My Little Dream Box

My friend The Girl in the Glasses posted a Motivational Monday post yesterday (Dear, Future Me) that I thought was SO clever. You can and SHOULD pop over to read her post, but in it she highlights a website called My Little Dream Box. The site is a place you can write your future self a letter and it will hold the letter for exactly 365 days then deliver it to your email inbox. How clever!

We’re watching over your dreams – to give you the desire to make them come true, send yourself an email that you will receive in the future. In 365 days precisely, and not a day more, a message will be waiting for you in your inbox, to help you confront your personal challenges.
Follow your dreams.

Personally, I’ll be writing myself a few letters this year, I think. The one I just wrote pointed out things that I want to try to do over the next year, and asked my future self if I have achieved them. I also wrote a couple of things that are current milestones for the kids so that I can look back and remember what they were up to. Kids grow so fast, it’s easy to forget things. So this has prompted an interesting set of thoughts in my head. What’s important to you right now? What do you want to achieve in the next year? Where do you want to be in your life? What do you want to make happen? I, as always, would love to hear about it, but if you don’t want to tell me, maybe a letter to yourself would be just thing for you!

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Spread The Love

Okay, so I’m a bit late here, but earlier this month, my girl Tabitha over at Orange Owl Diaries nominated me to join in on the Spread the Love event that has been going on. This was my first time hearing of it as well, but I’m glad to join in, albeit a bit late.

As with all things, there are RULES~

  1. Write 10 four-word sentences about what love means to you
  2. Share your favorite quote on love
  3. Nominate 10 other bloggers to join in

Love is~

  • being super weird together
  • when nothing is awkward
  • being there without fail
  • loving all the imperfections
  • being absolute best friends
  • being in comfortable silence
  • kindness and non-judgment
  • laughing until it hurts
  • a built-in confidant
  • the swelling of hearts

Favorite Love Quote~

Okay, I couldn’t pick just one….

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Nominations~

I’m choosing not to nominate anyone in particular. Instead, if you’d like to do a Spread the Love post after seeing mine, feel free to link back to me. Or, if you have any four-word sentences about love that you would like to add, feel free to leave a comment below!

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A “Bad” Case of the Mondays

It’s not that bad. I’m very tired today, but I think that’s sort of a Monday-staple. So on Friday afternoon when I got off work, it was just Little Man and I for a little bit. I was on a mission to find new dining room chairs on the cheap since the ones we have currently spin. Spinning chairs+children= potential disaster. So I grabbed Little Man, we went to Dutch Bros where I got a green tea and he got a juice as a little treat, then we went to our local Habitat for Humanity to have a look of what they had. I found two chairs there and Little Man got some popcorn (he LOVES popcorn). I chose not to buy the chairs since I didn’t have the truck with me and I wanted to check some yard sales Saturday to see if I found anything I liked better.

Saturday I got up and decided the yard sale thing was a go since Little Man was in a pretty good mood and the weather was nice, and we could hit up Habitat again if I didn’t find anything. One of my girlfriends came with us, but there wasn’t much in the way of good yard sales happening. My theory is that the weather has been so unpredictable that people are choosing to wait on the yard sale thing. So back to Habitat we went to get the two chairs I had liked despite them being a terrible green color. I also ended up buying a new (to me) dining room table that the chairs (both new and spinning) would fit under a little better. Then I headed to Little Miss’s soccer game which ended up being just a scrimmage due to the other team only having 3 teammates in attendance. It was cute though and all the kids had fun. While cleaning the chairs up after I got home from the game I pulled the seat and back off and realized how easy they were going to be to reupholster so we ran to the fabric store. I spent the rest of the evening cleaning up the kitchen to make room for the new table and reupholstering one of the chairs (it only took about an hour). I waited to do the other until Batdad got home and decided whether or not he liked what I did to the first one.

Sunday I woke up at 5:30am to watch my niece and nephew. My sister had to work at 6 and her boyfriend had plans for his birthday, so being the AWESOME sister I am, I said I would watch them. Now, they’re great kids, but Nephew is 5 and Niece is 6 months old. Combine that with Little Man, who is almost 2, and you have potential chaos. Little Miss was at her Grandma’s house for the weekend as her other dad was in town. Little Man and Niece .60 (ya like what I did there?) both wanted to cry at me at the same time all day, Little Man was being very jealous, he woke Niece .60 up twice while she was sleeping, and just in general it was a lot of extra work. It pretty much solidified in my mind that I’m not having anymore children. I know people that have children close together in age but I’m not one of those people. There is a 5 year age difference between my kids and I’ve never understood wanting to have a toddler and a baby at the same time. So much work. Anyway, after they left I continued with my cleaning and ended up staying up until 2am trying to fold all the laundry I’ve fallen behind on.

It might sound like a boring weekend, but it was full full full. How about all of you lovely people? How was your weekend? Do anything fun, interesting, or monotonous?

Don’t forget that the Blogging from A to Z Challenge starts on Wednesday and the theme here will be Music and Music Videos!

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Fabulous Friday!

Ok, I confess. The only reason it’s fabulous, is because it’s Friday. I get to sleep in, just a little bit, tomorrow. Hopefully Little Man will be in the sleeping-in-mood. I still feel pretty terrible. Little Miss has another soccer game tomorrow, and I’m going to do a little bit of running around (if Little Man and I are feeling up to it) to try to find a chair that doesn’t spin to attach his booster seat to for the dining room table. The spinning chair thing is not working out for meal time. Sunday I have my niece and nephew while my sister works. Yay baby time! Boo, 5:30 in the morning! It should be fine though. At least the weather has been nice here. Do any of you have anything fun planned for the weekend?

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Nothing of Interest

That’s right kids. I have nothing of interest to say today. My nose is red and stuffy, I have some serious sinus congestion going on. My head feels like I’ve placed it in some serious vice grips and it’s just being squeezed. By the end of the day maybe it’ll just pop off. That’d be quite the way to go wouldn’t it? POP!

Sidenote: I just looked for a gif or image that might go with that statement…don’t do it. There are A LOT of images of people popping zits. Which is pretty disgusting.

So basically I feel like hammered shit today, and I didn’t even drink last night! Damn allergens or whatever the hell is going on! I hope all of you lovely people have a wonderful Practice Friday (Thursday), or Friday if you’re in a part of the world that’s already made it to Friday (you lucky ducks). I’m going to stare at my computer screen and will my work phone not to ring.

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COMING SOON TO THE OWL, THE FOX, & I

Okay, so I’ve started another project for this blog. I know, I know. You’re probably thinking exactly what I’m thinking, “You have a daily post challenge coming up, PLUS you’re going to try to continue with you regular writing, PLUS the one feature you’ve miraculously managed to keep up with, PLUS you’re adding a new feature?!”

Or maybe you’re just thinking this:

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That’s cool. Sheldon is correct. Bitches be crazy. Still, I think that this is a pretty great feature. It’ll debut next week (fingers crossed), and hopefully you love it as much as I do.

I’ve also been working on my Bloglovin’ profile and following some of you lovely people on there. New profiles are a pain in the ass. I mean, you have to find a decent profile picture, write an “about me” section (yet again), and decide whether or not to put your location information on ANYTHING. Not to mention finding/making/following new and old friends. Well, it’ll come along. I also need to narrow down my choices of music for at least the first week of April’s postings. Busy busy busy. What have you folks been up to?

51D00878439A94C010663E8F83AD0FE6P.S. I’m thinking about changing the look of the blog as well. Any thought?

A to Z Theme Reveal

A while ago I told ya’ll that I’ll be participating in the April blogging from A to Z challenge. Well, today is *drumroll* THEME REVEAL DAY! I’ll get to that in just a moment, first let me tell you a little more about the challenge. I’ll be posting every day in April (except Sundays), and every day will be within the theme I’ve chosen and will have a letter of the day, just like Sesame Street.

Now that I’ve explained all the finer details, I’ll get to my theme. For my theme I’ve chosen SONGS AND MUSIC VIDEOS.

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I’ve always had a strong connection with music. Music is the friend that can get you through any situation. So I’ve chosen 26 songs to get through the month of April. Every post will probably include a music video, a link to some lyrics, and a little something about why I’ve chosen the particular song. Don’t be afraid, I have pretty diverse taste in music. There’s bound to be something you’ll like.

My hope is that I can continue with some regular posts, but my apologies if I slip off a few. I’m very excited for this challenge and I hope that you’ll tune in!

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