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A Needed Message

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I saw this on Pinterest this morning. While my kids don’t have wee little hands anymore, it is the perfect prayer for this insomniac mom.

Thought I would share this with you.  It may be words you need to hear too.



A Peek at my Week

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High School.  It starts way too early!

Isn’t it odd that when your child reaches High School, it’s also the time they are growing, changing, and like/need to sleep?  I, too, am getting older, and to keep me sane, charming and lovable, I really, really need my sleep!  Monday through Friday 5:15 a.m.  It’s not pretty.

Just when my son is finished with High School, my daughter will be starting.  That’s eight years of being sleep deprived!   Do I need to say this could get ugly? 😉

A peek at my week.  Can you relate??

And the week begins… MONDAY 5:15 a.m.

MONDAY PILATES.  I do believe a mat and a towel means nap time. I went to Kindergarten, I know this to be true!



THURSDAY… Bible Study. Dear Lord, please help me fall asleep when my body is tired but my brain won’t be quiet. And please help me stay awake when my brain is exhausted but my body need to keep going. Amen.

FRIDAY… Going to bed early with the sheer joy of knowing the alarm is not set.

pugs, dog, happy, funny,

SATURDAY!  Oh Yay! Happy day! Sleep is a beautiful thing!  Mom is full of giggles! 😀

SUNDAY… Two whole days of waking up AFTER the sun rises!  Can ya feel the joy??!!

I hate MONDAY mornings! 😉

Goofy Like Me

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Sometimes I look at my kids and wonder where they came from.  They don’t look like me at all.  Blond hair, blue eyes.  How did that happen??  But then they do or say something that is so funny, I know it’s their goofy minds that are like me.

My son and my brother are having battle of the cookies.  They each are shocked when the cookies are gone, blaming the other for the disappearance.  My son decided it would be in his best interest if he hid the cookies in his room.  After they were gone, he printed out a message, put message in the empty cookie bag and returned the bag to the cookie cupboard.  So when my brother thought we had more cookies, he got this message from his nephew instead.  “U MAD BRO?”  That’s my boy! I was so proud! 

You mad Bro? Ha!

Then there’s my daughter.  She’s a hoot when she doesn’t even know she’s a hoot and that makes her even funnier!

She saw my Fifty Shade of Grey book on my dresser.  As I’m having a heart attack and nonchalantly putting it away, she asked me what the book is about.  I said, “ahhh, well, umm, it’s ah, it’s a grown up love story.”  She replies “Oh okay, really?  I thought it was a book you got from Lowes.”  Hehehe!  That’s my DIY girl!

Fifty Shades of Grey and fifty shades of gray!

SumMEr Time

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I can’t believe it’s June already!  One more week of school.  By next weekend I will be trading in my little drink glass for an a Big Gulp size jug!  Lord help me.

I’m not a big fan of summer vacation.  It’s a long time to entertain kids.  My kids are old enough to entertain themselves for the most part, but still, I always feel like we should be doing something fun and exciting.  Making memories they will look back on.  Going places, doing new things. 

Nah, who am I kidding?  I don’t feel like that at all.  I’m looking forward to sleeping in and taking naps!  I’m looking forward to not making lunches. I’m looking forward to not having to get the kids out the door in time for the bus.  I’m looking forward to telling the kids to just wear whatever is on the floor, because it’s summer and I don’t care if they wore that yesterday.  I’m looking forward to going to the pool.  That’s counts as a shower, right?

I’m looking forward to staying in my pajamas til noon if I want to.  I’m looking forward to the kids sleeping in.  If they sleep late enough, I’ll only have to feed them twice a day instead of three!  I’m looking forward to no homework!  I hate homework.  No science projects, no month-long assignments and no learning spelling and vocabulary words.  It’s hard to be in school!  (for the kids, of course) 😉 

Wow!  I am looking forward to summer!  Because it’s all about me perspective!  Happy Summer!

A Gentle Reminder

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Life is funny.

This afternoon I ran to Walgreens, the closest drug store, to get poster board.  While I was at the cash register, a coin fell out of my purse when I was fishing around for cash.  (Not at all shocking if you saw my purse.  I’m lucky the kitchen sink didn’t fall out!)  The woman behind me in line picked it up and set it on the counter.  When I turned to thank her, I recognized her.  From 15 years ago.

I very rarely see anyone from the time B.C. (before children)  My life was a completely different world.  I actually worked for money.  I got dressed up and drove “uptown.”  I worked for an advertising agency in the tallest building in the city.  I was the “go to” girl for software questions.  I knew stuff.

She was the director of the creative design department… the FUN department.  I was not in her department, but she was the one I turned to when I needed help with my crazy boss.  She was always lovely.  Now, she has her own company right around the corner from where I live.  It’s called Clear Blue.

A couple of years ago, I had a business call Claire Blue Sky.  hmmm.

My daughter was with me at the store.  She asked a lot of questions about the “woman at the store”.  It’s eye-opening to talk about my “B.C.” days with my kids.  They can hardly believe I use to have a “real job.”  In their minds, I didn’t exist until they came along!  Sometimes it feels like that to me.   But I did have a life before kids.  I got that gentle reminder today.

Seeing a blast from the past at the drug store was a much-needed tap on the shoulder.  I forget sometimes that, while I made the choice to be a stay home mom (and I am very grateful to have a choice), I’m more than a mom.  I am Laurie.

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