Wednesday, March 19, 2014


GG and I gave each other a challenge for the week. Mine is that I can't say anything negative about my body. Day 1 was a success but I can't count how many negative thoughts I had. The hope is that by not being able to say them I might start to control my thoughts...and make a bigger challenge next week. Ever since I started working out and my body started to change in good ways, I started to see the things that aren't changing and things that I want to change.

Do you guys have negative thoughts about your body or am I really in a slump concerning my body image? Which as I say this, I also notice some of the good things about my body too but the problem is that I dwell on the negative. :(

Friday, March 14, 2014

failed attempts

What's wrong with this picture???

Uh..... pretty much everything. 
We had the dickens of a time getting this couch down stairs. This was the 2nd or 3rd attempt. I won't say who's idea it was but I think it is obvious it failed and I think this picture is hilarious. We started moving this couch down around 10:00 this morning and we finally got it in the basement around 7:00 tonight.  Granted we had several other projects going on and had to let this stew for awhile after GG finally believed me when I said that I was not the right gal for this job and he would have to find a friend to help. I like to think I'm a strong girl but I guess working out with 1lb weights doesn't cut it when moving couches. HAHAHA! (just so you know, I'm going to move it up to 2lb weights this next on the dangerous side, I know.)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

a thousand words

I have a friend who is doing a challenge called something like "in the picture"??? Anyway, it's something about how mom's are always the ones behind the camera and that the kids and you are going to want to remember you were a part of it all. I love that on my friend's blog she has pictures of her when she isn't all gussied up but what she looks like in the morning playing with her kids at home. I very much admire her confidence in herself pretty much in every way but I thought that was very admirable. I thought I'd try to to take more pictures and sometimes include me in them...even without showering or getting ready for the day...yikes.  I haven't taken pictures every day but I have pulled the camera out since I have been soooo very lazy.

I've also been inspired to take more pictures and get more on our video camera because of my grandpa who passed away. He was always video taping and keeping a record of life. I most likely will not be as diligent as he but I need to do better documenting my family's life. I love my life and I want to remember it. And they are going to want to remember it to. I'm not very good with words..especially the spoken word and these pictures are going to be worth a thousand words when they ask, "what was I like when I was growing up?"

 Hair pulling and this time it's not me pulling my own hair...sometimes I let her, it's better than her grabbing my eyes and lips:

Sisters watching Baby Einstein

The grabbing of the lips that I previously mentioned:
 Here little miss! Here little miss! Interesting little habit she has picked up lately:

 Climbing and attacking mom all while giggling...I grabbed my phone since it was within arms reach

 falling asleep while eating...ahhhhh

I'll keep trying to take pictures throughout the month.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

dream. dream dream

The last few nights I have been dreaming heavily or just being woken upat all the wrong times so that I know I'm dreaming.  Dreams are just weird. Do we dream all the time but just can't remember them? Where do the story lines come from? Are all natural story creators we just don't know how to tap into it? And do babies dream stories? Where does the material come from?

Ps. I think I'm going to start calling Little Miss as flapper girl or raspberry. She flaps her arms and legs so much I think she is about ready to take flight and she has been blowing so many raspberries , I think it's one of her favorite things to do. I generally don't mind however she has learned to do it with food in her mouth. Not cool.