Aug 28, 2006

the deep, deep, dark, dark, deepdark pit

I think it's time for me to clean out my purse. The thing won't hardly even zip today. A quick peek inside reveals the problem -- it is chock-full of everything I could ever need and more for any situation that could ever come up ever in my life. Or at least, that's what it looks like with all the junk in there!

First of all, I have three checkbooks. At this point I stop to wonder if I even have three checking accounts? And when was the last time I wrote a check? Cause I am all about debit cards and online bill payments. So, note to self, balance my accounts and consolidate checkbooks tonight.

Loose paper - I swear, in this so-called "paperless society" why is paper still overwhelming me at every turn? Sifting through I see that I went to the movies (ticket stub), I have receipts from Chinese food, camping, pizza, back to school shopping, and my new eyeglasses. I have medical and daycare receipts that need to be submitted. I have a pile of business cards and phone numbers and email addresses scribbled on scraps of paper that need phone calls (it seems it's time for little kitty's distemper booster too). I have a book of stamps. I have a grocery list (mostly produce - bananas, apples, grapes, film, cream cheese, hummus, crackers, onion, squash, trash bags). Wow, I should go through this paper more often. Clearly I am putting some things off!

Lip gloss - it was so ridiculous I had to count them up. Six. SIX. S.I.X!! That is just nuts! At last check, I only had two lips, so I'm not quite sure that I need six separate lip glosses. But if you're ever chappy or pale.... come see me. I've got you covered.

Fruit flavored Mentos. Those are just yummy! I always have mints stashed everywhere, but lately I've been substituting Mentos. They are equally satisfying, but don't last as long since I usually have couple at a time.

My cell phone and bluetooth headset - the phone has been dead for the better part of a week. I generally leave the charger at work since that is where I spend most of my time. But I brought it with me when I went on vacation, and now I've screwed the whole system up. I can't find that one, so I brought the one from home in to work, etc etc. Long story short, I haven't been very accessible by cell phone this week. (Which if you remember
what I said before about phones, is just fine by me!)

My iPod is in there too. It is in it's adorable pink case that DDs gave me for my birthday. It's filled with lots of retro eighties and nineties that I love. TONS of Barenaked Ladies songs. (They go on tour again soon - YIPPEE!!!) Most of the stuff in the current Billboard top forty is there too. My music tastes are varied and ecclectic. I don't really stick to one genre.

What ISN'T in there is my driver's license. I haven't been able to find it for weeks. I don't even really remember the last time I had it. Probably when I went to see those really funny bands for Lisa's birthday! This is the longest I've ever lost it before. I'm actually at the point where I'm thinking of going to the DMV for a new one.

Well, now that I have sorted through and reorganized my purse, I'm off to use my loose change to go buy a soda (or pop for those of you south of the Mason-Dixon, or west of the Mississippi

Aug 26, 2006

lazy daze

It's Saturday, and I feel like I should have a hundred things to do, but I don't. It's weird. It is 11:30 am, and I have already been to work and back again, dropped off a friend at home, cleaned up, and now I'm lounging around online. DH had to drop his brother off at school, and I was telling him to hurry up and go so we could get things done, but there's no things to get done. Well, there's always ongoing projects that could use some attention, but nothing that needs to be completed today. I think I forgot how to just relax!

So, I just poured myself a cup of coffee, and I'm going to spend some time chit-chatting with my little one. We're just going to have a lazy Saturday afternoon!
Ahhhh..... nice!

Aug 21, 2006


Here's the thing. I'm nothing special. I'm no different than anybody else. But I have realized one thing. I am happy. That's right, I'm HAPPY. There. I said it. And I'm not sorry either. Actually, I'm proud.

Every day I wake up (late) and drag my sorry bones out of bed. I slap on some makeup, toussle my hair, glance at the kids to make sure they are decent, and head out the door. I spend the next nine hours or so at a menial job that I am not that excited about. After that I run between practices, recitals, classes and dinner. It's hectic and chaotic.

It's also FUN. I love my life. I can't wait for weekends when I can lounge around in my pj's with the kids or stay up late with DH watching lame movies and drinking too much wine. We just went on a camping trip with our friends that was the best vacation we could have ever asked for.

My life is simple.
And I love it.

I surround myself with the people who mean the most. I don't bother with the ones who don't. Some people don't understand that. But I have to make the most of the short time that I've got. I have learned the hard way that part of that is to choose wisely how and with whom I spend my time.

I am nothing special. I don't really stand out in any way. But I have created a life for myself that I am happy with and that I love. I have an amazing husband who loves me for who I am, no matter how difficult that may be. I have children who are happy and independent and sassy and talented. They are my pride and joy.

I don't have a large home or lots of money in the bank. I have learned that doing things for show isn't how to achieve happiness.

I have faith. I don't parade it around or show it off with splashy displays. But it is what gets me through each day.

I appreciate the little things. I am happy and thankful each day for all that I have. I have learned to let go of all that I don't.

I am content.

I am insignificantly remarkable.


Oh, so THAT'S where I left my blog!
I'd lost it for a minute there.