Sunday, January 15, 2012


Some nights I wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall back to sleep. Actually, most nights lately. After I go to the bathroom and drink some water, I run through a rather long list of ways to get back to sleep. What do I do when I can't sleep at 2:30 in the morning? Apparently blog, and some of these:

  • I try not to think about the fact that I once heard that ghost like to visit around this time. I'm a horrible wimp. 
  • I just try laying there. I try to empty my mind completely. Every time a thought or anxiety creeps in I         just try to push it away.
  • I count backwards from 100 to zero.
  • I do a mental walk through in my head of my childhood home. I try to remember every little detail I possibly can.
  • I think of things that make me happy.
  • If that doesn't work, I do something for a little while. Usually, I put the tv on or go on Pinterest. I try to avoid Facebook. 
  • I lay back down and if there is no going back to sleep, I wait until it starts to get light and I get up.
Do you ever have sleepless nights? What do you do to help yourself get back to sleep?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

These Moments

He is getting too heavy for me to carry for long periods of time. He runs fast and giggles often. He has perfected his mad face. He loves music. He sings to every song in the car, and asks me to sing along. He says things like, "We LOVE Adele/ Lady Gaga/ Taylor Swift." He calls me his "sweet Babu" and requests "beautiful hugs." He is the most beautiful boy. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

12 Resolutions for 2012

A new year is always full of fresh promise. It's an opportunity to do things different, perhaps even better. I really liked some of the ones that I had last year, and I still need to keep trying some of the old ones. For 2012, here's what I hope to accomplish:

1. Lose some weight.
2. Eat healthier and more clean
3. Plan my meals for the week
4. Clean and organize every drawer in the house
5. Create a mail center to finally corral the paper clutter
6. Read more books
7. Take more pictures
8. Write down three things I am grateful for each day.
9. Decorate my house. Hang things on the walls. I'm not sure what those things will be yet.
10. Learn to sew.
11. Be a super fun mama to a super fun kid.

Finally, because I liked this one, and it was incredibly motivating the first time around, I'm keeping this one again:

12. Be Brave. Do something new every week, even if it scares me.

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