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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons, Call Your Mom

Lately I haven't felt like I'm doing this whole temporary single mom thing too well...I seem to be getting worse instead of better at bumping and rolling.  I'm letting the little things pile up into an overwhelming mountain and drowning in a sea of feeling sorry for myself.  This morning it got pretty ugly and I finally broke down and did what always works...called my mom to cry on her shoulder.  I don't know what I'd do without her.  Her listening ear and sympathy helped me feel so much better.  Isn't it crazy that sometimes that's all I need...someone to feel sorry for me.  Pathetic, huh??  But true!!  There's a reason it takes two to make a family...a partnership is CRUCIAL to getting through parenthood while also managing the day-to-day realities of life.  Good thing there's also an all-powerful, forgiving God to help see us through as well.  I'm learning to rely on Him more and more...perhaps out of desperation, but regardless, I'm grateful I've got him on my side...I CAN DO THIS!!  I CAN DO THIS!!  I CAN DO THIS!!  Thank God to the friends who help get me through too.  Don't know what I'd do without my mechanic friends, babysitters, handymans, etc.  And trust me, I am well aware of the fact that it could be so much worse.  I'm grateful for the blessings in my life but sometimes even blessings can become overwhelming.  I'm a work in progress.

After a less than ideal start to our day, of which I'll spare you the details, I did manage to inhale a delicious breakfast...

3 eggs over easy, some broccolini that was to die for, and half an avocado...YUM!  Good thing I love eggs...I've been eating a LOT of them.  I'm on day 15 of my Whole30 experiment and still going strong....feeling good too by the way.  Stayed strong and drank my tea while others had wine at book club last night.  I have to admit wine is the one thing I still crave.  Don't think I'll ever give it up's just too good.

After breakfast, we made the sweaty trek to story time where we had a great turnout.  Today's nautically-themed features were...


I'm on a Tony Mitton and Ant Parker kick.  The boys and I have been loving their educational books that are full of rhymes.  

Speaking of books, we picked our book for book club and I'm super excited about it...

Let me know if you're local and want to join our group.  We could use a few more opinions :-)  

We endured another sweaty walk home before trading the stroller for the car to squeeze in a quick trip to Publix as well as a quick trip to the gym.  There was no way I was passing up my gym therapy this morning.  It works wonders for my frame of mind.  

We came home with renewed vigor, ready for lunch...

(I cleared out the leftovers...onions, zucchini, sweet potato with coconut butter and a chicken breast)

...followed by nap time/me time.  You better believe there are no chores getting tackled today.  I'll get to it tomorrow.   This day can't take any more.  

Gonna catch up on my Bible study and hopefully finish refreshed with an improved state of mind.  Got some fun plans with friends later too which couldn't have come at a more opportune time...God is good!!!  

1 comment:

  1. We love the Tony Mitton books too. So cute!