I write for money. I'm broke a lot.

Also? Colin Firth could get it.


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I’m having oysters. It’s like a muscle in my mouth. I like it.

I’m having oysters. It’s like a muscle in my mouth. I like it.

For girls’ night I decided to dress up as a girl. Guess how many baby wipes I have in my purse! NONE!! NONE BABY WIPES!!

For girls’ night I decided to dress up as a girl. Guess how many baby wipes I have in my purse! NONE!! NONE BABY WIPES!!

1. I’ve been waking up at 5:30 every day so I can get some quiet writing time. I can’t blink too long or I might fall asleep. I can’t get horizontal or I might fall asleep. Coffee is my new Colin Firth.

2. Speaking of Colin Firth, did you know his lips have their own Facebook page? I’ll bet you didn’t.  I’ll bet you didn’t know that.

3. The thing about existential angst is that it’s hard to embrace that this is all there is and will ever be. That your life is a closed circle. You’ll never be a superhero. You’ll never be a Tibetan monk or a tribal princess or an astronaut. There is just this. There is just you. To be happy is to accept that. To put a period at the end of the sentence: That is all

4. Anyway.

5. I’m taking kiddo on a steam engine train ride today. I’m going to pretend I’m a pioneer.

Packing our lunches for a day out. Kiddo gets a train-shaped sandwich. Mommy gets bread crust and a GALLON OF COFFEE.

Packing our lunches for a day out. Kiddo gets a train-shaped sandwich. Mommy gets bread crust and a GALLON OF COFFEE.

Dawn and I were instructed to share our Cokes with each other.

We were missing a Heather :(

Dawn and I were instructed to share our Cokes with each other.

We were missing a Heather :(

As a reward for sticking with my running I bought myself these $100 running shoes. Also because my old shoes were falling apart.

Except, hello, I don’t have $100 to be spending on running shoes. So I had to get the ones on sale. The bright orange ones that nobody wants instead of the pretty pink ones I really wanted. These were 40% off. So a $100 pair of shoes became a $60 pair.

Then I used my Shopkick points to get $25 more off. Have you heard the Shopkick word? It’s an app for your iPhone. You get points for walking into Target and Old Navy and some other stores. Because I’m broke, I will spend a day at the mall just walking into stores, getting my points, then walking right back out. You also get points for scanning select items with your phone. You can then turn all these points into gift cards.

Listen, I have no pride. I will wear ugly running shoes for the sake of my plantar fascia and I will spend a day at Target scanning lip gloss with my phone so I can get a $100 pair of shoes for under $40.

And that’s how I ended up with fancy new shoes, y’all. That’s how I did it.

As a reward for sticking with my running I bought myself these $100 running shoes. Also because my old shoes were falling apart.

Except, hello, I don’t have $100 to be spending on running shoes. So I had to get the ones on sale. The bright orange ones that nobody wants instead of the pretty pink ones I really wanted. These were 40% off. So a $100 pair of shoes became a $60 pair.

Then I used my Shopkick points to get $25 more off. Have you heard the Shopkick word? It’s an app for your iPhone. You get points for walking into Target and Old Navy and some other stores. Because I’m broke, I will spend a day at the mall just walking into stores, getting my points, then walking right back out. You also get points for scanning select items with your phone. You can then turn all these points into gift cards.

Listen, I have no pride. I will wear ugly running shoes for the sake of my plantar fascia and I will spend a day at Target scanning lip gloss with my phone so I can get a $100 pair of shoes for under $40.

And that’s how I ended up with fancy new shoes, y’all. That’s how I did it.

throwback thursday...

ohhelloholly:

to the girl who HATED dodge ball and would turn away from the ball as it hurled itself towards my small face…

to the girl who could never master the ladder bars…let go?? are you kidding me??

to the girl who only played 8th grade softball to impress a boy…and then got left off…

Ditto

"Listen, we can’t be pulling our penis out in the middle of the living room."

Thus begins my day.

I love being a mom. I hate it sometimes, too. But even when I hate it, I love it.

Progress!

Last 5K goal: under 45 minutes
Actual time: 44:40

This 5K goal: under 40 minutes
Actual time: 39:29

And I know that’s still slow. I came in 63rd out of 70 in my age group. But it’s progress. And I ran the whole way. And I feel really good.

And I have muscles like whoa!

Brandon answered my phone today

Telemarketer: Um, hello…?

Brandon: I went to see trains.

Telemarketer: Hello?

Brandon: I went to see trains today.

Telemarketer: …

Brandon: Trains.

Telemarketer: *click*