Thursday, February 16, 2012

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Had to run down to Orlando to be part of a digital health conference. I was actually a moderator, pretty cool. It has been so energizing, motivating, inspiring, thought-provoking and truly just good for my brain and soul. That said, being away from the fam is always hard.

Guilt...oh yeah. Jason is doing it all, Avery tried to kiss the phone last night and Sydney told Jason when she got into bed that we (Jason and I) are never allowed to go anywhere because she loves us too much. So sweet! Miss them, but it really is so good for all of us to realize our everyday "stuff" is appreciated. So moms, go do what you need to do and being gone (even for just a little while) makes everyone appreciate each other just a little more.

And just for fun, here is a picture of the little ducks made out of butter that we had at lunch at the Peabody Hotel Orlando. Hysterical! And of course, I have collected good tchotchkes to take home to make everyone happy that mommy is home.

Monday, February 13, 2012


So, two posts in one day, huh!  I know, pretty crazy over here.  Actually, I came to my blog to write one thing and got totally distracted updating things on it, then found the post that I hadn't posted...and you see, I am a little scattered today.  But, here is my point. 

Last week, laying in bed way too early in the morning trying to go back to sleep I did some thinking.  It was really good, quiet thinking, probably like meditation.  But in that hour or so, I decided I needed to get back in the swing of things.  Avery is almost one and it is time!  I need to get movtivated about my health, about my work, about life.  And all I could think of was this commercial I have seen for Kaiser Permanente about motivation.  I really love it and it has stuck with me.  I really do need to find my motivation...where did I put that?  I think it might just be starting to peak out from under the bed:)  Keep ya posted.

Cabin Fever

"You know you have cabin fever pretty bad when you are thrilled to go for a one hour walk and sit in the park when it's 20 degrees outside. Yes, that is what I am doing and here's my viewpoint."

Pretty awesome, huh!?  It's even funnier when you go back and realize you wrote that post nearly a month ago and as you were about to post it, you got the call that your 11-month old was throwing up again at day care.  So much for that walk.  Our family is glad January is over!