Friday, September 21, 2012

Bubbles and What I Know For Sure (this week)

This quote hangs on my quote wall in the bathroom.  I read it like a little prayer or meditation every morning.  

Yesterday morning, Lucy started the day with bubbles.  I had a friend who used to bring bubbles in the car with her.  She would get the bubbles out during traffic jams.  "It's hard to be grumpy when you see bubbles," she explained.  

That friend passed away last year and every time I see bubbles, I think of her.  So, sure, yesterday morning Lucy forgot her backpack with her library books in it and I had to run back home and then run back up to school and then hurry to get Wade to school on time.  But with bubbles and sweet memories of a dear friend, it was hard to be grumpy.

Life is about more than happiness, perfect schedules, clean homes, organized lives.  It's also about the mess, the sickness, the hard stuff, the imperfect stuff.  And it takes courage, strength and a sense of humor and some bubbles to get through it all, that is what I know for sure (this week).

Here's what else I know for sure (this week):
  • Last week, I told you about my pop soul sister Pink.  And this week, I've discovered my dancing soul mate--Psy.  You know, the guy from Korea that is a worldwide phenomenon with his Gangnam Style song and dance.  He told Ellen this week that the mindset of this dance is "dress classy and dance cheesy." Um, hell yes soul mate.
So of course, while other moms are helping with homework, I am teaching my kids the Gangnam style moves.  (Remember, I'm not in top form due to the illness and excuse the crazy blinds action in the background. p.s. I hate blinds.)

Here's Psy on Ellen teaching the moves to Ellen and (a not so grateful, possibly over-medicated) Britney Spears.

  • I have iPhone envy.  That's because I am not just one  version behind...I have a f&#*ing 3G people.  It's not right, it's just not right.
  • My first-grader is very tired.  He has come home every day this week with a zoned out, glazed look on his face.  So much learning, so much playing, so much new everything.  

  • Family Guy can be funny, seriously.  I don't watch the show regularly, but my husband does.  Occasionally he'll call me into the living room to watch a funny clip or something that reminds him of me.  Like this clip, I'm Brian, the dog.

  • I'm live Tweeting during the Grammy's!  Come play with me for real--@AngelaYBlood
  • And while you're playing on your iPad/Computer/or fancy new iPhone 5 come follow me on Pinterest.

Tell me what you know for sure (this week).  Share the knowlege.  


  1. Thanks for the bubble story. It was a great way for me to begin what is going to be a very long, challenging day.

    1. Glad you liked the story and I hope you got through your day okay. Sending good vibes your way.

  2. these posts are starting to be my favorites of the week. :) also, i have another kicky, reaching 2 year old that i dance around. <3

    1. I love seeing your name pop up in the comments! I'm glad I'm not the only one dancing around a 2 year old, I felt bad watching it later. Wade sitting there with his arms stretched out. Lol. Thank you for reading and commenting!!!

  3. Something I know for sure this week: When they started calling it terrible 2s they were talking directly about my son. I was somehow blessed with the other two kids and they were great 2 year olds. Alas with child #3, I've now discovered the terrible 2s myth is true.

    Also, loved the bubbles, started following you on Pinterest, and I don't even have an Iphone (so not cool)!

    1. The terrible 2s suck! Lol. Thank you for reading and sharing what you know!!!