Monday, February 23, 2009

Interview with Grace

Age 7
1. What is something mom always says to you?
"I love you."

2. What makes mom happy?
"To rub her feet at night time and to love her."

3. What makes mom sad?
"When daddy gets in a fight with her."

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
"Tickle me."

5. What was your mom like as a child?
"That I have no idea."

6. How old is your mom?
"37- I said that because your almost 37"

7. How tall is your mom?
"'bout 7 inches- I mean 7 feet!"

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
"Go on Facebook"

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
"Take care of my baby sister."

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
", money, money!"

11. What is your mom really good at?
"I have no idea."

12. What is your mom not very good at?
"Singing." (no American Idol for the likes of us, huh Mel?)

13. What does your mom do for a job?

14.What is your mom's favorite food?

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
"She gets money very well, and she works very well at Starbucks"

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
"Probably, like... Wonder Woman."

17. What do you and your mom do together?
"Go to park days."

18. How are you and your mom the same?
"We have the same hair color, mostly... and we both like park days, that all I can think of."

19. How are you and your mom different?
"We don't have the same eyes or the same taste."

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
"When she hugs me, although sometimes she hugs Joy instead, which makes me feel bad."

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
"All of him- and to have him."

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
"Probably Mexican places, because you grew up in Texas and they have a lot of Mexican food there- please don't write that down!"

I swear I did not read her B's answers first, Melyssa- but wow it is amazing how many she answered similarly!!

Any moms reading this post who want to do it please do and put a comment here so I can read yours, this is lots of fun. Now Grace wants to interview me... so here is a link to her site.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Desperately Seeking a Fairy Godmother

What is the secret to life?

Always breathe. Well duh, without breath we would die- hence the secret to life. But while I am sitting here, breathing in and out- focusing on my breath as it fills me with life, I can't help but wonder- now what?

The Barefoot Bellahs are at a crossroads- we have been road weary travellers for so long, I have forgotten the destination. I have been intent on experiencing "the journey" and I fear I have lost my way- if I ever even knew the way, that is!

My horoscope today says not to lose sight of the distant horizon, stay focused on the long term goal and I realized that I didn't really have one. When I am at work I get caught up in the desire to "move up" in the infrastructure, climb the ladder of success- but I am compelled to raise and educate my children at home. Can I do both well?

G is 7 (going on 17) and I need to start paying attention to her need for independence, her desire to be more of her own person. While J, at just barely 1 year old, is going through a very clingy phase and wants her mama all the time. I feel overwhelmed when I am with them- trying to balance their needs with my own desire to feel successful and accomplished.

Having an entrepreneurial spirit I am constantly devising plans to start some venture or another and I 100% believe in each grand idea- until it shows itself to be seriously flawed or impractical.

Needed: 1 fairy godmother to help me figure out not what to wear to the ball, but where the ball is and whose court I should put it in, to mix metaphors... and since fairy godmothers are quite talented in time management, setting deadlines and creating an illusion to support the picture of a complete princess, maybe I would finally get moving in a direction that feels right.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

So much to tell

Shawn got a job (yes, again!) he found out just as we were leaving to celebrate our 12th anniversary, he starts at NettSolutions next week... I am working part-time in a Starbucks with an ocean view near Laguna Beach...

We celebrated both girls birthdays... photos coming soon! G is doing a lot with the homeschool group and working on charting her learning achievements... J is learning baby sign language and fingerplays- she loves music.

We hope to move by my birthday and I am developing an idea to take my love of writing, social net-working, public speaking and homeschooling to a new level by next fall.

We are busy Bellah bees! I have updated both girls pictorial blogs A Joy A Day & Everybody Needs a Little Grace.


Shawn last finished Da Vinci's Last Supper in Nov! No time for puzzles this fall- can't wait until we are in our own place again!!
Are you a puzzler? Want to trade?