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Have an adventure. Eat good food till your pants are too tight. Enjoy a good belly laugh.


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The BIG 40!

This week was amazing but it did not go the way I planned it.  I had planned a quiet week with tears and sobbing into my cake while I turned 40 and proceeded with the first of what I could only assume would be many midlife crises.  I had panned for this.  I was ready…but it never came, and so I am contemplating what comes next.

I have decided to spend my 40s becoming awesome.  I want to learn to surf before my bones are brittle.  I want to have adventures and travel with my kids before they can make the decision in the matter.  I want to fall in love with my husband all over again because that just sounds cool.

What ever I do in my 40s you can bet I will not be napping.  🙂

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A Full Life

I have a confession to make… this morning did not go how I expected.  There were wrenches thrown and I got flustered.  Rather than rolling with the punches the way I know I should have, I decided to debate whether or not I have a full life. Nothing dramatic here.

So what makes a full life.  Is it having something penciled in on every day of your calendar, having a full address book or having a full house at your funeral.  I am honestly not sure, so I am going to be the bigger person (since you are all watching) and I will count my blessings rather than comparing the fullness of my life to the perceived image created by my friends facebook profiles.

So… maybe my life is full because I have a great family with two lovely girls that like nothing better than crawling into my lap and giving me hugs.  What makes your life full?


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Let us resolve… it’s New Years again!

Hello web world and welcome to 2016!  Let me answer all of your questions:

Yes, you have survived another year.  Yes, you successfully found gifts for everyone on your list including a lovely bathroom joke book for your grandfather.  Yes, you ate too much pie, cake and bread pudding (overachiever) and now the scale is telling nasty fibs about your weight.  No, you don’t have to make any New Year’s resolutions but are you really going to let that stop you?

As a person without any substantial vices I have weighed my options and these are my favorite half dozen New Year’s resolutions from the web:

Loose weight: can you believe this is the most common resolution.  Go figure.

Save money: with resolutions ranging from figuring out long term savings for retirement to spending less I could come up with 50 different ways to accomplish this.

Love one and other, or at least show people that you like them: wether it’s friends or family or even your spouse there is always someone out there that could use some attention or some more of your time.

Cut back on stress: aparently long work hours, little sleep, no exercise, poor diet, and not spending time with family and friends can contribute to stress.  I don’t see why this is an issue for anyone.

Do good: volunteer somewhere, give cans to the food pantry, give two dollars to take care of abandoned animals.  Do something that is not for you.

Get organized: it took me 3 hours to pull all of the clothing that I will most likely never wear again out of my closet and bag it up for the salvation army and now i can find things.  What can I say.  I am a big fan of this option

Lighten up: do the kids rooms really need to be clean right now? How important is it that Billy eat all of his brocoli?  Does your husband really have to understand your hormones?  Feel free to let the little voices in your head discuss.

Ok, I get that I didn’t stop at 6.  Lets just saythat the last one was a bonus New Year’s resolution.  Now you can feal like you got your moneys worth.

What is your New Year’s resolution? You tell me yours and I’ll tell you what I finally settled on.  ;o)


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Life is an adventure

I believe that happiness is a choice and life is an adventure.  [Caution.  Venting commencing in 3… 2… 1…]  This belief was recently put to the test when my daughter and I had a flight canceled and had to delay our vacation out east by 24 hours missing the wedding that we were going to.  This was made even better by the fact that my husband and youngest daughter only had a 2-hour delay, so they were able to make it but we had their bags.  I will be honest.  I was pissed.  Then I had the mother of all realizations.  This was a test.

Someone, somewhere was testing if I was in fact a cool mother that could go with the flow and truly make anything in life an adventure or if I was in fact a bitter shell of the awesome chick I once was.

I will admit that I did give myself 5 minutes to be angry at the universe.  I even admitted it to my daughter and asked her how she was doing with all of this.  She was disappointed yes, but she is much cooler than I am so she was already back to being one with the universe.

Then we moved on and created our own adventure by going to the movies and getting free reign when choosing stuff to eat instead of having dinner (she still went for a hot dog but added a pretzel.)  Then we went home for a sleepover in mommy’s bed.

So there universe!