Friday, August 20, 2010

Focusing on Feeling Good in Fragments

Mommy's Idea Click above to visit our hostesses- and I hope you join in on the fun! I'm having to search a little to find some feel good fragments as I write this Thursday evening. It's been a tough day- I've watched several friends get pretty deeply hurt and angry over things said in an online forum. I don't know if the computer gives people false courage to say things or if it's a matter of not coming across the right way or some big mix of all of it. But it certainly seems like underlying, deeply entrenched truth can come out when certain fear-triggering words and topics come up and then good people get hurt. It sucks. Taking some time to focus on the things this week that left me feeling good is exactly what I need. 1. I got to go to the Indiana State Fair two more times!! Jeff and I took the kids down for dinner and fun on Tuesday evening. Christy and I went and spent our annual long day on Wednesday. We start the day with the FFA pancake breakfast and then take our time enjoying anything and everything! We spent 3 hours in the Home and Family Arts Building, enjoying all of the baked goods on display, painted artowrk, photography- all the work of Hoosiers. 2. I got the green light for a FitCity blog idea that I came up with. It's going to take work and research and phone calls... and I am very eager to work on it! 3. Sometimes, it's great fun to rediscover the art of cuddling. 4. Both kids have had fantastic weeks at school and at home. Teagan is struggling a little at the end of the day- but her body is adjusting to not being able to nap in the afternoon. She gave up naps at home at least a year ago. And even though she fought them at school and tried to set up a system to no thave to take one- she slept hard for 2 hours every day. No naps in Kindergarten, though! Zach starts the preschool program on Monday and we go to meet the teacher and see the classroom on Sunday. 5. We are heading to Cincinnati for a family gathering and I am very much looking forward to it. My grandparents have moved to Cincinnati and are living in a retirement community close to my parents. My Aunt Kathy is coming from San Francisco and my Aunt Martha is coming from Lexington and my brothers will both be there and there will be great food and great company. My kids are really eager to go visit- it's all they've been talking about! 6. Happy Birthday to my little brother, Daniel! 18 years old today. I remember when he was born! I remember so much of his growing up! I can't believe he is a legal adult and starting his senior year of high school and working on figuring out what he wants to do with his life. And I just have to share this pic I snagged of the back of a pick-up truck on my way the other day! How about you? How has your week been? Photobucket


Expats Again said...

Other than the online comment thing you mentioned first, I'd say you've had a fairly good week!

Garret said...

Cool truck mural.

4 Lettre Words said...

So glad the fair was all you expected! Hope the family gathering is, too.

We love some cuddling around here!!

Jene said...

LOVE the truck!

About your online community drama: I've seen similar things happen on a parenting board I belong to. We're all local, too, and get together often in person, so I definitely think it's something about feeling invisible behind a computer screen.

I live in Cincinnati! Hope you've got some fun stuff planned.

Happy Friday!

Alison said...

Love your butterfly-shaped censor bar, lol!

I too, am having trouble adjusting to a napless daytime schedule. Maybe I should ask to be held back...

Momza said...

Online is a perfect place for ugliness to be splattered, if that's the personality of certain persons.
It's called "cyber-bullying" among other things.
You'd think only immature teenagers would engage, but there are more than enough immature women out there. I have had to take my own blog posts down when comments were going in a direction I wasn't comfortable going.
Sometimes fingers type faster than the brain thinks.
Other than that, my week has been good! Kids went back to school, I got to attend a birth, Zumba class (which always makes me happy!), took a personal tour of the Parade of Homes, we had an awesome rainstorm here last night, and it's FRIDAY!!! WOOHOO!

Shell said...

I hate the ugliness. It makes me want to crawl into a hole and not come out.

But, it still sounds like you had a pretty great week!

Mimi N said...

So sorry your friends are being hurt by others online. Instead of liquid courage they have online courage.

Your State Fair comment made me want to go to ours & I wasn't going to go. =)

Cuddling...good stuff!

Have fun at the reunion!

My boys would DIG that art work on the back of one of our vehicles! Never seen anything like that.

~Mimi @ Woven by Words

Anonymous said...

Ahhh cuddling. Do you know that is Tyler so much as puts a hand on my leg when we watch TV, I fall asleep? Like within 5 minutes!!!!!

I am glad school is going well and that you got to the Fair more!!! Our state fair is coming up and I can't wait! We had fun at the county fair, but it doesn't compare.

dollycas aka Lori said...

I know what you mean about the computer stuff, sometimes people think they know the whole story or have only heard one side and feel they need to voice in to something that has nothing to do with themselves and usually makes the problem worse.

But the good things you listed were great. Have fun with your family and I think everyone should cuddle more!!


Doreen McGettigan said...

We have been having our share of some nasty text and nasty face book comments during our trauma filled summer. I cried at first and then decided that how people treat me is their karma; how I react is my karma. I'm just letting it slide..for now..!
Our kids do not start school until after labor day here..
Have a great weekend!

Kristin - The Goat said...

It sounds like you found quite a few positive happy things for your fragments :) I hope you have fun in Cincinnati for the family reunion. Enjoy!

Kristin - The Goat