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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Be thankful...

Today I received an email from my mama, that summed up how I feel today....beyond blessed.  Two years ago, I doubt I would have said that.  But as you get older, you get wiser and that cup starts to runneth over.  We all lose sight, that it could ALWAYS be worse.  Enjoy what you have, to the fullest. Stop wishing you had more money, that your pants were looser and that your gray hairs weren't there.  Because what is most important is that YOU ARE HERE!!!  Life is a gift.  I see that now.  I truly do.  I wouldn't change a single thing about my life.  I mean that!!  I would go through all the good, the bad and the ugly, if that means it gets me to where I am today....madly in love with the best husband in the world, at peace with who I am, mommy to the most amazing babies, daughter to the most supportive and loving parents, sister to two AMAZING women, that I look up to and a friend, to so many amazing people.  Some of which I met through this blog.  So as we approach the holidays, remember, it's not about the ads or the best deals, out there.  It truly should be all about enjoying all the we have...with our loved ones. 


"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy, and if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."

 

 

"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness.. You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day."

 

 

"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation... You are ahead of 700 million people in the world."

 

 

"If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world."

 

 

"If your parents are still alive and still married.... you are very rare."

 

 

"If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair......."
 
XO,
Lori

Thursday, November 21, 2013

SO WHAT...

Today is a post about one of my favorite "get out of jail free" phrases....so what!  Yep, this "see that glass half full girl" uses this way too often! :)

So what if I cuss like a sailor on the daily!  I try and do most of it at work, so I don't "slip up" at home.  I just love how you can say the word  f*ck with such passion, that it gets the point across, clear as day!  I work for attorney's that handle family law, so this word is a MUST!

So what if my potty mouth drives Ray crazy.  Hello,  you knew this when you married me, mister!

So what if I have an obsession with pretzel m&m's...hey it's better than having an obsession with crack, right?!?!?!

So what if I use this phrase all the time and it makes no sense AT ALL...."how's come".  Yep, I have said it forever and now Liv says it too! I tell you what, I grew up with some interesting sayings.  BUT...remember ya'll, I am from Beecher City, IL.  I am total hick, to the core!

So what if my family said "red up" in reference to cleaning up the dinner dishes, growing up.  My hubby and my sister's hubbies, are so confused with this saying.  It dates back to some old Western my grandparents watched.  So....they said it, my parents said it, and now me and my sister's say it.  Yes, I know, it makes NO sense!

So what if I call Jillian Michaels the "b" word during and after, every workout.  Come on, she deserves it, she is MEAN!  BUT....oh so effective!!

So what if I secretly want to shave Ray's beard in his sleep and have even asked the kids to do so.  I am NOT a beard girl.  Ray needs to remember that our family is NOT a part of the Duck Dynasty family....duh!  Shave that sh*t!

So what if I am already SUPER excited about a trip to STL with my girl Nicki, that doesn't even have an official trip date yet!  I look forward to fun and lots of it!  Keeps me happy!

So what if I have zero desire to start Christmas shopping.  UGH....I just can't get into yet.  I guess maybe I am waiting on the elves to arrive, to take care of it for me????  So if you see them, tell them my patience is running out!!

So what if I CANNOT wait for the kids to be on Christmas break so I get a break from making lunches every morning.  Hey, that alone will give me 10 extra minutes of sleep.  Priorities people!!!

So what if I sent my sweet friend Jenni an ecard that said this: "You're the kind of friend who's house I could poop at".  Yep, I sure did send that to her!  She is just THAT kind of friend.  I love her!

So what if I got like SUPER excited that I just might get to have lunch with THREE amazing women in December.  Pretty sure it will be a piss your pants kind of lunch...you know with lots of giggles! :)

So what if I am ADDICTED to the show "The Governor's Wife" and wish so much I could meet the Governor and Trina.  I mean I LOVE them.  I cried like a big fat baby, during a few episodes.  Wishing so much I could make Edwin live forever....

So what if Ray thinks I am a nut bag because I want to put the Christmas decorations up NOW!!  He just needs to get over that, right now!  I mean I did put Halloween decorations up the second week of September.  So why does this shock him???

So what if I CANNOT wait to go to Florida in February.  Like I said, I need things to look forward to.  Wine with my sis and dad by the pool....who wouldn't look forward to that!

So what if I am jealous that my parents are taking the kids to Disney in February to stay at my FAVORITE hotel, Wilderness Lodge and I don't get to go. At this point in the game, throwing a 2 year old temper tantrum, won't get my anywhere.  DARNIT!


So what if I was doing "suicides" last night, in my room, and Liv told me I was shaking the whole house.  The house is old, damnit! :)

So what if I haven't blogged since the birth of Jesus....sometimes we all need to step back for a bit.

In closing so what if I am not everyone's cup of tea.  There comes a point in your life when you have to stop trying to impress everyone.  Not everyone will like me.  It took me many years and many sad faces to realize this.  It sucks when someone doesn't like you, but it's ok.....life shall go on!

                                                                          XO,
                                                                          Lori