Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bloggers’ Biggest Loser! {Plateaus!}

Link up with the fabulous Vicki from My Vickilicious Life, and Amy from At The Pink of Perfection. I went to visit my in-laws this weekend and when I sat down to write on Saturday, I got about halfway through my “Free Your Mind” post and the girls woke up from their naps. I went to finish…

Random Musings Friday!

Happy Friday!! I’m linking up again with Shana at Fumbling Towards Normalcy! It’s been a decent week! Probably the best I’ve had in a while. I met up with an old friend on Saturday, my mother in law hung out with us on Sunday, and the rest of the week has sort of flown by….

Going Back to Work! {The Bright Side}

I was playing with the girls this morning with my mom and it occurred to me (as Lily screamed over a stolen toy and Molly head butted the floor) that there are some obvious benefits to going back to work, even if it is three years before originally planned, and a few things I will…

It’s Fat Tuesday! {And?}

Traditionally, Fat Tuesday is a Catholic’s last hurrah, but even before that modernization, it was a celebration of the coming of Spring. I’m not Catholic, and Lent always starts to annoy me around noon on Ash Wednesday when everyone is giving up their chocolate and cigarettes for Jesus. Growing up in a Protestant church, we…

Bloggers’ Biggest Loser! {Size What!?}

Link up with the fabulous Vicki from My Vickilicious Life, and Amy from At The Pink of Perfection. Oh my gosh, I am SO excited to finally tell you my big news! Are you ready? I had an awesome NSV* this week! As of last week, I am officially fitting into my PRE-PREGNANCY JEANS!!!!! Gah!!!!  I was…

Stream of Consciousness Sunday! {Choosing JOY}

It’s easy to be negative… to gossip, speak badly of others, voice our grievances, annoyances, and to complain about others’ shortcomings. It’s easy to marinate in our grief and to let it overcome an entire day of thoughts, to be angry, resentful, and petty. It’s so. damned. easy. Harder, though the reward is great, is…

50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind {21 – 25}

{via tumblr} Halfway today! If anything, I’m learning a lot about myself, which is never a bad thing when you’re trying to improve yourself. 21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? They say ignorance is bliss, to rejoice in the simple things, and to not sweat the small stuff. I’d rather…

Random Musings Friday!

Linking up with Shana today at Fumbling Towards Normalcy!  It’s been a decent week, all things considered. I’ll save my big weight loss news for Monday, though if you’re on my personal Facebook page, you already know what it is. Cheaters. I was able to summon some energy to celebrate Valentine’s Day, even though it snuck…

The (Get Out of My) Bucket List (or The Top Ten Things I Never Ever Want To Do)

The (Get Out of My) Bucket List   1. You know how people are always telling horror stories about crop dusting in the grocery store, or waving at someone who is waving, but to the person behind them? I never want to do that again. Wait… 2. I have no desire, whatsoever, to learn how…

Why I (still) LOVE Valentine’s Day

Last year I wrote this about why I love Valentine’s Day, and I think, when you’re going through heart break on this holiday everyone sort of expects you to be cynical and down trodden. I think, that’s sad. Why would we wish for someone to feel bitter? Why wouldn’t we instead hope that they could…