Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What I know

I've started and stopped a handful of blog posts in the past week. Much like my life, my blogging needs some focus. I've been back at work for a bit more than a week now and am moving through each day - babies, work, home, volunteer, sleep a few hours and then repeat.

Here's what I know and am trying to focus on as I take on each new day:

Worrying ain't worth the gray hairs. I'm learning how to work smarter and more efficiently at work - trying to get myself out of the details and I'm grateful for an employer who supports this transition. 

Glad my friends and family still speak to me. Even when I go weeks without calling, they still love me.

I'm thankful for my profession. I'm a better mom because I'm a working mom - I readily admit this. (And it doesn't hurt that we have an awesome caregiver for Jack and Jossie.) I'm glad my work is in the nonprofit sector and while I'm not making a million dollars, believing in what I do means a great deal to me.

Baths are good. I'm not talking about the ones where you wrestle a wet three-year-old, trying to rinse the shampoo out of his hair. I'm talking about the Mommy-only time. Thanks to a special friend for giving this tired mama some great bath bubbles and reminding me to take a moment to myself.

My babies are still more joy than work. Having a preschooler and a newborn is just plain hard.  Jack and Jossie can absolutely beat Jeremy and me up. Sometimes after we've gotten everyone to bed and put away all of the toys, we cannot believe how tired and worn-out we are. And then one of them will call out for us, and we respond. We will always respond.

Kicking myself for not finding this blog sooner. How has this existed and me not knowing about it?

Frittatas are the best brunch food ever for entertaining. This is a food blog after all. Frittatas are truly the perfect food for entertaining - they are impressive-looking, relatively easy to make and can be served hot or room temperature. Brilliant! Here's my current favorite.

I'm glad I decided to take a chance on a blind date. Jeremy and I met 14 years ago this May on a miniature golf blind date at the Par King. I loved him when he was 19, and I really love him now as he turns 33 Friday (and I'm not just saying that because we share a mortgage, two kids and one really fat cat).

I love my really fat cat. Enough said.

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