I go to bed hungry,
I wake up hungry,
I spend most of my days and nights dreaming about food.
Make no mistake, I eat three well-balanced meals a day; (AND a snack!)
Yet nothing takes the hunger cravings away.
All the rich smells that fill the air, are making for one FAT derriere!
I can’t eat them fast enough!
I’ve always had a rough time saying goodbye.
Today was no exception!
After a wonderful week with my mom, the time has come for her to return home.
I try to remind myself to enjoy my time with her, and remember that I’ll see her again soon-
Unfortunately, no matter how old I get or how much time I’m able to spend with her, saying goodbye kills me.
I will miss her warm energy, laughter and sassy commentary.
But more than anything else, I will miss how safe and protected I feel while she’s visiting.
I think I have such a tough time with goodbyes, because I realize how long the space between “hello” can be.
I’m grateful for 21st Century technology.
FaceTime has revolutionized long-distance communication, but nothing will replace the caring embrace of my mom or the delicious smell of her homemade pizza!
Safe travels mom. I can’t wait for the next hello!
Last night we had a few close friends over to celebrate our new home.
As each of them entered our house for the first time, they reacted with oohhs and aahhs.
Noticing the floors, the fixtures, the art on the walls-
(Everything we worked so hard on, and hoped would stand out!)
After everyone took the tour, we sat down with a drink and began talking.
In no time at all we were laughing and sharing wonderful stories.
It was a reminder that a home is not about the gorgeous new hardwood floors or recessed accent lighting;
It’s about the love you bring into a new space!
I’m so grateful that we have so many wonderful friends and family that will bring life into our beautiful new home.
You try getting work done with an adorable puppy on your lap!
I woke up this morning with every intention of getting some things done around our new home.
Instead, I find myself sitting on the sofa with my Shih Tzu on my lap and my Yorkie wedged between my thigh and the sofa!
I think they’re trying to tell me something. Perhaps if they could talk they’d say, “Stop ignoring us! You’ve been so focused on fixing up our new home, you haven’t even given us a bone.”
I get it puppies. I need to spend some quality time with you.
So today, instead of vacuuming, cleaning the kitchen, changing the faucet in the guest bathroom or working on my book (that is due December 31st!) I’m going to cuddle with you!
After all, puppies deserve attention and quality time too!
Working non-stop I was up all night,
Trying to enjoy a well balanced life.
I have family in town and a book deadline,
Focus Matthew, you’ll be just fine!
I make a check list, and check it twice;
I’m not Santa, just a man with a mission.
(I can’t rhyme everything.)
That is clear,
But I got my blog entry done today,
and made time for holiday cheer!