One Day At A Time

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How have you all been? We’re doing pretty good in our part of the world. The kids are growing so so fast and I’m going through an awakening of sorts. I’m finally working on an update to this post. It’s been a long time coming and I’ve debated on what I want to share and what I don’t. I think I’m going to keep sharing like I always have. I started this blog almost four years ago to find other moms like me, to share and connect with them, and I want to keep it that way. Even though I share a lot here, more than others may think is appropriate, it’s who I am and what I do in this space. You all know we’re going through a rough time right now and I would like to get back to writing about our life. It’s not all rainbows and roses, but it’s not Armageddon either. I want to be able to look back on this year and be able to read about the struggles and the happy moments. That’s what real life is about, right?  We plan for one thing and it almost always turns out in a different way. There have been plenty of times where I’ve thought ‘maybe I shouldn’t have said that, or I don’t want to offend anyone‘ I’m not on this earth to please everyone and I couldn’t do it if I wanted to try. The only person I need to please is me. That’s why I’ve been quiet for so long….I didn’t have anything to say and the break was nice, but now I have a lot to say.

I don’t feel as depressed as I did several months ago and I thank God and Lexapro for that.Yo know I’m living with my parents again and my brother signed p for a month free of Netflix. I caught p on Downton Abbey, Started The Walking Dead and didn’t think it was for me…I was feeling really crappy one night and decided something with blood and gore wold be just what I needed. I was hooked! I also bookmarked some documentaries for the girls. All about Dolphins for Ava and Sharks and Space for Kiah. I started watching the best show ever again, LOST. It’s almost like watching it for the first time, except I know the characters and how it ends. All that happened in between is fascinating to me all over again. There’s so much I forgot about.

The girls are heavy into doll play. They’ve taken it a step further by dressing the animals. They don’t need me as much anymore and are content to be off doing their own thing. This place is small and when they need or want something I’m not far.

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I’m still knitting and crocheting. I made these stuffed dolls for the kids. I think I’m going to make more and list them in the shop. The girls took theirs to Girl Scouts and everyone was raving over them. I have several more ideas for the designs and I’m excited to try them.

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I think someone took my baby and replaced him with this big kid overnight. You should see him building trains with the legos. He has plenty of trains, trucks, airplanes, helicopters, etc… and he still loves to make his own. He’s so detailed with it. He’s always in my lap, near my lap, under my feet, lying beside me, or standing on my feet. Isn’t he getting big?

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I’m ready to see some green on these trees! Not long ago I was whining about snow and we had just enough for the kids to play in. It came and went, now I’m done with the cooler weather. I’m ready for the beach and flowers, and when that comes I’ll complain bout the bugs.
Oh, I’ve also started a daily devotional, words of encouragement sort of thing. It does help. I keep reminding myself to take life one day at a time. There’s no need to bring tomorrow’s problems into today. I say that to myself  when I start to feel overwhelmed, and if I’m going to be honest…I say that to myself several times a day! It really does help to keep me in the present moment. It’s so easy for me to think about six months from now, and it’s ridiculous to think that way when I don’t even know what’s coming six days from now. Considering our current situation, and if you know me well, I’m handling things very well.

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Yo may have noticed that I’m testing out ‘water marks’ on my pictures. I like the pink, of course, but I think I’ll try to make the font a little smaller.

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Spring Fever

There were two days this week where it was in the 60’s and 70’s….it gave me Spring Fever. We took the kids to the beach(kinda weird since it snowed not too long ago) on the warmer of the two days. It’s been eight months or longer since we’ve been. Days later and I’m enjoying the flashbacks of our beach trip. It’s the kind of place that stays with you after you leave.
I forgot how nice Grommet Island is.



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We took a break from the playground area for a few minutes to check out a pet tortoise. He was 15yrs old. His owner said someone found him on the boardwalk and gave him to her.  He was so cool!

IMG_20130130_173832Ava wanted to put her feet in the water. I told her it would be freezing but she didn’t care.

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When I saw Nakiah sitting up here I asked if I could take her picture. She quickly posed and went back to climbing up the wave and jumping off of it.

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I don’t think my dad knew I snapped this picture of him helping Samuel with the toy digger.

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As always –  the beach allowed me to forget about my problems for a while. The sound of the waves, the sand between my toes, watching and listening to the kids laugh and play.
We’re going to spend as much time as we can at the beaches this summer.