Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
It's one thing to know WHEN, it's another thing to know HOW. Letting go--of anger, a grudge, regret, whatever--is a skill I do not have. I've never had it, and I doubt that I ever will. There are many things in my life that I have every right to be angry about, or to be sad about, or to hold a grudge against, and I perform that job expertly. Now if someone could just send me the Cliff Notes on letting go and doing the right thing even when you really really really don't want to...that would be very helpful.
Some say that mindfulness meditation will teach me how to let go of all of the shit that's gunking up my emotional pipes. Other say a cleanse of the body works as a cleanse of the soul. There are those that would suggest that I drown my anger and sadness in liquor. They are probably all partially right.
I know that right now is one of those time where I need to lay my cards face down on the table, stand up, and haul ass out of there. Guess I better go put my running shoes on.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Me: "Why don't you use that guy? He looks like he could stop a zombie invasion."
Him: "Seriously Mommy? You hafta put the freeze pods down first. The zombies will just eat those."
Me: "Put more sunflowers. They have smiley faces."
Him: (eyes rolling) "Jeeze Mommy, I already have five of those and that's more than enough. I need more shooters."
Him: "Are you even going to play?"
Him: "Isn't this the coolest game ever?"
Now I know how my mom felt when I would get so pissed at her if she got the name of my My Little Pony wrong. "No, THAT is Starburst! THIS is Moonstone! Seriously!"
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
But it wasn't me.
|Oh, the agony!|
|The face of sad.|
Monday, November 18, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Happy one thousandth blog post to me--and big ups to those of you who have supported me on this journey. It's been beyond therapeutic for me, and I gather that it's been somewhat pleasant at times for you alls as well. May it continue to be as such for many more years...until computers become obsolete and we all have special chips implanted in our brains and there's no need for blogging because we can all read each other's minds...hrrrrrmmmmmm.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Says the kiddo: "You know mommy, let me tell you something about Legos. They're making the instructions a bit harder these days."
His awesome friends got him a ton of Lego sets for his birthday, and he's been systematically starting (and in some cases, finishing) each set. ON. HIS. OWN. I'm proud, duh, but really excited because it means I have to spend way less time on the floor which I am far too old to be doing comfortably. But, I get to spend just enough time examining his progress to see awesome displays of Legotry.
Even angrier Wolverine:
Monday, November 04, 2013
Man, throwing a birthday party for a six year old is almost as exhausting as giving birth to the kid himself all those many (many many many) years ago. Every year we do it, and every year we turn to each other and say "NEVER. AGAIN." And then we see our happy kid, his happy friends, everyone covered in chocolate and various remnents of fun...
See you next year!