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No Picture ‘Cause It’s a Poo-Poo Day…

Today just pretty much eats the poopie-doo.

I won’t list the plethora of things that went wrong today, just suffice it to say that Murphy’s Law is alive and well in good old T-town.

I really want to scream out loud, but I’m afraid if I do that, the law will come and pick me up. I think I seriously have issues with not dealing with my anger today.

I should NOT be angry, but it just seems like it’s

one thing
on top
of another

There’s a little spot of color. Maybe things are looking up…

What kinds of things do you do to put yourself in a better mood so you are not wallowing in self-pity?

The Ultimate Internet No-No

Okay, so I’m doing it.
Yep…I’m meeting someone off the internet.
Yikes! I know…but I can’t help myself. I’m so excited…I can’t stand it.
Before you go off on me…it’s a woman. No men for me. Well, only my husband. But anyway…
Suzy and I have known each other for a short time…since maybe April of this year. I met her when I joined her Ebay Moms group, which I am still a member of, even though I’ve closed my Ebay store down. She is from the Kool-Aid capital of the world…and is driving down into my little corner of Earth because sadly, her grandma passed away this week.
So we’re meeting today. I hope to take a couple of pictures…get it on film…it’s going to be a Kodak moment, for sure.
Suzy has an infectious, bubbly personality – she loves to scrapbook, has two kids the same age as a couple of mine, and is SUCH A SWEET, CARING person. I have no idea yet where we’ll meet…we know the town, but we haven’t decided on a place yet. Hm…better get busy on that one.
Wish me luck…

I’m human, but I’m aspiring to be more…

I am trying insanely hard not to freak out at this moment. I knew this day was coming…but I just didn’t think it would be today.

My husband and I started a new business venture that is not quite yet ready to support us, so he has kept his old job to pay the bills, etc. Next week, we had planned to go to a 2 day school that is 7 hours away from us…everything has been paid for and we’ve had our plans made for over two months. Well, my husband has a new store manager and he has refused to let my DH off for next weekend because Labor Day is one of the biggest holidays of the year for home improvement stores (he works for Lowes) and now my DH is saying he’ll just quit.

Little piece of advice, men: Don’t. Ever. Tell. Your. Wife. You. Are. Going. To. Quit.
We are emotional creatures and security means something to us. (in other words…if you’re gonna do it, just do it) Oh, I know you are all the strong, silent types and have big broad shoulders to bear the brunt of what’s to come…but we women tend to freak out…especially when we just made a HUGE payment out of our checking account to pay off several hospital bills and get out of debt.

Fortunately, I serve a risen Savior who can handle the stress of this situation for me. Me, I’d crack if I didn’t have Jesus…I might crack anyway, but I know He’s going to be there to put me back together again.

Please pray for our family…I want God’s will for our future, for our business, for everything we touch. I do not want to spend one minute outside of His will…it’s a lonely place to be. I have to go for now…I’m taking the kiddos to a birthday party…with an illuionist and everything! Maybe it’ll perk up my spirits.

Body Image

It seems like every where I look recently, there’s an article or a blog or a photo to do with body image. Which brings me to this…I’m not really happy with my body as it is.
There. It’s out there. I’ve said it. I have loved every minute of all three of my pregnancies, and I know I should be oh so happy with the tiger stripes and saggy boobs that pregnancy and breastfeeding for 5 years has left me…but sadly, I’m uncomfortable in this new body. I’m learning to get used to it. But there are still awkward moments … Like when my husband, well, you know… Or when I’m in a business meeting with a lot of folks that are hip and in shape – I’m the only one out of style, with grey hair and fat rolls! The only really GREAT thing, and I mean REALLY GREAT thing…is that my husband and kids love me for who I am. I know he’s not just saying that either. He really loves my postpartum body — fat rolls, stretch marks, saggy boobs and all. I read somewhere that “Men love all breasts in a sort of idiotic and genial way, but the breasts they love most are attached to women they adore.” I like that sooo much. ‘Cause it’s true. I just wish I could love my body the way he does.

Date Night, Anyone?

Being married with three kids doesn’t typically afford you the luxury of a night out alone…but every once in a while we manage to sneak one in, provided we are able to wrangle a family member willing to take on 2 toddlers and a 9 year old for more than 17.2 minutes.

My husband and I are both avid readers (hence my love of other people’s blogs) and our absolute F.A.V.O.R.I.T.E. date is to go for coffee (well, before I decided to quit drinking it…and yes, there have been relapses) at our local bookstore and lose about 3 hours looking at books together.

Occasionally, we’ll both find something we just have to have, but more often, it’s about just spending time together. I have to say….I like going to the bookstore because it’s not like the library — people don’t shush you when you talk, you usually have a really comfy seat to sit in, AND you can enjoy coffee while you browse.

We have had some really serious conversations in our bookstore…everything from “Hey…what do you think about having another baby?” to “What kind of business would you want to own if you were a business owner?” We have also made some life changing decisions at the little table for two that sits in the corner by the espresso bar….like “Let’s have another baby” and “Let’s BECOME business owners”…

Boring? Maybe to some…but the nice, relaxing, quiet time together sets the stage for what happens later SO. MUCH. BETTER. that what the norm is. I like our date nights…we haven’t had too many lately, since we started this business…but soon.

What’s your favorite date activity?

Calling All Homeschoolers

If you haven’t already done this, you really ought to do it. I have been getting our school year lined out and discovered the Vark Questionnaire. It is an analysis that tells you what kind of learner you are. You can also download a printable version for your child and find out what kind of learner they are – I think it’s an extremely valuable tool for any homeschooling parent. I have always known Katie is a kinesthetic learner, but did not know what I was.
Here is my assessment:
The VARK Questionnaire Results
Your scores were:
Visual: 6
Aural: 0
Read/Write: 8
Kinesthetic: 1
We are like night and day! lol No wonder some days I want to pull my hair out when teaching her!
GO here to take the test: click here
Good luck to you!

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