Monday, December 16, 2013

One of the hardest things I've ever done...

Is be pregnant. I threw up for 5 months. Lost 18lbs (a silver lining) from all the throwing up. I had horrible heartburn. My blood pressure was high. I swelled in the summer heat. My emotions went crazy. I burst into tears at work. I worried constantly. Then, I grew a 10.5 lbs baby that had to be cut out of me. If it sucked that bad, why am I doing this again?

Because when you hear that first cry, you totally forget the sucky parts.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Writer's Workshop- Friendship

Time for another installment of Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop

1.) What were you blogging about a year ago today? What has changed?
2.) A childhood friend.
3.) A hobby you would pursue if you were the type to pursue hobbies.
4.) A trend you’re not much a fan of.
5.) Something your child did or said this week that made you smile.

I've been really fascinated with friendship lately, because I've noticed, as an adult, I have a really, really hard time making friends. Like, really hard.

You see, in Elementary school, there were a plethora of kids to be friends with and it just happened, like magnets. I was BFFs with Danya and Frankie and Kayla and Wendi and Amanda and Cindy and Heather and it switched around from year to year.

Then we moved and I started Jr High across town and I went through the whole repertoire of friends: Brandi and Jessica and Des and Brandi again and Trina and Des again and Misty and Brandi again and we went through this friendship dance week after week after month until about 8th grade and Samantha and I clicked. Somewhere along the line, I think high school, we picked up Ryan (but I call him Froggie, because puberty made him "croak.") and we became a trio. I'm not sure how it happened, but I'm so thankful it did, because best friends are truly a part of your self. They are my soul mates. They know what I'm thinking or that something is wrong. I always hug them and tell them that I love them, because I do. I love them with every fiber of my being. The really special thing about them is that we've been best friends longer than we haven't. I mean, how many people can say that?
Mama’s Losin’ It