Sugar, Sugar

Lately, I have been feeling old. Not simply older...but just plain old. I feel like every fiber of my being is aging rapidly, and that if I could look in my body, I would just see the cells not replicating like they should and just slowing down. It's a scary way to look at life, so I have been trying to get back on track with eating more healthily, working out and creating a really good skin routine. But, no matter what I do, it all comes back down to how I feel at my core, and this is worn out because I have no energy becaue it always seems I'm battling a headache, neckache, backache...or just some general ache. At the root cause of my issue is of course, my headaches. I have had them for years...the crippling, close all the window shades, lay in bed with a cool ice pack for hours kind of headache. They come in many forms; some are the standard tension headache, the rolling headache, and of course the horrific migraine headache. I would say that 1/2 the month, I am dealing … [Read more...]

Sicky sicky

I am sick. Moms have absolutely no time to be sick... That much is certain. … [Read more...]

Music that transcends color

I have been trying to write this blog for nearly three weeks now, and today is the day where I found it to be most fitting and I swore to myself I would write it out. On December 26, 2010, the day after Christmas, the world lost a fantastic singer, Teena Marie. I am simply FLOORED at the amount of people that I talk to that do not know who Teena Marie is, or have never heard any of her music. Some of the converstaions I have had go like this: Me: "Isn't it totally sad Teena Marie died?" Them: "Who is Teena Marie..." Me: "Oh, you know...she sang Lovergirl...Behind the Groove...(Blank expressions) um, Fire and Desire duet with Rick James." Them: Oh, SHE's the one that sang that song with Rick James? I didn't know that... Lucky for me no one ever replied back to me saying, "who is Rick James?" Because, at that point, I would have just unfriended them...because not knowing who sang Superfreak or was Dave Chappelle's doppelganger is … [Read more...]

Goodbye 2010….Welcome to my world, 2011!

The past two days, as I normally do this time of year, I sit down and reflect on the past year and all that has gone on and make some resolutions for the upcoming year. Last year, I did not do this, because I was merely trying to focus on the next minute, let alone the next year, but this year, I am ready to take the bull by the horns and plan out what I need to do to acheive my goals and aspiriations. For me, 2010 was a year full of grieving, separations, heartache, heartbreak, new experiences, new friends, back stabbing friends, loving friends, hard realizations, loss of patience and focus, anxiety galore, German Winter, German Rain, German everything..., a new found passion as a parent, and stronger passion to be more spiritual and simplify (thank you eat pray love). Overall, during 2010,  I just wasn't me. This was just because it was a year of extremes, and I never felt like I had a full hold of my organization and peace. I'm anxious to get back to the old me, … [Read more...]

German Winter: 1, Me: 0

So, obviously, I'm blogging. As we all know, blogging takes TIME...Time that I do not have because the German Winter is an all consuming, snowflake crazed, black iced, red alert nightmare. Don't get me wrong...it's absolutely gorgeous outside, but I"ll be damned if it isn't cold and icy and the cause of many a school closure.Then, it's just me against the snow shoveling that is endless. Add to that the ice scraping, the salting, the sweeping of the sidewalk that is at least 50 feet long and my back hurts. I just feel like such a downer..I mean, snow days used to mean watching Christmas movies, drinking hot cocoa (or hot gluhwein for the adult set), and then playing some video games or reading a book all while being happy one isn't at work. Except for me. I work from home so snow days are like days of NO escape. Imagine bringing your kids to your work place while not leaving for a couple of days, and the e-mails keep flowing in, and the content needs to be … [Read more...]