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Friday, September 27, 2013

Go on now...

I've had a rough week. Without going into too much detail it was just one of those weeks where various situations were getting in the way of being able to do what I want or rather act in a way that I want....not to mention my mental meltdown over my little one turning 4. I was "off" in a big way. It was just an overwhelming week.  I am mentally shot!

So instead of ranting about it here or taking that attitude into the weekend I'm just going to breathe in this gorgeous day and be thankful for the arrival of this glorious thing we call the weekend. We have the little guy's birthday party and plans to do some outings. Enjoy your weekend. Do something new or unexpected. Something that reminds you how you can turn things around in a weekend.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rocket Man....

He has gotten so fast on his scooter. As we head down the street to the playground he's a rocket man.  I start to shout his name to slow down but he's having such a great time being a child. I swallow the urge. It doesn't seem fair to stop that.  I fear if I needed to catch up to him to help dodge a car coming or prevent a fall I wouldn't be able to unless adrenaline sent me soaring which it most certainly would.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Moon over Marietta....




We all change throughout life, develop new interests or better yet find an interest or voice we never knew we had. That's what makes life so grand. Constantly evolving as people....

For example, in my headline I mention "Living Simply". Tell me that I'd love that idea 10 years ago and I may have belly laughed. Living simply means a multitude of things to me...things I'll spend time writing about on this blog.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy New Year......







HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

I know, it's not January but the quote above is exactly how I feel about the Fall ( I knew I loved F. Scott for a reason). The actual New Years holiday has never really done anything for me other than giving me a reason to drink enormous amounts of Champagne and stay up late which I can barely do anymore.  It was more of a college/pre-marriage kinda holiday!

Friday, September 13, 2013

merveilleusement perdu!!!

merveilleusement perdu !!

(French Translation; Wonderfully Lost)

I started out this day flipping through a back issue of bon appetit. So beautiful, so delicious and this particular issue was an "Insiders Guide to Paris". I will keep this forever until I go to Paris. I have earmarked many a page.



Naturally it got me dreaming of a trip to Paris. I have very specific visions of drinking a ton of wine, a tone of lattes,and eating whole baguettes. Simple pleasures. I want to engross myself in the culture and shop at the markets as opposed to doing the 'touristy' stuff.  This is surely what I'd look like...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Doing and NOT Stewing....


I've caught myself a time or two (okay a lot more than that) getting frustrated when little projects aren't getting done around the house. We talk about so many ideas and things we'd love to do.  The 500 DIY projects I've pinned but never do, the flowers I wanted to plant but they haven't made it into a pot yet, the deck I want to spruce up. Sadly for my husband he probably takes on the brunt of my frustration as if it is 1960 and it's HIS job to get these things done.

The reality is that we both work, are both super hands on parents, and often the 'projects' take a back seat to other plans we've made or the need for us to just hang together. That time is so precious we have to enjoy it.

I had a DIY breakthrough yesterday though. It turns out that the only person I should be frustrated with is myself. I have two capable hands that could do many of these things myself. And so I did...with the help of my son. And we had a blast. We didn't watch TV or play superheroes (which for me is a relief...my threshold for pretending to be Batman fades after 2 days).

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Subliminal Reminders....


"The things surrounding you in your home serve as subliminal reminders of you who are." ~ Denise Linn


The day begins....I drink my southern pecan flavored coffee, make breakfast for my family, get my little guy ready for school, check a few emails, do drop offs and come back and start my work. It can be redundant some days.