January 28, 2009

5 Random Songs on my Ipod Shuffle
I love music as much as I love my children. So here's a few choice songs I've been listening to lately. If you haven't heard or downloaded them yet, get to it!

1. "Tears Dry on Their Own" - Amy Winehouse
I'll be the first to admit how much I disliked her when I first heard about her/saw her. But as time went on, she really grew on me. The sultry, deep tones of her voice, the bad ass girl feel of her songs, I enjoy them all. This song is one of my favorites, and there is even a remix version that is pretty cool.

2. "Stronger" - Kanye West
Here's another artist I never thought I'd be listening to, and now I find myself gravitating towards his music. This song in particular. Not the best lyrical message, but man what a great jam for the gym.

3. "Ring of Fire" - Johnny Cash
A bit out of the ordinary, but not for me! I do enjoy Johnny Cash, but I really enjoy this song because of it's sing-ability(yup, made that up). Anyone who knows me well, knows I'm just a girl in the world searching for a karaoke bar that will allow me to belt this out at my worst. Someday...someday...

4. "Hate Me" - Blue October
I don't think Blue October gets enough credit, their songs are great. This one is a song that unfortunately makes me always think of my sister. Not for my hate of her of course, but the message it conveys sadly mirrors her life these days. It is a great song in general, but I feel I can really connect to this one personally. The lyrics are a bit tough to swallow:

'Till I saw your blue eyes cry and I held your face in my hands / And then I fell down yelling "make it go away" just make a smile / Come back and shine just like it used to be / And then she whispered "How could you did this to me?" :(

5. "Hey Ya" - Outkast
Who doesn't have this on their portable music player or in their car? Heck, I even have it as a ringtone! You have no musical soul if you can honestly say you hear this song and don't start instantly moving, grooving, and shaking your ass. Just physically impossible to sit still through this one!

January 26, 2009

Crocheter's Block!

Crocheting has been a very big part of my life for the last few years. Not only does it give me a sense of accomplishment, but it's also something that I can do quietly, alone, and just about anywhere I go. But right now I'm having a bit of a dry spell.

I've made more baby blankets than I can count. No more blankets. Lately every time I start a project, I work on it for a few days, then put it down. I currently have about 4 projects in 4 seperate tote bags sadly waiting to be worked on.

What's holding me back? Is it my lack of skill? Am I fresh out of creativity? Will I ever finish another project?

If you have something you desperately need crocheted please let me know. Maybe I just need a swift kick in the ass!

January 16, 2009

So this is what real life is like?

All of my friends went back to work within 2 or 3 months of having a baby. I was fortunate enough to stay home for 6 years! Actually, I could continue to stay home if I chose to, but I think I've lost enough brain cells, and it's time to get back into the swing of things.

But never did I imagine the stressful confusion that would result from me being out of the house for 8 hours a day. I have the same schedule as the kids which helps, but it just seems like there are now less hours in the day. When do you do laundry? How do you prep dinner ahead of time? What if I need that one extra item from the store last minute? When do I catch up on my Facebook?(kidding on the last one!)

I know some moms say it's harder to be a stay-at-home mom, and some say it's harder to balance work and home. Now that I've officially tried both, I can't say being a working mom is 'harder', but I can say it requires a lot more juggling and organization.

So kudos to all of my working mommy friends that have been playing super mom/worker bee/jack of all trades for all of these years. I'll suck it up for the next few months and be a worker bee too, but I'm not sure what I'll choose once summer gets here!