27 Apr 2012

keeping it real

“A view just gives us a glimpse of our next destination - our next target. But to hit that target, we must come off the mountain, go through the valley, and begin to climb the next slope. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life's next peak.”
Andy Andrews, The Noticer


too much cake (no, really too much) = return of flab
a horrid inconsistent oven
feeling in a slump
adding a cough to her cold
the scatterdness of leaving, but not actually moving

sunshine!! after over 3+ weeks of rain
her smiles when they sang happy birthday
new organic green teas over here
the 'see the hearts come out when we kiss each other' game

Share your own ups-downs, lows-highs, hits-misses, dark-light,
peaks-valleys, plus-minuses,
as we keep the blogosphere real.
{Please link to your ACTUAL POST, not blog}


  1. Yep we've had the same 3 weeks of rain, turning our patch very 'muddy'!

    Still, thinking of miss 4's smile lighting up the day, till sun's sunny-shine comes out our way :~) x

    1. i trust the sun is coming your way soon!

  2. Loving your Friday Keeping It Real posts! A nice reflection on the week. Have a lovely weekend. x

  3. I can relate to the exhaustion and the slump. So glad I made it this week to post, although I am still linky challenged!
    Cheers to Happy Birthday smiles :)

  4. Exhaustion, cake and flab, uggh--definitely all connected--Sweets just look and taste better when I am tired and stressed. It still helps though :). Really hoping that sleep returns to you Mon, and your girl feels better and better. Those coughs are horrible, that's all I hear around hear lately.
    That game sounds wonderful, just the kind of medicine a tired mama needs.
    Wishing you more sunshine for the weekend.

    1. she didn't start coughing until 5am last night, so an improvement at least. :)

  5. i must participate in this soon M
    love it!
    oh the mud the mud....I hear it is good for the skin : )
    the sun brings smiles in my world as well
    rain forest living can be wet at times : )

    love and light

  6. i never thought i'd admit there could be too much cake but well, there can be. and that thought sorta breaks my heart a bit since i. love. cake. i love it a lot. i do not however like the flab. and sweet, sweet sunshine! go! bask in it!!!

    1. yes, cake wonderful cake... everything has it's limits lol
      too much illness for basking, but hoping to catch a little over the weekend.

  7. mmmmmmm cake. my husband's birthday was a few weeks back and I made my first three layer cake for him. and there's just the 2 of us grown ups here and our 2 year old who isn't much into sweets. so. so we ate a lot of cake that week (ha- no way it lasted a week, probably 2 days is more accurate, really) because that's the only way I know of to get it to stop staring me in the face ;) found you through ^ (habit of being) and happy to join in!

    1. our one was FOUR layers, and a LOT of chocolate. lol and yes, same situation here, us two and the wee one who isn't bothered about cake at all. well, one can't just let it sit there can one? ;)


  8. cake a fantasy right now with my 1200 calorie diet ;o) I wonder if i could live on 1200 calories of cake only ;o)
    I am glad you got some sun and all your diamonds.

  9. I've eaten almost a whole plate of brownies this weekend, but this pig like attitude happens about every 4 weeks (ahem)...I usually feel flabby but a few yoga classes fixes me up again.

  10. hello monica. i am certainly feeling those ups and downs. i might just indulge in some yummy cake too.

  11. What?! I posted a comment yesterday morning, I don't know where it went. Could be a side effect from sleep deprivation, no? Oh I am so glad you got some sunshine! And wonderful Miss 4 felt all that love at her party (I love birthday parties)Please, let's get over our slumps and get some sleep damnit! Restful weekend to you Mon.

  12. I know the feeling of too much cake and the return of the flab.
    And that 'in limbo' stage of leaving but not yet moving must be hard.
    Hurray for sunshine after 21 days of rain! Wow.
    Ronnie xo

  13. Oh! I totally forgot to join! I don't have much time next week but after that I will try! Ahhh sunshine, we all love it. :)
    What exactly is the 'see the hearts come out when we kiss each other' game? Very curious now, lol!

    Thanks for sharing :)
    Have a wonderful Sunday.

    1. a kiss between us creates an imaginary heart (size of which dependent on size of kiss) that floats into the air above us. :D