• Inside my brain

    Friday, May 25, 2018


    My husband and I have completely different styles when it comes to accomplishing things. He sees one task...does it...game over. 
    I see one task...start it, start another one...pick up in the middle of another one...get distracted...come back...finish the first project then finish 3 other things...and I'm still going...
    He gets so frustrated with me b/c I start cleaning the kitchen and by the end the kitchen is ALMOST done but I have also organized the hall closet, done a load of laundry, got the mail and vacuumed the steps. :) 

    He asked me to tell him what goes on in my brain. I never really tracked it. I just thought, I am what I am. :) Have you ever done this? You should. Track every thought that pops into your head for 60 minutes. It is CRAZY. Especially if you have the kind of brain I do. Here's what I wrote. (ps...forgive my love of reality tv...I'm working on purging it all from my life...) :) 

    6pm-7pm Yesterday (5/24) - All while trying to make dinner. 

    - The downstairs toilet needs to be plunged. - didn't plunge it. 
    - Why do I always have to plunge the toilet? Are the other members of my family incapable? - answer...yes. 
    - (daughter yells for me) Where is my daughter? Is she upstairs? Do I have to go upstairs? (spoiler alert: I did) 

    - Where's my phone cord I'm at 2% juice - went and got phone cord 
    - Are we out of butter? (we were - after searching my messy fridge for 5 minutes) 
    - Do I need butter with stir fry? (checks google...nope..we are good - waste of 5 minutes) 
    - Rice is started and meat is defrosting and we have no onions...I send my son to get an onion at the store (child labor) 
    - (daughter calls for me again) I still haven't plunged the toilet...ugh...she can't reach her books...mom to the rescue 

    - now she wants to read a book. 1 quick book. How can you say no to "Are you my Mother?" Best book ever. 

    - check the laundry...put the clothes in the dryer. 
    - there is another basket of clothes I'm not sure if it's dirty or clean...I have to smell it. great. it's dirty. 
    - back downstairs where I forgot to check the rice...I'm burning it. Not unusual for me 
    - The stir fry pan is dirty...now I'm washing it. 
    - Did I tape Southern Charm? 
    - You should really stop watching Southern Charm, Mandy. (I should) 

    - Son calls...can he buy a bag of doritos too? No! 1 Onion and come home... :) 
    - Toilet is still not plunged...I have to plunge it....but not now b/c I have to chop up veggies. 
    - (5 year old wants to know if dinosaurs are real...b/c Luke at school says there are 2 still roaming California. Great. This turns into a  much longer discussion than I wanted it to...she is VERY freaked out. Thanks Luke. :) )
    - Veggies are chopped...toilet is still not plunged. 
    -Where's the meat? It takes me 3-4 minutes to find it. It's in the microwave. the timer has been going off and I never connected the two. :) 

    That's 1 hour.  I showed it to my husband. He said - that's 1 day or 1 hour!?!? :)  

    For all of us that feel tired at the end of the day...look at all you do. Even if you never plunge the toilet. 

    You deserve a rest this weekend...

    Vacuum Dreams

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018


    Tell me...what is something nerdy you get excited about. 

    Admit it! 

    I will tell you this....I'm having a vacuum delivered today. I sound so rich!!! Truth...I had an amazon gift card and a really great deal :) 

    I'm so excited. I'm so excited. For a vacuum. Maybe it's because my current vacuum smells like rotting vegetables and has 2 holes in the tube...maybe it's that :) Maybe it's because vacuuming is fascinating...cuz it is :) I'm not sure...but I'll admit this to you.... I dreamed about vacuuming last night. I did. I'm that person :) 

    So...now you...what is something nerdy you get excited about?  

    If it's vacuuming...I'm thinking of starting a club. 


    I can't slow down

    Monday, May 14, 2018


    So it's not often I wag my mom finger....(picture it) but I'm going to do it here. It's that important. 

    I felt like this article was written for me...and I can't be the only one. I linked it at the bottom of the page. It takes 2 minutes of your day...it could add years to your life. I kid you not. 

    The choice really does come down to....rest....or ruin. I know. I chose ruin. Not purposefully mind you...but that's where I ended up. It's a hard hole to climb out of people. The author struggled with being an achiever...I struggle with being a pleaser...whatever your title is...you want to avoid ruin at all costs. 

    I love that there are manageable ways to do this...and it will feel weird and it won't be fun at first...but I'm to the point where it's starting to become a habit. I want that for you. 

    Read it...tell me what you think. What do you do to really rest? 

    Rest or Ruin...your choice