So does anyone remember that old commercial? An older woman is on camera and she puts her hands out, and says, "they call the age spots, I call them ugly!"
Well, for the past year or so, I've gotten these dark spots on my face. and they are hard to cover, besides the fact that I hate wearing foundation or concealer every day. I finally went to a dermatologist, to get them lasered off. Its a fairly painless procedure, lasts about 3 mins. I walked out looking like i had pepperoni all over my face. it took about 5 days for the scabs to go away. I guess I just want to document this for my future feeling ugly moments. I'd do it again in a heartbeat though. My face actually looks one color now....
I can't believe summer vacation is already over! Don't get me wrong, its time for a change. Time for more structure for both the kids and myself. But wow! I used to think summers break lasted forever.
My baby is starting 3rd grade. And my youngest baby is starting his last year of preschool. I suppose that means I'll have to be more productive around the house. Actually cook something more complicated that spaghetti with meat sauce.
Today we got together with some friends and went to a local beach. It was beautiful out, but a little chilly with the breeze on the water. We all had such a great time.
we've had a full and crazy week. Last week we got together with friends, went to Cedar Point, went to Toledo for a couple days. I got to see old friends and family, some who I havent seen in over a year or more. Then we came home and brought my nephew to spend a few nights. We then went car shopping and found a great car with everything we wanted. Ended up having to miss a friends birthday party due to the process of buying the car. Then my sister and family came over to pick up my nephew J-Man. Always good to see them. Then we went to another friends birthday party, and we all enjoyed our time. Im not used to having a commitment to do something for 6 days in a row. But it was definitely a good thing. A nice change of pace from my depression? soaked summer of not wanting to leave the house, let alone have fun.
School is starting soon, and things are going to have to change. I already upped the kids' bedtime by 1/2 an hour tonight. and tomorrow it goes to a full hour (8:30) so they can be prepared for school time bedtime a little early.
Yes, I realize I am babbling via the keyboard. But I'll read this a few months from now and think, Oh yeah, I remember trying to get the kids situated for school year mimis.(bedtime). Ah yeah, that was no fun.
So. today? Im feeling thankful for family and friends.
Okay, I've been less than the ideal friend this summer. I dont know why. Its like punishing myself in the long run.
But with summer coming to an end here, I knew I had to get some quality time in. On tuesday we got together with our great friends, the "Schus" or the "shoes" as I like to say. The kids swam. We talked in full and complete sentences. We ate a mix of chinese and mcdonalds. It was a good day.
Then today(on my birthday!!) I went with another great friend to Cedar Point. thanks Header! See, I dont have many friends, but the ones I do have, are what you would call, "Keepers." Yep. they are so appreciated and loved. But, my lazy butt just doesnt even think to let them know how important they are. So D and H. And T just by default, Thank you for liking me for what you see. its not that I dont want to give more, its just I dont know how.
My younger son, in his adorable little 4 year old voice asked me..."Mommy? Is Fuck a bad word?"
oh my god. I had to hide my face cause I couldnt stop from grinning and starting to laugh. Bummer. Now I know I have to be more careful with what the kids are around when we watch different programs. HBO, I still love you.
sitting here with my boys. They are online playing webkinz, and we are all catching glimpses of a beautiful display...lightning through the clouds. How pretty! I ran out with my youngest to take a few pics, and the mosquitoes ate us up! But it was really amazing to see nature create such a beautiful picture.
As much as I've been feeling immobile and sad lately, certain things just strike me as beautiful and moving. This lightning is one, and my kids happiness is another. Gotta love kids' ability to be happy 24/7.