Chaos With a Side of Excitement

This is going to be a super short post (let’s see if I can really do a short one) or let’s see how much I get done before I have to light a fire under Nico to get him to move.

Let me first say, I am sorry that I have been MIA lately. I know I said that I would be until after Labor Day but I still feel bad. I miss the blogs I read and will have a boat load to catch up on. In RL, I miss the friends and my sisters that I normally see or chat with. This time of year slams me like everyone else with the getting into the groove of school, football and cheerleading starting.

Today Gia goes to meet the teacher and yes, I am a little weepy that she is going to be in school three days a week this year but it’s time. She is ready to be with kids her own age and so am I. Tomorrow, I have a meeting at Tommy’s school with all of his teachers about CF. I hate those meetings. I am dreading it. The rest of the week I am going to cram all of summer into three days and hopefully do some fun things with Gia.

That is the chaos part. The excitement part is that I am working on a few projects with my writing that I am thrilled about. I am not quite ready to share yet but will soon. I’m trying to balance the kids, the house, the blog, and the deadlines for these projects and I know I can do it but since I never have, it’s been an adjustment.

Now, if I could just get out of my own way, my dreams might actually come true.

I want to leave you with one thought that became very clear to me this weekend. Doing something small for someone might end up being something big to them. Sometimes all it takes is a friendly smile and a genuine “How are you?”

I tell my kids every morning, “The world is full of mean people. Don’t be one of them.”

So, how’d I do? Short post? For me, I’d say yes. :)

Have a great day!

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  1. Sounds exciting and i can’t wait to read more!!! I know how you feel about Gia – my little one went off for her first day of preschool. I’m a little sad today… it’s going to be an adjustment that’s for sure. Hope your meeting goes well. Have a good week!!!!
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    • Thanks, Susi! Hope your little one is doing well in preschool and that you all are adjusting well. The meeting went better than I thought it would.

  2. I absolutely LOVE what you say to your kids each day. Totally stealing that line! :) Good luck with your meeting…ugh, hate that you have to do that year after year. Am quite intrigued to hear more about your projects! P.S. Gia is going to do GREAT with 3 days a week! :)-Ashley

  3. Nicely done! The brevity and the message. I’m terrible at short posts. And it’s a crazy time of year. I thought the start of summer made blogging hard, but now we’re all seemingly in the same frazzled places. That helps to know it isn’t just me, or my blog.
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    • It is definitely not you or your blog. I miss you like crazy as I am sure others who are swamped do, too. One more week and I’ll be back in the full swing. I can’t wait! P.S, I suck at short posts. This was a fluke.

  4. Excellent short post!!! Well done!!
    I can’t believe you gave us a teaser about upcoming projects but are making us wait!! GAH!! 😀 –Lisa

  5. What a great thing to say to your kids every day! Love it! Can’t wait to hear about your project!
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  6. Short? Yes. AWESOME? YES! I’m going to start telling my kids that every morning too. Except Imma tell ’em I cam up with it all by myself. 😉
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  7. Oh I can’t WAIT to hear what you have been working on, AnnMarie!!!! Oh, I am just so SO excited for you!!! Don’t keep me waiting too long!!
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  8. I tell my kids that too!! Can’t wait to hear about your projects! Don’t keep us in suspense too long!
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  9. Look forward to hearing about your projects! And love what you say to your kiddos. :)

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