2.24.2013

7 Things

A few weeks ago, my friend Jenn tagged me on Instagram to share seven things you might not know about me.  This snowy, lethargic Sunday morning feels like just the right time to play.

1.  I drop the f*bomb a lot.  When I write I rarely type out a curse word, it is not my style.  But in verbal conversations, most likely if I'm pissed off, I can't help myself and the bombs just start dropping.  If you don't believe me, ask my husband.

2.  3 is my lucky number.    

3.  I like organization and a clean house.  I live with three people who make stacks and piles and throw stuff about, and then live in it gloriously.  Cue #1.

4.  The three things these days that make me happiest:  cooking, day dreaming about warmth again and being on my knees in the garden while I weed out my mind, documenting my life and life for others behind the lens.

5.  I still think about having another baby.  Although, with each passing month and Theo and Sully becoming so much more independent (read "easy") that thought seems to be more like a balloon I let go of and watch slowly make its way up toward the clouds.  And I pray for peace in that choice.

6.   Ain't Got No (I Got Life) by Nina Simone is my most favorite song.

7.  I wouldn't trade how I spend the majority of my days--which is running a household, primary caretaker of my family, stay-at-home-mom--because as domestic and old-fashioned as some believe it is, I am so grateful and find so much joy in these days.  But now and then I feel so dank in this role that I can barely lift my chin up and greet another meal, snack, trip to the toilet with a 3 year old, the oldest little's hot mess freakouts, picking Legos up for the 3rd, 4th, 5th, time in a day, doing the dishes again, and so on.  And still, I wake up each morning and say bless this day.  And I go to bed each night and say thank you.

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  1. That is the best way to wake and go to sleep. A similar thought occurred to me the other day: I love this life, hard as it can be. What I want is never to have the challenges taken away, but rather to learn how to breathe and move through them with a relative measure of ease and grace. AND the more-than-occasional f-bomb. (Which, incidentally, is my favorite nickname that someone's ever given me.)

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  2. <3 you, in large part due to all of the above. And I can relate most heartily to #'s 1 and 7. :)

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  3. love nina. also, i'm partial to the f-bomb too. and apparently sh*t as well. have gotten better but sometimes, it is just so satisfying to let the colorful language fly.

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    1. Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children is a favorite of mine. I've read it front to back three times and it is my go-to book when I need a boost of encouragement. That and anything by Mary Oliver. :)

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  5. love your post, Katie...I'm very similar to you with regards to #1 and #5 (and #7). I have started reading Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children and know that it will help to readjust and feel more of the calm I would like to feel on a daily basis. And here's to warm weather!!

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    1. Hi Gretchen, that reply up there about Buddhism...was for you. I'm just remembering this same convo on Pinterest. xo

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  6. The other day I was at the zoo with my five year old. She dropped her map and loudly declared "sh*t!". All the moms around me chuckled. Yup, that one's mine. So yeah, I hear ya on point #1.

    and yes, the blessings and the worn down and the blessings all mixed together. that's life in the mother 'hood.

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  7. i love this. the f word flows easily for me and daily, too. i'd say it came with the job of being home with babes, but then again it's always been this way.
    and no wonder you think of another babe, especially if three is your number.
    thanks for these 7...
    xoxo

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