Thursday, September 22, 2011

When Life Brings You Lemons Make Lemonade





Today has been........well.........kinda crazy, 
to say the least!
The girls had dentist appointments today at 9:30.  We were done around 10:45 and dropped Kenslee off at school and went home to feed Kaylan lunch and take her to Kindergarten at 11:15 (early out all week).  I needed to be in Lehi to drop off some clothes for a consignment sale starting this weekend and needed to be back by 3:00 for SEP conference at the school.  No problem, right?  Wrong.  I get to my destination point, finally, after getting lost for 20 minutes.  I needed to be there no later than 1:00, leave by 1:30 at the latest and it was 12:40.  I get out of the car and I hear a hissing sound and thought, "Hmm.  That's strange" and thought nothing more of it....for a while.  As I was getting ready to leave I decided to check out the hissing sound a little bit more just to make sure it wasn't my tire.  Oh............it was:)  My front passenger tire was going flat as I sat there.  I found a huge nail.  Yep.  I did what I normally do and called my husband. Luckily, he had some electricians on a job in Provo and he had them come to my rescue.  By the time they got there it was almost 2:00.  I was not going to make it.  They changed it pretty quick and I was on my way by 2:20.  Of course I was out of gas as well and needed to stop by the gas station.  By this point I needed some Diet Dew.  Owen had been so super good and he needed a treat so I got him a treat and me a drink.  Then we were off to the races.  Of course there has to be construction everywhere so where I could normally turn left, I couldn't.  I had to go all the way around make a U turn.  Well, couldn't do that either so I decided to turn left and then turn around to go right.  Um, yeah, they were putting up orange cones blocking the right hand turn lane!  I turned around AGAIN and went around Thanksgiving Point to FINALLY get onto the freeway.  I swear I was going mach 5!  I did make it to the school but not by 3:00.  It was 3:20 and both teachers were so nice to stay later for me.  It was so nice of them.  What a day!  But, I feel very blessed.  Why?  You ask?  Because it could have been a whole lot worse.  I could have been driving on the freeway with a nail in the tire.  We could have been seriously hurt or much, much worse.  I could have found out that my children were horrible students and struggling, but I was told the exact opposite.  I started to cry in one of the conferences because of what Kaylan had told her teacher.  The other day Kaylan had brought home some fliers from school and one of them was a free class that was being offered to be better parents and having a good communication line with your kids.  I told Kaylan to save that paper and she asked what it was for.  I told her it was a class to help me be a better mom.  Well, at school the other day they were talking about moms and Kaylan told her teacher that I was going to take a class to be a better mom but Kaylan told her she didn't understand why I needed to go to that because I was the best mom already.  It was really cute.  
So, at the end of the day, it wasn't THAT bad;)




When Life Brings You Lemons Make Lemonade





Today has been........well.........kinda crazy, 
to say the least!
The girls had dentist appointments today at 9:30.  We were done around 10:45 and dropped Kenslee off at school and went home to feed Kaylan lunch and take her to Kindergarten at 11:15 (early out all week).  I needed to be in Lehi to drop off some clothes for a consignment sale starting this weekend and needed to be back by 3:00 for SEP conference at the school.  No problem, right?  Wrong.  I get to my destination point, finally, after getting lost for 20 minutes.  I needed to be there no later than 1:00, leave by 1:30 at the latest and it was 12:40.  I get out of the car and I hear a hissing sound and thought, "Hmm.  That's strange" and thought nothing more of it....for a while.  As I was getting ready to leave I decided to check out the hissing sound a little bit more just to make sure it wasn't my tire.  Oh............it was:)  My front passenger tire was going flat as I sat there.  I found a huge nail.  Yep.  I did what I normally do and called my husband. Luckily, he had some electricians on a job in Provo and he had them come to my rescue.  By the time they got there it was almost 2:00.  I was not going to make it.  They changed it pretty quick and I was on my way by 2:20.  Of course I was out of gas as well and needed to stop by the gas station.  By this point I needed some Diet Dew.  Owen had been so super good and he needed a treat so I got him a treat and me a drink.  Then we were off to the races.  Of course there has to be construction everywhere so where I could normally turn left, I couldn't.  I had to go all the way around make a U turn.  Well, couldn't do that either so I decided to turn left and then turn around to go right.  Um, yeah, they were putting up orange cones blocking the right hand turn lane!  I turned around AGAIN and went around Thanksgiving Point to FINALLY get onto the freeway.  I swear I was going mach 5!  I did make it to the school but not by 3:00.  It was 3:20 and both teachers were so nice to stay later for me.  It was so nice of them.  What a day!  But, I feel very blessed.  Why?  You ask?  Because it could have been a whole lot worse.  I could have been driving on the freeway with a nail in the tire.  We could have been seriously hurt or much, much worse.  I could have found out that my children were horrible students and struggling, but I was told the exact opposite.  I started to cry in one of the conferences because of what Kaylan had told her teacher.  The other day Kaylan had brought home some fliers from school and one of them was a free class that was being offered to be better parents and having a good communication line with your kids.  I told Kaylan to save that paper and she asked what it was for.  I told her it was a class to help me be a better mom.  Well, at school the other day they were talking about moms and Kaylan told her teacher that I was going to take a class to be a better mom but Kaylan told her she didn't understand why I needed to go to that because I was the best mom already.  It was really cute.  
So, at the end of the day, it wasn't THAT bad;)




Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Life....

Life.  

Why is it so hard yet so enjoyable?  It's especially hard for a control freak like myself.  I struggle and when I struggle, I struggle hard.  I try super hard to have a good attitude, put a smile on my face, but sometimes it's darn near impossible.  Apparently I'm not trying hard enough.  Why does it seem that troubles all come at once?  I wish we didn't have to struggle financially.  I wish I didn't have to work.   I wish I didn't have to work so hard at losing weight.  I wish I wasn't balding.  Yes, I really am and have been since the age of 24.  It sucks!
 
Sometimes I wish I could just erase everything and just start with a clean slate.  Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade my husband or kids for anything, but other choices I/we made I would.  It's so easy to compare yourself to others and I hate that!  I should count my blessings that I have a family and that they love me as much as I love them, that we have a house, and that I live in an amazing country.  But, instead, I look at my neighbors and see all the moms that get to stay home with their kids.  I see all the nice cars, boats, trailors, etc.  I see the skinny moms in the neighborhood and wonder why I wasn't given those genes.  I know that's not what life is about, but sometimes it seems to be.  This isn't meant to be a pity party for me.  I promise.  I have a blog for me and writing is one of the ways that I cope.  

I realize I'm not the only one that struggles.  I know everybody has their own kinds of battles.  We're all on this ride we call life.  It's just not a fun one all the time and I want it to be.  That's where the control freak part of me comes out.  I don't like it when things are out of place, messy.  And that's how I feel my life is right now.  I want my life to go according to how I planned and it's just not.  I guess that's where the Lord comes in.  He has a plan for me.  I just don't know what it is.  And that's what is hard. 

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Life....

Life.  

Why is it so hard yet so enjoyable?  It's especially hard for a control freak like myself.  I struggle and when I struggle, I struggle hard.  I try super hard to have a good attitude, put a smile on my face, but sometimes it's darn near impossible.  Apparently I'm not trying hard enough.  Why does it seem that troubles all come at once?  I wish we didn't have to struggle financially.  I wish I didn't have to work.   I wish I didn't have to work so hard at losing weight.  I wish I wasn't balding.  Yes, I really am and have been since the age of 24.  It sucks!
 
Sometimes I wish I could just erase everything and just start with a clean slate.  Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade my husband or kids for anything, but other choices I/we made I would.  It's so easy to compare yourself to others and I hate that!  I should count my blessings that I have a family and that they love me as much as I love them, that we have a house, and that I live in an amazing country.  But, instead, I look at my neighbors and see all the moms that get to stay home with their kids.  I see all the nice cars, boats, trailors, etc.  I see the skinny moms in the neighborhood and wonder why I wasn't given those genes.  I know that's not what life is about, but sometimes it seems to be.  This isn't meant to be a pity party for me.  I promise.  I have a blog for me and writing is one of the ways that I cope.  

I realize I'm not the only one that struggles.  I know everybody has their own kinds of battles.  We're all on this ride we call life.  It's just not a fun one all the time and I want it to be.  That's where the control freak part of me comes out.  I don't like it when things are out of place, messy.  And that's how I feel my life is right now.  I want my life to go according to how I planned and it's just not.  I guess that's where the Lord comes in.  He has a plan for me.  I just don't know what it is.  And that's what is hard. 

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Pickles, Juice, and Cheese

It's a known fact that those closest to me could tell you 
that I loooooove PICKLES.  Yes, they are great aren't they?
Nobody in my family seems to share that great love with
me.  So you can imagine how elated I was to learn that my
only boy shares that same love with me:)  I buy one of those
huge jars at Costco and Owen and I can down that sucker
pretty quick!

Today he told me he wanted pickles, juice, and cheese
for lunch.  That's ma boy!

Pickles, Juice, and Cheese

It's a known fact that those closest to me could tell you 
that I loooooove PICKLES.  Yes, they are great aren't they?
Nobody in my family seems to share that great love with
me.  So you can imagine how elated I was to learn that my
only boy shares that same love with me:)  I buy one of those
huge jars at Costco and Owen and I can down that sucker
pretty quick!

Today he told me he wanted pickles, juice, and cheese
for lunch.  That's ma boy!

Poop

Yes, Poop!  We have been trying to potty train Owen
for.................EVER!  He has the pee part down real good
but the poop is the one that's giving us pure grief at the moment.
For some reason it is super scary to go poop in the 
toilet.  Not sure why.   All I know is I'm about ready to bury
his face in it like I did with the dog!  UGH!

Poop

Yes, Poop!  We have been trying to potty train Owen
for.................EVER!  He has the pee part down real good
but the poop is the one that's giving us pure grief at the moment.
For some reason it is super scary to go poop in the 
toilet.  Not sure why.   All I know is I'm about ready to bury
his face in it like I did with the dog!  UGH!