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    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Big New Scary Scary Good Stuff

    It's official.

    I'm a season vendor at our new awesome local farmers market.

    Selling cake truffles.

    The market opens on Sunday, May 30th.

    I am NOT ready, and am battling some health issues that are creating hurdles, but I'll jump them all, one at a time. I am excited, and scared, and proud, and overwhelmed...and I can't wait to see what happens.

    Stay tuned, readers. I'm hoping to report all good news, and often.

    Friday, May 7, 2010

    I'm No Farm Girl...BUT... seems I may be spending my summer Sundays at the farmers market.


    I filed my application this morning to be a season vendor for a new, very cool farmers market opening soon here in the city.

    Doing what, you ask?

    Cake truffles, baby. Maybe cookie truffles and cake cookies, too.

    I'm a little giddy over here, and trying not to get ahead of myself. I haven't even been accepted yet. That hasn't stopped me from shopping for a canopy today, my friend.

    I was supposed to go to the early meeting last night regarding the new market. Due to scheduling problems, I wasn't able to, and had to attend the late meeting; at which I felt a REALLY great vibe, and met some REALLY great people who were excited FOR and WITH me. As my friend Sara says, sometimes the stars just line up for you.

    Stay tuned, folks. I'm scared to death, but it's nice to be so excited about something that it's scary, isn't it?

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    To Me On My 37th Birthday

    Things to remember as you go into this next year of your life:

    1. Gary is right. Don't bitch about getting older - it beats the alternative. Remember that there are people you love who will never see 37.

    2. There is almost nothing you want to do in your life that you are not smart enough to accomplish. Smarts has never been your problem. You're not lacking in talent, either. What you need is more drive, more determination, and less lazy. John laid it out for you 18 years ago - top 3 in talent, bottom 3 in discipline.

    3. Get your butt in gear. Apply that to pretty much everything. (see #2)

    4. You have beautiful eyes. You always have. Take care of them.

    5. You are lucky, lucky, lucky to have the husband that you have. Remember all the things you say you'd never put up with from a husband, and remember that with Greg, you don't have to put up with any of them because he doesn't do them. Appreciate all that he is, and remember to be kind to him "in the every day", and don't take out your bad moods on him just because he's closest...and cut yourself some slack as a wife while you're at it. The one thing we KNOW is that you are doing your best on most given days, and that's all you can do. Beating yourself up for what you're not doing is futile and stupid.

    6. Most days I like who you are as a mom to Jack and Sam. Keep working on the things that you know aren't what you want in how you parent. And remember that they're just kids. Be kinder to them. And dang, stop yelling so much, even if they're pushing your buttons and you feel like you'll explode. No mother ever exploded from not yelling. You can't expect them to learn to control themselves if you can't control yourself. Remember what you tell them - you can make a good choice, no matter what ANYBODY else does.

    7. Uh, I don't know how else to say this...get your chubby self BACK on the Beach. Seriously. I don't think we need to beat that dead horse any further - just do it.

    8. Get back to meditating and start getting more sleep. Like, all the time.

    9. Be more willing to join in, to sing along, and to take risks. Let go of some of those old scars and old baggage. They're weighing you down.

    10. Don't give up, and don't let hurdles stop you. Jump them and get on with it.

    11. Your peanut butter cake truffles are the freaking bomb.

    12. You have some really, really kick-ass friends. Keep appreciating and loving them the best way you can. They deserve the best you can give them (as does your family, as do YOU, by the way...)

    13. Never forget all you want to be and do, and keep your eye on the prize. Know that you are loved, you are cherished, and time spent doubting yourself and second-guessing yourself is wasted time. And we don't have that kind of time to waste, do we? Happy Birthday, lady.

    Sunday, May 2, 2010

    Very First Sunday in the Merry, Merry Month of May

    Lots going on here this months, my lovelies. Seems May is always this way. I'm starting to think all of this beautiful weather is given to use to get us through these busy spring days.

    Two high school graduations. One college graduation. Making 7 dozen cake truffles for one of them. Our annual kick-ass garage sale that first kicks MY ass in preparation. End of preschool activities. End of Kindergarten activities. Spring cleaning. Yard work. Garden-planting. Farmer's Markets. Dentist appointments.

    More to come. Off to clean my kitchen.