Friday, April 30, 2010

Say What?!?!

I've been thinking lately,
or at least trying to.
I have fibromyalsia
which often causes me to live in "fibro fog".
I'm also mom to four with "mom brain".
I struggle with organization,
remembering things and focusing.
Do you think I would be diagnosed
as a classic case of ADD?
I was going to look it up
but I keep forgetting to!

Ha ha ha ha! How ironic!

Have a happy and silly Friday!
Life gives us lots to laugh about :)

~ (insert belly laugh here) ~

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Welcome To My Happy Mess

Life's been kicking my butt lately and boy am I sore!
I can't seem to keep up with all that is thrown my way.

I'm usually pretty good at rolling with the punches
and accepting my crazy, busy life.
I know some day the kids will grow and move
and I will miss the mess that currently nags at me.
Days will be less hectic and more quiet
and I will miss the noise, the chatter, the artwork on the floor
and wonder what to do with myself.

But sometimes
I feel overwhelmed.
Not enough hours in the day.
A friend stops by unexpectedly and my house is a disaster.
I have to take Child A to one place,
Child B needs help with homework,
Child C is crying and needs my attention NOW!
And child D, where is child D?
There he is. Waiting patiently in his room for me to read a book.
I said, "Wait one minute." (I fear that was a half hour ago).

I still have laundry to fold, dishes to wash and homework to deal with.
It's bed time.
Maybe I'll feel a little better if I can just get the table wiped down.
Hey! What's this?

Why, it's a happy little mess!
Here to remind me why I do it all
and how very worth it every moment is.

I just love my kids!!!!!

While wiping down the table I spotted this happy little mess of crumbs hanging out among the other crumbs and sticky goo. I called the kids in and said, "Hey guys! Look at this happy little mess!!!" and we all had a good laugh.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Foto Friday?

Earth Day was yesterday.
I was busy working away in my garden.
How did you spend your day?

Wanna know how the neighborhood spiders spend their day?
Take a look at my front lawn!!!!
Creepy Cool!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Inspiration For The Day

Now That's Smart Chocolate!!

"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." ~ Dove©

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Busy, busy, busy, BANG!!!!

My week has engulfed me with responsibility. I have an out-of-state guest, have been watching a friend's baby all week, kids have soccer, gymnastics, r/c racing and play dates. Add to that laundry, cleaning, dishes, running for a family of six and it has left me no time to blog. Waaaah!!!

I just had to steal away a few minutes to let all of you know that my crazy busy week is LITERALLY going out with a BANG!!!!!

I was driving home late last evening from an r/c race for my eldest, when the sky lit up like time had traveled backward and set us back to early evening. It stayed bright long enough for us to have a quick conversation about what could be lighting up the sky. (10 seconds or so) This ended with a few big, bright flashes and then pitch black again.

Click HERE to see the meteor that flew through the sky!!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Woke up with horrid back pain,
chiro doesn't have opening until tomorrow.
Looked out the window to see that four letter word...
S N O W!!!!
Must find energy and umph to clean house as company is coming for the weekend.

Strangely, my mood is not bad at all. ;)

Actually, I'm
feeling pretty random!
(wait a minute... is that a feeling? it is now!)

So here






Here's to Randomness in all it's fun and glory.
Go with the flow.
Be spontaneous.
Throw something random out there.
You never know what you'll get back!

What do you have for me?
Give me your best random thoughts :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lots and lots of legs!!!

After a trip to Shedd Aquarium we aimed the van back toward home.
The van had other plans.
Wrong turn and instantly lost in Chicago!
No worries!
Keep your chin up, attitude in check and gaze at the...
what the...?

Ha! That's why I love getting lost! You see things you otherwise would miss.
We were in some ugly traffic with some mean drivers and our nerves were just about shot.
I turned my head and saw this wonderful sculpture garden.
I only had a few seconds to roll down the window and shoot this shot.

Can you see the people wandering in and out of the legs?

How fun is that?!?!

Just the humorous medicine we needed to keep our spirit in check as we made our way out of the big city.

Happy Wednesday to you!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

To: Me From: Me

I did it!
I splurged!
Got a little something for me!

How could I resist?

I love her work, have been a follower of her blog for some time and fell in love with this piece!

~artist: Beth Billups~
her etsy store
her blog
her website

Isn't it marvelous?

I am so absolutely thrilled to own a piece of her work!

The purchase was a gift to myself...
... for inspiration.

To awaken
my creativity
my dreams
my self.

To allow myself
to live
to act
to fly!!!!!!
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