Well, my two lil' ones are sleeping. The wind is blowing and I am here with you, rather than folding laundry... WHICH NEVER GOES AWAY! (as I type, the full laundry basket sits next to me like a dark passenger...I'm selfishly ignoring).
You know what's funny, people always tell me that they think it's crazy that I have 3 boys. And how I do "it"? The funny thing is it's not the kids... it's the 8 loads of laundry a day it seems that makes me want to curl in a ball & cry mercy.
And to boot, the love of my life is quite particular when it comes to me washing his clothes. Probably because I've shrunken far too many Obey shirts, or mindlessly put a bleach soaked rag into the laundry basket. Oops. Mindless mommy am I!
There is no point to this post. Other than my random thoughts.
So I will leave you now. Have a great Wednesday.
We have our small group potluck tonight. Wednesday's are the highlight of my week. And I am bringing a potato salad. yum.
I have zero will power these days when it comes to eating well and working out. And I'm getting chubbier by the week. Thanks to my lethal addiction to sweets & snackin'!
Remember when I told you that Kyle & I had a weight lose challenge? Well, that lasted for a solid week. And no one spoke of it ever again.
Being chubby isn't fun for me. It brings back some not so fond memories of being the chubby kid with a bad perm. Yikes! And sadly, I was the butt of jokes with my ex-step-siblings (wow that's a mouthful). They always made fun of me in Spanish, like that made it better. Bad words always seem to sound rather rough in another language.
Sometimes I think of my chubby kid self. And feel sad. I wish I could go back in time & hug me & tell me that being chubby was okay & that it's what on the inside that counts & those kids were just jerks who weren't gonna be around that long anyway.
I'm rambling now. Sorry.
I just needed to vent. And maybe since I put my stuff out there it might help motivate me to put down the cookie & start working out.
A few years back I did beauty reviews on this blog. It was pretty short lived but I really loved it.
I mostly shared about products that I used and loved or loved not so much. Because what do women love most than to get together and talk shop & beauty secrets?
I thought I would do the same for you my dear beauties!
I'll start off with a few of my basic everyday necessities that I just can't live without.
1) Eye lash curler. A definite must! They help all of us lash challenged folks out there defy gravity. (Revlon, $5 Target)
2) A creme blush stick. This is good for contouring cheek bones and applying underneath powder blush. Layers are your friend when applying makeup. It makes your makeup last longer. (Peach blush stick by ELF, $1 Target)
3)A good mascara. This one works well for the price. (ELF $3 Target)
4) Eyebrow shaper. This baby is my one true love. It whips by brows into shape in between waxing. It also comes in handy with those lil' pesky hairs that find their way on my chin from time to time. (sidenote, no one ever told me that when you get older you get chin hairs! Yick)($4, Target)
Friday is here, it's beautiful outside and I AM EXHAUSTED!!! (to say the least)
Kyle has been gone all week in "Egg-a-zona" (that's Arizona in Ayden talk), and boy what a week it's been.
My dad came and stayed the week with us to help us hold down the fort while the man of the house was away. And he brought with him my 20 month old nephew, Noah.
Here are a few highlights:
1) Every light bulb in my house has been officially changed and are now in full working order. 2) I had a perfect cup of coffee every morning along with a full breakfast. Best meal of the day! 3) My dad makes a mean batch of Mexican rice. 4) Lucas is getting both bottom teeth, OUCH! 5) And...figured out how to get out of the Bumbo chair!! 6) Oh & Ayden decided to have another couple asthma attacks, thank you pollen! 7) I miss my husband terribly. I'm off my game when he's not around. He's my best friend, I feel like I have so much to tell him! 8) Brandon is a serious sleep walker! 9) Oh and Noah's 1st molars decided to make an appearance! What!
We are beat! My dad's knee is shot. I have serious under eye bags.
But...the week was awesome. Spending some serious one on one with my dad took me back to being 7 years old. I think he got a kick out of seeing my kids & how much they reminded him of me when I was young. And we helped out my sister who has been in the hospital with her daughter with a serious kidney problem (prayers are appreciated).
My dad & Noah left this morning. And now it's just me, coughy & toothy.