Can I just say that after today, I would like to personally thank the makers of Hornitos silver agave tequila and Tres Agaves Organic margarita mix. You combine these two potions and are magically transported to the beaches of Mexico, where chores and dishes no longer exist. At least for 5 minutes that actually did happen, and then I came out of my stupor to realize my daughter needs to be fed. A lovely mini vacation. Thank you.
Everytime I’m in an airport on my way somewhere and I see a uniformed soldier holding a huge brown duffel, I pause and think about what that must feel like. They are likely on their way to a call of duty, a mission, headed to a place where danger is around every corner. All of their posessions are in that single bag and they are wearing a brave face. I think about how young some of them are, with worried mothers and fathers at home, helpless. I think about them as having families and young children at home,wondering if they will ever come back. I don’t pretend to know any part of this life, but my heart goes out to our veteran’s, active duty and beyond. Thank you for risking your lives for our country. I am so grateful.
Today is Sunday and we are being so lazy its amazing. After furniture shopping overnight for JB’s new studio, we are all exhausted and laying around watching movies. JB and I might get out for a lazy slow run and we may or may not shower today. A very rare and wonderful day indeed.
Just when I think I have something in life kind of figured out. I get smacked with the imperfect and reality sets in that I am student forever. Parenting often teaches me that everything is perception and managing expectations. I cannot and will not achieve perfection. Thankfully, because that would be incredibly boring. Thank you red wine spilled on my white shirt, thank you for adding too much salt to the chicken, thank you for tripping on rocks and roots, thank you for the B in Algebra, thank you for the slightly crooked set of ears, thank you for the not quite nailing a big 100 mile race, thank you for all of this. It’s why I wake up and try again every single day.
Well I think I am lucky to have some amazing and strong women in my life. Today I am grateful for my mom. A young mom and a fun mom, amazing Grandma and a strong woman. A work ethic that I’ve never seen by anyone else in my life. She’s taught me to ignore boundaries despite being a girl, she’s supported my family and our crazy life and running adventures. She’s worked hard outside the home my whole life, but always had cookies baked and costumes made. She worked to give us education and a better life. Love you Mom and thank you.
So grateful today for my sister, Kristy. A wonderful woman, giving,caring, determined, thoughtful, smart, beautiful and a wonderful Aunt to Eva. She’s got a great future ahead of her. Despite our 10 year age gap, she is a kind friend and I am so thankful for her.