Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In need of... Something

I've been feeling the need to write something profound but so far... 
I have no inspiration. 
I want to draw something amazing but so far...
I want to do something... Anything. 
I'm in a slump. I know it's partly from a lack of exercise and eating junky but also I need a hobby. I spend my day keeping house, and being a wife and mom. 
I'd really like someone to tell me what my hobby is. Anyone? Didn't think so, you need friends for something like that. Wow loser post. Try again next time.
It's been a long day.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Routine: is it really that important?

It really is. I thrive on routine and structure. Pregnancy and childbirth ripped that away. The hormone flux, the weight changes, then add a needy newborn. Don't get me wrong I love my baby boy and I wouldn't trade him for the world, but I'm exhausted. Parenthood is hard. For some reason growing up you're never told that being mom is work! Not only am I house keeper, maid, book keeper, cook, driver, now I'm mom too. I used to be great at keeping up with the housework and the cooking and whatnot. Lately though. I'm lucky to take a shower and get dressed.
Fortunately for now it seems the hardest part has eased and 5 months later I'm able to grasp at a little tiny bit of order. I'm so looking forward to getting back into a daily routine and taking back control of my life. I miss me! I'm looking forward to meeting myself again. 
Here's to tomorrow and completing my to do list.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

For the love of a dog

Meeko meeting Tagg on his first day home from the hospital
It always amazes me the amount of love that can come from a dog. They are amazing animals. They seem to always love you no matter how long they've been cooped up or left alone. Yes, sometimes I'm a bad dog mommy. I'm more of a cat person, always have been. Cats love to lounge and eat and sleep. My favorite things. My husband isn't a fan of indoor animals so no indoor cats for me. We do have barn cats of course. Anyway back to the dogs. A few years ago a friend asked us to keep her dog while she was here going to school. At one point it looked like she was going to take her dog back and I suddenly was feeling lost. I didn't want him to go. So I begged and pleaded my husband to find me a puppy, me, the cat lady. So he did and now we have two amazing dogs. She still hasn't come back for her dog and we've decided he's ours. Ok it sorta sounds like we've stolen him but after 3 years and she no longer buys his food and has moved 3 hours away, yeah the dog is ours.
I love having them around. I'm looking forward to my children playing with the dogs. Ill never have to worry about them, the children, finding snakes because the dogs will be around. They are amazingly protective and have already kept me away from a snake. Rebel, our older dog, will use his body and shield me from whatever he decides is too dangerous for me. Sometimes he gets underfoot, but it's the thought that counts. 
Everyday I take Tagg out to play with his animals. He loves them. He giggles and squeals  and grabs their ears. Fortunately we have the most patient animals and none have growled or snapped at him. I love watching him connect with his pets. I just know his dogs will be his best buddies.