Sunday, December 29, 2013

Mama Brain

The Stash ... My Brain on Ice

Pregnancy brain. I don't think I'll ever recover. If I do, I think it will be when my kiddos are adults.

I never recovered after having my daughter (who will be 3 in a few months). I casually explain to others that it must have lingered into the postpartum period because I breastfed. 

All my smarts are being siphoned right into my kiddos. They will be brilliant (not saying I ever was, but if they have their own brains plus mine...). Me, on the other hand? Not so much.
With each breastfeeding session, I become a little dumber.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Six Years Ago Today, I Said Yes

It was far from the engagement that goes viral. 

It won't be liked and shared on Facebook.

It will never be posted on YouTube to be watched over 29 million times (not kidding. That engagement exists).

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Melancholy and Mental Piles

I read through my last post and that day was a great day for me.

Days like today, the piles I'm between are the piles of my mind. I've learned that sleep (in the range of 8 hours or more) is essential to my being able to be in a positive mindset.

I remember back to being in junior high or high school and having a stay over at a friend's house. My parents would always give me a hard time the next day because I would be so. cranky. They always said, "Next time you won't be able to go for a sleep over if you keep up this attitude!" or something parental like that.

Yes, mom and dad, I understand why you said that. I can remember how cranky I could be but didn't want to admit that it was because of lack of sleep. Not that I was fooling anyone.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Backgrounds and Blog Names

Thank you to anyone who has so far read my blog. You are privileged to watch the evolution of a blog from its conception. Thanks for joining me for the ride!

Those of you familiar with blogger can spot that my design, er, isn’t yet my design. I’m working on that. Despite what blogger tells me, I can’t seem to get my own photo to look how it should on my background. It’s a work in progress.

And my blog’s name. Still indecisive about that, too. 

Maybe I should have had a firm idea before my first…and now second posts, but I was so excited that a blog name was available that I created, I jumped, and went with it.

But I’m afraid it doesn’t capture what I really want for my blog. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

First Post...Dipping My Toe into the Water

I've been toying with starting a blog for awhile but couldn't decide on a great blog name that wasn't already taken. One of my internet searches today was about getting organized, and then a blog was born. Whether it's laundry or papers or old mail or clothes to be donated or dishes to be loaded, my husband and I are pro pilers. Some are more organized than others. The piles sit for now while I work up the motivation to do something with them. Oh right, and while I decide to start a blog...because that most definitely will help me to get more organized!

The first blog title that I searched today was “One of these days," but it was already taken. Probably for the best.

I’m having a one of those kinds of days. My almost three year old didn’t nap. We battled it out for awhile, then I put myself in time out in my bedroom. I finally surfaced, not totally willingly.

My sinuses have been giving me a hard time for over a week. I called in sick last Monday, worked Tuesday (during which I lost my voice), and my voice hasn’t come back full strength yet.

I want to get organized but don’t know how to start! I feel like we just need to toss a bunch of things (well, donate), but it’s overwhelming to even think about. So instead I search the internet for blog names and search for things including: