“Hmmm let’s see. How about cucumbers and raisins for eyes and a tiny piece of red pepper for the nose. I’ll cut apple into sticks and use them for the mouth, ears and whiskers! Oh and a bit of ketchup for blood, I’m so clever. Lookey here! It’s a cat who sort of looks like a vampire!” (OLM is dead serious about vampires lately)
Well well well. It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? How are you my dear reader? Are you enjoying life, love and family?
We most certainly are!
I can’t really get into what we’ve been up to now as I only have a minute but I’ve been thinking about you, and wondering if you’re still around.
There’s lots going on over here which is why I’ve been neglecting this blog the past few months. We’ve got some exciting things happening now and on the horizon so when I get the chance I WILL spill the beans. For now I will say this…
With OLM finishing up kindergarten in a few months, and spring in full swing, we are planting veggies, getting the deck ready and our summer will be chock full of adventure! And to top it all off, I’m looking for work.
It’s time to get back to it so for now I’ll just say “HI” and to wish you a wonderful spring!
Talk to you soon.
This photo was taken on one of the happiest days in recent memory.
I was at work when my partner, the Serious One, and our little guy, OLM, showed up for a visit. Even though I knew they were coming it was such a wonderful way to kick off the day.
When I look at this photo it reminds me how tapped into joy and pure contentment I can be when I am around my son. It reminds me how easily that comes when I focus in the moment.
This snapshot also reminds me to let go of the difficulties that come with the sleep deprivation and the day-to-day struggles and how precious moments clearly demonstrate to us that the time we spend with those we love is far more important than anything else.
I want joy and contentment to radiate through my existence on this earth as much as possible so that the people around me can feel it too.
I love you so very much, my little family.
Thank you for reading.
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I’ve written a couple of posts about annoying things people do because sometimes it just feels right to get it off my chest. I also know that according to the *Karma Scale I need to offset those negatives with a whole lot of good and positive vibes to get some balance back. Kind of like carbon offsets, but not really.
I don’t like to be negative. I know that negativity breeds the same. And so here is my list of some amazing things that my people say. That’s family people, not my race or creed or crap like that.
When I think of these amazing things my heart sings. Did you know I was a big ol’ sap? Well here you go.
3 Amazing Things My People Have Said
- This morning my son said the most amazing thing. He said, ‘Mommy listen to me’. Once he had my attention he went on to tell me his version of an experience he had the other day using key words and expressions to relate his thoughts. He’s not speaking in full sentences yet as he is only 25 months old. It won’t be long though. It was clear to me that while his directive may seem insignificant to some, he was letting me know that in order to get someone’s full attention sometimes asking is the best way. This has always been a challenge as I often don’t speak up for myself when it really matters. I have a lot to learn from him and I know this is only the beginning.
- The Serious One often says, ‘I love you more today than I did yesterday’. I used to think, ‘How is this possible?’ Now I just trust that he is right. And that is all that matters. I have a lot to learn about love. And it’s ok.
- Whenever I worry about money or time or the fact that I haven’t gotten my career path cemented yet the Serious One will say, ‘There’s no rush. Take your time. You are on the path that you need to be on. You have done so much in the last couple of years. It will happen. Just be patient.’
What more can I ask for?
I am a very fortunate woman, mom, and partner.
Thanks for reading.
What are some amazing things your people have said? I invite you to write about it in the comments section.
* The Karma Scale is merely the balance between the good I do or have done versus the bad. It’s not scientific. One day I will have a diagram done up. Until then, dream and do good.