My world is spinning … 

I woke up this morning with some vertigo. Ew. When I was younger it happened to me A LOT. It was awful! Now it only happens to me 1-2 times a year, if even that much. It can be triggered by all sorts of things, but mine is usually dehydration. Which makes sense this time around since I realized late yesterday that with all our running around the past few days I’ve hardly had any water. Lots of coffee but almost no water. Yikes! I usually drink at least 64-100 ounces of water a day. So when I miss multiple days of water drinking at that level it’s no wonder I’m dizzy!

Well, I hope you all have a day where your world isn’t spinning!!!

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I refuse to let go … 

For a few hours today we got to spend some time with Sidney in San Francisco. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out for her to spend the whole weekend with us but it was sure nice to get the time that we did with her. I think that I’ve always valued our time together but as my kids get older it seems like I cherish it even more. I know that time with all four of them together will get harder to pull off as their lives become more busy and life gets in the way. As sad as that makes me it also is exciting to see where life will take them. As their mother, I hope that wherever it may be that they are living out their hearts’ desire. Oh … and that airfare there is cheap because they aren’t getting rid of me that easily, HA!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you refuse to let go!!!

Happy to have my heart ripped out …

Yesterday we visited Sonoma State University. G3 was accepted there a few weeks ago. He still is undecided on which university he wants to attend and this is all part of the process to help him decide. I think the campus is lovely. In this mom’s opinion, the dorms couldn’t be more perfect for him. And the whole feel of the university just felt right to me. But but other than contributing a little parental guidance and my knowledge and familiarity with campus life, I am allowing him to make this very adult decision. As hard as it is to admit, G3 is almost an adult now. He’s a smart, level headed young man. I know his future is bright no matter where he ends up studying. As much as I want to, I don’t need to “hand hold” him on this one. He’s got this. And it makes me both incredibly proud … and sad. I feel all the parental “feels”.

“Where has time gone?”

“I want to be mama bear and protect my son … FOREVER!”

“I don’t want him to leave!”

But then there is also the part of me that cannot think of any greater joy than watching my children follow their dreams. I have been down this road before with Sidney. It is an all too familiar emotional roller coaster that is both beautiful and horrible all at the same time! Yet as painful as it can be watching this all go down, I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Well, I hope you call have a day where you are happy to have your heart ripped out!!!

A bed hog …

We left yesterday on a little trip to Northern California. G3 was recently accepted into Sonoma State University and he has a tour scheduled for later today. Although he’s still undecided, it’s all very exciting. I’m sure I’ll have plenty more to write about this subject later today, so I will keep this entry about my attempt at sleep last night.

When we travel Reese sleeps with me. Being in an unfamiliar place she wants her mommy close by. I totally get it. And it’s quite sweet. Well, for the first few hours anyway. Then she becomes not so good at sharing. Not. At. All.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you aren’t a bed hog!!!

A positive outlook …

I woke up to another new and beautiful day. Twenty-four hours that I feel are full of potential, with new opportunities waiting around every corner. A day where I can see and experience all sorts of unexpected and wonderful things. New relationships could be just one brave “Hello” away. Yep, that is how I see things. And yes … I feel this way almost every freaking day. 

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have a positive outlook!!!

I froze my soul … 

I am giving a big shout out today to anyone living in a colder climate than Southern California. Yes, I know there are TONS of you. And you all are surely higher on the survival of the fittest ladder than myself. You people living in freezing weather for months on end deserve a medal and a special place in Heaven. This morning I ran in 44 degrees and haven’t been the same since. Seriously, I think parts of me will never be the same again. Important parts! 

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t freeze your soul!!!