omg, auntie becky is totally a mind reader! for the past couple of days, i've been reflecting on this year. there have been some pretty darn good things about this year...let's remember~
>the Blue Raiders (alex's team) won the division championship and had an undefeated season.
>T started high school and nothing exploded in my little world.
>i got my favorite job of all time, which just ended (sucky) but may, if there is a miracle, continue.
>alex is excelling in 3rd grade and reading with the 4th graders.
those are a few. also? some pretty suck-ass things happened~
>my tahoe gave up the ghost, and needs a new engine...it's still at the mechanic's house, almost a year later.
>people realized that obama is not the messiah (sucky but also good, and now i will shuttup about politics)
>we had to put our zippy dog down in june.
>i took a long hiatus from writing because i was a bit intimidated by a family member finding my blog and calling me out on it.
to name a few. anyway, i was thinking about how my resolution last year was to be the best mom i could be. to be patient and loving, and then unicorns and puppies would fly by on wings of glitter and blow rainbow heart bubbles as they passed by. i beat myself up a lot this year, whenever i had a not-so-proud parenting moment, and i hated myself for it. in thinking about this, and feeling like a failure, i realized that i have to make *me* happy before i can make other people happy. i have to be satisfied with my life before i can be someone else's role model. i have to take time to care about what i need, and not just what others want. this year, i am promising myself that i will do these things, and try my best to take life one day at a time, and smell the roses along the way. go check out becky's post...it's exactly what i mean.