I’ve realized that warm weather and working outside agrees with me. For 12 years I worked in a space with no natural light at all. This year, I can already see color on my arms and tan lines from working on so many projects outside (so, so many projects…and all will be shared in due time!)
Today I’m linking up with not one, but TWO fabulous parties! You all know here that I love participating in Old School Blogging with Elaine and this months’ co-host Jumping with My Fingers Crossed. This time we were instructed to complete the following sentences, is a fill-in-the-blank style. So much fun.
I am happy that my husband is back from his latest business trip.
I wonder how it will be when he travels & I’m handling three little ones.
I hear bees buzzing around our flowers and birds chirping.
I see the girls playing nicely together (yay!), lavender plants starting to bloom and enough basil for my first batch of pesto this summer.
I want to soak in the quiet warmth of a spring afternoon.
I am wearing my new summer sandals (a Mother’s Day gift to myself)
I pretend that they’re not Crocs
I feel a little guilty for spending the money…pretty much anytime I splurge.
(a little baby bump action going on there, and still rocking the toddler pedicure from Mother’s Day!)
I touch the petunias and marigolds in bloom on our deck; picking off all of the wilted flowers to keep the plants healthy and beautiful.
I worry about Summer break. Will I be able to keep up with a 5-year old in the heat and still do the things that need to get done?
I cry only over the stupid things in life. Why can’t I cry over the important ones?
I am looking forward to some quiet time with my husband.
I understand that he feels burdened now that he’s our family’s sole bread-winner.
I say that we can handle the responsibility
I dream of sandy beaches, a wide umbrella, a picnic lunch and kids playing in the water together.
I try to get everything done on my to-do list each day. Most days I fail.
I hope that I can learn to slow down and enjoy more special moments with my kids.
I am excited, anxious, hopeful and cautious; yet quite content.
It’s also time again for another #MommyReality challenge with Jenerally Informed, Leapfrog and Lipgloss and this week’s co-host Julie’s Lifestyle. The challenge: Buried Alive. The girls don’t have any idea that I purged several of their stuffed animals a few weeks ago. Would you?
In all honesty, those are just the stuffed animals that are left in the nursery and the girls’ room. There are more in the playroom and living room. Yes, this is one of those homes that has been taken over by toys. It’s blessing and a curse. At least the kids had a fun time taking these pictures!
How do you handle stuffed animal mania?
Finish the sentence “I am…” in the comments section!