A little faith and a lot of love go a long way…

Things I’m Loving…

I’ve been feeling down for a couple of days (thanks to my angry uterus) and so I figured I could focus on the positive and note a few things I am LOVING right now.

1.)  Pampered Chef – my hubby recently became a consultant (he’s a trained chef but currently a stay at home dad so this was a way for him to do what he loves and get out of the house from time to time) and I love it! I went to a party with him today for support and we had a blast. One guest even told us we make a great team! (Duh!) 😉 I’m also loving their products…I haven’t used much of my PC stuff that I got years and years ago but now I’m learning so much and even someone with NO COOKING SKILLS AT ALL (like me) can be successful and I’m loving it!


2.)  The gym – we caved and got a gym membership. It was a tough decision and it’s still a bit painful for me to look at the membership fee each month when I do our budget, especially considering we live on limited funds with only 1 of us working full-time, and are really trying to become debt-free, HOWEVER, we finally decided to do it…for a variety of reasons, some very personal that even if I divulged here many probably wouldn’t understand, but we did and I have to say, it’s been a true blessing. We both feel so much better going to the gym and are making health a priority which has made a noticeable positive impact in our quality of life. Amen.


3.)  Snow Days – this is actually a Love-Hate relationship.  Technically, I LOATHE snow and winter. Just can’t stand it. And I hate that snow days mess up my routine and overall schedule. HOWEVER, I have to admit, that I’ve loved the time they’ve provided for me to be at home with my family, especially my babies. They are growing so fast and I truly appreciate the memories of playing in the snow and making snow ice cream with them!


What are you currently loving?

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When did the internet become law?

Current pet peeve as I work on forming some actual opinions: People who express opinions often have no or false facts to back them up. Since when did the internet become a reliable source of information? Did I miss the memo that only experts may now post websites, blogs, and videos? (If so…color me pleased and proud to be part of the elite in publishing this fine, educational blog!).

Also, since when did agreeing to disagree respectfully become a bad thing? Well, once both sides present factually based evidence supporting their perspective of course. Why does everyone have such difficulty in either admitting that they could be wrong or misinformed, or that they just aren’t educated enough to have formed a reasonable opinion.  I may have looked strange to others in admitting in the past that I didn’t vote because I wasn’t educated enough about either/both sides to do so, but at least I was honest.

The internet is not full of reputable sources. If there’s an issue you are concerned about or want to know more about, then research and think critically. In a world in which we are so accustomed to immediate gratification and getting our answers in a split second, I urge you to take the additional time to look elsewhere…think…and keep an open mind.

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Things I should not have said to my 3 year old

So recently I’ve said some questionable things to my very bright 3 year old.  There have been consequences.

1.  “Jesus is with you in your heart.” – So much for trying to teach my kid values. I’ve now terrified him because he believes there is a small man living in his chest.  He chooses random times to tell me that he doesn’t want “the man in there” (while pointing to his chest) to go with him…like into Walmart. Smart kid with his understanding that Walmart = Hell.


2.  “Hahahahaha!” Ok, so this isn’t technically a phrase, but I may have laughed at him recently when he sharted. Our family happens to find passing gas and poop hilarious topics of conversation and typically, as a 3 year old boy, the Gorilla has truly enjoyed talking about all things bowel-related. Apparently that does not apply to times when he has just accidentally crapped himself and he screamed at me politely asked me to stop laughing at his poop.


These are just the most recent two that have come to mind.  We should probably cool it on the potty humor in our house though, because he definitely may have dropped a family created rhyme that includes the word “butt” to the pediatrician at his last visit. Mother of the Year here folks!

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I’m baaaaaaccckkkk and I have BALLS!


It’s time to rock the blogging world yet again so guess who’s back? This girl.

So I just got the memo that New Year’s Resolutions are apparently soooooo last year and now everyone is choosing a word to define 2014.  Here’s my word:  BALLS

Ok, that’s not really my word. But I am gonna need BALLS to do what I want to do – CHANGE. That’s my word for 2014.

I plan to CHANGE my life and the world. I’m dreaming big and no one’s gonna stop me!

Here are some (definitely not all) of the things I’m going to change in 2014:

1.  Opinions – I don’t really have any. I tend to be the politically correct neutral in everything. Sadly, I won’t even vote because I don’t want to actually have to take a stance. I don’t like confrontation and I used to have rather been quiet and uneducated about things than actually form an opinion.  I figure now that I’m 31 I ought to have some strong opinions and actually stand up for them.

2.  Health – Yeah, yeah, I want to lose weight, blah, blah, blah…but really, I’m just trying not to die before I’m 40. It’s not just that I want to weigh less – I find that I care less about that number as I get older, but I want to feel better. I want to ENJOY going to the gym and do so multiple times a week for an extended period of time. I want to eat vegetables and fiber and poop regularly. (Yeah, I said that.) I want to have enough energy to keep up with my crazy busy life.

3.  Attitude – Positive thoughts, positive words, positive actions. Life’s too short for negativity.

What’s your word for 2014 and why?