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Toot Your Horn Tuesday {September 18}

[ 5 ] 09/18/2012 |

Good morning, friends! How are you?

I.am.tired. TIRED! Life has been just a little crazy this past month. It’s taken a whole new level of patience and adjustment to get used to our hectic schedule -hectic schedule AND A BABY. There is school, and homework, football, choir, dance, volleyball, not to mention all the appointments for our little foster girl. It is HARD when my husband is at work {he’s gone for 2 weeks at a time!}, some days there just isn’t enough of me to have every kid where they need to go. And babies? They don’t really listen or care when you tell them, “Just a minute!” If they are hungry, they are hungry NOW.

I have a few options.

  • I could get rid of a few kids.
  • I could not let them do any extracurricular activities.
  • I could hire a personal assistant.
  • I could drink a LOT of coffee.
  • I could just DEAL.

While I would loooooove to have a personal assistant, I don’t think it would fly with the hubs. So, I am choosing to drink coffee and deal with it. I take lots of deep breaths and try to take each day one step at a time. I can do this. I AM doing this. I may not be the best Mom or the most productive, but I am doing the best I can. That’s all that matters.

Speaking of being productive, we’ve been working hard on this little virtual race coming your way October 27! It’s a Zombie Dash and we don’t care if you walk, run, or crawl! Make sure you register by October 7th, so we can get your {superawesomecool} tee and medal to you by race day! Put together a group of 5 or more, and we will give you a discount code good for 10% off each registration! Email me at melissa@shrinkingjeans.net for your personal code!

Run The Hood Zombie Dash. Virtual 5K, 10K & 1M family fun run! Register now! #run #5K #funrun #race

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About Lissa: Melissa is the Co-Founder of Shrinking Kitchen and the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans She has been married for a dozen years and is mother to six children (17,14, 10, 10 and 2 and a foster baby!). Melissa has a love/hate relationship with food (okay, mostly candy) and cooking. This isn't improved by the fact that her husband, the true family chef, works in another city half the year, leaving Melissa to figure out how to feed her growing family something other than Pop-Tarts. Melissa loves her camera, enjoys traveling, kickboxing, creating beautiful things she finds on Pinterest, and planning her dream home that will be built… someday. melissa@shrinkingjeans.net :: @lissajoy :: whereverimaywander.com :: pinning here View author profile.

  • Shellie

    I am down 22 pounds. I am currently weighing in at 148 pounds. I was stuck at 155 forever and then hanging at 151, but I did it! I have been setting 5 pound goals to stay motivated, and when the scale does not budge; I remind myself that muscle weighs more than fat and move on. This summer was the first in a long time that I wore a two piece suit to the pool. My next goal is 145. I am over halfway to my ending, maintaining weight of 135. (+;

    • http://www.whereverimaywander.com LissaJoy

      22 lbs is amazing! I love the way you are setting mini-goals for yourself!

  • http://www.facebook.com/turner.marin Marin Turner

    I am down 5lbs since last monday, I am working my way up in dumbell weights, and I am finding new ways to stay under my calorie goals for each day. Feels great!

    • http://www.whereverimaywander.com LissaJoy

      WOW! That is awesome, Marin! Great job!

  • http://www.facebook.com/annflandersgregory Ann Flanders Gregory

    Here’s my toot….my hubby broke his foot 2 weeks ago today and I haven’t killed him yet:) I’ve also been homeschooling, running all errands, working on costumes for the play that my 8 year old is in (and attending every practice)and training for the Komen 3 Day that is just 6 weeks away!! I haven’t completely lost my mind yet either!! -:)