Saturday, January 29, 2011

A letter to my mother

Dear Mom,
Happy Birthday! You would have been 64 today and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. Sometimes it's with a smile when I think of a special memory which I find seems to happen more often now. I can talk about losing you to people without breaking down every single time. I am grateful for every minute I had with you but I still get so mad when I think about how many more we were supposed to have. I see you in my girls, in how they act and what they say. I wish you had more time with them because I know becoming a grandma was one of the happiest and proudest moments...both times.
I worry about dad and know that he misses you just as much as me and probably even more. I try to invite him over and he comes but he never stays very long. I wish he would. I also try to watch out for my brothers and know that you are watching over them. We will be celebrating a college graduation in May and I'm so proud of him. I know you would be too. I always feel that you are with me in my heart. I think about your words of advice and hope I still make you proud. I like to share pictures and stories with my girls and let them know the person that you were. That is what makes me saddest is that they lost their grandma. They will know you through me.
Love always,

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Now for some more snow

Wow! This has been the snowiest month ever. Even though we are all shoveled out...thanks to my husband. We aren't going anywhere. It's a jammie day today. We'll be watching movies, coloring and baking today. There's no place I'd rather be right now :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snowy days

So it's been snowing like crazy in Connecticut! We have had two days off from school which does not happen often. I can't remember the last time there was snow like this. Not since I was a kid. I mean seriously the snow is up to Alyssa's knees. We did go out for a little bit but my girls did not last long. Honestly neither did I. I like to look at it but play in it not so much.So afterwards this is how we ended up. Sharing a snuggie, eating some popcorn from our new air popper and watching a movie. Could they be any cozier? Hope you're all staying warm.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Feeling stressed and sleepless

I want to be this girl. So relaxed and carefree but come on realistically do I have time to lay down in a field and just do nothing besides the fact that's it's winter.

I don't really know what's on my mind. It could be work, the issues that the company my husband works for is having and will probably be out of business in the next few months, or that January was my mom's birthday and I'm missing her. Whatever it is something is not letting me sleep.

Seriously the site that I found the non-stressed girl on did have some good tips. Some were very simple but still those are the ones that I tend to forget. Here's a quick list:
keep a journal
enjoy some music
comfort yourself with rituals
take some me time
celebrate friendships
take a bath
There's a few more but these were things that have worked for me in the past but are easily forgotten.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What I'm Loving

I'm linking up with Jaime for What I'm loving Wednesday.
Let me know what your loving today.
I'm loving that tomorrow is Three Kings Day and that I have a day off all to myself. The girlss will be at school or daycare. What will I do with myself :) I see a trip to Starbucks in my future.
I'm loving that my sweet dog is recovering from his ear surgery and feeling a little better. Hopefully he'll be back to his old self soon. Shout out to the vacuum in the background and the fact that I actually did some cleaning today.I'm loving my girls and their new build a bears. I think I had just as much fun taking them to get them and they did making them.