4 May 2012

keeping it real

“From the mud of adversity grows the lotus of joy”
Carolyn Marsden, The Buddha's Diamonds

#6


[mud]
shouting at her | mama guilt
exhaustion
his alarm waking me up
pressurestresspressure - rental company; why are works not done?
(never mind it rained for 3 weeks)


[lotuses]
back into a healthier eating groove
garden frolics
heads together, talk, the satisfaction
yoga with Miss4, a whole 20mins
arty-crafty goodness in the mail
(stay tuned early next week for a chance at similar goodies)




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}

33 comments:

  1. Another great quote to start your post. Oh, shouting then mama guilt, I know that feeling this week. But arty crafty goodness in the mail, how lovely. Nothing like a happy parcel to put smiles on everyone's faces! Happy Friday. xx

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  2. I'm joining you for the first time, whoohoo!
    Pressure, I had issues with that one also.
    The art goodies sounds much fun!

    Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  3. Firstly, I love how you come up with such great comparative words. Secondly, I wish I could get back into a healthier groove (eating and exercise) but I just can't seem to get to it right about now. Not sure why you couldn't post on my blog but thanks for stopping by my instagram. You'll have to make another trip to Rome to have the gelato (although I hope you did at least have some granitas or sorbets)

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    1. oh yes, i need to be mentally ready to get back there. these days i trust that readiness arrives.

      only those with wordpress accounts can post.

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  4. couldn't post it into your linky tool so here it is http://etre-soi.blogspot.fr/2012/05/this-week.html

    the alarm thing, I totally understand :-(

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  5. I totally understand that guilt. :(

    I've been in such a kitchen funk, lately. I really need to get back into my groove. Hoping for some arty-crafty goodness this weekend. I would love to learn yoga. High on my list of things to begin for a better me. :)

    (p.s. - OMG!!!!! I didn't know I had WV on!!! ICK! Thanks for letting me know.)

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    1. i wouldn't say i'm necessarily cooking much, quick things mostly.

      i had wv at this blog until someone told me, and i thought i had done everything! lol

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  6. I really do love this series and intend to participate when I can finally locate that life that's gone missing whilst I've been deep in the study thang this semester.

    A 20 minute session of yoga with a 4 year old???!!! I'm in awe of you dear one.

    And I've been known to blindly thwack when his alarm goes off. It's entirely unconscious but also justified, I feel.

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    1. who knows if she'll do it again, but it was quite trippy. :D

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  7. i hate the yelling and then the guilt afterwards. i've been there especially when the pressure was high, high, high. the best part is hugging that child and apologizing after, explaining how we're human, how they are indeed loved.

    and awesome that your daughter managed 20 min of yoga! restoration for both of you :)

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  8. i hit the wrong thing for my comment...unknown is actually me :(

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  9. Exhaustion = short fuse = mommy guilt. I so remember those days. Fortunately, children are very forgiving. :)

    Do you find the yoga helps you sleep? I have insomnia, too, but the days I do a full hour of ashtanga I'm gone...tough to make that happen often enough, though!

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  10. I shouted this week too. Made me feel AWFUL. I wish sleep for you so badly!
    I love heads together talks and yoga with Miss 4 I am sure that was wonderful. Artsy-crafty goodies, how exciting xoxo

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    1. i am gentle on myself and try not for the guilt, but shouting and making her feel bad is just not okay - human, but not something that's ever going to make me feel okay. but we breathe, we forgive ourselves, we try for more sleep, and we move on. :)

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    2. oh yeah, that wounded look they give you. Piercing. we forgive and move on, yes.

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  11. I just saw your comment to my last post and thought I let you know I wrote a response. i really hope you don't think I'm judgemental, I'm sure I am sometimes, but I try to be nice, i really do ;) I'm not trying to tell anyone how to express themselves, or what is worth talking about. being authentic can be one of the hardest things to achieve in life, and I really don't like it if people use a growing demand for authenticity to just add a facet to their public profile to subsequently make more money. to me, that might be the only way NOT to be authentic.

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    1. doesn't matter what i think. ;)
      but i read it and get it now. all good debates.

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  12. ohhh..i hate the guilt of yelling.
    the good thing is it always seems to pre-empt a new evolution of parenting, for me.
    hugs.
    XO
    C

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    1. YES! always for me, next step, next stage, deeper understandings...

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  13. oh gawd..i could write the encyclopedia of shouting guilt...lol...i'm prone to roaring...;)

    still, i think the fact we feel guilty about it means we're already doing better....

    yay to garden frolics and things sorted...xo

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  14. I growl...yup it is true...to shift the yelling I growl
    a low throaty growl...it's ridiculous lol

    next week i will be joining you and your tribe with the highs and lows...such a great thing to do ; )
    keeping it real indeed

    may your weekend be a weekend of frolic & peace ♥

    love and light

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    1. my girl might even like the growl lol

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  15. Oh I love to do yoga with my boys (dogs) they especially like the upward facing dog pose, whilst I'm doing downward facing dog! ;~)

    Have a lovely weekend x

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  16. art in the mail is such a wonderful treasure! So happy to be playing along here. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  17. Hubs and I have a habit of waking each other up all the time. Whether it's me closing the door too loudly when I go to] the bathroom or him kicking me in the foot or stealing the covers while turning, it's so comical. Alarms of any kind though, I can't stand them. Yoga with the miss, for 20 min?!!! That sounds awesome. Cheers to eating better (though dark chocolate has become a part of my regular diet, that counts as healthy doesn't it?). Arty crafty goodness in the mail? Oh do share!! A giveaway? Speaking of such, I just posted one today. Are you and I synchronized or what?
    Have a good weekend Mon...
    (oh by the way, I thought of you this week. I picked up a summer writing workshop program here in Boulder at Naropa University. It's called the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, co-founded by Allen Ginsberg. :).
    xo

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    1. i find it so difficult to not wake grumpy with him, especially after a particularly bad row of nights and he let's it go to the 2ND buzz! arrrrr

      the workshop - how groovy is that!?

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  18. Hi guys, I hope you don't mind...I joined in with you all. Hope everyone is having a "sweet" Friday.

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    1. welcome! visit those ahead of you and make new friends!

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  19. I remember shouting at Claire a while back because she would not sit still for me to change her and we were already late to get somewhere (and, and, and....). Worst part was that she was laughing, thinking we were playing a game. And there I was, shouting. NO it doesn't feel good, yes we are human and forgive ourselves and move on (or evolve our parenting as someone else suggested... I like that) and it is okay, but I know, it still stings. Good for them to see us in a full range of emotions though perhaps, even if it isn't always pretty.

    The alarm thing. ARGH! He keeps his loud ("so he won't miss it) and earlier than necessary ("just in case") and I am a light sleeper and loathe the mornings when I am finally falling back to sleep after getting her back down and then his alarm wakes me. Even worse I think is when she is in bed with us and it wakes her again. Argh. Let me know if you find a wonderful solution to this crappy day-to-day somewhat dilemma.

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  20. Oh, cool, I missed that you started another meme. Love this one. Well, I always like your memes...

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