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Everybody Loves Brent


I have often said that my life is like the show “Everybody Loves Raymond”. I’m sure we all feel that way sometimes.

Nothing tops last night, though.

Brent and I had an impromptu night alone. My in-laws took Mason to see a football game at the spur of the moment. So, Brent and I decided we would go out to eat. We were pretty excited that we would be able to eat and not have to worry about who is feeding Mason and making sure he isn’t screaming in the restaurant and picking up his toys. You know, all those fun things that go along with eating out with a baby.

Brent and  I were sitting there, not talking, when it dawned on me. How many of you have seen the episode where Debra and Ray go out to eat on their anniversary and they’re talking about the kids and then they decide that they should talk about other things. Then they sit there in silence for a few minutes and Ray starts talking about the temperature of the butter.

That was Brent and me last night. We talked about Mason, we talked about how it was nice to eat without him, we said that we missed him. Then we essentially talked about the temperature of the butter. 🙂

Brent and I were cracking up. We managed to eat dinner and leave in about 35 minutes. I don’t think we’ve had a meal that fast in a long time.

We did enjoy our night without Mason- after dinner we went to Toys R Us and then rented a carpet cleaner.

We live large.


Negative Nancy


Here I am…again… saying that I’m sorry for not posting consistently. You see, having a small child takes up a lot of your time. I wasn’t sure if you all knew that or not. 🙂

Anyway, a lot has happened. Brent and I celebrated our third anniversary, but first one we’ve ever spent together, at The Breakers this weekend. IT. WAS. AMAZING. It was also my first night without Little Bit. It was nice, and weird, and we both passed out at 10:00. I probably could have been in a Motel 6 and had just as much fun. I just needed to sleep uninterrupted. 🙂

But that isn’t why I came here today. Something has been bothering me a lot lately and that something it negativity. I haven’t ever considered myself a negative person. Now, there are always things that I have a negative attitude about, I think that is just human nature. I like to surround myself with positive people because I don’t have the energy to be negative. Especially not with a baby on board.

There are a lot of nasty, “un-fun” things going on in the world. I, personally, choose to know nothing about them. I don’t watch the news, I don’t read anything on the internet. Well, I read Facebook and Twitter and blogs, but nothing substantial. I don’t think that you shouldn’t know what is going on, I just choose not to. It makes my life a lot easier and less stress-free.

I’m not only talking about the negativity that there is in politics, economy, etc., I’m also talking about the negativity that rises in everyday life. Why waste your time and energy being in a bad mood? That doesn’t change anything and it just ruins your whole day. If you can’t do anything about your situation, then just get over it and move on. Being positive will make your life better. It’s a fact. I read it in “Lindsey’s Book of Facts”.

Being positive rubs off on people the same way negativity does. I’m not naive, I just choose to not dwell on things that I can’t change.

Actually, I should say- I TRY to not dwell on things I can’t change. I think we all struggle to be positive all the time. In fact, it’s pretty annoying when someone is positive all the time. 🙂

So, that was a lot of rambles, but I really just want to say- deal with the cards you’ve been handed. You hate your job? Well at least you have one. Not many people do. The economy sucks? Well at least you have enough money to have an internet connection to read this blog. Your waiter is taking forever? Well now you get more time with your family and friends.

I think you get the point. 🙂