- I can’t stand loud noises. My blood pressure actually rises when I hear them. I like libraries…so quiet.
- I like to go straight to the bottom of the bag when eating potato chips. The crumbs are my favorite part. And don’t forget about the burnt ones…simply the best!
- My first born starts kindergarten this fall. I think about it every day. I know she will love it, but I’m going to be a complete mess.
- When I am thinking about things, I actually type out the words in my head. Is this normal?
- I hate applying eye liner. I’ve known people to get it tattooed onto their eye lids, but don’t know that I’d ever have the courage.
- I developed melasma (patchy, brown discoloration of skin) on my forehead after my 2nd baby was born and it faded rather quickly. It came back after I had baby #3 (4 months ago) and it was darker and worse than before. I’m trying L’Oreal’s Spot Serum Corrector and I think it’s working. I should have taken a before pic. Anyone else have a problem with this? If so, can you recommend anything?
- I reached my pre-pregnancy weight a couple of weeks ago (yey!), but I’m not really into numbers. I kinda go with how I feel and let me tell you…things have shifted. I know it’s only been 4 1/2 months, so I must give it more time. I also know that since I’m breastfeeding, it will take longer for me to return to semi-normal. At least that’s how it was with my first two pregnancies.
- I’ve found that as I get older, my fear of crowds is increasing. I actually have a little “anxiety attack” if you will, just thinking about going to a place with large crowds. I think it has something to do with worrying about the kiddos and hoping no one gets lost. Just a guess.
- When I make a fruit pie, i love the crust more than the fruit filling and the hubby is the opposite. We get along really well when eating dessert ;-)
- I used to have energy at night to do the projects I am passionate about, but lately I have zero ambition. After all the kiddos are in bed, I want to do nothing but
stuff my face with Oreoseat a couple of snacks while watching the Olympics and head to bed by 10:30 pm. I don’t mind getting old, but dang, I’d really like some ambition back.
We’ve been relaxing a lot this weekend, as my MIL is in town. The kids are having tons of fun and loving the company. The hubby took Monday off to spend some time with us and have a nice 3-day weekend. We pretty much enjoyed the weather, went to the park, did a little shopping and a lot of playing. Got a few things accomplished around the house too, so that’s always nice.
I took the baby to the doctor for his 4 month check-up and he’s super healthy! He’s such a happy baby too and definitely a mama’s boy. The little chubscout is in the 98 percentile for weight…love those baby rolls. After his appointment, he fell asleep and I decided to go to the best store in the world – Target! We don’t have one in our new neck of the woods, so it’s a real treat when I get to go. I’ve realized that I need to get out more because being at home 24/7 really wears a person down. This will be one of my goals. The hubby always tells me to get out more. I
should will listen.
I managed to get some pics of the Master Bedroom last week, so I thought I’d share that with you today. Here we go!
This is the little “reading nook” if you will. The chair is the one I got free off Craigslist about 3 years ago and have yet to reupholster it. Seriously?! I’ve been talking about this stinkin’ chair since the beginning of time. Anyway, one of these days it will get done. I managed to find the lovely (cough, cough), floral-print ottoman from an online garage sale site for $10. It needs reupholstering too. Sigh. Someday. That one should be pretty easy though. You’ll notice the white curtain panel hanging there. I’m testing out to see if I like them or not. They came from the old house and I’d like to put them to use. We shall see.
We’ve got 2 huge windows with a great view of the neighborhood and mountains. I love them and all the light they let in during the day and in the wee morning hours. The hubby hates all of the light. He loves the dark and would probably live in the cave if it weren’t for me and the children. The blinds are nice, but are a woody/yellowy-kinda color. I’m sure they will have to stay for a bit until $$ is available to replace them with white ones. Again, someday :)
I’ve done preggo/belly pics with all 3 of the kiddos and I’ve managed to frame the pics from pregnancy #1. My goal is to get the other 2 pregnancy pics printed and framed. It’s not hard work, just time-consuming.
I spy an elephant in the room…and a baby. I like this bedding during the winter months (if you can call it that here in sunny AZ), but it’s a little too cold-feeling for Spring and Summer. I think a white duvet cover might be in order. Oh and there’s that ugly-looking bed rail…just keepin’ it real. Safety first! I was just too lazy to tear it all down to take a pic and then put it back up.
I think that lamp will get a nice little makeover. I’ll probably paint the lamp gray and dress up the shade a bit.
You can see here that I’m testing out paint colors. They are both gray colors, but the one on the right has a bit of blue in it, so I’m thinking about going with the one on the left. Not 100% positive though. That’s as far as it has gotten. The hubby has reminded me that HD usually has a President’s Day sale on paint, so I’m kind of holding out for that. There really is no order to the stuff setting on the dresser either. Again, too lazy to move the stuff. Just be happy I got the pics taken ;-)
The hubby managed to mount the tv on the wall for me and it nicely fits inside the ladder bookshelf. The only ugly thing I see is the wire, so we’ve got to hide that. At our old place, he actually ran the wire behind the wall…I’m thinking that might have to be done here. Just a lot more work for him and I don’t know that he has the time right now. Meh, it can wait. The flowers in the pot have got to go to. Funny how I hold onto this stuff and then I see it in a pic and think to myself “Why do I still have this?!” Time to get rid of clutter.
Well, that’s the Master. I hope to start painting within the next month. Wish me luck!
So, let’s just transition from Gone with the Wind to Dawson…makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Anyway….does anyone remember the days of not having the internet? I remember when I was around 16 or 17 years old and I got my own phone line and had dial-up internet. Chick-bong-chick-bong-wee-ur-wee-ur…or whatever that sound was coming from the modem. I was the first one in my family to get the internet. Probably because I had a job and needed something to spend my $$ on. Anyone remember ICQ (uh-oh!)? It was the first chat program I used. Ahhhh, memories…and weird noises. I used to do tech support for Gateway computers and Disney software. It’s actually where I met the hubby. I still remember what he was wearing the first time I met him ;-) Gosh, I think about it now and we were just kids. Heck, we’re supposedly adults now, but we are definitely kids at heart.
Having the internet now is pretty much a standard in every home. I mean, everything is on the internet and we’re always like, “Oh, I’ll just look it up online.” It never used to be that way and I really don’t know how we made it back in the day. I’m surprised we’re all still alive. So, while there is a lot of good to having the internet, I also find a lot of bad in it. I really dislike going online and seeing so much negative stuff. People really do hang out their ‘dirty laundry’. Some things just don’t need to be put on Facebook. I also dislike when people are arguing online. It’s so incredibly hard to not take things out of context because can you really tell how someone is feeling online??? If I haven’t mentioned it before, I like to confront people using my voice, it’s so much easier.
When I feel threatened by someone online or feel that someone is mistreating me or my family, they are deleted from my friends list. Sometimes, it’s what’s NOT SAID that hurts too. A friend once told me that sometimes you can be friends in life, but not FB friends. I think there’s a lot of truth to that. I do not have the time or patience to deal with it. I know some people might handle it differently, but it’s just not worth the stress and drama to me. I used to stress about anything and everything, but that is really no way to live. It wears a person out – like big time! I’ve learned to let things go and try not to care so much. To be honest, I get so drained from trying to please people and get nothing in return. AND, you’d think that family/friends wouldn’t be so harsh. Sometimes it’s easier to just let go. Trust me, I am so much more relaxed and calm from just letting go. I know that family and friends are everything, but MY little family means more to me than anything and when someone ticks off this mama bear, you’d best be deleted from the friends list. Even if you are family or a so-called “friend”. I haven’t deleted this person from my life, just from FB. (Just to be clear, I love my family and friends dearly and I’m not saying anyone is a bad person, but we’re just not meant to be together on FB.
One thing you will never find me posting are videos of my children. I have to draw the line somewhere. It’s totally a personal preference, but some things I choose to only share with certain people or keep them completely to myself. I do post pics, but am careful which ones I do post. The hubby doesn’t really want me posting any, but I find that hard to do with my kiddos. I might be biased, but they’re stinkin’ adorable and I want to show them off every now and again ;) I try not to over-post because I don’t want it to be overwhelming either.
I think surrounding yourself with people that have a positive attitude is so important. If you always look at the glass half empty, you’re missing out on so much. The hubby says that I have ‘Pollyanna’ syndrome….you know, think that everything is all rainbows and unicorns. I don’t think I’d go THAT far because I know that rainbows only come out when it rains and it hardly ever rains in Arizona. Also, unicorns are hard to come by ;-)
There are also people who make fun of people just to make themselves feel better. I’m pretty sure I’m guilty of this one in my younger years. You have to know when to draw the line at joking. Sometimes, it’s a very fine line. I just choose not to go there. Everyone has a different sense of humor and you have to know who your audience is. I know that the hubby ‘gets me’ and we can joke about something for a long time. It’s the best. Then there are people who don’t ‘get me’ and I know to cut it off and realize we’re different. And that’s OK. You kind of have to tweak each relationship based upon who you’re dealing with. Don’t get me wrong, BE YOURSELF, but just be aware of who your audience is. I’m pretty sure most people treat their relationship with their boss different than they do with their best friend. Not?!
You get to a certain age when you don’t care what people think of you. I’ve been at this stage since I started having kids. I guess something changed me in labor and delivery (kidding). I think you realize how precious and short life is once you have children and you want to protect them from all bad. Although that’s impossible, you can do your best to surround them with positive energy and loving people. I think we need to set a good example for our children too. And listening. Oh how important it is to be a good listener. One thing I hope my kids think I am is a good listener (and baker…there’s always that one too).
Well, I didn’t mean for this to be such a heavy post, it just kind of ended up that way. I guess I had a lot on my mind. CHEERS to letting go! Thanks for listening :)