Hey, friends! I've been blog-blocked for quite some time, because I didn't really have anything to talk about, but now I do! It is, however, more suited for my other blog "Confessions of the Fat Girl," so I hope you'll stop by!
Yay! Im off work all week! I really, REALLY needed a break. If I didn't get a break soon, I was expecting to go from practitioner to client soon. But is it really a vacation? No. Because this week, I'm a stay-at-home mom. Yay. While being a mom in general (infant, toddler, kid, tween, teen, college student adult, working, stay at home, special needs etc). I can honestly say that I never want/ed to be a SAHM. My career is important, my independence is important, my sanity is important. Now, granted, it might be a different story if I didn't drop her off at my mom's house everyday, where I know she's well cared for and, well, its free.
This morning, baby food, fed by me, was unacceptable. She wanted to feed herself. So I had to make her eggs and toast. The great part? My husband threw away the toaster, because "we don't need it" f you dude, I need it. I'm buying a new toaster. So, she's sitting in her high chair, eating her toast and eggs, which I didn't make fast enough for her majesty, and the dogs are circling like sharks. Waiting for her to ante up their share. I ended up throwing toast scraps across the room, so they'd chase them and leave me alone. They were too stupid to find them. I had to go point. *sigh* Thank God for PBS.
Similar to the NA/AA creed "Just for Today," I only have to deal with one event at a time. I'm so a hustler and bustler and then I get overwhelmed and procrastinate. I'm doing this right now and I'm putting off sending letters to my Girl Scouts because it means the years starting and I'm going to have to start getting ready and I'm not really ready for that. Just take one step at a time.
I have to watch myself sometimes. I can get negative really quickly, which can totally ruin a person's outlook. I don't talk about work too much, but I work in a mental health program where I lead groups on different subjects; such as, anger management, life skills, money management etc. Sometimes, I feel really hypocritical when I'm telling them how important something is and I don't do it either. So, I decided to start with some small lifestyle changes. The first thing I'm going to focus on is negative to positive thinking. Life is all about perception and if we think it sucks, it usually does. I can't won't write an affirmation a day, but I think I can handle one a week. So, my first one:
The Only Thing That Will Stop You is You.
Isn't that the truth? My stubborness, my lack of motivation, my excuses will keep me from accomplishing the things I really want.
Aren't these awesome? We made them for our Girl Scout Sleepover. All you need, is a pair of flip-flops and approximately 20 water balloons per shoe. Start and the middle, and tie 10 balloons down each side. The girls LOOOOVED them!
Also, as not to disappoint, one of Aly Catherine's 8 month pictures! She turned 9 months old at the beginning of this month. I can't believe it. She's so amazing! She has FIVE teeth coming in right now. Heaven help us!