Monthly Archive: September 2010

The One Where I Praise My Body Instead Of Curse It. For Once. 7

The One Where I Praise My Body Instead Of Curse It. For Once.

Early on in my adult life (the one post-college, with a real schedule) I realized that I had weird sleep habits. No matter what time I set my alarm for, I would start waking up an hour before (even if I had gone to bed late) and just keep waking up every 5 minutes until the alarm went off. Needless to say? I stopped using alarms. I haven’t used an alarm regularly in years. I’ll set one as backup sometimes, but I rarely (never) need it. And these last two weeks when I’ve been getting up in time for 5:30...

Autumn 5

Autumn

I’m sitting on the back porch right now. It’s screened in so I’m not worried about creepy crawlies from the night outside getting me. I have the light on so I can see when Sweetie makes it to the door. This is a necessity, that I wait out here, or else I won’t know when she wants to come in. We haven’t installed a doggie door yet to the outside so that they can at least scratch on the house door. If they scratch on the door they come to now, I wouldn’t hear them from inside. So…I sit out...

“Just Make Time”…and do 10 other things to make it work. 24

“Just Make Time”…and do 10 other things to make it work.

This picture, of course, has nothing to do with the entry. But it’s a great one and I wanted to share. I think what bugs me a lot about people who exercise, is when they say, “If you want to do it, you’ll make time.” Like, you know, it’s just that easy. I know they have good intentions, and I know that most of my irritation with that statement is more about me being bitter that they make it sound so easy, but I think that – truthfully? It’s a little more complicated than that. At least in my life,...

Teachers 8

Teachers

E has taught me about bravery. With every audition he does or song he sings on stage, I learn about confidence and courage. I tell him, “You just did something there’s no way in hell I could or would ever do.” And I mean every word. His courage and talent in theatre has brought so many wonderful things into my life – great volunteer opportunities to hang out with him and his friends, and opportunities to make friends of my own in the other parents. He has, literally, opened up a whole new world into my life. And if I...

How I Do It… 21

How I Do It…

(First and Foremost: Go watch the newest Deathly Hallows trailer because it will BLOW YOUR MIND. The wedding! The Lovegood’s Home!) People often as me, “How do you do it?” Do they mean raising three perfect children? Keeping Writing such inspirational and brilliant blog entries for 6 solid years? Staying fit an gorgeous? No. They don’t ask me any of those things (probably because they’re not true). They ask me, “How do you watch so much TV?” My superpower – the ability to watch copious amounts of television while still finding time to feed and bathe my children. But here’s...