Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Letting go, moving on, and becoming a better person

That is my mission. There are some people, situations, and things from my past (recent and not so recent) that I really need to let go of, get over, and stop harboring ill will towards. I'm not one to easily forgive and forget. I know it is commanded of me, but it is not easy. Instead, I hang onto it, let it fester, and then get mad again over and over. It's miserable. And, honestly, I hate letting it have so much power over me. Well, not anymore, folks. Yessiree I'm letting go, moving on, and becoming a better person. I have no control over other people. They are responsible for themselves. I can only change ME. And that's what I intend to do. I am already changing the outside. I've been exercising and eating better. And I'm doing that for ME. NOT for the people who like to focus on my weight. Seriously, people, get a hobby! Get another issue to focus on! In addition to my ever changing body, I'm also about to give myself a mini makeover. Hair cut, new make up and new clothes. I always feel better when I put a little effort into my appearance. The inside change will take a little longer. I really need to DEAL with some of the things that have happened. I'm actually kind of scared to deal with it, because I don't know what kind of emotions are waiting to get out. I know it's for the greater good, but it's going to be ugly for a while.

But watch out, because when the new and improved Mrs. Taylor emerges, she will be better than ever. Just hide and watch.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Project 52 - Week 2

At the pediatrician's office...and a naked C-Diddy in the background as a bonus.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Project 52 - Week 1

This post has been edited because I am lame and can't commit to a daily task. A weekly task...maybe.

E$: Are you gonna take my picture, Mommy?
Me: Yes, ma'am, I am.
E$: I like taking pictures, Mommy.
Me: I know you do, Honey.

Poley Moley!!

My friend, Birdy, and I have been taking the initiative to get our booties in shape! We've been alternating between running/walking and pole walking. I really like the pole walking because not only does it work out the upper half of my body while walking, but it also is much easier on my hips, which haven't been the same since I was pregnant with C. It's a great overall workout. The only downside to it, is that we look like we're skiing. Yeah kind of ridiculous...but we don't care. However, it was only a matter of time before the inevitable happened. Birdy and I were trekking down the street on our way to the walking trails, and a van FULL of people pulled up beside us. The following exchange ensued:

Man: Excuse me ladies, but could you tell me which way the slopes are?
Me: [pauses] Heh.
Man: [insert uncontrollable laughing here]

Yeah...I'll bet that was the highlight of his day.

It's Important!!

Let me set the scene for you: Daddy is in the bathroom, and E-Money is right outside the bathroom door.

E$: [knocks on door]
Daddy: Yes?
E$: Open door!
Daddy: I'm using the restroom!
E$: I need to tell you something!
Daddy: [opens door slightly]
E$: GRRRRR!!!!

Guess it couldn't wait.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Daddy did my hair!

More Conversations with with my Toddler

Me: Okay, E-Money, let's pick up all of your toys so I can vacuum.
E$: What?
Me: Let's pick up all of your toys and put them in the toy bin so I can vacuum.
Me: Let's pick up your toys and put them in the toy bin so I can vacuum the living room. We want the house to be clean when daddy gets home!
E$: (gives me a sideways glance) What are you talking about???
Me: *pauses* Eh...never mind.

Have no fear...

SUPER BABY is here!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pretzel Rolls

Imagine a pretzel. Now imagine it in bread form. Now imagine it as a sandwich. That's what I'll be having for lunch tomorrow. A yummy sandwich on a pretzel roll. If you haven't had a pretzel roll before, then you are surely missing out. They are so good! I found the recipe for mine here. She really lays it out for you step by step. Yes, this is a fussy recipe. But, let me assure you, it is well worth it. Try'll probably like it!!