Party Party

Have you heard of Link Parties? I have never even heard of these before. Being me, I have never been the type of person to turn down a good party. So I went ahead and linked up to a few this morning. Go check them out!!

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I certainly hope that I did all that right. There are so many great blogs on these sites. Thank you to all the hosts for providing a space for them 🙂

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Epic Epic Fail

We all have those days, that are just off. That things just don’t go your way, that the things that you try just don’t go according to plan. Today was one of those days.

For me, when I have one of those days. I like to craft. It is silly, but when everything is a mess, I like to create something. It makes me happy to know that something turns out how I want, on a day when something has to go right. So what do you do, on those crazy days, when you do your thing to make it seem better, and that thing is a major epic fail?

You laugh at the world, cause what else is left?

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This was suppose to be a positivity jar for 2014. It was suppose to be a jar, that we can fill with notes about all the wonderful, silly little moments that happen in the year. The ones that are so precious in the moment, but by the end of the year, you tend to forget about. I was thinking that on New Years Eve we would open them up and read them with my family. Be able to laugh and remember how great the year was. This is proof that even the so called “Perfect Mom” is not so perfect. So back to square one.

What is Perfection??

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What is perfection and how do you obtain it? What does perfection mean to you? When you close your eyes and think about the perfect life, what do you see? How can you be the perfect mom?

Well I think that a perfect mom, you are expected to be creative, crafty, able to solve all problems, run the girl scout troop, be up at all hours of the night with the kids yet still wake up before the kids to have that great breakfast on the table to start their day all bright eyed and bushy tailed. That you can turn chicken, ketchup, and milk into a fabulous 3 course healthy meal. Not only running all the kids actives but make all the healthy snacks; from scratch. That you are always the picture perfect ideal of strength and compassion, with a happy face making sure that everything will always turn out ok. All while looking beautiful and put together at any given moment.

To the outside world my family (and I) seem to obtain all of the above. Our friends (more like acquaintances, since our loved ones know the truth) joke about how perfect we are. “Look at the perfect mom, making the rest of us look bad again.” Seems to a favorite. And while this makes me smile to the person saying this, I am inwardly cringing. If only they knew the truth.

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So if, I have all those things, if my life looks perfect, then why do I always feel like such a failure all the time. (Perfect example, I hit publish instead of save half way through this post and had to delete it, and remake it lol. Ooops. Sorry to everyone that got an email with this post only to have it NOT actually exist)

I have really been trying to be “perfect mom” and “perfect wife”, but am failing miserably. It seems like I can get my stuff together on one side but then the other side is slacking, then I get the other side back up to a reasonable level but the side that I was doing so well on starts to fall. I picture myself with my hands stretched out, plates on each and all the “job responsibilities” on each. Like I think, most moms feel at some point.

So where did these bars come from? Do they come from TV, from magazines, from ourselves? Or are we just comparing ourselves to the public face we see of others? That our view is so skewed that we can’t possibly live up to our own standards? The answer is I don’t know.

All I know is how I feel and one day I am determined not to feel like a failure. One day I will have it all together.

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Welcome 2014!!!

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Welcome 2014!!!!

Wether you are ready for it or not, 2014 is here. It is the start of a new year. Do you, like the majority, have New Year Resolutions? Do you actually keep these resolutions? Or does the thought of it stress you out even more then the few small items that you are wanting to change?

I don’t have full fledge resolutions. To me, they just add another layer of stress. Cause lets be honest, come February they are already a distant thought. Starting off the year with a failure is not exactly the way that I want to feel starting a new year. But, I do put together a plan to help me change things for the positive in the new year. By putting together a goal, and a plan you are far far less likely to give up. So here is my plan for the New Year:

  1. Meditate More- I try to mediate for a few moments every day. Up to this point it has not been a huge priority; so it gets put behind dishes, picking up, watching TV. My plan will be to actually set up a time every day (like right after the girls go to bed), to have “Meditation Time”. This way it gets put on the calendar everyday, and is part of the schedule not just an idea of something that I want to do.
  2. Continue Blogging- I have really loved blogging. I am a planner, so I am going to write “Blog Time” on my calendar (just like all my other activities), so everyday I have time set up to write. In connection with that, I am going to pay more attention to what you guys are wanting to read, leave me messages letting me know what you guys like.

For me, that is more then enough. How about you, what are your resolutions or plans for the new year?