. . . Instead of Writing Blog Posts
It hasn’t been a prolific few weeks for me, writing wise, so first of all thanks to
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Breaking Bad: Pat and I watch 1-2 episodes on Netflix most nights. (He initially disliked it for being so dark, but he’s back on board now.) Ohmygoodness. The acting. The writing. The pacing. The imagery. So good. I can’t get over how Coen-like it is.
Though I must say, we’re toward the end of Season 3 and it’s lagging a bit now. The house fly thing that took up a whole episode? Really? But still, I keep coming back.
Ebay. I weird myself out with this, but I’m really into selling stuff on Ebay. It started out with a couple of household items and an old evening gown. I knew they both had some value but I didn’t know where else to sell them. Then I kept going with the brand name hand-me-down clothes Girl 1 refuses to wear (i.e., everything in her closet except the two ill-fitting, tacky, seasonally inappropriate dresses she insists on wearing every day). Now I’ve realized I can get more for my old clothes on Ebay than I can with Twice (as much as I do like Twice in principle).
Have I mentioned I’m a licensed attorney? Seriously, there are more lucrative ways to spend my time. And yet I think I’m more excited making five bucks on Ebay than about any paycheck I’ve gotten. It’s so odd. Possibly I missed my calling to be a merchant of some sort.
Parenting: I’m learning to be patient with my kids’ little obsessions and not be embarrassed by their quirks. (Little girls–hair is such a big deal. Ohmygosh. Girl 1 and I have the same discussion multiple times a day in which we ascertain just exactly how long her hair is now, how long it will be when she is five, and how long it will be when she is six, and at which point all her hair will fit in a ponytail or braid without some pieces of hair falling out. These are very very important issues in her world.) . . .
So where was I? Oh yes, in the midst of this process, I’ve learned to be more patient with myself and all my quirks and little obsessions. The Ebay thing? It’s probably a phase I’ll grow out of. I figuratively pat myself on the head and wait for it to pass.
Lazy days at home with girls: Many days and weeks and months I must get out and do something, because they drive me up the wall at home. But recently the girls play really nicely to themselves and so we kick back, play princesses, watch Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse a few times, hang in the backyard, and chill. It’s awesome.
Sometimes I puzzle over why some weeks are so great and then others are so awful. I think I’ve figured it out (shamelessly schmeeling here on Jen Fulwiler’s Life Craziness Matrix):
Right now we’re in the green zone. Knock on wood. In a non-superstitious way. Of course.
Which reminds me: Happy Halloween!
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Thank you, Jenny, for hosting Five Favorites today . . . er . . . yesterday!