Thursday, March 31, 2011

One of these things is not like the others

The past two days I've spent the evenings with my Nieces and Nephews. On the way to a roller skating party Tues night I took 3 of Kelly's boys. Josh(6) asked why my boyfriend never goes anywhere with me. I said I don't have one. He was shocked. Jake(11) and Cam(9) chimed in and said I needed to get one, so they could have someone jump on the trampoline with them. The last boyfriend to jump with them was more than 5 yrs ago, they still ask about him sometimes. Josh then reminded me that I am the ONLY(his emphasis) one in the family that didn't have a husband. Thanks Josh, never realized that. =) As we were getting out of the car Jake and Cam reassured me that its okay I don't have a husband, because I'm fun. Thanks guys.
Then last night I went to hangout with Libby's 5 and on the drive back to her house(they drove down to mine) Grace(7) and I we chatting and she asked if my husband lived with me in my house. Again I said I don't have a husband, to which she replied, but you have a house, you're a mom (anyone that's not a kid and is female is a mom) and a car and did you know everyone else in your family is married with a husband? you should probably get on that. Thanks Grace, why don't you play with your pollys.

I guess I should quit twiddling my thumbs and get on that, at least for the kids' sake.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lent resolutions

I don't really do New Years Resolutions, 365 days is just asking to screw up so I do Lent, 40 days is a lot more manageable. For the past two or so years I have given up Mt. Dew. And I do REALLY well and then once Easter gets here I celebrate with a dew. I've realized that Dew gives me headaches, I know just quit drinking it, well I think I'm almost there.

This year for lent I really wanted a challenge so I chose 3 or so 'resolutions' for the next 40 days.
1. No carbonation
2. No eating at places with a drive thru
3. Be LESS shy

I'm doing well on some and others are proving to be more difficult. I have gone to ward activities a few times by myself, and realized I have a lot more friends than I thought I did. Its scary to walk in by myself, and Ive wondered the halls for about 10 minutes or so working up the courage to go in, but Ive done it. I have a friend who never meets a stranger, but also makes you feel like you are the only person there. I don't know how she does it. Well last night was no exception, we were moving from activity to activity, she wondered off to talk to other friends, while I was there standing by myself(PANICKING) remaining calm, working on not constantly being in a group and another friend came over and just starting chatting. I am thankful for friends. I also received to complements from strangers last night, that I have amazing calves, and I have an attractive/sweet voice. Humm, who knew.