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Lovin the life that brings me home.....

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wild Thing.


It eats me up.

Its the reason I've failed so many times at running.

I've been known to blow my knees trying to keep up.

There's always a real cute skinny chick with an inspiring runners outfit

And great hair style.

Her stride is usually twice mine.

I think I can keep up.

But then I can't.

I get an itch that kids aren't productive enough.

Learning enough.

Not up to other standards.

The standards I don't even care much about.

Then one or more gets neglected while the third gets drilled double time.

And then one or more of them engages themselves in whatever activity interests them.

Sasquatch visited my pita dough while Mom was busy helping big kids with school.

How about this one:

Peaceful quiet is never a good thing.

It's never worth a clean house to leave a kid to his own discoveries.

It could mean that there's a man-cub in my house,

slicking his hair with 'sensitive lotion'.

'sensitive' meaning 'expensive'

Why wasn't I there to show him a reasonable alternative and help him?

Because I was doing dishes with Lauren.

Because Mom can't think with a sink full of dishes.

My priorities are in a jumble.

I want a perfect scenario.

Plus I'd appreciate the unlimited time of

family/fun/learning/chill/exploring/basically watching my kids grow.

I don't want to miss them.


Its impressive how clenched a jaw can be and still say 'cheese'
I love this moment.

She thinks I am crazy.

Balanced uncomfortably on a rock that drops straight into a deep swimming hole.

And on top of it I ask her to

Smile and cheese.


I guess that I am crazy.

But I love that picture.

"Silas, can you please put some toilet paper in the bathroom?"

The thought never occurred to me that I might need to articulate

exactly how many roles of paper we need in the restroom at one tme.

Where did he find That used roll from anyway ?

Amazingly enough,

Aprons are becoming a heritage in my home.

A tradition in cleaning.

A girl who will do the dishes so Mommy can get done sooner.

What did I do to deserve this?

A boy who mistakenly rocks "I love you" sign.

Love you too boy.

All it takes is a single root beer to make a camping trip really cool.

I am constantly trying to remember a few things.
*Comparing myself to someone else is never productive.
In fact it can be quite depressing.
I will always know happier, wealthier, healthier people.

Instead I am trying to compare myself to myself
6 months ago, two weeks ago,
And on really hairy days, 5 minutes ago.
surprisingly, it makes me pretty happy.

Its a long shot and I keep forgeting.
But I keep trying to remind myself.
To not compare.
Not compare.
Just don't do it.

There are so many things I want to remember.
I am purposing to spend time at the end of the day,
Thinking of all the good that was had.
And really laughing at things like

hand prints in the rising dough,
a whole tub of lotion in my boy's hair.
Wishing I could have laughed at it in the first place.
Enjoyed it.
Instead of letting it ruin the fleeting moment.

The days may run long.
But the years whiz by.

Making time for breathing room.
It will always be on my list of to-do's
but I am learning and trying, and slowly getting better.

The one thing that gets me though is the new grace that comes with each new day.
Knowing that given the chance,
we will not only survive, but thrive.
Even when things seem to be falling through the dusty cracks.


  1. Laughing, tears, and a hearty "AMEN".

  2. Although I read your post the other day I wanted to revisit YOU! My Bible reading this morning reminded me to also not compare myself to others, but to just be me and do my best... after all that's what I teach Bryce. So I thought I'd stop on by and encourage you to stick to your guns and look in the mirror and remember you're a gorgeous mommy of God and he picked you for his team for SO many wonderful reasons. Don't be so hard on yourself, you're doing great and a wonderful example of a God lovin mommy. I'm taking cues from you! Thanks for being YOU!

  3. افكار جديدة فى التنظيف
    تنظيف البيوت من المسئوليه الكبيرة التى لابد من القيام بيها و فالتنظيف من الاشياء الحيوية التى تساعد فى الحفاظ على المكان وتساعد فى الحفاظ على صحتك وصحه افراد اسرتك فاليك افضل الطرق المميزة التى تساعد فى الشعور بالراحه النفسيه والهدوء والسعى الى التخلص من اى تغيرات من الممكن ان تتعرض اليها من اهم ما تقوم بيه الاتى :-
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    شركة تنظيف منازل بالخرج
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    الاغطيه والمفروشات من اهم الاشياء التى لابد من الحفاظ عليها والقيام باعمال التنظيف باستمرار لانها من الممكن ان تؤدى الى التعرض الى الحساسية والامراض الصدرية فعليك ان تقوم باعمال التنظيف مرة على الاقل كل 6 اشهر والقيام بتنفيض الملايات والمراتب والتخلص من الاتربة ، بالاضافة الى القيام بتغير الملايات مرة كل اسبوع .
    شركة تنظيف مساجد بالخرج
    شركة تنظيف مساجد
    تنظيف مساجد بالخرج
    شركة تنظيف مساجد بالرياض
    تنظيف مساجد بالرياض
    الارضيات ومشاكل التنظيف التى لابد من الاهتمام بيها فافضل الطرق فى اعمال التنظيف للبورسلين استخدام المياه والمنظفات المميزة المخصصه للارضيات ، الباركية شمع العسل وزيت بذرة القنب من اهم الاشياء التى تساعد فى الحفاظ عليها ضد اى تغيرات تتعرض اليها فاليك الطرق المجربة ( امزجى قليل من زيت الفنب وعليه معلقه كبيرة من الخل ومعلقه كبيرة من الكحول الطبى والبدء فى استخدام قطعه من القماش ومسح الارضيات والاهتمام باعمال التجفيف وانتظر النتيجه بعد دقائق)
    الهواء الراكد من اكثر المسببات للرواح الكريهه فى المكان ومن اكثر الاشياء التى يحتاج الى تجددها فمن افضل الطرق هو القيام بفتح الشبابيك المتواجده فى المكان والقيام بفتح الشفاط الكهربائى وتغير الهواء المتواكد فى المكان ، او القيام بزيوت عطرية ووضعها فى بخاخات والقيام برش على الارضيات والكنب والاماكن التى بيها روائح كريهه .
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    شركة تنظيف مجالس بالرياض
    شركة تنظيف موكيت بالرياض
    شركة تنظيف سجاد بالرياض
    بقع السجاد : من اكثر الاشياء التى من الممكن ان يتعرض اليها وخاصه اذا كان هناك اطفال فى المكان فاذا تم سكب اى كوب او وجود اى بقعه فعليكى ان تقومى فى الحال
    بالتنظيف على السجاد فلا تقوم بمسحها فعليك ان تقومى بوضع قطعه من القماش وامتصاصها تماما والبدء فى اعمال التنظيف بالطريقه التى تتلائم مع السجاد .