Last night’s “office hours” went a little late again. Beavis.
And I ate the exact same dinner I had the previous night. I tried really hard to not take a picture of it, but who was I kidding.
I decided to lay off the crushed red pepper a bit and add a little of Scotty B’s Ghostly Garlic sauce on top.
I was going to make some low calorie ice cream, but I got too lazy and had this instead.
Taught hour long step interval class at Y
Taught hour long group strength training class at Y
Many trips to and from the bathroom carrying hefty toddler
between the frequent trips to the potty (some successful, some not), a few mini marshmallows (pee pee treats) stickers for the potty charts, a couple of minor toddler tantrums, one major fall off the changing table and a few pairs of pull-ups……
we had a pretty good day yesterday.
We were in the kitchen the majority of the morning. If I was smart I would’ve just brought the small potty into the kitchen. That might have saved me a lot of time and trouble. I’m sure it would be totally sanitary too. Ha.
We made green gobblin’ muffins (since we never got to it the other day).
Have you seen the movie Dumb and Dumber? Is it me or does Joaquin’s new haircut kind of resemble Lloyd? It’s okay to say that, right?
Oh well, who cares anyway when you make these masterpieces.
Judah ate 4. No joke. He kept coming back for me. That’s my boy.
We also made some summer surprise cookie dough dip.
They made sure it was well blended.
I made sure it tasted good. Ha.
If you haven’t tried this yet, you really need to.
On the way home from the gym last night I remembered that Judah had asked me to come in the TV room and build a castle with him and I said I would in just a few minutes.
I forgot about it.
Also, Joaquin brought his electric guitar over and was playing music and asked me to sing with him while I was on an important phone call (of course) and I told him I would when I was done.
I forgot about that too.
I hate that Mommy guilt feeling. How can I let these precious moments go by and not sit on the floor and play choo choo trains, or blocks, or sing with that God awful electric guitar?
That’s the thing with this kind of “job”. It’s hard to set limits during the day. I need to officially stick to my “office hours” and leave it at that.
It’s a work in progress. I’m a work in progress.
After feeling super guilty on the way home, I pulled in the driveway just when these guys were coming outside to turn sprinklers off. They greeted me and insisted they get to “drive Mommy’s car” for “two minutes”.
Love these guys. I need to remind myself that being mommy is number one.
It was a “brilliant” 2 minutes.
I wish I could find the Mezamashii experiences in being a mom everyday (on top of everything else that goes on around here).
I want to start The Mezamashii Mommyhood Project.
There’s an idea.
“The word “mezamashii” means “eye-opening” or “brilliant” in Japanese — it’s a word that captures the euphoric feeling of a brilliant run.”
Finding Mezamashii in running comes naturally for me. When I’m out there running all by myself, it just happens.
What I truly seek is to find and appreciate the “eye-opening”, “brilliant” moments in every single day with my boys.
I need to work towards finding that euphoric feeling of being the best mom I can be.
Speaking of Mezamashii….
All the invites for the Mezamashii Run Project expire July 15th before the next stage of the project. That’s Sunday friends. So basically, all invites need to be claimed by today at 5 pm EST.
I have another one to give away.
I have to tell you, it takes me a very long time to read through all of these and I want to comment on every single one. I really need to set out some time to go through them again this weekend so I an do just that.
I will also tell you that as much as I want to give you all shoes, I can’t. I get nervous every time I go to random.org to choose the number. It scares me people.
The lucky winner is:
I sent you an email Lora. You NEED to redeem your invite and order your shoes though by 5 pm EST today! Sorry for the short notice.
thanks so much for inspiring me every day and letting me dump my crazies on you blog post after blog post.
Have a wonderful weekend.
If things are quiet around here, I’m probably staring at a toddler sitting on the potty or washing some Toy story underwear
figuring out travel arrangements for The San Francisco Marathon in two weeks
attempting one more long run
working on my quest for The Mezamashii Mommyhood Project.
Want to join me?