Lincoln said: "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." 

Blessed beyond measure,

    With moments like these and faces like this to wake up to each day, how can you not feel blessed?