Saturday, February 28, 2009

Living Happily Balanced - Sometimes

Jill tagged me

1. Go to the file that holds pictures.
2. Go to the 6th file or if there aren't 6 files skip this step.
3. Go to the 6th picture and blog about it.

Nathan is the president of an HOA in Mesquite NV. We go there a few times a year. This picture was taken at one of the Villas we stayed at between Christmas and New Years of 2007. We brought my parents and my brother Justin with us that year. The pink plaid purse was given to Brooklyn for her 7th birthday from a friend (a boy). He has very good taste...well, his mother does any way. The purse is loaded with makeup and jewelry. Brooklyn loves that purse even today, except the zipper is now broken. Perhaps because of the stress of over filling it.

Brooklyn is not playing with her little princess polly pockets in this picture, she is making a display. Brooklyn is forever setting up displays in her room and as you can see, any surface that is bare. We have gone over how much nicer our home and her room looks when things are put away. I tell her that little children will get to and ruin her beautiful things if they are out for them to see. Her solution: When little kids are around, we should make some sort of blockade around the area so they can't get to it. Or in the case of her room, just keep it locked so the little children can't go in. I have tried to tell her the benefits of the phrase "out of sight, out of mind" but she doesn't get it. The more displays, the more stuff out, the better she can see all of her beautiful things. Occassionaly, she will cave and let me help her clean her room, where we put everything in its place. She loves it, and dances in it, and says how beautiful it is....after a day or so, she starts building displays again. She makes me of the many reasons I love her so much.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Balancing Act

I have two minutes, but I wanted to post something. If you are reading this I just want you to know that you are an important part of my life whether we know each other well or not. I post because you read. Thanks for reading and commenting. When I am rich and famous I won't forget you.....thanks.

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