Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Happiness Project

So I am reading a book by Gretchen Rubin named The Happiness Project. I won't give too much detail behind the book because I just want you to read it fresh, the way I am! I am only at the beginning, but already I love it. I want to share my favorite part so far...they are her "Secrets of Adulthood".

Here they are!

People don't notice your mistakes as much as you think.
It's okay to ask for help.
Most decisions don't require extensive research.
Do good, feel good.
It's important to be nice to everyone.
Bring a sweater.
By doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished.
Soap and water remove most stains.
Turning the computer on and off a few times often fixes a glitch.
If you can't find something, clean up.
You can choose what you do; you can't choose what you like to do.
Happiness doesn't always make you feel happy.
What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.
You don't have to be good at everything.
If you're not failing, you're not trying hard enough.
Over-the-counter medicines are very effective.
Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
What's fun for other people may not be fun for you-and vice versa.
People actually prefer that you buy wedding gifts off their registry.
You can't profoundly change your children's natures by nagging them or signing them up for classes.
No deposit, no return.

It makes me want to create my own list!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Random Thoughts on a Saturday Morn

I know I will jinx it - BUT BOTH KIDS ARE NAPPING! That makes it twice this week that has happened. GO US!

Carter (and I think most kids) are fascinated by the funniest things...lately it's the power cord for the lap top. She loves wrapping the cord around the little box thing (I have NO idea what it's called). If the kid sees us doing something she HAS to do it too, this is an example of that. She also loves the vacuum cord.

Marc and I are celebrating our 2nd anniversary on Monday. That's pretty cool if you ask me. He's the bee's knees. I am most excited about my gift for him. Anyone that knows Marc knows that he is amazing at gift giving and all around being super. I, on the other hand, suck at life and usually get him coffee mugs and car smell goods. HA! Ok I am not that lame, but close, very very close. BUT, my friends, I am glad to say I did something AWESOME!!!! I can hardly wait until Monday to give it to him. One day I'll have to tell you the story about my attempts at Father's Day gifts. Ey yi yi is all I can say right now.

Since becoming a mom I am totally *that* mom that only talks about kids and reads about kids/mom things. What a loooser. Ah well, I like it. So I apologize to anyone reading this or my facebook. But you can defriend me and not read this anytime you want. TAKE THAT! HA! Anyhoo, two sites I love are http://omgmom.blogspot.com/ and http://www.kellehampton.com/. One is snarky and hilarious and the other is sappy and sweet. Just like me!

My BEST FRIEND FO LIFE got me the Moby wrap. Can't lie, when I pulled that thing out I was scurred. It's super long. (Ok both those sentences could be followed by "That's what she said!") I mean lots and lots of fabric with a BOOK of directions. My first attempt was not that great. I called my BFFL and told her that my bachelor's degree from Longwood obviously did not make me capable to use a Moby wrap. Pretty hilarious sight if you ask me. I tried it again today and think I know what to do now. Maybe Longwood did give me all the skills I need in life?!

Had lunch with a high school friend yesterday. It was pretty awesome. I tend to spend most of my time with family so getting out is always extra special. She has a super duper cute son, T-Mac, that is 3 months old. I am amazed at how similar our mommy stories are. It's nice to hear someone going through what you are...makes ya feel, dare I say it, normal!

I am drinking out of my Kermit mug and that makes me smile. His cute little head is staring at me as I type. His super big head is on one side and on the other it says "Green & Loving It"! LOVE IT!

My wish in life is that Carter stays as smiley and happy as she is today. The kid's smile can turn your whole day around. Her laugh can make the hardest times better. Carter's spirit is precious and delightful and I hope to protect that from my cynical nature.

Gabe has a big act to follow but I have no doubt he'll be just as curious, jolly, and beautiful.

Ok, enough time wasted on this here contraption. I have some DVR shows to catch up on - all of which I am sure are vile and awful and embarrassing. GAH I love tv.