Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thoughts for Thursday: Coffee Talk

If we were sitting down having coffee together this morning, there would be a lot we'd chat about. A few things: 



|| Leaving for vacation sans kids is absolutely amazing. I'm looking forward to it immensely and I'm thankful we are getting to get away. But, why is it seriously such a job to prepare to leave your kids?! My mom is graciously coming in to watch the boys (while my mother-in-law fills in a couple gaps), but just getting schedules written, medical consents signed and notarized, clothes and pajamas laid out, laundry done and put away, meals made so they'll have dinner to eat, sheets washed, house cleaned, etc. I've been working on this stuff all week and I'm seriously worn out! Add onto that that my husband has been traveling on business since Monday and my gracious, I've just been wearing lots of hats over here. I know that sounds ungrateful -- and I'm thrilled to be able to get away -- but man, it's just a lot of work to actually get away when you have littles. ;)

|| The weather here was 96* on Monday, and now it's in the 70s. Texas weather is totally and completely bi-polar. I never know how to dress my kids -- or myself -- in the "fall" here! 

|| "A Bad Moms Christmas" actually looks quite hilarious. Just the preview had me cracking up, so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing that around the holidays for a good laugh. ;) 

|| I've been really bad about working out lately and not caring about what I eat, and it's really been showing up around my waistline. I have gotten back into doing my morning arm workout and evening ab workout and it feels so much better. I'm also going to look into a group workout class when Knox starts school in January. He and Walker will be at school together one day a week, so I'll have a few hours to myself to workout, clean the house, etc. 

|| Before I became a mom, I thought I totally had it all figured out in the mothering department. (As does every person without children at first, but man, that whole parenting thing really can kick you back down to reality.) But can I just say it? All moms -- regardless of whether you work full-time, part-time, stay at home, or a combination of those -- are superstars. We carry so much weight on our shoulders -- so much more than I ever knew before I became a mom -- and I just want to say: if no one's told you yet today, you're a rockstar. 

|| I promised y'all an update on RapidLash and well, I'm obsessed. Completely and utterly obsessed! It has really helped make my lashes noticeably long and one tube has lasted me three months (with daily use). I've also not had any eye sensitivity with it, nor any dryness on my eyelids. I'm sold! 


Linking up with Annie, Natalie and Julie 

9 comments:

  1. I think Bad Mom Christmas looks hilarious too! And let's be honest, if it's got the work Christmas in it, I'm going to see it :) All your hard work prepping for your trip is totally going to pay off! Not long now!!

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  2. You're going to have so much fun on your trip once you get there! But I agree, its such a pain to try and get everyone ready. Ugh NC weather is disgusting right now. Its been in the 90s with intense humidity all week. Go away, I'm over the heat! I totally agree, all moms are rockstars, including YOU!!

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  3. You're a super mom for sure!!! I am so excited for you to get away and RELAX!!! Xoxoxo

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  4. Parents vacay - yes!! Can't wait for you guys to enjoy and follow along with your trip!

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  5. I'm not a mom and I never feel like I have it all figured out...ha..something less figured out to look forward to, eh?

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  6. Oh my gosh, all of the prep work to take kids somewhere or leave them...SO MUCH WORK! You don't sound ungrateful at all--it's a reality you're dealing with, AND with your husband gone, it all falls on you which is hard. And girl, you are definitely a super mom. We all deserve a pat on the back, so thank for you that reminder. Mom'ing ain't easy! Enjoy that vacay--you guys deserve it!!

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  7. Hope you all have a great trip! Bad Moms Christmas looks hilarious. Umm, no kids yet but I definitely don't have it all figured out :) Life is just a big old game of whack-a-mole in our world at the moment!

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  8. I confess, I haven't even seen Bad Moms and I didn't even know there was a Bad Mom's Christmas! Ha! Yes, all mom's deserve an extra pat on the back! I was just telling a friend today how years ago I was so naive to motherhood! I hope you enjoy your trip after all the hard work of preparing!

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  9. Man, that's crazy all the prep work you have to do to leave kids - consent forms, never thought of that!! So glad you were able to get away though - so worth it!

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