Monday, April 15, 2013

Life As I LOVE It

You know those mornings when the alarm sounds and your eyelids feel like elephants are sitting on them, and when you try to open them, it feels like it is more like 3:00am instead of 6:30am

Mondays (usually).... 

It was something I thought I was getting rid of when I stopped punching an actual clock at a corporation 40 hours a week.  But having to get up before 8:00am  after getting up a few times with an infant to get Abigail up, ready, fed and off to school.... oh, and ON TIME... 

That just turned out to be my morning workout sometimes! Especially on Monday's

But it's good to know I'm not alone! Taking Abigail to school on Monday's consistently has the same feel to it.  We take our kids into the school, trying to look as graceful as possible while walking them into the hallway as we all could have probably benefited from arriving just a couple of minutes earlier. 

We give kisses, clean their faces a little one last time, tell them to have a good day and send them off to sit in their line and wait for their teacher.  

Abigail likes it when I wait for her teacher to come so that I am there to waive to her as she walks by Carlin and I in the hallway on the way to her classroom.  A few other Moms do the same, which is nice because we inevitably started talking to one another and now it's something that I kind of look forward to! 

A teacher will join in the conversation most of the time and it is kind of nice, especially for us stay-at-home-moms, because every woman can find something to relate to in one another.

But ANYWAYS..... Then it hit me. 

My dearest friend, Ann, always says to me when she comes by... 

<shakes her head and smiles> 

"THIS is your life" 

... as I watch reruns of FRIENDS and munch on the SMORES (Or REESES; depends what day she comes over) I made from my super secret stash of munchies that I hide from the kids.   (which I'm SURE we're AALL guilty of at one point or another!)   ;) 

Not to mention when my first post on Facebook in a couple days was about Carlin's massive poopy that required me to just hang his little butt under the faucet to effectively clean it! 

When she saw me she said, 

"You're posting about poop. THIS is your life."

That's when I thought, standing there in Abi's school in my ankle tight yoga pants, bright blue Converse (shoes that make your feet look HUGE), half combed hair and wearing my hoodie...... 

"This IS my life. THIS IS MY LIFE!!!" 

Working full time worked for me for a while, but my heart (and my hubby's) felt the need for a change, so we went for it! 

And here I am, talking and sharing stories of morning or weekend events with other Mommies, and coming home to watch FRIENDS (and ELLEN!! I admit, I just LOVE her!), nurse our baby, attempt to manage a clean-ish house, do projects and, most of all, BLOG! :) 

This has given me a chance to grow & awaken to my abilities, expand my creative side and enjoy myself, our little family. 

I truly value how I spend my time more than I ever have. 

Paul, my husband, said it best....

I love that you're so content, baby.  

Yeah, "Content" .... That's it. :) 

Content, and SO humbly happy and thankful. 


  1. Aaah exhaustion on Mondays...that's my life and my son is 17 and getting him up is like pulling teeth!

    1. We have a 15 year old and he has what is called "Early Bird" classes which means he gets to school an hour before everyone else. If he doesn't get up, Paul will get all drill sergeant on him until he does. LOL
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Sounds like a pretty sweet life to me. :) I love being a stay at home mom even tho my baby is only 15months.

    1. We only get to do it once and they grow up SO fasted. We are blessed to have this time with our little ones. :)

  3. Stopping by from Mingle Monday. We all get a case of the Monday's don't we, not matter what you do for a living :) I laughed over the "poop on Facebook" comment. We don't have kids yet, but sometimes my BF and I have text message convos over whether the dogs have done their business yet or not. I guess it just gets even better with kids right...ha! This is our lives and we love it!

    1. haha I'm so glad you get it! And it's totally the same thing. Same concept anyway. :)

      Thanks for stopping by! See you on the next mingle!

  4. Monday, Monday. Sigh. Lol. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am here and following as well. Have a great week!!

  5. Thats awesome that you are so happy and content in your new role! Thanks for stopping by The Active Mum and for joining in the Goals link up! I followed you via GFC :-)

    Aanie x

    1. I loved the idea of holding each other accountable. I could definitely benefit from that! :)
      Thanks for showin' some love!

  6. oh yes...I hear you! I worked until my 6th baby and was happy working but now that I am a SAHM....I LOVE my club, lunch with the ladies, Bible study...oh is good...even Mondays!!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

    1. Love to follow you back! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  7. I remember those days! And many times I wish I were back there again. They grow up way too fast. My youngest is graduating from high school this year so I'm getting empty nest syndrome already. Following you back from the mingle and thanks for your follow! Debbie @

  8. Oh and I can totally relate to this post. Content is such an amazing word especially if were feeling it after a "Monday" (i have mondays a couple times a week LOL) I really like your blog so ive nominated you for the liebster award! Check it out here --->

    1. LOL I can relate to that too.
      Thanks for the award~ I am honored, Melody. <3