Monday, January 31, 2011


I am wearing... flannel pants and a matching shirt that has cocoa puff drool on it.  Gracie was done eating.  I got the leftovers.  It's too cold to care.

I am wondering... if one can actually study too much.  My eyeballs hurt and my brain is turning to mush.  Is there a point when you should stop and just hope for the best?  In less than 24 hours I take my state licensing exam.  Great, I thought about it again and a little bit of pee came out, again.

I am thankful for... my friends.  In collectively choosing to spend more time together our hearts have become knit in a whole new way.  We share each others burdens and have discovered how difficult it was to do life without each other.  I am so thankful for them.

I am overwhelmed by... studying.  Not to be redundant but man, I've had enough.  I just want to be done with the testing.

I am eating... Reese Puffs cereal, plain, no milk.  It's like eating peanut butter cups for breakfast, without the guilt.

I can hear... the Laurie Berkner Band but not the girls.  I just realized I haven't heard them in awhile.  That is never good.

I am going... to pass my test tomorrow.  The power of positive thinking, right?

I am hoping... my friend delivers a real wake-up call to her daughter's school today.  Praying for strength as she begins a new journey.  Being a mom is tough.

Around the house... it was so clean.  I went to my boy Tim's last night (the coffee place, not some strange man) to do some studying.  I came home to a sparkling house thanks to my hero.  Unfortunately, it doesn't take long for the kids to mess it up.  Not to mention upon further investigation the girls were so quiet because they made a mess.  I have a small drawer on my dresser that is filled with random junk.  A few minutes ago Elia ran out of my room apologizing.  There are chunks of deodorant everywhere.  I'm not sure why deodorant is in that drawer.  Also scattered around my bedroom floor is jewelry, a phone charger, bobby pins, a few pens, KY warming massage oil and personal lubricant, cold medicine, ear plugs, a nail file, tea lights, pennies, random puzze pieces, an uno card, hand sanitizer, a rubberband, an earring, band aids, and a picture of Jadon.  I guess I am cleaning the dresser junk drawer next.

One of my favorite things... is Gracie's expanding vocabulary.  Anything I say, she repeats.  My favorite word is "look."  Her lips form a complete "o" shape and she really accentuates the "k" sound. 

Random picture for sharing...

Brothers for Life


  1. Love this :) So honest, true & from the heart.

  2. Just found your blog from, I LOVE it! I can't wait to keep reading. Love this a mom of 3 boys myself, I can totally relate! Keep up the great work!

  3. Awe, thanks Stacey! I hopped over to your site and am loving your site as well!

  4. I got her singing, shake your booty shake your booty! Give her a water bottle and sing shake shake shake. Twenty bucks she'll do it


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