I had to start with this picture because it's so beautiful and it makes me all gushy inside to look at it. My mother used to talk about legacy and how watching her children have children gave her a sense of permanence on the planet; like part her her would never die. I have to admit at the time I didn't really get it, but now I do. There is a piece of me in those beautiful little beings, of me and my parents and all the parents that came before us. Somewhere, hundreds of years ago, someone had those same eyes, turned her head just so, smiled that same way. The connection is never broken.
I was watching The Long Island Medium this morning (all hail the wonders of DVR) and she told a grandmother that her deceased mother had held her grandchild before it came into this world. I cried. I always cry when I watch this show, but this really hit me. The image of my parents holding Cam and Emry before they were born is so beautiful. I'm not sure I believe it, but it's lovely to think of.
So, on with the randomness:
*Josh lost his job. This is something you never want to see happen to anyone, but to when it's your kids it is so much worse. I have no doubt whatsoever that Josh, who has mad IT skills and is a fantastic worker, will find another job. I have total confidence in that, but knowing how shaken they are by this experience is so hard, especially with such a new baby. I'm hoping that the bright side will be some really good family time and maybe a chance for Kysa to get more sleep with Josh around. He's such a lovely Daddy. I know that there is something better waiting for Josh, in the meantime I wish I could fix it.
*I'm getting sick. I'm all achey and sniffly and have no motivation to do anything but sit around and be achey and sniffly. Sick Nanas do not get to hold, or maybe even be around, new babies. Sigh.
* I can't find my Kindle. I know, how does a person who uses her kindle as much as I do, lose it? I don't know. I've looked everywhere. When AH gets home he'll find it because he is really good at finding stuff.
*It's October. I love October.
*I colored by own hair via Ion hair color from Sally Beauty and it turned out really well. No paycheck means no personal luxury (this is my choice) when I can do it myself. (goodbye mani/pedis sniff sniff) After being constantly frustrated when Ulta did not have my color of John Freida I took the advice of another blogger and went to Sally. You have to buy the color and the developer separate and mix them up just like the big girls do at the salon. I wouldn't suggest it for a color newbie, but it worked super well for me.
I took this pic with my web cam. Don't ask me what I'm doing with ny hand. Geez. Anyway, pretty color. We'll see what the fade is like. All red fades, but some (I'm looking at you Nutrisse) fades faster than others.
*I have been consistant in exercise and changing up my diet a little bit, nothing drastic, just being a little bit more mindful, for a month. This might seem like nothing to get real excited about, but since I left my job I've been a real couch potato. I'm blaming the summer heat. So far, these changes aren't having the effect on my blood sugar that I had hoped for, BUT I have lost 8 lbs. Before anyone gets on the "Yippee" train let me say that my intentions here are not to be on the cover of People with the "Lost half her body weight" caption. The goal is simply to do a little better. One day at a time. I can do that.
*Oh...oh..one more thing. I almost forgot! Kohls little web bot strolled through web land and found my post about modpodge and how I buy clearance jewelry there and canabalize it for my own designs. Seeing this they had a nice person contact me and to say thanks they are offering you, my dear readers, a 10% code for use at kohls.com until October 24. Use UBLOGTEN when you check out. Stella (thats the nice person who contacted me) indicated that you could stack this discount on top of another for even greater savings! Woohoo! I really do love Kohls and appreciate them reaching out like this.
Hoping your Monday has been filled with more good news than bad. ♥