Archive for the ‘Mara’ Category

Zen- I want to be a Zen Mom

This is my desire and goal.

  • To be unflappable
  • Calm, peaceful, still

There are moments and even maybe hours where I achieve this.

Most of the time I am far from it.

But a girl can dream!

I will say that Harry came home from school and was saying they were learning about Gandhi.  “You are a lot like him mom.”

I was honored!
Zen 2.0


Y2K – Remember that?

My main memory was that Harry was developing an ear infection on New Years Eve Day.  I insisted we go to the ER, just in case the world shut down the next day and he needed antibiotics.  (He was just about to turn 2)

So I spent the day in the ER and he did have an ear infection and got his antibiotics.

The world did not shut down the next day.

What are your memories of 12/31/99?

KVM Switch - Y2K

Xeric – My skin and eyes are very xeric

Xeric (adj.) – dry or desert like conditions; having very little moisture.

I have to put eye drops in every morning and night.  (Since having lasic, xericness has been an issue)

My skin has always been xeric.

Lotion is my best friend.

Unique – What makes our family different

We are definitely different then most other families I know.

How are we different?

  • We are media-free during the week.
  • We don’t play video games.  (We do own a Wii and the boys play it once a week – usually Wii sports)
  • The boys have early bedtimes.
    • Luke – 7:15
    • Jax – 8:00
    • Harry – 9:00
  • The boys do not have hand held video games or cell phones.

Those are the big ones for the4 family.  🙂

What makes ME unique?

  • I don’t wear make-up
  • I don’t wear a bra
  • I don’t care about the latest fashion
  • I totally don’t “fit in” with most of the people surrounding me.

But they love me anyway!  I learned long ago to not care what other people think. If they don’t like me for who I am, I don’t want to be their friend.  Wish I had known this when I was a teenager.

Testimony – I have one and I am so glad!

When I learned about the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, it felt familiar, like I had heard it before.

It fit with my heart.

My testimony grew quickly and strongly.

My parents wouldn’t let me get baptized until I was 18, but I went to church and early morning seminary from 15 on.

I got baptized on my 18th birthday!

Sleep – I wish I got more

I can imagine if this was Kyp’s blog, the title would read.

Sex, I wish I got more.

But since it is MY blog, you get to read about sleep.  Because of Kyp’s big problem I never get to sleep in.

I guess if I am deathly ill, he will get up with the kids, but since I have to wake up in order to wake him up to go help with the kids, that it doesn’t even benefit me.

I am a light sleeper, so if a kid wakes me up in the middle of the night, I sometimes struggle to fall back asleep.

Becuase Kyp is a night owl, I stay up until around 11 to be with him.  But that alarm goes off pretty early and I have to get up and get all the boys ready.  So sleep is a hot commodity, of which I do not get enough.

At least I don’t have any babies right now – those sleepless nights really got to me!

Reading – I love to read, but I do it quickly!

I do love to read.  I have since I was 4 years old.  I remember going to the library when I was that little and just browsing through the books and then reading all the ones I checked out.

I found my Popsicle sticks from first grade in my moms basement last summer.  I had written the name of each book I read on a Popsicle stick.

I had the most in the class, over 300.

Blogging Less = Reading More

I love to read, though if I blogged less, I would read more.

Part of my problem is this need to do things quickly.  So left to my own devices I would start and finish a book on the same day.  I read about 100 pages an hour, so I can do it in a day.

But this leaves little time to care for my family.  When I am reading, I don’t want to clean or cook or play games. So I try to slow down and take 2 or 3 days to read a book, so I can still be a good mom.

Kyp got me a Nook for our Anniversary

I am excited to try it, but don’t want to pay for books.  I am a big Library person, or PaperBack Swap Girl, so even though I have had it 2 weeks, I still don’t have any books on it.  Help me take the plunge.

What book should I buy?