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Ten Things of Thankful

When life starts to seem over-bearing, mundane, or just downright too difficult, it is helpful to pause & remember all of the blessings that are present, but sometimes overlooked. One of my favorite sayings is “What you think about, you bring about.” (I don't remember where I heard that first? Mary Kay, maybe?) Anyway, I firmly believe it is true. . . Whatever you let take over your thoughts will eventually manifest itself in your life. . .

“I can't do anything right!” Well, eventually, you won't!

“Today's going to be just as bad of a day as yesterday. . . Why should I bother?!” Well, with thoughts like that, of course you're not going to have a good day!

“I am not a domestic person.” This is one I tell myself a lot — & while, to some extent, it is true, I am limiting myself by putting this thought in my brain so frequently. . .

If you had someone following you around, whispering in your ear all the same things you tell yourself on a daily basis, would you let that person keep following you around? I'd think not! So why do we allow it of ourselves?Read More »Ten Things of Thankful

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On Purpose: Episode Three

Not sure what I mean by “On Purpose” or what the deal is with this weekly post? Click here.

On Purpose

I've come to the realization that the weeks when I accomplish everything I mean to accomplish will be few & far between. While, it takes much mental convincing on my part to try to accept this, I've decided that is exactly what I must do. As I hinted towards last week, progress is better than stagnation. . . &, frankly, setting goals seems to ensure some kind of progress, particularly when shared with others.

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Ultimate Coffee Date

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Come in! Come in! Order your favorite coffee — or pick a non-coffee beverage, I won't judge! Pull up a chair & let's chat. Today is our (obviously virtual) coffee date & there's so much to share. (I haven't been drinking coffee lately, but when I do indulge in a cup, I drink it black. . . Or, if I was splurging, I would get a hazelnut mocha americano with a splash of soy milk. Yum!)

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On Purpose: Progress

To find out what this “On Purpose” series is all about, catch up by reading On Purpose: Introduction, published last week.

On Purpose

It's been an interesting week in regard to trying to be more purposeful. When reviewing the three goals I made for myself, I have to say, when completely honest, I didn't quite succeed at a single one. That kind of hurts to say. I was feeling pretty good about myself until I sat down to write this & came to that realization.

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It Is What It Is




It all started back on Mothers Day. . . No, probably a few weeks before then. . . I just wasn't feeling like myself — whatever that is supposed to feel like. Tired all the time & wanting to sleep the day away. Didn't want to do anything except zone out on the television. Phases of not wanting to eat at all to eating everything in sight. . . Tears for seemingly no reason.Read More »It Is What It Is

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Nothing Can Compare

As I wrote about how pregnancy is not beautiful, I knew that I would, inevitably, have to write a follow-up post soon after. Do not get me wrong. I believe every word of what was written. I feel everything that was talked about there. BUT, I do also think there is room for further discussion — if for no other reason than to satisfy my own desire to show “the other side of the coin.”

I suspect, as with anything that you're not supposed to say, there's a certain amount of controversy that can arise. I was horribly aware of this as I hit the button to publish that post. This isn't necessarily to say that all of these things were brought to my attention. . . But, whether brought up by others or my own subconscious, there were a few questions or issues that I felt compelled to address. . .Read More »Nothing Can Compare

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Pregnancy is NOT Beautiful

I know I am not supposed to say this. . . And, I know I have a tendency to try to put a positive spin on damn near everything, (especially when posting here). BUT, there comes a point when a gal just needs to vent! Not everything said may sound logical. . . And, many of these proclamations may be gross exaggerations, BUT that does not mean they are not my true feelings, nonetheless. . .

Pregnancy is NOT beautiful.

The idea of pregnancy might be gorgeous & miraculous & all those things that everyone wants to “ooh” & “aah” & carry on about. BUT, pregnancy itself is NOT beautiful. It is messy & gross & sickening. A miserable time for almost everyone involved.

It starts with feeling nauseous for what seems like no apparent reason. Maybe there's bloating & cramping. . . Most likely, there are several nasty mood swings & lots of blubbering tears. And don't forget the sore boobs that I can no longer let my husband touch. . . That hurt just to accidentally brush up against the sheets in bed. . . Boobs that can't be happy stuffed up into a now-ill-fitting bra, but that also aren't happy to just dangle at the whims of gravity.

See? He likes the boobies.

See? He likes the boobies.

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Magic in Our Lives

Life is hard. It is messy & intense & crazy. . . & beautiful & downright magical. All you have to do is look around to find some of its magic. . .

Yesterday, as the handsome husband I were having a little chat, we came to a realization. . . There are so many little things that just added up into this perfect, magically BLESSED moment.

Let me attempt to explain:

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