It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty.

And Go!

Today was a better day. It started off much better than some I have had over the last couple weeks. Those rough times were some things that were out of my control and some were completely from my own doing. I don’t like that feeling cause it is now something that I cannot change, but have to deal with. Its hard to deal with something that you know you shouldn’t have done, but didn’t see it the exact same way when it happened. I am thankful for second chances that come with changes to never repeat the past.

And go! I move forward with memories, but not constantly looking back over my shoulder. We can only be better by not forgetting, but not dwelling, and always learning.

I got up this morning and made the bed so I wouldn’t get back in it. I made myself coffee and drank it while I made my husband’s from he Keurig he bought me for Christmas. I know it was something I wanted, but I think he likes it as well.

The kids got up one by one, all before they actually needed to be up. This is impressive, but I am hoping that doesn’t mean we will have catastrophic meltdowns later. Bailey was in great humor all morning and played so well I was able to get a jump start on my work so I could finish earlier than normal and enjoy some time writing. I like blogging for myself and I like blogging for clients – but when I can’t even get creative with my own words, it is impossible to do it for others. True story.

I was able to pop in a DVD and workout for the first time in a while. This is due to my own sheer laziness of not wanting to get out of bed. At. All. Seriously. I picked Brazil Butt Lift. I have laughed and laughed at the idea of this workout for so long. I didn’t ever do it because I knew I would feel silly. Once it started I couldn’t help but laugh. The instructor is too much. The kids enjoyed watching me, and I stopped laughing shortly after it started because I knew that while he sounded silly, it was no joke. My thighs burn. Getting my shake this afternoon when I stopped working – ouch. Stairs will not be my friend tomorrow either I am sure of it.

She is still napping now and I am able to get in some writing, but soon I will need to be outside to enjoy some vitamin D and get my kids off the bus. I like to be out there before the bus even comes down our road. Silly, I know. I just like to be there so it isn’t a last minute thing of “oh crap the kids are home!” type of thing.  I think Bailey likes to get out and play with me before the big kids get home too. She usually gets about 45 minutes to play alone and with the dog. That is until he runs away exploring like he always does. This leads to me having a heart attack cause I can’t find him and he won’t come home until I have called him no less than 31 times. Dang dog.

4:30 brings homework time and then dinner making time. I try to get these things all wrapped up by 6:15 so that they can get a shower and about 30 minutes of reading in before getting to bed between 7:00 and 7:30. Seems early, but they have to get up early for the bus and I hate horrible mornings. I do. So I suck up the weekdays that my kids go to bed early so that they are fully rested. I get my time on the weekend when they are running around like animals being crazy.

This weekend is Valentine’s Day as you all know – and I got them each little bags of stuff. Nothing major since I have been making $100 from my husband stretch like crazy. I got them a few odds and ends from the Dollar General. I am sure half of it will be forgotten and left around to be thrown away and stepped on. I just know that they will be happy the day that they actually get it though and it is all that matters.

I have some things I want to do for the husband. I didn’t spend much but I think that I what I do have for him will mean something more than a store bought whatever he doesn’t really want anyways.  Plus getting to spend time with him is well worth every bit of everything.

What are you planning to do this weekend?

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmailby feather

It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty.

Currently

Currently I have a child in my seat while I stand typing this. This should be interesting.

Today I felt like utter crap. I napped for like 4 hours.

I am loving to eat loaded potatoes. I am talking cheese, butter, sour cream, bacon, and butter. So not good for my arteries – but delicious none the less.

R1JoyISOWrapPWSI am having a hard time making my Scentsy order – I love this stuff, but will I even get to enjoy any this holiday season while packing upon us?

centre422x622I am diffusing Centre from Simply Aroma in my room while I type. I have never been one of “those people” but I am a believer with each new oil I try.

My Younique lashes were the best they have ever been today. I rock for sure.

Sweet Tea. I can’t wait to drink the real thing everywhere I turn in Georgia.

0679888500I have not been able to find a good adult book that holds my attention lately. I have resorted to children’s chapter books. Don’t judge. I am currently reading “Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man” by Wendelin Van Draanen.  I am digging it.

PumpkinWEBLemongrass Spa – pumpkin everything. So all natural it has an expiration date on it. Awesome.

I am now sitting down. Score!

I am making notes for a team call. My team is on fire and I am so proud of their success. I am glad they are taking to heart the name of my team – Dare To Succeed.

I have one little one who is fighting sleep – poor baby.

Time to get off of here and get some more work done.

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmailby feather

It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty.

April 2014

Can you believe that it is April 2014 already? I sure can’t.  This April leaves me a single mom as the hubby is on a trip. I am so thankful to have met some great people up here to help me out in times like these. My army and church community are the best and I so happy to have help and to be able to help.

I also am so happy that my website is done!! I love the clean look and not overly girly feel of all the pink that I had before. It is great to find fantastic people that can help!

Along with the many changes that are going on – I have decided to challenge myself some this month – and yes I know I picked a month that is already full of the challenge of no husband to help, but I find that is when I am strongest. When I really don’t have any other choice.

In honor of being 33 awesome years old – I wanted to challenge myself with 33 things. Some are not really huge challenges, but some will be. Either way – I am going to come out stronger for this!

  1. Drink 3 bottle of water a day – this can be any sized bottle water over 12 ounces. I am not going to put a set number of ounces – I just want to start somewhere.
  2. Drink only 1 cup of coffee a day
  3. Take my vitamins daily
  4. Invite my neighbors to church
  5. Work on contentment with the things I have in my life
  6. Get involved at church – not sure what yet, but with something!
  7. Clean my face every night – take all the makeup off!
  8. Read at least one book. I always want to read but just never do.
  9. Read to the girls every night. This is so important
  10. Go through Ryley’s clothes – poor kid looks hap-hazard half the time – and I don’t want her to do that always
  11. Take the kids someplace each weekend without buying something. Arctic Oasis, the library, the park, etc.
  12. Coffee date with my friend Elizabeth – I miss her
  13. Get Easter baskets for the girls prepped and ready
  14. Mail a box to Chesney with her birthday gift and Easter
  15. Mail a box to Brayden with his Easter gift
  16. Easter card sent of the girls
  17. Bailey Birthday invites
  18. Bailey birthday location
  19. Go through coffee mugs
  20. Sell $2K in Younique
  21. Get 10 cleanse clients
  22. Sell $1K in Thirty-One
  23. Go to the movies by myself
  24. Get 3 clients
  25. Work Ambassadorships
  26. Blog again – regularly
  27. Consistent workouts in
  28. Read God’s word – find a devotional or Bible study
  29. Weekly challenges for myself (no soda, no sweets, no TV, etc)
  30. FB Strategy set for page
  31. Newsletter for TDF every Tuesday
  32. Vlog everyday in April
  33. Get up at 5 am everyday

So it seems like a lot and it really isn’t. Some of it ties in together and some things can be multi-tasked.  I love a challenge – especially when things are all in my control (I mean I know God is on control, but meaning I don’t have anyone buy Him and myself to rely on – no waiting or planning around hubby’s schedule). I think these are the times that validate my hard work. Sometimes I let people devalue me and I need these times to remind myself that I can do it. I really can.

I will be of course talking about these things as the month goes along and vlogging as well.

Don’t forget that I have a new section on my blog called “Ask Molly” where you can drop me a line with a question that I will answer – and most nothing is off limits! Check it out!

 

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmailby feather