Six Word Fridays: Listen

Listen:

Listen up, we’ve got to stop.

All the hate that’s goin’ ’round.

Different faces, different races, different places.

We need to listen and communicate.

Stop the anger, stop the rage.

Because of differences, war is waged.

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I Received An Award!

I received an award from Discovering The Me In Mommy!

The rules for accepting this award…

1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have newly discovered.

3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they’ve been chosen.

A Motherhood Experience

Baby Makes Two

Here Comes The Sun

Mommyotic

Musings of Mammy Woo

My Life The Mom

My 3 Monkees

Practical Pablum

Silence And Noise

Sweet Merciful Crap & Other Things

Sometimes Meaningful Ramblings

Take 2 Mommy

The Anvil Tree

Truce?

The House Of Huff

*Please don’t feel obligated to accept the award, I like your blogs and wanted others to know. ūüôā ¬†Also I’m breaking the rules, if you can’t list 15 newly discovered blogs, don’t worry about it. Just a few would be fine.

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Wordless Wednesday: Hmmm….

*This was taken in a parking lot across the street from a playground.

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Who Is This Tiny Person Living With Us and What Has She Done With My Baby Girl?

For the past¬†couple of months,¬†my little girl has become¬†more challenging different. At 17 months old she throws things in frustration, slaps my hand away, and scrunches up her face among other things. It’s kind of like watching the Incredible Hulk’s transformation, except she doesn’t turn green. I’m not sure if I should stand there and watch or run away while screaming.

She has started to throw tantrums which I’m sure are mild compared to how they’ll be as she gets older. When we take something away from her like the remote, something she picked up off of¬†the floor that we can’t identify, or¬†a Chinese throwing star (ya know the usual) then she goes ballistic and it sounds like we’re torturing her.

When we’re at home and it happens, it pulls¬†at my heartstrings, but I try to¬†stand firm with her. But when it happens in public, I worry that people are thinking we are those¬†awful parents who can’t control their child.¬†If I have to run to the store for milk and my daughter has a meltdown, I can’t just go back home. That’s how I thought I would handle a situation like that¬†before I had my daughter. There’s a laundry list of ways I thought I would handle things before I had a child. Since I’ve become a mom, I’ve done a 180.

It takes so much just to leave the house with her because of scheduling around nap time and meals. I can’t go to the store for something we really need only to leave¬†before we get it just because she’s whining loudly or making a noise only dogs can hear. We get stares and people roll their eyes at us and normally that would bother me but I’m too distracted to care anymore.

Before I had my daughter I would get mildly annoyed if I was out somewhere and a child was acting up. Now I sympathize with the parents¬†and give them the “Yep, been there, done that, so sorry” look.

*We don’t really have Chinese throwing stars lying around the house. We only keep them in the kitchen utility drawer. heh

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Don’t Fret, It’s Music Monday! Duran Duran


Duran Duran – Wild Boys

When I was about 8 years old I discovered Duran Duran. I was completely obsessed with them, John Taylor in particular, and had their posters PLASTERED all over my bedroom walls.

I still squeal like a little girl whenever I hear a Duran Duran song, even in public. No, it doesn’t embarrass my husband at all.¬†¬†HA!¬†¬†Looking at them now, I realize that Simon LeBon was damn hot but my heart will always belong to John Taylor.¬† ūüôā When I was 8 years old my dream was to marry him when I grew up. I guess I can finally kiss that dream goodbye. *sigh*

Have a great week everyone!


DURAN DURAN – SAVE A PRAYER

*I normally use YouTube videos but I couldn’t embed any of D.D’s videos onto my blog from there. If you roll over the video with your mouse,¬†then¬†you can see the video’s without the other stuff blocking the view.¬†Just sayin’¬† ūüėČ

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Saturday in Pictures.

Just some random pictures taken over the years. My hubby is the photographer in the family.

Seattle. Taken from the Space Needle.

Snoqualmie Falls

10 year anniversary. Hot air balloon ride in Tukwila, CA.

My hubby has awesome woodworking skills. Just don't look at our old, ugly couch. circa 2005

The Awakening at Hains Point Washington D.C.

Taken from our apartment balcony in Arlington, VA

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Six Word Fridays: Beginnings

Beginnings:

Beginning a new life, military wife.

Starting to learn my new surroundings.

New city, new house, new friends.

It has become common for me.

Three years from now I’ll be…

Beginning all over again, somewhere else.

 

 

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