Time

 

TIME

At the beginning of the year I made goals; goals to better myself.

I have let those goals slip.  

Lately, I hear a lot of “I don’t have time”, or “we’re running out of time”.  It’s been a bit annoying, really.  I kept thinking, “We have time for what we choose to have time for.  Priorities”.  

Then, I realized that’s what I’ve been doing!  Granted, my priorities have been rest, rest and more rest, lol, it’s no excuse.  Rest is for the weary.  This baby (37 1/2 weeks now) has been quite the little rascal in there, but I could CHOOSE to get off my rear and accomplish things.  OR, I could choose to sit and blog more.  That WAS one of my goals.

Today, I have straightened things around the house, worked (Mary Kay AND BeachBody), and I am now BLOGGING!  SEE!  Victory!!  😉

Or, I’m just having that burst of energy I keep hearing about.  😉

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Make time for what is important.  Stop and reassess, from time to time, what IS important…it may change.  Time is a resource we cannot get back…use it wisely!***

Jump Out!

No, not out of the boat…  😉

Do you remember my very second post?!?  ~Try New Things

I was reminded of it tonight, and I thought I would re-share.

Wouldn’t it be SO easy to just sit back and do the same things, with the same people, all the time?  It would get so repetitive that we wouldn’t even have to think!  We could just get up and go, and we would not have a care!

But that’s not why we are here!

We are meant to go out; see new things; meet new people; do new things!

We never know who we might meet or help along the way…  We also never know when an unexpected stranger may help us!

So, to avoid the dull, and to grasp the opportunities life has for us…

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Jump OUT! of your comfort zone!***

Day One

Not a bad day. 

The boys had a friend over (and me too), and that always makes for a more cheery day!  They had an absolute blast driving the new John Deer Gator around…  Silly Boys.  🙂

I started my workout: Brazil Butt Lift.  I did not complete it, but I did start, and WOW.  I am out of shape, have no balance left, AND all the jerking around??  HA!  It’s going to take me and my 21 week pregnant “butt” a minute to catch up to all this!  It will be worth it, though.  🙂

I bought a few books to read on my Kindle.  Some free; some cheap; all good.  😉  I even sat down and read a few pages of “Killing Jesus” this evening.  Still loving it!  

I got the boys a couple books to read, as well.  Bedtime story time.  😉  I found the cutest little kids devotional!  I have only sampled it, so far, but believe I will be buying it!  

Now, my blog.  🙂  I have found that I cannot do it all in a day, but…

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: If we work to set aside time for the important things, we can accomplish many things.***

~COLOSSIANS 3:2 SET YOUR MINDS ON THINGS THAT ARE ABOVE, NOT ON THINGS THAT ARE ON EARTH.

~Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Here’s to strengthening our minds, bodies, and faith in the new year!

New Year, New Kind of Resolution

I’m not going to resolve to get fit; I always fail.

I’m not going to resolve to stop all bad habits; I always fail.

I am going to resolve to work on me.  I am going to do my best to become a more well rounded Heather.  I am going to love people more.  I am going to help people more.  I am going to be a more patient and loving mother.

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From these things I hope to set good examples for my babies, family, friends, and strangers.

I would love to get back to doing the things I enjoy, again.  I love my blog, taking pictures, and I love to read.  Hopefully, more of that back in my life.  🙂

I hope to be more healthy.  I will never run a marathon, but I would love to finish a 5k.  Derek, Jr. asks me regularly if we can do the running where they throw colors at us, again.  I want him to keep those memories, strive to be healthy, and keep big dreams.

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I want to cut the junk out of my diet.  I think all the time, “I ate whatever growing up and I’m fine”.  No I didn’t.  We grew a garden, and we ate OUR veggies…and likely more deer meat than I realize.  Natural food.  I would like to get back to that.

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Two very important things will happen this year.  Our family will be whole again; our Daddy will be home!!

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AND shortly after that (hopefully), our family will grow!!  I may still be outnumbered, but at least I won’t be all alone.  Evelyn Isabella is coming!

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Twenty-thirteen wasn’t horrible, but I am DEFINITELY looking forward to the new year.  🙂

TO MY HUSBAND:  I RESOLVE TO BE LESS ELECTRONICALLY DEFICIENT.  :-/  I love you.

We had a nice little party tonight.  It was a great time, and the boys had a blast!  We made new friends!

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They are, of course, out for the night, and that’s ok.  I am blessed to have them sleeping beside me as I “ring in the new year”.  🙂

Tomorrow is a new day; a new year.  The veggie tray is coming out and the Brazil Butt Lift is going in the XBOX!  Healthy, more rounded family starts tomorrow!

Best Buy Shout Out

I finally did it!!!  I remembered to take my Kindle Fire in to get it checked out at Best Buy. 

It’s almost two years old, and it doesn’t charge correctly; sometimes it doesn’t charge at all…  It has been like this for quite a while, and I managed to sneak in right before my two-year warranty expired.  😉

I figured they would send it off and fix the plug area…  

NOPE!

They are sending it off and sending me a new one.  However, they are on backorder.  SO, if they cannot manage to get me a new one sent out within 15 days, they will issue a refund and I can BUY a new one…even upgrade!

How awesome is that?!??!  No questions…  No Stress… No hassle!!  I didn’t even need paperwork!  It’s all in their computer!!  

Just done!  🙂

You made my day Best Buy!!

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***McCrazy Daily Lesson: I rarely buy the warranty, but will DEFINITELY continue to shop at Best Buy AND buy the warranty…  **

Newest Journey

I am 17 1/2 weeks pregnant, and I started a workout program today: Brazil Butt Lift!  Yes!!!

I felt kind of silly doing measurements and before pictures….  I am going to measure AND look bigger in February…lol.

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Not the point, though.

With my first, I worked full time until 38 weeks… at which time everyone insisted I quit and rest before the baby got here…

With my second, I walked a three or four mile MOD walk at 35 weeks.  No problem.

With my third (now), I am AWFUL!  I get exhausted walking up stairs; daily activities wear me out!  Working forty hours a week (like with my first), YEAH RIGHT!  :-/

I do realize I am pregnant, and I do know I can’t push a NEW workout regimen TOO hard.  I do know all of this, but I am excited to start feeling better!!

Sixty squats? No problem!  :-/

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: There’s no better time than now to get healthy!!  Why wait?!***

(I do know Christmas cookies are hard to deny…  I said workout regimen; I did not say no holiday goodies!  😉

For giggles, here’s the before picture!

Warning…17 1/2 weeks pregnant and white as a ghost!  Shield your eyes!!

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What to Do When You Don’t Know What You Want to Do

 

I have a strange problem.  I want to work.   I want to do something worth while.  

I am raising and growing our children, and yes, I do know the importance of that.  However, I am still not used to sitting at home.  And what about when they are all in school??  

I am a L(icensed) P(ractical) N(urse).  I do have a career.  The hours of a nursing home, which is what I LOVE to do, aren’t very child friendly, though.  There’s also the fact that I haven’t worked in years, and by the time I do go back, I have no idea who MIGHT hire me….   :-/

I have thought and thought about other/possibly better choices, but I have no idea!  I do enjoy writing, but don’t even begin to know how to get that on a serious basis.  I think real estate would be fun, but I am not always a people type person…  I also have a hard time talking people into things…  You tell me no, well then, it’s no.   

What else??!?  I have no idea.

I am sure this will pass… I do this once a year, or so.  🙂  I’l.l just go back to loving and enjoying my babies and growing the extra one.  We find out what it is in 11 days!  So excited!!  We discussed and revamped names today.  I am very happy with both, boy and girl, names, now.  🙂 

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Good Night World.  Hope to talk to you, again, soon!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Go with the flow…  God will pop up and show you the way.  😉 ***

I’m So Confused

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I’ve been wondering, for a while, “what is going on!!!”  

You have to love Facebook…  Everyone’s business; all happily shared.  I’m guilty of it.  I do try and keep the really personal stuff off…  I guess social media is the big difference between when I grew up and now.  Maybe nothing has changed??  Maybe it’s just that now everyone puts it on FACEBOOK!?!!

For months, maybe even a year +, I have reading about all the young people who have killed themselves or would like to.  Over anything and everything.  It has been bothering me for just as long.  When did everything become so hopelesS??  I know there has always been things going on with SOME people, it just seems like the numbers are growing…

This is where, perhaps, I have been nieve all this time.  When I was in school there was no facebook so my friends, and others from school, weren’t posting about how hopeless their lives were and how broken hearted and damaged they were…

Perhaps the sadness has been there the whole time??

~Fighting must be our last resort, forgiveness our first. Just think where we would be if Jesus had fought his persecutors instead of forgiving them… We are not measured by how well we fight, but by how well we are able to forgive.~

We had bullies at school.  People picked on people.  It sucked (for the lack of a better word).  It was not a reason to talk about beating people up or bragging after it happened.  Sure, there is that small group that wants to see the fight, but those aren’t friends.  Those are drama seeking teenagers.  They aren’t going to be anymore a friend after the fight than before…

It was definitely no reason to kill yourself.  An ignorant teenager running their mouth is just that…an ignorant teenager.  Let it slide and move on.  No beating them up; no ending life.  Some day we are out of school and out of each others hair.  Learn and move forward.

I fear that more and more of us are seeking approval from all the WRONG places.  I fear, even more, that it will continue…  It’s a downward slide with no uphill climbs insight…  Or if we do  come to the climbs, they seems “to hard”.

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  God always loves us and is always with us.  Things of this world should not have such effects on us.***

Romans 12:2 ~ Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will

~I pray, tonight, for the healing of all the hurting hearts.  Amen.~

The Craziest Day EVER at the McCrazy House!

I know, I know!  It’s been FOREVER!!  There is a reason though.  🙂

Below is an entry I wrote weeks ago, but I didn’t want to share it yet.  I wanted to make sure everything was good to go, so to speak, before I told the WORLD!

Quick catch up: Husband’s Deployed.  Doing well. Kids have started school. I layed on my couch for, probably, three weeks… I am FINALLY getting my energy back!

More posts to come with more details about what’s been going on around here, and about what we have been LEARNING!!!

vvvvvvv On with the show!! vvvvvvv

(Readers’s discretion is advised…LOTS of chic talk…)

Written September 10th, 2013;  The day of my darling boy’s fourth birthday!

This one tops it all!  Crazy McCrazy!

I have been on oral contraceptives for, right around, 14 years.  I have NEVER been pregnant without meaning to.  I, actually, say regularly that you just can’t get pregnant while really and truly meaning NOT to.  I am the perfect example!

I WAS the perfect example.

My husband and I had been debating off and on about having another baby when he gets home from deployment.  Yes, No, may so.  😉

AFTER he left I stopped my oral contraceptives.

I noticed the next week I was getting VERY dizzy when I stood, periodically….  Whatever….

Then, I noticed that when I drank my daily coke or three my heart was racing like I had drank five cups of espresso!  Hmmm…

Today, I noticed, again, that something that should be happening, still, had not happened…  HMMMM…

Let me just check…

Why yes Heather, you ARE pregnant!!!

I have thought and thought.  I have not missed any pills.  I have not taken any antibiotics.  After all this time why does it now decide not to work?!?!

This is in no way a bad thing.  As I said, we were planning/debating another baby anyway.  This was just a BIT of a surprise.

After I took the the TWO tests I took a picture, with the instructions included, to send to my husband.  The email read : God seems to have made the decision for us!

**End September 10th Post**

Back to now.  😉

I have, since, figured out what happened.  Today’s Lesson:

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: When your husband leaves for an extended period of time, and you want to stop your oral contraceptives, DO NOT stop them for AT LEAST a week after.  You just never know what may be going on in there…***

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Weekly Nut Note

I REALLY have to start writing down the things my 4 year old says…

He has hit the age where he says insane things ALL THE TIME.  Sometimes they make sense; sometimes they don’t make sense.   He uses the big words he hears, and they may or may not belong where he puts them.  🙂

He’s becoming quite the little comedian.  The other day he had two t-shirts on.  He pulled one off.  As he was revealing the one that was on the inside, he says, “I bring you…THIS ONE!” and points to the second shirt…  Where does he get this stuff??

The week has otherwise been quiet!  Thankfully.  They started school and soccer this week.  They loved both and have been wonderful boys!  Derek even got ALL GREEN STICKERS at school!

No house painting being done by the two-year old or anything else of that nature.  Keep your fingers crossed for a wondrous week!  😉

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Be thankful for the quiet.  It often precedes the storm!***

Are your kids nuts!!  Would the happenings of YOUR house drive a sane person mad??  Tell me about it!!  Would love to post here on MCCRAZY DAILY LESSON!!!  The madness can always be used to learn a lesson!

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