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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Decluttering My Mind

I was thinking that I felt like blogging, but I didn’t have a main topic to write about, so I thought I’d unload some of my random thoughts.  Here you go.  :)

I love the neti pot. I have had really crummy allergies this season, and it has helped tremendously.  I’m a believer!  I only wish I could do it for Mr. Snotty-Nose Levi!  Even just doing the nasal spray on him is like torture for both of us.  

I’m tired of not eating organic. I hate the taste of wax on conventional apples and that film it leaves on your lips after you eat it.  I also hate that conventional grapes never look clean no matter how long you rinse them.  Conventional citrus is just flavorless, too.  Bleh.  

Some arrogant a-hole cut right in front of me in line at the customer service counter at the grocery store last night.  There I was, two small boys and very pregnant, and he cuts directly in front of me to buy cigarettes.  I didn’t say anything because I thought surely the lady that worked there would take notice and help me first, but she didn’t.  

My heart keeps beating really fast, and it’s hard to get it to come back down somedays.  It makes me feel like I’ve had way too much caffeine or something, but in a bad way.  It’s frustrating.  I can’t do much around the house when I feel like that because I feel overly tired.  I’m going to mention it at my next appointment, although from what I’ve read online, it seems pretty normal.    

I LOVE the Biggest Loser.  It’s the most inspiring TV show on right now, not just for health issues but for life in general.  The principles extend to lots of areas of life.  It just proves that if you have the want-to and a fire under you, that a person can do anything they set their mind to (cliche, I know, but I believe it).  It’s just like what Dave Ramsey says about getting out of debt in Financial Peace University.  You have to get mad at it and get fired up.  So if you want something bad enough, you’ll find that passion and fire to get it done.  If not, then I guess you just don’t want it badly enough.  It applies to pretty much anything.  Where there’s a *will* there’s a way.  No will, no way!  

Samuel said something so cute yesterday.  We were at the National Night Out in the park down the street, and they had a bounce house among lots of other stuff for kids to do.  While we were listening to the marching band Samuel was making a plea to go to the bounce house.  He goes, “Mommy, I want to go to the bounce house because they’re bounce dancing in there.”  Bounce dancing.  How could I refuse a child of that?  It sounds like the most amazing thing ever. 

When people don’t reciprocate relational fondness, then I don’t feel the need to get all bent out of shape about it anymore like I used to.  I just don’t put any effort into the relationship, either, and let it go where it goes.  If that means it ends, then that’s okay.  There’s no sense in changing for every person that doesn’t like me.  I wouldn’t know myself if I did.  Now, if I’m in the wrong, that’s another thing and something I hope I’d assess.  

My wonderful husband signed us up for lawn service again!  Glory Hallelujah!!!  We had so many fights about the yard while he was cutting it.  Lawn service is an investment in our marriage.  :)  Now the lawn guys can deal with my neurosis instead of my poor husband.  

I bought the boys’ Halloween costumes on eBay this year.  I feel so good about this - to toot my own horn.  ;)  First of all, it’s a green thing to do.  Secondly, I spent the same amount of money on better quality costumes than I would have had they been new (given the budget I had to work with).  Third, winning an eBay auction is pretty fun as long as you stay within your budget.  

Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year.  It makes me so happy and energetic about life.  Everything about it is beautiful and contains all of my favorite things: the colors, the leaves, the weather, pumpkins, outdoor events and activities, the seasonal produce, family togetherness, quick breads (zucchini, pumpkin, sweet potato, banana), pumpkin spice candles, beginning of the holiday season, need I go on?  

Alright, I’m done now.  I feel better.  


  1. I love, love, love fall too. John and I married in November because it's my favorite month of the year. Weird, but it just the fresh crispness of fall that is so enjoyable. And, ebay. Love it. Great for buying kids clothes too, you can get last seasons outfits for cheap and they're just as adorable. And, I've bought costumes there also, great deal. I've stryed away from buying the used clothes, I've been burned by that a couple of times, so I stick with New with tags most the time.

  2. Oooh, I didn't think of buying clothes on eBay! I've bought winter coats on there before but never clothes. I'll have to try that. Thanks!


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