Wondering what I have been up to? We all burn out or get lost in life from time to time. I am the queen of rebooting. Here’s my commitment to myself: I will get back on my path and not wait for the perfect day, perfect moment or perfect hair. I’m simply going to start. Life is too short to not feel excited about where I am headed. SO…off to the gym…
Headed to the gym...for real this time.
- Lazy Sunday with a little Smurf “Punch”.
The kids were pretty tired today and decided to just chill out watching a movie… thankfully, as I have a ton of work to do for an upcoming trip. Inspired by lots of play time in Smurfville on my iPad, they decided to have a Smurf Party. What started as just a ho-hum, chillaxing day became an actual “event”! They rounded up and dressed their Smurfs from Build-A-Bear, popped in The Smurfs movie, and made party signs with phrases from the movie. While this was going on, I secretly rummaged through the pantry and miraculously found one packet of blue Kool-Aid. Voila! Smurf punch! So, what started as a non-descript afternoon became an exciting little soiree’ that both couch potatoes thoroughly enjoyed. (And I was able to get some work done.)
“La la la-la la la, sing a happy song. La la la-la la la, Smurf it all day long!” There. Now it’s stuck in YOUR head!
Sparkle and inspire,
Yeah! I said it--- just do it! And by “it”, I don’t mean IT…I mean laundry (or whatever other chore on that monstrous mental list that’s dangling over your head like a ten-pound bag of dirty diapers.)
Nothing is more thankless than parenting, in my opinion. There’s no annual review where the kids sit you down and rattle off all of your awesomeness, pat you on the back and hand you a bonus check.
Rewards and gratification come when they are least expected and are really fulfilling and heartwarming. For me, a night of dry sheets or a smiley face from the teacher in my son’s school agenda cause me to crack open a cold one and let out a “Wahoooo!”. Between these moments is a jam-packed series of to-do lists a mile long and feelings of inadequacy. (And probably a total cry fest a time or two.)
So…what’s a girl to do when the frustration is overwhelming and Suzy Homemaker is kicking your ass? Just do it…in the form of these three things: Continue reading