Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hm. 30 Days of Truth- Days 3, 4, and 5

Well, I have been MEGA busy and don't have a lot of time to post this month! I have a new blog over at Moms Buzz called Cloth Diaper Mommy, and I have been working my butt off! We had a power outage over the weekend which has left me scrambling to get caught up, too. So much for a break! So, today I am combining days 3, 4 and 5 in my Thirty Days of Truth for December.

Day 03- Something you have to forgive yourself for.

Hm. I guess we all have something that bothers us when we think about it. I think that my guiltiest thing is that when I had four young kids I was pretty impatient. I had a lot on my plate and it is HARD to manage four kids under five so there were times when I could have been more patient. Of course, as parents we always think about what we could have done differently. I have never been more proud of my kids than I am today, so maybe my parenting wasn't so bad. My kids are smart, funny, caring and pretty good people in general. Of course, I could be just a *tad* biased and partial to them. :)

Day 04 - Something you have to forgive someone for.

Well. This is a tough one. I think that the biggest obstacle I have in my life is forgiving my husband for being so tough to be close to. He isn't the type of person to lay everything out on the table and he doesn't like to talk about his feelings or anything like that. He is hard to get to know, and as a result I think it has made our relationship incredibly more difficult than it should be. Not to say we have a bad relationship, just the opposite in fact. But, the truth is that I do have some hard feelings for his lack of depth in our relationship from the past that kind of interferes in developing our relationship today.

Day 05 - Something you hope to do in your life.

I want to do a lot of things. I want to adopt a child outside the US, I want to travel to Alaska and see the Aurora Borealis, I want to travel to Mexico, Italy, Ireland and to Washington state to see the Redwoods. I also want to write a book or two.
The weird thing is that I write in my dreams. I have GREAT story ideas when I am sleeping or just lying in bed. Its the only time I have to THINK without someone talking, harassing or begging me for something! I guess that is life when you are a Mom of six and a wife, and it really doesn't bother me. But until the day when I have a few hours time when its quiet, I guess the writing is going to have to wait!

Life is so incredibly complex. I think that writing these posts really does sort of make you think, but most of us have so much more that makes us unique individuals.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

BrytonPick Review

Recently BrytonPick sent me one of their convenient little flossers to review. It looks like a tiny little boomerang with a pastic center and metal on each end. The metal is incredibly thin and rounded so there isn't any danger of cutting your mouth unless you just go crazy and start jabbing the heck out of your gums with the flosser.

I will say I was kind of scared to use the flosser so I went to the Bryton website to check out their video demonstration. It helped a little. The flosser does work, and it works way, way better than a toothpick. I am now carrying my Bryton flosser in my wallet. The website says that these little flossers are reusable up to thirty days so I rinse mine and stick it back in the package that it came in and put it in my wallet.

Overall, its a neat little product to have on hand when you go out to dinner or heck, just sitting around and decide to floss your teeth. If you are like me you decide to do odd stuff at odd moments like that.

Definitely better than floss, too. I hate how some teeth are so closely spaced that I have to really push on floss to get in between each set of teeth, but with the Bryton flosser there is absolutely no struggle. You can use it between teeth and along the gumline easily. I would recommend it to my friends and family, and I even gave my extra to my husband for his wallet.

30 Days of Truth: Day Two

So, today is pretty easy. Something you love about yourself.

Hmm. Well with all of my shortcomings I do like some things about myself. I think I am a hard worker and although I'm not always motivated to, say, clean the kitchen, I always work. I mean, I worked on Thanksgiving this year and I always work on Sunday. If I don't get work then I just find some work, seriously.

Why? Well, for one thing I want to provide my kids with the things I never had which is pretty simple considering that we moved more than geese that migrate south for the winter. I think I have done a pretty good job of keeping them stable and in a home for the past ten or so years. We have had our hard times, mainly when I got divorced and we stayed with family until I went back to school, but since then we have only moved once and we planned that move in order to buy our house and two acres of land in the country.

Stability is important to me, and you need money to do that. So, I work. And I love my work. I get to write which is something I am totally passionate about. I don't get paid much but still. It is 100% what I want to be doing with my time. I take breaks and play with my baby and talk to my kids when they come home from school but you can bet if the baby is playing contentedly and my 3 year is happy then I am writing about something!

What do you love about yourself, and what are you proud of?