Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wee bit Wednesday...

{one} what profession have you always admired?

Policemen, firefighters, our military.  They all make huge sacrifices and don't get the recgonition they deserve.  My cousin, Sean, is a Marine and I can honestly say that what he does is something to be admired.

{two} what would the title of your memoir/biography be if it was written today?

"Work in Progress"..because, really, aren't we all?  I have a lot of things to work on and I have a whole lot more I want to do with this life of mine. :)

{three} how far do you commute to work?

Ugh...30 miles roundtrip which equals to about 40 minutes each way.  Bleh.  I'm working on a remedy for that as we speak...stay tuned...and say a prayer.


{four} are your earlobes attached or detached?



{five} do you eat the unpopped kernels of popcorn at the bottom of the bag?


{six} what is the strangest gift you’ve ever received?

Geez..I don't know that I can think of anything.

{seven} what is one tv show that you wish hadn’t been cancelled?

I don't know about cancelled...but a show that ended...Friends.  I absolutely adored that show.  We had a watching party in college the day of the final episode and I remember sobbing uncontrollably. 

{eight} what is something that you are saving money for right now?

Nothing in particular.  I know we are doing our best to get in a better financial place right now because we want more than anything to have more kids.  We can't afford two daycare tuitions and we can't afford to have either of us stay home at this point.  But we are working on it!  Our dream is for Dusty to be able to stay home as Mr. Mom and work out of our garage in his art studio.  He definately has the skills!


{nine} what hobby would you like to take up?

Photography. I like to think I have a pretty good eye…and I love to edit!

{ten} how many times a year do you get really dressed up?

Unless there is a wedding that I am in, then none. :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Before I Was a Mom

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Another 'Fest Come and Gone...

Last weekend we headed up to my home away from home, Muenster, for the 2011 Germanfest.  (can I get a woo-hoo!?)  This festival celebrates all that is German; lederhosen, games of Nagelschlagen, saurkraut, streudel, sausage, and most of all beer.  I got to see some, not all, of my family which always makes for a fun time.  Have I mentioned before how much I love my family?  If not, well I do.  A lot.  A whole lot. Nuff' said.  They are let's celebrate the Fest last weekend accompanied by the lyrics of my favorite song...

Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my Ma & Pa
Not the way that I do love you
Holy roly, me, oh my, you’re the apple of my eye
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

Man, oh man, you’re my best friend, I scream it to the nothingness
There ain’t nothin’ that I need
Well, hot & heavy, pumpkin pie, chocolate candy, Jesus Christ
There ain’t nothin’ please me more than you

Ahh, Home
Let me come Home
Home is wherever I’m with you

I’ll follow you into the park, through the jungle, through the dark
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you
Moats & boats & waterfalls, alley ways & pay phone calls
I’ve been everywhere with you

We laugh until we think we’ll die, barefoot on a summer night
Nothin’ new is sweeter than with you
And in the sticks we’re running free like it’s only you and me
Geez, you’re something to see.

Ahh, Home
Let me come Home
Home is whenever I’m with you
"Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros