Wednesday, April 15, 2009


 For the first time in my life I am noticing and appreciating this shift into spring
...or something resembling spring around here.  I'm not sure if it is because I have been cooped in the house all winter with our baby #2 (sir A) and our toddler (Lady A) or if it is that I am just
becoming less self absorbed and more aware in general.  I'm hoping it is the latter.   I feel like this spring is really bringing about a spiritual and personal rebirth for me.   
A lot has changed around here since the last time I posted...some things I am proud of and some I am most certainly not.  Top accomplishment was making it through the winter with a newborn, toddler and tons of stuffy noses and sore throats.  There were many days when I thought I would never see the outdoors again but with a blink of the eye  and the appearance of the warming sun we were at the park and swinging our little hearts out.  
Top disappointment was allowing the Mister to hook t.v back up.  I am so upset by the ease at which we slipped right back into horrible TV watching habits.  Sometimes I just don't have the energy to help Lady A find something else to do and that makes me feel like I am failing her.
  So with that sob story over I am picking 3 things that my spring rebirth with entail and will re- focus my energies on these instead of just complaining and feeling disorganized and lost in my pretty close to perfect life....KNOCK ON WOOD. 
1. I am going to increase my energy level by healthy eating, sleeping and exercise habits
2. I am going to fulfill my need to  be creative on a daily basis....sometimes it is as easy as trying a new recipe
3. I am going to slow down, enjoy and be in the moment of mothering these 2 most precious and delightful children.  I often find that I get caught up in the drama of my day and miss the most important moments of just being and experiencing life with my kids (and husband of course).