Friday, October 28, 2011

Squished Sleeping Quarters

Tonight I am sharing a bed with one sleeping toddler; one television watching cat; two Pillow Pets; one giant green dog, who goes by "Green Big Cup;" and one giant brown stuffed dog, who is named "Brown Big Pup." Seems crowded for a queen size bed, right? But wait, my friends, that is not all. Upon further inspection, I am also in bed with a blue Halloween pumpkin (which has a whole colony of Smurf figurines inside), and five glow sticks. Honestly? I might not get much sleep, and I might be a bit squished, but couldn't be happier.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

22 things

A list is a perfect way to break out of a blogging silence! There are a lot of things in my life that I have yet to do. There are things in my life that I am sure I will never do. But here are twenty-two things that I have done. I might not be so proud of all of them, but those are the ones that are most fun to read, right?
  1. Fallen in love, a couple times
  2. Been pregnant and had one delightful, gorgeous baby
  3. Given up a lifelong dream, for a new one
  4. Gone joy riding in a car
  5. Danced in the moonlight
  6. Had my heart broken
  7. Witnessed a physical fight
  8. And stopped one from happening
  9. Drank alcohol straight from the bottle (ughhhh)
  10. Hugged a stranger (or two, or three....)
  11. Picked up a hitchhiker
  12. Snuck into an abandoned building
  13. Graduated from high school, college, and graduate school
  14. Gotten married
  15. Skipped class to spend time kissing in a car with the one I love
  16. Sang a solo (Thank goodness for fourth grade chorus concerts)
  17. Saved a couple of lives (three cats, and perhaps my own)
  18. Apologized when I should
  19. Forgiven even when it was difficult (mostly)
  20. Gazed at the stars, holding hands with a boy who gave my stomach butterflies
  21. Listened to advice, but chose my own way
  22. Held hands with a little boy, who looked up at me and said, "You are the best mommy ever."