When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. Isaiah 43:2

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Blog Reflections on a Day

Sometimes I feel like I am really funny when I am blogging. I laugh at myself, which is awesome because my husband reminds me daily that I am really not as funny as I think I am. He is a great humbling force in my life...for which I am truly thankful. :)

Sometimes I feel serious and contemplative when I am blogging, which leads me to find irony or deep meaning in daily events.

Today, I am tired. My sweet kiddos did not sleep much the past two nights (and mommy stayed out waaaay too late at Christmas Bunco on Monday night (and drank caffeinated iced tea there like a BIG dope so I couldn't even sleep when I did get home)).

So, here are some reflections from this tired mommy on this day of sick kids in no particular order (list format stolen from Jennifer at "
for the praise of his name"):

  • "Light ash blond" on the box can actually mean grayish light greeny brown;

  • One year olds cannot be left alone, ever;

  • Brothers and sisters who are close in age CAN be great friends and comrades;

  • Husbands who smile at you even after a hard day and even when you have grayish green brown hair are priceless;

  • Facebook is not for the undisciplined;

  • Wash poopy clothes in hot water to kill germs;

  • If you know you are going to be nauseous and tired from noon on, get all the things that require standing done BEFORE 11:30;

  • A nice clean cuddly child can erase hours of grumpiness;

  • Friends who are honest about themselves and their struggles are a treasure;

  • God is with us even when we don't feel Him or acknowledge Him, but He'd rather we acknowledge Him.

  • When I go through the day without acknowledging Him, I have a hard time snapping out of a grumpy mood; and

  • I am so thankful for other blogging moms who provide endless encouragement, advice, ideas, and research, to challenge me to make my mommyhood exceptional rather than just tolerable.

That's all for now. All our children are sleeping, which means early to rise. Blessings from this preggo sleepy thankful mommy.

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Jen said...

I'm sorry about your hair! Maybe it'll fade to a less green, more brown color...

Raquel, The Glamorous Life said...

a hairdresser once told me pick any color to dye your hair as long as it does not say ASH on the box, i mean who wants ash hari lol! but luckily for you sweet Tara i am sure it look gorgeous.
i am so tired from monday still i drank like a million cups of coffee and pepsi that night

Lynette said...

I saw you yeterday and your hair did not look funny!!
I love your blog, Tara, it always makes me happy to read it! Glad you are my friend!!

brandi said...

Tara, my friend, You always put a smile on my face. I love to read your blog (as my hubby, he thinks your hilarious) it is so encouraging and reminds me that God is always there and my little ones will not always be little. To enjoy this season for it will not always be here; there will come another that we will have to learn to be thankful for ;)

Love you friend,

Rossie said...

I just love you my dear friend!! I have been blogging about hospitality, and this morning at 7:45 the cable guy that called Phil and he forgot to tell me showed up...while all the wonderful things my kids do everyday were in motion and they were all dressed with their teeth brushed, chores done, breakfast mess cleared...I think I overlooked one thing in being ready for company...MYSELF! The poor guy probably thought to himself, "I hope my wife doesn't let herself go like that!" (She is prego I found out) He probably didn't give a root-a-toot about my hospitality, it was my bed head and bad breath that left its impression!! ;) Love you my friend! You always bring a smile to my face!


Lynette, I think you were distracted by my PJs, slippers and bad breath.

Everybody else, I LOOOOOOOOOVE you. Five comments makes my little heart happy. :) My hair color is still sad, but I think I may be adding some orange and purple highlights today if all goes as planned. (I am working hard today against that lion Jen.)