Friday, December 25, 2009

During a holiday work party, I went up to my husband to give him a hug when a co-worker asked me, "Do you know you are the luckiest woman in this room?".
I knew what she meant but still I asked "why?". She went on to tell me how wonderful my husband is and how I should love and cherish him. (What made her think I don't love and cherish him?) As we left she made her way to him and tried to go in for.... for well, I don't know what.... but she got a half hug at best.

My family says I think too much about things. I don't know if that's a ME thing or a woman thing... whatever... I couldn't stop thinking of this woman. I mean that's pretty ballsy to hit on someone's husband not only in front of them but USING them.

Another thing my family says is - I'm always focusing on HOW things are said - and it's HOW she said this that really bugs me. I mean I know my husband is great.... but why am
I the lucky one? He's pretty damn lucky too.

She also made reference to her boyfriend who she feels is imature. This actually cracks us both up, as my husband still finds bodily noises funny and is entertained by SpongeBob and Disney.

No one is the perfect package. Relationships take work. Don't wish for what someone else has because you really don't know what you're wishing. We've put hard work into our marriage. There are things that we love about each other and things that annoy each other. We embrace the things we love and work through the other junk.

But really, how did she know?..... I am the luckiest woman.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

When my boys were much younger (single digits) we had ourselves the best snow day ever. We slept in late, had breakfast and were out the door. We built a snowman with hat and all. The boys tried to build a fort. We had hot chocolate and grabbed our pillows and blankets and piled ourselves in front of the tube. The boys put their mattresses on the floor and we watched Rugrats and any movies/specials with a snow theme. We even watched Snow Day (the movie).

Although we never had another snow day quite like that one we did stick to the same more or less. There were some changes. Snowmen stopped being built. That snow fort never did get fully constructed. Rugrats was out and Christmas Vacation and Elf were in.

This snow day was like no other. One boy in college, one boy in high school... both with a snow day. We all slept in. Because we each woke up at different times, we each made our own breakfast. The boys spent this extra free time in their rooms playing video games and watching movies on their own.

Although I was excited about the free days (2 snow days in a row), I'm kinda sad remembering that perfect snow day.

I miss my boys being little guys. I miss making their days special. Now they have their own ideas of the perfect snow day.

I'm 39 and I can't wait for grandchildren. Am I nuts or what!

Monday, December 7, 2009

I can't believe how long it's been since I've been here in front of my home anyway.

Life has gotten in the way. Work, husband, boys, puppy, home, me time.... damn, it's tough being a woman. Fitting in all the things that need to be done, things I want to get done.... things I'm avoiding to get done.

While I'm typing of avoiding.... my new (now old) vow to eat healthy, be healthy, walk... has gone down the toilet... yet again. Life got in the way.

It's almost 11pm and I'm so tired to type. It's tough being a woman, mom, wife, friend, co-worker, sister, daughter, cousin.....I'm sure I'm forgetting my other hats.

How are you wearing your hats?