Don't forget that tomorrow's theme is:
Fourth of July!
This post has been stirring around in my head for quite some time. It started with something I read on one blog and then evolved into something else as a result of something else I read. From the beginning, please understand that I am in no way making a commentary on anyone else's choices. This post is about me.
So, as I said, a few weeks ago, I read a post from a new mom that she was lonely. Oh, how I remember those first weeks when I had stopped working to become a SAHM. I was so lonely. All of my friends at the time were still working, some not married, some married with no kids. I think that being a SAHM mom can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but also one of the loneliest. I mean, you can't talk to your 2 year old about life's worries, can you?
I think over time, life changes. I had more kids. My life slowly changed. I hate to say it, but friendships changed too. I now have a group of friends who predominantly are also SAHMs. A few of my friends work, but most are in the same place I am. For the most part, the loneliness has subsided, but there still are days where I miss adult conversation. I suppose that is why blogging has become so important to me. It is kind of an outlet to alleviate those lonely days.
So, then I read on a couple of other blogs thoughts about what I term 'The Mommy Wars". You know what I mean, stay at home vs. working. I have to stay at the outset, that I hate this discussion because I think that stay at home mothers and working mothers can be downright mean to each other (breast feeding versus bottle feeding is in the same group). As a hybrid, (I work from home), I don't see myself as belonging in either group. I do wish we could support one another in our endeavors.
1-2 heads romaine, torn into bite sized pieces (amount of romaine depends on size of heads)
1 pkg refrigerator cheese tortellini (cooked and cooled)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 pound bacon, cooked and broken up into pieces
Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss with ranch dressing! Enjoy!
Now it's your turn! Share your favorite summer salad recipe, grabe the code for the button from the bottom of my blog and then come back to link up with us. Please link your recipe post, and not just your blog!
I have a problem lately when I read. Really it is with all reading, but it happens more when I am trying to do some spiritual reading. I get sleepy. I have the best of intentions, but I cannot seem to keep my eyes open.
So, this is me opening myself up a bit. I have been trying to make some changes for myself spiritually. Read, pray the rosary, and so on, but I get tired. I don't know if it is still due to my thyroid medicine not being quite right, and I get tired because of it. I really feel like God is calling me to do more of these things. I know it makes me happier, calmer, and better with the kids. For the summer, I am trying to pray the Rosary with the boys everyday, and that helps, but what am I to do about the rest?
This is something new that I am instituting on my blog!
With the craze over Glee these days, I thought I would flashback to a show that was one of my favorites when I was young. I loved the show, Fame! I always wished that I could go to our local School of the Arts, but Catholic, all-girl education was what my parents gave me (and as I adult, I am so grateful for it!). This was one of my favorite numbers on the show, and still is!
Feel like flashing back with me? Leave your link in the comments of the post!