Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Road rage anyone?

Good Morning Beautiful!

I have road rage. I've had it since I was 16. Sometimes I'm a little better than other times. I'm working very hard to handle life's balls of crap with grace. (I think that statement would make my mother proud...) And have decided that I should practice that grace even if no one can hear me...specifically in my car!

Have you read our next chapter? It's about competition. So I've started reading and it struck me as I sped (just a little) this morning to keep a car out of my blind spot....and just BEHIND me that I am so guilty of ridiculous meaningless stupid competition!

So today, I let her pass.

That's her (or him....I really don't know which) topping the hill in front of me.

I realized that I am in fact NOT Lightning McQueen or Ricky Bobby. I don't want to go fast. I am not speed. I am a mother, commuting to work safely so I can pick up my sweet babies from school. And for once, as she passed me, I didn't wish she got a ticket. I actually thought, maybe she really has somewhere to be. Maybe it's not all about me!

Gracefully full of it (for today at least),

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

You gotta have faith

Habit #1: Knowing you worth. Make a list of why you are fabulous. Asks your best friend if you can't come up with a list. And repeat that list every time the crazy chick in your head says anything other than how fabulous you are.

Habit #2: Be a good friend and find some good friends. Be intentional and develop an inner group of friends now while your kiddos are little do that you will have this group when the kids get older.

Habit #3: Value and practice your faith. We practice faith everyday when we drop those kiddos off at school or when we kiss our hubby goodbye for the day. We have a lot of trust in this world. We have to.

But that other kind of faith is important too. Faith in God and a relationship that you work on while things are good. That way when you are slammed with the Junk that life can throw at you, you already have a relationship with God and the kind of faith that will get you through.

Practicing your faith includes having a place to practice. The people you meet at church will love and support you when other people in your life will not. When my dad passed away, it wasn't the people I knew casually from school or other activities that checked on me and loved was my church family and my INNER friends.

We will talk about habit #4 next time....

Until then, I want to challenge you to find this faith community. If you don't have a church family, start looking for one. If you don't really know what you believe or what this whole faith thing is about, let's talk. Try out some churches. None are perfect but I know you will find one that fits for your family.

Be encouraged. Be loved. I lost it with my kids on Friday night which was fantastic since it happened just a few hours after we met.... Yep, I'm a real life example of an Unglued Mother. (Capitalized because it is a title!)

Joyfully full of it....and enjoying every minute of it.


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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Resoluting? You should!

Why yes, I just made up that word, but I think it should be a word.

Do you believe in this process of taking the circumstance of a new year and making changes to how you were living the previous year? I try not to make resolutions unless I feel like I need another form of failure in my life. BUT since we all know that daily failure (by 8am) is common for me, then you must understand my point.... No resolutions here.

But I do like the thought of starting fresh. We start fresh everyday and every 30 minutes sometimes...and we keep on trucking.

I am being resolute about some things.

res·o·lute /ˈrezəˌlo͞ot/
Adjective: Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.
Synonyms: determined - firm - decided - resolved - decisive

(Okay, so did it amuse you that I'm already claiming that what I'm about to write is admirable?? Really, would you expect anything less!!). ;)

Losing weight: I am just getting over the flu, which is why this post is a day later an I wanted to be. So the good news is I lost my appetite for about a week and am totally taking advantage of the few less pounds. It makes it easier to decide I'm going to work out and watch what I eat.

Running a race: it's going to be a 10k. I've been half-ass training since October. (Like running ---wogging--- once a week.....). I am running in March with my friend and I have to pay for the race by the middle of January in order to save $15. And since I am cheap, ill pay early and hopefully my cheapness (no refunds) will be enough motivation to not stand my friend up and actually run. (To be continued)

Better than last year: this is the one "resolution" that I have kinda stuck with. It's very subjective and vague. And easy to keep. Losing it by 8:05.... At least it's better than last year. ;)

Thankful daily: I'm gonna try being thankful for something every day, and write it down. I started today, so I played catch up and here's what I'm thankful for so far this year.

1/1/13: Thankful for Mike, my super hot husband who loves me for some unknown reason. Thankful for Michael, my tender hearted son, who is driving me batty as he tries to figure out how to be a growing boy.
Thankful for Katelynn, my lovely daughter, who is growing up too fast and has the determination of a warrior and the pizzazz of a princess.

1/2/13: I am thankful for my home. Even when I have to clean the floors after someone I was previously thankful for tracks mud all over the house.
The last thing we are trying for 2013 is scripture memory. Two a month and I'm actually following a plan on Beth Moore's website

I'm so ready to see you and hear about all of your glorious unglued moments over the holidays. Be sure to reach out to another mom this week. Encourage her and invite her to our group.

Joyfully full of it!

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