As a blogger, I loving being able to share the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly. It’s cathartic, and I hope that my words help other women to know that they are not alone.
The past few weeks have been hectic and it’s just one of those seasons of crazy. At this point, it’s all laughable. As a new hurdle comes my way, I just laugh because I seriously think to myself, “are you kidding me”? Between things that are out of my control, some personal things I am facing, being a working mom, having mom brain, hormones, and having a pretty full plate, it’s easy to feel burdened and stressed. The truth is, despite the frustrating, stressful, and annoying things that are going on right now, life is good. Some days it’s hard to feel that way, but I know how important it is to look at the big picture and to focus on the good, despite the crazy.
The Good, The Bad, The Beautiful, and The Ugly
-Magnolia is doing so incredibly well. She is obsessed with Curious George, Mini Mouse, and Daisy Duck. She has a new found love for this brown dog stuffed animal I bought before she was born and it just melts my heart. Seeing her carry this puppy around with her is seriously the cutest thing on earth and it makes me so happy. She is talking up a storm and loves shorting out letters as she sees them in the world around her. I adore her.
-I am so far behind on chores. I cleaned the house a ton before Neal’s parents arrived last weekend, but I haven’t done anything this week. Our laundry is piling up, I haven’t cleaned the kitchen, and I have piles of stuff all over the house. And you know what, I don’t know how much I care right now. It’ll get done and I’m learning to be ok with mess when life is messy. My house is always a reflection of my life. When it’s messy, it’s ok.
-I was rear ended on my way home from work last night. Thank God Magnolia wasn’t with it, but it was a stressful evening. Heck, I’m still really overwhelmed by everything. I am grateful for Neal’s support and a good glass of wine!
-I am off to Chicago to spend two days with NOW Foods and a community of moms who blog! I am really excited about this trip and hope you’ll follow my adventures! Be sure to follow NOW Foods on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!
-I had COMPLETE mom brain and gave the travel agency my maiden name for this trip to Chicago. I realized it when I got to the airport today. Thankfully we were able to change things and it didn’t cost any additional money. Holy mom brain! I can not tell you the last time I used my maiden name.
-Neal’s parents are in town and Neal’s Dad is doing some AMAZING renovations in our house. He is building us a new hall closest in this dead space and it’s outstanding! I am so grateful for his help and support!!
-I am really, really, really thankful for Neal. Neal is helping me with my car while I’m in Chicago, is taking care of Magnolia, is working with his Dad on some projects, and is holding down the fort. I could not do anything without his support! I am extremely grateful for his love.
-I am so thankful for the support of my friends during this crazy time, for the love of our families, and for all of the kind words y’all have shared. I have been so bad about writing y’all back, and I truly apologize. Please know that your words mean a lot to me and I appreciate your advice and support.
Even when life gets crazy, there is a lot of good. I am really excited about my trip to Chicago and can’t wait to share everything I learn at NOW Foods. I am ready to soak everything up and to recharge!! Here’s to smoother days, lots of memories, and a fresh start.