Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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Saturday, February 11, 2012
So a couple of days ago my Mom and I cooked up this cute Pin There Done That blog meme idea. Then yesterday I had a bad case of blog committmentphobia. The thing that I like about my blog is that if I have something on my mind I type it out. I hope that it helps me remember this time of my life and because my family just had a big state to state move it is a nice way to keep in touch with friends from near to far.
What I don't like about blogging is for it to feel like something that I HAVE to do. Also - if I get 2 comments, 0 comments, 12 comments (my all time record) I could care less. I don't want to have to worry about how many links I get or likes or whatever. This is my little blog and you know what - love it or leave it - it is all good with me.
That said -
I still like the idea of Pin There Done That as a good way for me to keep track of what I have tried and pinterest and would love to have people join in. Soooooo - if you want to join in - please do. Post on Facebook if I am your Facebook friend, shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment and I can link back to you or repost. I just can't wait to start looking at the actual practical applications of all of these great pins!!!!!!
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Thursday, February 9, 2012
Have you seen this pin?
I am having to just retype it here but I go look at the actual pin and follow Alicia on pinterest and on her blog because I heart her and she has tons of great ideas and pins. Anyway, she pinned this one that says
Where women go to plan imaginary weddings, dress children that don't exist, and decorate homes we can't afford.
Now here is another one - actual pin here that I think is so funny and great:
Things I've learned from Pinterest
1. People like Nutella... a lot
2. Mustaches are still popular
3. This place is crawling with grammar police
4. Anything cute and fuzzy will be repinned.
5. Haters gonna hate
6. Fattening goodies are EVERYWHERE! (along with a lot of fitness inspiration....hmmmm)
7. People like Bacon.... a lot
8. Once you log on... you can never log off
9. Girls will always love pink, glitter, diamonds and anything else that sparkles.
10. There's a whole lot of "to do" lists that aren't getting done.
11. Pinning makes you feel creative and artsy even if you don't have an artistic bone in your body
What I'm still trying to figure out.....
How can I make a career out of being a "professional pinner"?
Thanks Wendy Russell for that one.
Now I know that you are wondering when I am going to finally get to my point. I actually do have a point and I am going to state it here.
I heart pinterest
I want to ACTUALLY do some of the fantastic stuff that I pin. Not just have another time sucker on the computer. (Cuz you know I really need another one of those.....)
So here goes:
I called up that Mimi, mother of yours truly, senior computing wiz and a blogger herself (go check out her blog for boomers and seniors HERE) and said, "Hey Ma, I need a button." (She really hearts it when I call her Ma I think). Anyway, I love what we came up with and here it goes.....
Now my goal for my new button is I am going to try to post pictures and/or pins of stuff that I ACTUALLY did from pinterest. I was kicking around starting one of those meme's like Kelly's Korner or one of the popular girls do but I am not sure if I can handle the rejection if no one links up so I guess we will see if we catch on. Anyway, stay tuned tomorrow for the first ever installment of
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Hurts go away
Aches tend to stay
Chocolate really is medicinal
Alcohol really is not
Just keep washing. The dryer will eventually catch up.
Never, ever, EVER walk in front of a child pushing a grocery cart.
Fevers are good, puking is bad, you can survive head lice and they really do stop getting sick as much as they get older.
If you have a soccer chair in a bag on your shoulder and a toddler on the ground pitching a fit, set down said soccer chair BEFORE bending over to deal with aforementioned toddler or else the soccer chair in question will come swinging off of your shoulder straight into the face of said toddler with truly remarkable force.
This will not improve the toddler in questions mood.
Kiss your spouse every day.
Kiss your children every day.
In the beginning this is easy. Newlyweds and babies are very kissable. As people age it might not hurt to remind yourself to kiss them but I have found that as my loved ones grow bigger (and in my husband's case just older ;) that the kissing is all the more sweeter.
Do not ever say that you are looking forward to a quiet week. There is no quicker way to invite puking/huge household disaster/unexpected house guests to appear.
Do not ever, EVER, ever under any circumstances say,
"Oh well my (insert your angelic child's name here) would NEVER do that."
(Cuz guess what - they somehow have a magical way to hear you say that to someone and will think of something particularly shocking to horrify you with next week.)
If you burn dinner (not saying I have but you know - an example ;) no one needs to know. Calmly walk to your meal plan (I hate to break it to you because I know you obsess over your meal plan. Well I know that I do but the cold hard truth is that no one reads it but you.) Anyway, go to meal plan, cross of whatever burnt, write in grilled cheese, no one will be the wiser. This is the beauty of being the master of the meal plan - ultimate control.
If you are standing behind a child that is in a crouching position and you bend over to help the crouching child, for the love of all things painful, protect your nose at all costs.
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Thursday, February 2, 2012
So - I have been thinking of the "I never" philosophy. You know - when you say - "oh I NEVER...."
I mean - if you say I NEVER - I mean - really? Can you follow through on that?
One of my oldest friends and I laugh sometimes because we remember distinctly me saying before my first child was born,
"I will NEVER let my child go with bare feet. I just don't get the whole thing with baby feet."
Fastforward 10 years and 3 babies later - ok I admit it - I get it. I have kissed my share of toes and my children have spent an enormous percentage of their lives barefoot. I totally get it. My bad.
When I married my husband, I said,
I should have also said
and you know what?
If you say......
shovel snow or take out the trash. EVER. That is my husband's job and I REFUSE to cross that line
If your husband is in a horrific accident or has a terrible disease or a crazy week at work guess what?
If you say.....
let my kids eat unorganic/fast/insert whatever food horrifies you here
If you have a child get sick or you are stranded at a rest stop or you have a child that will literally only eat one color of foods (you would be amazed how often that happens)
If you say.....
ever ever ever would medicate a child for behavior issues
If you had a child who couldn't function in a classroom. Who is a danger to themselves or their family. Comes home from school crying every single day....
Luke 6:37 tells us
"Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven.
It is so easy to look at what other people do and say
Oh I would never
I CANNOT believe (you know with the emphasis on the second syllable of cannot an octave higher)
I do wonder sometimes what others say about me and the way that I am living my life and raising my own but you know what - this is mine to do and my prayer for you is that you make your own decisions without worrying about the you should's and the I would never's because really - no one - no one but you - knows what it is to walk in your shoes. Even you do not know what it will be like to walk in your own shoes a month, a year, ten years from now.
Save yourself from the I never's and the you should's and go back to Kindergarten. Follow this one simple piece of advice that your teacher probably told you
Be kind to your neighbor
There is so much ugliness and dissent out there - if we could all try and simplify. If we could all hear that grade school teacher's voice in our ear.
It is possible
That the world could be a kinder place.
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