Thursday, September 30, 2010
I think you can guess how awesome our waiter did when he picked up the check :)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I was watching an episode of How I Met Your Mother (a current favorite of mine) and they said something that really made me think and appreciate my life. To give a little background they circle of friends are convinced that each of them have a doppelganger out there and they had found four of the five. They spent a good part of the episode talking about doppelgangers and Ted said something to the effect that we are all our own doppelganger. Would you recognized yourself from 5 years ago? 10 years? To think how far I've come in just 6 short years amazes me sometimes. Had a child (two with one more on the way) bought and sold a few cars, bought a house, bought my first thoroughbred dog only to find out she was crazy and destructive and had to be re-homed to a place with more space. Seems amazing to me, and also my 10 year high school reunion was this past summer (couldn't attend) but I can't even imagine all the changes that have occured in that time span. I think everyone wrote letters to future selves either in school or at one time or another about what we are doing or what we hope we are doing in some prescribed number of years. I know I didn't see myself whre I am now back then, but I am glad I got here.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I love being able to spend time with my little ones while they are small and learning. I was reminded today that we can learn from children too. I took my youngest to the park to kill some time while mommy was at the doctor's for a Miss M. check up and it was great to have some one on one time with her. The world must look so different when you are three feet tall, she notices so much more than I do. I think a lot of that is also that she lives in the moment like I wish I could. So often I get preoccupied about what's coming up. "What's for dinner? What do I need to get at the grocery today? I must remember to do the cat litter and get the garbage out because tomorrow is garbage day. What are you doing sweetie?" She is crouched down looking at a pretty little purple (her favorite color) flower poking out of the sidewalk crack that I completly missed. There is so much wonder and magic that happens every minute that we miss because we are looking forward with anticipation or anxiety or backward with regret or longing. Live a little more like a 3 year old, remember what it is to dream with your eyes open and smile with your whole heart.
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, that's why it's called the present"
Friday, September 3, 2010
So honey (as you are probably my only subscriber) here's my apology letter for the whole world to see, I'm sorry and I'll do more to help so your last trimester won't be such a burden and we can look forward to seeing Ms. M!