Hello Monday! Somehow I skipped Friday around here… and then I remind myself “Hey there crazy lady, you don’t have to blog everyday. I promise the world won’t end. And you probably didn’t have that much exciting stuff to share anyway.”
Wow, my internal dialogue is kinda harsh but yet tells the truth. The truth is that I’ve been enjoying somewhat of a creative break – which always tends to happen this time of year. I use to let it get me down. But here is the thing I’ve learned about myself – sometimes I just need to sit back and enjoy the breather. I don’t need to push myself…if I am not “feeling it” then it’s ok just to let things go for a bit. My creativity always comes back around. Sometimes I pickup where I left-off, sometimes I start something new. I haven’t touch my DSLR since… forever ago. It’s sitting on my desk untouched. And that is OK. I need a break from it. And at the end of last week I realized on Friday, I hadn’t even taken many photos on my iPhone…and the ones I did take didn’t seem to exciting. Just your regular old get up, kid’s go to school, go to work, home for dinner, baths for the kids and bed just to start it all over again type of week. And it’s not that I have a case of the “blahs” because I really don’t. I actually have something coming up that I am very excited about. I am making plans (mostly in my head) regarding my side biz and I even have some blog post ideas knocking around in there that just haven’t come out yet. So I am giving myself a pass right now…and that means for the next couple or few weeks you might not see a blog post from me everyday (gasp). But it’s ok. I promise. Everything is Awesome. (ok we just finished watching the Lego movie and that song is in my head – and now in your head, you’re welcome). But really it’s fine.
Ok enough with the blabbering! How about some photos that aren’t either creative or too exciting but yet represent my life right now???
Zooey has been banning toys in her room that freak her out while she is trying to go to sleep. It’s the eyes! The collection of them on top of my dresser is amusing.
Books…perhaps this is related to my need for a creative break…but I just want to sit and read. Last week I read Yes Please and I really enjoyed it. And probably why I don’t have many exciting photos to share with you from last week – because when I wasn’t at work or taking care of my children my head was buried in this book. Amy Poehler has been one of my favorites since Saturday Night Live and now with Parks and Recreation – it’s one of my favorite shows. I enjoy her creative funniness. I enjoyed reading her story. I like successful women, especially those that worked really hard at it but make it look so easy.
Next on my list is Orphan Train. Which I know nothing about but everyone tells me it is good. This is a book for the monthly book club that I am in. I’ve been very, very, very bad about reading books for my book club. My goal this year is to actually read the book each month. I thought maybe I need a book review post monthly here on the blog to keep me motivated??
Can I also tell you that I enjoy getting the hard copy or paper back books. I’ve tried the electronic book method and I find myself straying away to check Facebook or Pinterest or Instagram way too many times and I get nothing read. I like books, physical books. After I am done reading them I let them go… I donate them or give them to friends. Although I would love to build a Little Free Library – wouldn’t that be so fun?
Zooey insisted on wearing her brothers spiderman ski mask to preschool last week. And who am I to argue with this cute little spiderman.
Dance class Thursday. They are starting to practice for their rehearsal coming up this June. That seems far away – but I know will be here in a flash.
Ethan’s been really into some crazy goat simulator game. He shows me and I nod and smile and wonder what the heck am I looking at here!
Lisa’s birthday party on Friday. We decided to point..at her because it was her birthday. But we didn’t tell Sarah to point (sorry). Don’t ask what is up with the pointing…it was something that we did on our cruise trip in 2012 and for some reason brought it back.
Also at the party — photo bombing by Dimitri. Classic.
Owen lost another tooth! The tooth fairy is in high demand around here these days.
Zooey and Papa at the pizza ranch. Zooey has her crazy eyes on.
Sitting over at my parent’s house on Saturday night. All lined up in a row on the couch. Ethan’s hiding.
And then on Sunday morning waiting for a table for breakfast with Dimitri’s parents. All lined up again.
The place was so full the kid’s ended up at their own table. Which I don’t think they minded as their electronic devices kept them entertained.
Sunday afternoon we laid low and hung around the house. Zooey and I built a castle.
Wasn’t that exciting? Hello Monday!
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