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That post I wrote yesterday...it's no secret I've struggled with my weight since, well, all my life! Yes, I've been asked if I was pregnant when I wasn't:
"You're not? Because you're carrying low." (I chalked this one up to the woman being weird!)
(Special note: NEVER ask a female if she is pregnant! Never! Not even if her belly is an obvious 9 months out there. Don't do it.)
If someone is overweight, chances are, they already know.
I sure do.
It's when people point it out to you that you feel that's what they see. Not the real you, your personality, your kindness, your sense of humor. They're looking at your biggest failure...you're body.
I don't like to fail.
There are so many things I want to be good at.
Taking optimum care of myself hasn't been one of them. I know I need to change that.
It's a struggle, a kind of tug-a-war, when you're a Mother. I have several human beings to take care of, feed, nurture, and support in different ways. I tend to put myself on hold or at the bottom of the list, just out of utter forgetfulness. I don't mean to. It just happens.
But now, I'm going to make a concentrated effort to change that. My kids love me, I need to too.
And this is not all because of what "Ryan" said. (Seriously, I can be fiesty. He's not getting a pat on the back for this one.)
It's just a culmination of MANY things finally hitting my brain like lightning...an epiphany so to speak. (Sometimes that can happen. Like when you get on your bike after several months of not riding it, tears streaming down your face, wondering if people are reminded of the Queen song, Fat Bottomed Girls, when they drive past you. Yeah, those times.)
We'll just take this lemon and make some, ummm, lemon bars! Something bad can always be made into something GREAT!
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"We each do the best we can. My best may not be as good as your best, but it's my best. The fact is that we know when we are doing our best and when we are not. If we are not doing our best, it leaves us with a gnawing hunger and frustration. But when we do our level best, we experience a peace." -Sister Marjorie Hinckley
do-mes-tic (duh-mes-tik) -adjective 1. of or pertaining to the home, the household, household affairs, or the family: domestic pleasures. 2. devoted to home life or household affairs. 3. tame; domesticated. 4. of or pertaining to one's own or a particular country as apart from other countries: domestic trade. 5. indgenous to or produced or made within one's own country; not foreign; native: domestic goods. -noun 6. a hired household servant. 7. something produced or manufactured in one's own country. 8. domestics, household items made of cloth, as sheets, towels, and tablecloths.