You know the saying, "that's going to drive me to drink" and trust me if I were ever going to use that saying it would clearly be applicable now more than ever.
Alas I do not drink even though I have a bottle of dry white wine sitting on my top shelf in the pantry...I make a killer risotto with shrimp. I am totally fine with not drinking alcohol because it makes me feel very ayurvedic (that one is for you Tori) and besides I am already really fun to hang out with, I swear.
Seriously all of that aside I have been forced to ponder many things as of late because it seems life has been a bit trying and I have turned into robot momma. One may think that robot momma is like some kind of super momma but in this case would be considered a bad thing. Robot momma has a hard time feeling the good emotions because she is overwhelmed and focused in on the daily mundane stuff that comes with being a Mom. We all know that words related to mundane are everyday, routine, unremarkable but what I found interesting is that in the dictionary the first definition of mundane is "of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven". That really hit me because I believe we should strive to have a little heaven on earth and I believe the ultimate goal is to make it back to heaven..so if my perpesctive is correct then mundane should be kicked to the curb and that sometimes means there has to be a change or a reinvention of oneself. I have a few things up my sleeve so we'll see if those little changes will help out.
I'm thinking this would be a great time to observe happenings that don't suddenly seem so mundane even if they are everyday happenings. Kind of heavenly if you ask me...mixed with some earthly...like fur coats and sequins.
*Never have seen a few boys so happy to have a train set in my life.
*Literally crying at the sight of little children snug as a bug in their beds because they looked so precious.
*Was given a special ticket to a "music concert" live and unplugged on the white cowhide rug.
*A certain little 5 year old girl who told me she would like a fluffy furry coat only to have her Mom pull out a real fur shrug (don't worry it's vintage) and have it fit her perfectly. Oh yes I plan on wearing it this winter.
*Those tender moments when the boys aren't so territorial and want to be best buddies.
*A special Wed. when help arrived so this crazy lady could go run errands by herself without kids. Don't think I didn't wear a sequined top to celebrate. Also was really excited to trade in my Trader Joe's bag for a customized shopping bag that was monogramed by Bag Full of Posies. I must mention that the lady behind the shop is my friend and if you feel the need to upgrade your Trader Joe's bag too then may I suggest checking out her shop here. I think they would make great gifts...shhh don't tell my sisters. Love you Kellie. Did you notice the green shopping bag matches my sweet green vaccum?
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