In the perfect world the most popular diet would be called The All Carb Diet. If that was such thing- I would totally rock it. Wait- is peanut butter a carb? Peanut butter absolutely MUST be on this diet. Sometimes I day dream about peanut butter. Okay- so I just asked Google if peanut butter was a carb and he said that it is considered a fat- not a carb, even though it has carbs... so I think that means we are okay.
Also, I use the pronoun "he" when referring to google because it's never answered "I don't know" to any question I've ever asked --even if it CLEARLY doesn't know the answer. And in case it isn't clear- Siri, the gal who pops into my phone when I press something wrong (I don't know how to summon her spirit but I do it all the time by mistake)- well, she's a girl because she says, "Sorry I didn't get that."
Totally a girl.
I was watching a video today on how to be a good writer. The speaker says you have to state WHAT your essay is about and HOW it applies to your reader upfront- to suck the reader in. I'm so sorry- not only do I not do that- I don't even think it is possible for me. I don't always know what I'm writing as I write it. I don't make sense to myself sometimes. I don't know how that applies to you. If you often to not always to not like make sense, and frequently go on numerous tangents and frequently forget what you are talking about while people are staring at you politely waiting for you to finish and sometimes you get not only the date but the year wrong than this is for you. Welcome Friend.
Well, we did it! At least we almost did it. We made it through another week. You did it. You got up every morning aching to hit snooze. Maybe you even did a few times. But you still got up, you got ready, you made it all happen- Life. Got yourself and maybe even other tiny humans fed and ready to do life. Every single day. You enriched and soothed, challenged and gave up, taught and learned. Loved and appreciated. You tried your best- whatever your best was at that moment. And most importantly- you tried and tried again- every damn day. Can we all just start clapping together right now? Let go of the guilt. The fear you didn't give enough or do it the right way. All of us did plenty of things wrong every damn day this week. I think we all cancel each other out. Besides, it doesn't matter. You don't have time or any good reason for guilt. Now you should simply celebrate. You made it through Another 5 days of hell and bliss and laughter and exhaustion. We are alive. Look around you right now- you have so much to be happy about.
We have almost survived the week with Michael out of town. I couldn't have done it without the help from our awesome sitters. Two and a half hours of alone time during the witching hour cures EVERYTHING. The crazy thing is that each day got easier and easier as we started to find my grove. That's true with everything hard. We fear it, we dread it. And then it ends up not being so hard. And when it's hard we say to ourselves- I told you so! And when it's easy we say- maybe this ain't so bad. Most importantly- we are doing it and we are doing it SO MUCH BETTER than we give ourselves credit for. Why are you so hard on yourself? Aren't we all just doing the best we can with what we have?
This morning I got the boys to Behavior Therapy on time- which is considered early in my book. For all of us morning and chaos and drop off is hard. Picking them up is my favorite.
I love the second when Doodle realizes I'm in the room. His face explodes into happy. It's the best serotonin rush I've ever known.
I love my time alone, and I also love the moment when we are first back together again. After therapy I took the boys for a healthy little organic root vegetable snack...
In fact today I was even kind of AMAZING, thanks to this stuff.
This stuff is the stuff. I was even able to scrub tubs and do laundry today. I can't believe I've never had this before- IT IS A MOTHERING GAME CHANGER. Everyone who has had it- I can't believe you aren't spreading it like a religion everywhere you go. I swear there must be ephedrine hidden in there. From 7:00 am until 4:30pm I am constantly caffeinating. I can have three venti espresso Starbucks drinks in one day and not even feel it. You can feel this stuff in your toes and today I only had a half cup of the concentrate! (One part coffee, two parts water or milk). Purchased from Trader Joe's. I would like to publicly thank cold pressed coffee for the assist all day long. A special thank you to Melissa for sharing Pioneer Woman's Cold Pressed Coffee recipe (It's the easiest thing to make in the world). And NO WONDER she's Pioneer Woman now!!!!! She drinks this liquid crack. YOU JUST WAIT- Soon I'll be homeschooling and sewing and cooking up a storm too.
Ok friend, I'm off to go get peanut buttered.