A few things you should know about today:
1. I had what was quite possibly the most perfect cupcake on the face of the planet.
It was made fresh this morning by my new friend and delivered to my door just hours after its creation. It was s'mores flavored: a thin graham cracker crust at the bottom of the cupcake wrapper, topped with a layer of bittersweet chocolate, topped with 100% perfect chocolate cake, topped with more chocolate chunks and graham crumbs, topped with homemade marshmallow cream and toasted with a kitchen torch.
I could have eaten myself sick with them. If it hadn't been for the fact that I had to go workout this afternoon, I probably would have.
2. I love my mom.
If you haven't met her, you are missing out.
Here she is holding Joey.
Andy and I went to work out today (45 dead lifts, 60 box jumps and 75 pull-ups, thank you very much). Jack was in a bit of a funk (he is not getting even close to enough sleep and neither am I - a terrible combination) so I dropped Andy off to let him workout and I went to my mom's house. When I got there she cheerfully offered to keep the boys and sent me back to the gym.
It was just what I needed!
Not only is she lovely, and helpful and generous, she is also the ultimate word in just about anything.
Whenever Andy and I have having an "I bet" conversation the winner is always decided by what my mom says. For example, if we have differing opinions of what a word means, we always ask my mom. Or, if we are disagreeing over a bit of trivia, it is always the same, "I'll ask my mom."
The only caveat to this method of deciding who is correct is when it comes to something scientific, such as "What is the term for that whooshing sound you hear when a car drives by?" Then we ask my dad.
It is the Doppler Effect.
There is a lot more to say about my mom, but I have a few more things you should know about today, so I will save her other glorious traits for a later post.
3. I cut off all my hair.
All of it.
There isn't a piece on my head that is more than two inches long.
And it is fabulous.
It makes me feel brave.
This is actually the second time in four days I have been to the salon. For weeks I have been eying a very short, punky style. When I went in to get it cut my hairstylist (who I like very much) talked me out of it. I went with what she said and came home with a really toned-down short-ish style.
Andy gave me a firm (by firm I mean loving and insightful) talking to that went something like this:
"Why didn't you get the cut you wanted?"
"Because she said she didn't want to do it."
"But it was what you wanted, you have been thinking about it for forever. That's why girls never get what they want - they are too afraid to say what they want!"
"I guess I just assumed she knew better."
He has a pretty good point, and made think about why I do a lot of things that I don't want to do... I always think someone else knows better. I wonder why? So, spurred on by my wise man, I called and asked if I could have it fixed, and they did, at no charge. I am much happier, and have just the style I wanted!
4. I have a ton of emails to answer and useful computer things that I should be doing, but I don't want to .
I only get to the computer after the boys are in bed and by that time all I want to do is read a few blogs and tell you important things. There is just never enough time, or energy, or brainspace. I am trying to figure out how to be okay with that.
5. Today probably ranks on my top ten list of bad parenting days.
I wavered somewhere between impatient and snappy, and total pushover. Not a bit like the mom I wish to be. Good thing there is always tomorrow.
6. My minutes of computer time are done. I feel guilty for everything that I didn't get to, satisfied with actually posting something, wistful for more time at later point in my life, and considering taking a bath, something I haven't done for several years (minus sitting in a few inches of water with my wee babes).
7. I really want another cupcake.