Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hump Day Confessional

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It has been a long time friends...a very long time. I took an unexpected, extended sabbatical this summer. After packing and moving cross country, staying in a hotel with 3 kids for a month, subsequent unpacking, birthday celebration month combined with back-to-school craziness....I just couldn't do anything more.

But, here I am...back with a confessional!

~ For my birthday last week, I went kayaking. I have never been before. I never thought that would be something I could/should do until I lost weight. I mean, would I look like...a big gal on a tiny kayak. Could I even get on and balance? What would people think when they saw me? What if I got out there and didn't have the strength to get back? Guess what? I DID IT! I threw all of my concerns to the wind and DID IT! I am tired of waiting for the "as soon as I...." excuse to start living my life. I LOVED IT! It is something I fully intend on doing again and again.

~ I have some serious carpool lane rage. Seeing that I am in carpool lane for about 2 hours a day, I get to observe MUCH jackass behavior. It is a carpool lane, not a parking lot people! It is NOT ok for you to race and cut in front of the whole lane just because someone isn't moving up as fast as you see fit. I see red...seriously...why do you think YOU are so much more important than the hundreds of other people trying to pick-up or drop off their kidlets?!?! AGHH!

~ For the first time in 11 years, I am alone during the day. This has been a MUCH harder transition than I ever thought. I know there are some Mom's who relish the day that they actually get some time to themselves. However, at this moment I find that I am the Mom wandering around Super Target, going oh so slowly, murmuring to myself with employees asking every 5 minutes if I need help finding something. My oldest baby started middle school and my youngest baby started full day kindergarten. (((sigh))) It has hit me HARD how quickly time goes.

~ I have taken up watching re-runs of Beverly Hills 90210 during the day.

~ I miss Trader Joes.  I mean, I MISSSS Trader Joes.  I even had a dream about it.  The one in San Antonio opens next month, so I guess I will be making the trek there until the one in Austin opens next year..  Until then, I will dream about Sea Salted Caramel, Mac and Cheese, Mandarin Chicken, Sara Bee Wine, Two Buck Chuck, Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup, and all the other scrumptiousness my boyfriend Joe gives me.

So, do you have anything to confess this week?


  1. I love it. Kayaking seems like a blast. I totally want to do it one day :) I'm glad you had a good birthday. You said your little one started all-day Kindergarten?? My Emma did too. :) It is wearing her out bigtime. Going for only having preschool 4 hours a day.. to 6 hours a day.. it's a lot for the little one! lol Nice to read a new post from ya, Sig. Take care, girly!

    1. I meant preschool 4 hours a WEEK. Not a day!!

  2. Wait - Austin is getting a Trader Joe's? Where?? And I totally get that wandering Tarjay thing - I had a hard time when my baby left for school, too. It does get easier, but so slooooowly...hang in there - the holidays are coming and by January you might change your mind a wee bit...

  3. so happy I came across this! never seen your blog before. I came to the sad realization that next school year,I will only have my baby home half the day. my other 3 will be in school. so weird. love your blog! I am totally signing up.=)