Friday, June 25, 2010

Miracle Grow+Beans= ??? & other news...

A few disclaimers: this post will be all over the place- its another one of my "random" posts. And really, after reading it- don't worry- I'm fine. I really, really am. I'm in what you might call a "funk." But I'll climb out soon enough :)

My dog (Lola) got into the garage and ate a box of that miracle grow powder that you add to water AND an entire bag of green bean seeds. Normally I'd be excited about green beans and miracle grow... but not inside my dog. Especially when the miracle grow powder was 15 buckaroos. Good Lord... can I get a break?!?!?!

In other gardening news... the storms and heavy rains are kind of killing my garden. Well, that's what I think anyway. I can't figure out why else things would suddenly take a turn a downward turn. One day the garden is thriving, the next, its looking wilted. Hmmm.... how disappointing. Maybe it will make a comeback.

This past week has kind of been... a flashback? To highschool maybe? It's been a LONG time since I've been thrown into the firey pits of drama. And wow. I don't like it one bit. Get me OUTTTTTA HERE! I've been listening to the new Jack Johnson album a lot... it brings me back to earth- calms me down, eases my soul :) There's a song called "No Good With Faces" and its AWESOME. SO awesome that you should look up the lyrics and read through them. It's one of those songs with a great message. :) My next acupuncture appointment is in a couple of weeks.... it can't come soon enough. I think I'm going to listen to that song while I get poked. I need some peace :)

In kid news... Henry is sitting pretty much on his own. Maeve is still not interested in the potty. I'm spending my days at various parks & playgrounds. And I wouldn't have it any other way. I've talked about getting a part time job at Gymboree- just to get out of the house for a bit... but I think that would be totally counterproductive. Instead I'll just stick to my "photography" outings. I am thoroughly enjoying meeting new people, getting out of the house for an hour or so, and trying my best to capture some moments. It's a lot of grunt work- not the actual session but the editing process. Still though, I'm hoping it will lead to something someday.

I've lost 12 lbs. in the past 6 weeks :) WAHOO! And if you know me, its not because I've been exercising or dieting religiously. I HAVE been more active (gardening, playing outside, walks w/ the kids) but food is still my fave :) I DID cut out alcohol (well kind of... no alchy at home but if I'm out with a friend or two, I'll get a "light" drink) and I have weaned off of one of my meds. I am thinking that's the big reason for the weight loss. Anywho, I'm excited its gone. 8-10 more pounds to go and I'll be pre-preggo... (pre-preggo HENRY... not Maeve! :)

And last, but certainly not least piece of randomness I have for you tonight...I have a desire to throw out my computer, phone, camera, tv- anything that links me to the crazies out there. I just want to live with my family. Do what I love and like to do and be at peace. I want to live with my family on an island with nice, friendly people. HONEST, friendly people who are nice. Haha- is that too much to ask???? :) I want to eat fresh fruit every morning, grill fresh fish every night... look at my beautiful children and smile. Because life is good. It's OUR life. We're doing what WE want to do. No outside influences, no negativity. Just living a good, honest life. I want a boat with a margarita. I don't want to worry about my waistline. Ryan will love me however I look- no need for Coach purses or new countertops. Just simple living. THAT'S what I want. SIMPLE, HONEST living.

Hmmm... maybe we should become Amish :)


Kase and Jules said...

Amish haha. I know lots of Mormons that live like the Amish! Ha. It's not a bad thing tho :) They might be a little sheltered but they are happy and their lives are very family/Christ centered!

Dominica said...

I like your random post!