I should probably eat something...
but a creative surge hit me as soon as the Squab left for school & I got caught up in it.
You need to read this
Because it's important. Because you need to know this. Because I'm posting a pic I found on the Google to entice you. Because I'm cute & mildly amusing.
Being a parent is...
so much more complicated than I could have ever imagined. Hands down, the hardest thing I have ever done is be a parent. Harder than adulting even.
All I have to show for it is....
A killer migraine.
Ugh. This one's gonna be loooong.
Sometimes all you need...
A book! A book! I gots me a book!
How awesome are books? Who else loves to get a new book (whether it's yours to keep or borrowed)? Seriously, I can't fathom not being excited about new books.
My CoW cleaning spree I mean. Yup, I spent yesterday working on cleaning & rearranging the CoW. Not that I needed to, but because reasons.
Suddenly it's Sunday...
and once again, I got nothing. Sorry, no clue what I'm going to post today.
I've spent the last hour trying to come up with something, but so far all I've come up with is nothing.
So I went to the internetz, did a search & found this on YouTube. I have always loved this song & was feeling a little nostalgic, so....
I hope it brings the kind of smile to your face that it brings to mine, even if it doesn't stir up memories of "small kid times".
So I've been doing pretty good as far as frequency (if not quality) of my postings. ***By the way, mahalo planny (thank you very much) for reading my ramblings. I truly appreciate it, even if you get bored & only read two words.*** But I'm afraid I'm finding it more & more difficult to come up with things to write about.
I do want to try to keep up with the daily post, but also don't want to promise anything. So if I start missing a day or two, please don't think I've abandoned you. Just know it's because boring lil' me is trying to find something to keep you entertained.
If you have any suggestions or things that you'd like me to blog about, please feel free to email me. I won't make any promises, but any & all feedback is welcome. ***Know that any hate mail will be ignored & discarded without answer.***
Okay gang, I'm gonna go prep some potatoes for roasting to accompany the ribs & chicken (not THE CHICKEN, but a chicken) that the Stork is barbecuing for dinner.
I hope you're all having a fabulous weekend & that you find beauty, joy & laughter in the most unexpected of places today.
There's beauty everywhere...
all you have to do is look for it.
This week has been a rough one. I won't lie, I've been considering crawling back into bed & not coming out until Christmas, not even for cawfee.
But I haven't, I've pushed forward & made myself get up to do the things & love the peoples. It is what I do.
There have been so many of my people giving me love & encouragement this week (for that you all get extra bubble privileges when I take over the universe), which I greatly appreciate. But sometimes, no matter what people say or do for you, it just isn't quite enough to snap you out of whatever funk you're in. No matter how badly you want it to.
That has been me this week. Feeling helpless as my boys suffered with migraines, the viciously evil "not a cold, not the flu, not an infection, but the early stages of a virus that won't respond to antibiotics", high school & just being a teenager in general, has rendered me blubbery. I don't normally sleep well to begin with, despite trying everything I can think of/is suggested, but add the worrying about my babies & call me exhausted beyond belief. This has added to the general yuck of the other stuff.
As I said, I've been getting up & doing the things anyway. (No, I haven't been able to nap at all. Curse you grownupdom!) I've also been taking time each day to do something just for me (aside from using the bathroom without someone texting or yelling at me through the door).
Most of the time this includes logging into Pandora on my PC in the CoW & singing along with/bopping to whatever pops onto my current station (which is actually on shuffle because why pick on particular type of music when you can listen to all of them?). Obviously, because I've shared quite a few of the songs (which I searched on YouTube because some people don't Pandora & I wouldn't know how to link that anyway) you know I like all sorts of music.
Doing this relaxes me. It helps me center myself & for the most part, helps me focus. It also makes me happy. Even the sad songs.
Anyway, this morning was particularly stressful because the Chicken was feeling as miserable as I've seen him in a long time (this is one tough kid, so if he's that bad, I'm scared), so I decided it would be a good time to start with the peeling of my new bar of Lavender Chamomile soap. Those two things are supposed to help ease tension & bring stillness or something.
As I unwrapped the soap & inhaled the comforting scent (while also in inadvertently cutting myself on the veggie peeler blades) I recognized the beginning of a familiar song. One that I hear on a semi-regular basis on my Pandora shuffle, which I do not mind in the least. In fact, I've heard that song at least once a day all week long.
But today, as I was trying to decompress while simultaneously trying to not peel my fingers again, I finally got it. At last I understood what my peoples & the universe have been trying to tell me all week. I will still be stressed & tired, but I will be able to relax a bit more because of it.
You got me guys, message received.
No Room for Haters
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Yes, I'm in a mood. Because, sleep deprivation, teenagers & reasons.
Mommies need extra love too
Seriously just because we're moms & meant to be superheroes, doesn't mean we don't need some extra love every now & then.
So I forgot to post a pic of the nice surprise the Stork brought home the other day. To thank me for being second in command (answering only to our Feline Overlord *see chart*), cleaning up after him (including but not limited to bathroom messes, kitchen messes, garage messes, living room messes...) & most importantly, being mom to the two greatest kids a human has ever created. (That's right, I said it & I don't apologize one bit. I think they're amazing, there's no denying it.) ***He also may or may not have been trying to butter me up for something.***
So here's the pic.
More about "ME"
Aloha my name is Clare! My main job title is Mom, but I'm also an artist, crafter, avid experimental cook & occasional rabid baker. I live in Idaho with my husband & two sons (the "we" or "us" part of this website), but was raised in Hawaii. Feel free to explore our pages as we grow & change. Mahalo! (Thank you)
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