Friday, May 31, 2013

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 1



I've loved reading Jennifer Fulwiler's weekly quick takes blog carnival for several years, so now that I finally have a little blog of my very own, I thought I might try joining in!

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Have you ever clenched your teeth so tightly that it makes your jaw hurt?  Yeah?  Well, I can beat that.  I clench my teeth so tightly, and so often, that MY WHOLE FACE HURTS!!!  The first time it happened, I thought I had a never-ending sinus infection that refused to respond to any medication whatsoever.  Nope, turns out, I'm just really high-strung.  I need to d-e-c-o-m-p-r-e-s-s, but apparently, what I've been doing to relax isn't working, because, yeah, MY FACE HURTS.

Do you have any suggestions for stress-relief/relaxation that works for you and you think I should try?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Picking At Scabs

You know what I'm talking about.  You do something stupid and get a big ol' bloody, oozy scrape. After a little while, it finally starts to heal over and form a nice, thick scab.

And you Can't. Stop. Thinking about it!

It itches and catches on things, and you keep finding yourself subconsciously rubbing at it.  Eventually, you give in and start picking at it in earnest, working at it until you've peeled the darn thing off.

And then you start bleeding again. Of course.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Do You Know What I Love? (vol. 1)

I don't know about you, but it is so easy for me to fall into a negative attitude.  I hear the phrase, "Do you know what I hate...." coming out of my mouth way too often sometimes.  (Especially after a particularly nasty 1.25 hour commute home from work like I had earlier this week.  GEEZ LOUISE, Dallas, learn to drive!!)

So, in an effort to remind myself to smile and be positive:

Glitter Text - http://www.sparklee.com

(oooh, sparkly!!)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Who's Yo' Mama?!

So many people think motherhood begins when a woman gives birth.  They're wrong.  No, it doesn't even begin when she conceives a child.

It begins in the heart and soul of a woman, long before a new life might start growing inside her.  Indeed, it begins at her own conception.  At the first moment of her life, motherhood is a part of her very being.  A part of what she IS.  She can't escape it, any more than she can escape herself.