Thursday, June 24, 2010

winner winner chicken dinner

And the winner from Random.org of the awesome Organic Cotton Reusable Produce Bags from Oh, Little Rabbit Etsy shop is...

Kayla of My Bella Baby!
Kayla, I sent you an email with instructions about how to contact the shop to receive your awesome prize!

This week has been a little crazy, with Father's Day, moving Katelyn and Peter into their new apartment, and then on Tuesday, my mom had some minor surgery. So I really have not stopped to breath. On weeks like this, where I just don't stop, I feel like I need to focus on what allows me to stay calm and collected.

1. Big, warm bubble baths. I didn't really like to take baths before I was pregnant. And then I got huge and uncomfortable and liked to float around in the tub. The other night, I was just exhausted, so I handed Lila off to Brian, poured a glass of wine, and just sat in the bath and read a book. Epic.

2. Fifteen more minutes in the morning. That alarm goes off and there is nothing I love more than pulling the pillow back over my head, snuggling up to Brian sans baby, and napping away.

3. A really cold Diet Coke. Not cool, freezing cold. Straight out of the can. Loves it.

4. A trashy book. This week, I am reading a Mary Higgins Clark novel. I know, it is ridiculous. But I love the predictable mystery and easy reading. Next week, I am picking back up with "Bringing Up Girls" by James Dobson. So I hope you can forgive the momentary lapse in literary judgement.

5. Labeling all my frozen milk in the freezer with the date and organizing it. It gives me a sense of control. And knowing I am providing for Lila, even when I am frazzled.

What gives you a sense of calm and control when you are having a crazy week?

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface,
but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
~Michael Caine

1 comment:

Joey&Casey said...

Hmmmmm, what gives me a sense of calm and control...hmmm...well, I've never been much of a bath girl but, when you mentioned organizing I got all excited so I think that must be one thing! haha I love a clean, tidy home so I find that just wiping the kitchen counter off can be really refreshing for me. hahah...that and watching a really good movie with my hubby...which I haven't done in nearly 3months time to fix that! Thanks for sharing;)