Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 2014

This post is written a year later and I'm back dating it.  Photos are to show what we did that day for future reference. 

Well that looks good!  I think that I might do that again.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Rattled by Motherhood

I look back on the posts written between 2008 and 2013 and want to give myself a hug and say it will get better.  You will pay your bills, you will have money left over, you will not lose your job - in fact you will excel!  You will move to Maryland and work from home.  Your relationship with your husband will improve, you will eventually get full nights sleep AND add a 3rd child to the mix.

You poor thing, you had it rough.  You had no idea motherhood balanced with a career could be so hard.  I heard about a book recently called "Surprised by Motherhood".  I think if I were to write one, it would be "Rattled by Motherhood" because in reading these posts I realized I was deeply shaken by the challenges in early motherhood.  Glad it got better, glad I stayed close to God in the process.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Friday, May 02, 2014

Introducing, Super Enthusiastic Produce Guy

"Carrots, we need carrots for Charlotte's school lunch", I announce to my family, while shopping at Food Lion.  As I ponder carrot options, Super Enthusiastic Product Guy swoops in...
"Hey!  Did you know, those carrots are juiced and then the pulp remains are pressed together to make those tiny carrots?  I make my own baby carrot mash at home." says SEPG.
"Ah no, I was not aware of that.  But she likes them", I say, as I locate the tiny ones".
"But they basically have NO nutritional value!", he says, at a much louder volume and passionately. 
"Okay, when you put it that way", I say while reaching for the whole carrots.
We quickly move onto the applesauce aisle and round the corner to pass produce again.  I move in to grab a bunch when suddenly SEPG reappears to tell me the Organic Banana's are better, much better!  More firm and dense.  Only $0.08 more per pound!  I slowly put back the dirty bananas and select an organic set.

We complete our shopping and on the way to our truck we spot SEPG outside, taking a SMOKING break!!! 

Seriously Hagerstown, I can't make this stuff up.