Currently {Link Up} No. 11

7:00 AM

Currently, I am..

reading Bossypants by Tina Fey, well I'm trying to read it. So far I've only been able to read it on one of our road trips down to LA. I miss reading, like actually being able to read a few pages of a book, quietly. I will settle for a few paragraphs these days.

listening to Charlie watch dvr'd episodes without me. If I'm not mistaken, he's watching the next iron chef..

hating the feeling of being kicked while already down. We just never seem to get ahead and when we sort of do, some other unexpected mess gets thrown in the mix. But yes, we survive, we get over it - with a lot of help from family sometimes.

laughing at my kiddos' silliness and reminiscing on how little Jax used to be. He is such a boy these days.

ignoring the mess that is found in every room of our house. The other day I enjoyed reading a few pages of a magazine (I have like 4 unread magazines laying about) while I let the kids wreck havoc and play by themselves. All that mess, even though it's been a couple of days and it's starting to get at me, was totally worth it. I actually felt like a human being, not that being a mom isn't human it's just tiring and I needed a few minutes of being a non-self sacrificing human.

Currently, Jax is..

reading a few books - Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site If You Give a Pig a Pancake (the whole series actually) & Inch by Inch are on heavy rotation these days.

listening to his own Zzzzz...hopefully he's asleep now (after a long, drawn out hour and a half battle)

hating bedtime (battles I tell ya, battles! But how do you deny one more hug, or one more kiss and the I love yous, huh? tell me!?) - he would rather stay up and watch tv with us (because when he goes to bed is the only time we watch the tv) or play some more or anything but go to sleep.

laughing, always laughing. He has always been a silly little goofball.

ignoring our little talks or rather not remembering what it was we just talked about. Like, being nice and gentle - not just today but everyday. Listening to Mommy or Daddy when we've asked nicely, etc..and ignoring our pleas of not taking. every. single. toy that Raima decides to play with.

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Next week's theme is: Wearing, Playing, Baking, Making, Singing

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So, I will probably post more sporadically these days. I have a few freelance design work (yippee - not paid but it's good to have under my belt) and I've started to feel as though I'm not blogging for me anymore and have been more concerned with the blogging competition. Reading this and this, sort of brought to light what I had already been feeling and I don't like that feeling. Don't get me wrong, I love you guys, but I feel like I am a better blogger/writer when I write for me and keep myself honest, which in turn I hope you like better. Truth is though, I do need to maintain sponsorships and review opportunities open because every little bit does help (and I have contracts). Mostly it helps to maintain this blog and thus my sanity. I spend hours upon hours on this lovely space, and it's great that people like it enough to stick around and read along (thank you!). I think my original blog (though juvenile and ridiculous on some posts - but hey, I was young - had much more of a voice, albeit a young and naive voice) had that openness to it because I really didn't think anyone was reading and when I found out people did, I know it changed a little but I was always true to myself and now, I sometimes feel like I'm holding my tongue. I need to find my voice again. I don't know..I'm all up in my head these days. So, excuse my mess.

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  1. Hi friend! I feel like I haven't sat down and read your blog in awhile and I've been missing you!

    So I tried reading Tina Fey's book too - but I just could NOT get into it. A co-worker let me borrow her copy and she absolutely LOVED IT. She said it brought back a lot of memories and things she could relate to. She's a few years older than me and I think that's what made the difference. I also read it right after reading The Bloggess' book - which was the funniest thing I've ever read. So I was sort of setting myself up for disappointment because I just don't think anyone can be beat Jenny!


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