Saturday, May 08, 2010
I want to be locked up
Away from everything,
Free from all the craziness
A mother's day can bring.
No planning, shopping, cooking
Three healthy meals a day,
Served up with love to finicky kids
Who throw most of it away.
No constant interruptions,
Dirty laundry on the floor,
Driving everyone every place,
Sibling rivalry (It’s war!)
No one asking me to do things,
Getting mad if I forget,
Me giving up my very self—
I’m the family marionette.
Prison sometimes looks appealing
(Or maybe the looney bin),
I get free time and three square meals;
With nothing to do, I win!
I want to be locked up
For freedom, time and such,
There’s just one obstacle for me:
I love my kids too much!
By Joanna Fuchs
Thought this was cute!
Happy Mother's Day to all my wonderful Spark Friends!!
Saturday, May 08, 2010
I found a poem by my husband hidden away in a notebook in the back of a cabinet. I don't know how many times I've searched for "treasures." There's been many times that I come up empty handed but there has been those few that I do find a true treasure. When I found his book of poetry was the best. This poem inparticular is very special because it's a Mother's Day poem. I immediately thought of giving it to his mother but have held on to it until this weekend. It is perfect. In more ways than one. Not only in the obvious way but also because I've been longing to reconnect with her.
I'm giving his mom a poem I found and I'd like to share it with you.
"Thank you Lord for dirty little hands that touch my stove and fridge,
For sticky little hands that try to build a bridge.
For careless hands that go astray in search for something new,
For hands to hold and show the way, as mothers often do.
For precious little hands in which great faith so abounds,
For silly little hands that reach to touch mothers frown.
And thank you for your guiding hand that leads me to the light,
That lifts me when I stumble and points me to the right.
As little hands reach out to me to show them what to do,
I'm steadied, reassured and loved as I reach up to you.
Happy Mothers Day Mom,
Love always and forever."
~Christopher Douglas Cash
I just think this poem is awesome and is going to be a great reason for his mother and I to get together and reunite. It's also a chance for me to let go of some of my resentment. I love her and Chris adored her. I feel a part of my life is not right if I'm not connecting with her. He would want me to look after her, and from now on I vow to do so!
Thursday, May 06, 2010
So one of new goals for the month was 10 minutes of exercise a day. Sounds easy enough, right? Well it is! I've been finding daily tasks that incorporate a little exercise. For example, my kids like ice cream before bed so I've been keeping the tub in my deep freeze in the garage. As I walk it up the stairs I lift it with one arm as if it's a weight, and lift it with the other arm on the way back down the stairs. I don't groan when the kids ask for me to get them something downstairs anymore, I do it and then I turn around and go back up and down the stairs a second time! I've been using the bathroom which is downstairs both at work and at home, just another excuse to burn a few more calories! I'm parking at the end of the parking lot at stores and walking my dog a little bit further each day. Every little thing adds up! A minute here, a minute there and wa bam! 10 minutes of exercise done! Woo hoo! I'm not only making this a daily goal but I'm on a streak! Okay so it's only day 3 of my streak but I'M ON A ROLL AND THERE'S NO STOPPING ME NOW!! Can't wait to see the results at the end of the month.
I've also joined a new Spark Team, The Fierce, Fabulous and Unstoppable Warriors! Go check it out and join us. I really love how the theme of this team is strength. I feel so empowered, it's great! Are you a warrior? Are you ready to defend what is rightfully yours...health and happiness? I AM! BATTLE ON!
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Yesterday was quite the eventful day. When I picked my daughter up from day care she had fallen from the monkey bars and hurt her wrist. She wasn't crying at first but after we got home it became a different story. I got her an ice pack and started making dinner. We had a busy night planned with my son's t-ball practice starting in an hour. I thought it was just sprained because she's a tough cookie and didn't seem to be in that much pain. As I was rushing around trying to get everything ready she became more uncomfortable and then it started...she wanted daddy. This was when I knew it must really be hurt. I called my mom, (she's always quick to run to my aide and I'm SO thankful for this!). She rushed over to help me assess the situation. We decided to get ex-rays and I'm glad we did. It was fractured!!
My daughter was a brave little girl and didn't cry at all once we got to the hospital. She loves being made over and the center of attention. She soaked up all of the attention from the doctors and nurses, which was pretty cute if I do say so myself. As for mommy, I was stressed. Not only was my daughter in pain but we were also going to the same hospital DH went to when he had his heart attack. I could remember everything with such clarity...and being in the same hospital which held so many painful memories was going to be hard! I did some self talk and reminded myself how strong I was as I pulled up to the entrance. I thought, if they even put us into that same room I'm gonna flip! Luckily they didn't, and when we passed by it I did a quick glance and kept on walking. Yep, there it was...that room, that hall, that door...the place that's the setting of those memories I struggle with blocking out. After a quick glance and a deep breath, we were settled in and things were okay.
I've told my husband that I'd try to leave him alone and not call on him so much so that he can play and enjoy heaven, and that's what I've done. Last night I realized though, he doesn't always listen! Maybe he came in spirit because our daughter called on him, but I know he was there. He gave me so much strength and provided our little girl with the comfort she needed to be strong and brave for those doctors. (I thought his little trick with the motion sensor sink was awfully ingenious too!)
So today is going to be better! My daughter was anxious to go to school and show off her cast which she wears like a badge of honor! I'm a little worried but what mother wouldn't be. It's also going to be a good day because those 2 pounds I had regained were gone again! WOOT! I'm back on track nutrition wise and ready to kick May's butt! May goals include all of Aprils, plus 10 minutes of exercise daily and to hit 160 by the time we leave for vacation at the end of the month. I'm at 165.2 this morning....I can do this, AND I WILL!
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