Saturday, September 22, 2007

Gifts!

I got a new book. It's a hallmark book called, "It's a mom thing." It's hilarious. It's just a small book of funny quotes bout moms. There are 46 quotes. I am thinking of doing a quote of the day (not EVERY day, of course. But, here's the quote for today...

Children are a gift. A gift where you're like, "Wow, who knew a gift could make you so tired and lumpy?"

Isn't that the truth? I never was so tired before I had three children. Of course, who can remember that far back?? Just when I was getting out of the, "Woe is me, I am so tired all the time" phase, I torture myself and have another kid (6 1/2 years later). Now I have a (almost) 12 year old, a 5 year old and a 3 year old. The two small ones wake up at 6:30 every morning no matter what, so my maternal clock wakes me at that time every day as well. On vacation, away from the kids even. No wonder I am always so flippin' tired. But, in all complete honesty, they are absolutely worth every missed wink! Because what happens if I sleep later? I could miss something important!!

On another note, my birthday was good. I have some amazing people in my life that are very thoughtful. My friend Jeannene, who obviously knows me well, bought me a Starbucks gift card (as did my friend, Doug and my Father in Law and his wife), which brings my total card balance to $60.00. You'll never believe that since the 18th, I have spent 22.00 of that! Youch! Guess I AM a tired mom, huh??
My friend, Lisa, who also OBVIOUSLY knows me, made me a cake. Oh, sweet you say?? Not just any cake, but a Kitty Litter cake. You must look at her b
log (for September 13th...scroll down a bit)! The reason I say she obviously knows me is because she knows that I love a good laugh and she knows that (for the most part) I despise cats (even though I found out that her fave animal is a kitty!). So, she really did make me the perfect cake! Hilarious!!

OH, and my MOPS table leader, who I am just getting to know, bought me a Willow Tree figurine. It's the 'friendship' figurine.
As soon as I opened it, I was ecstatic. She had no idea, but I collect these figurines and her act of generosity absolutely made my day!! Thanks Angela, you Rock!

Basically, I am blessed with wonderful friends and family. I thank God for them each and every day!!

OH and thank you to all my fellow bloggers who wished me a Happy Birthday! It really means a lot!!

5 comments:

Jeannene said...

"Awww...Kelly, just remember you touch the lives of so many out there and you deserve all that you get from us!!"

I love your post today, it is very uplifting and inspiring, and would love to read a new quote for mothers everyday...or when you can post it!

Have a lovely weekend, friend, see ya later..LOL!!
Jeannene

Jendi said...

I'll be looking for more quotes with stories. That one made me smile. Thanks.

Jeannene said...

"Good Morning Kelly??"

If your up right now, give me a call...do you want to meet a Target, this morning in Lodi??

"CALL ME...I AM UP!!"

Jeannene said...

"I LOVE IT...I LOVE YOUR NEW LOOK/COLOR...."

Cecily R said...

The lumpy quote made me giggle. Lumpy. Much better way to say it than plain old fat, don't you think?

My kids are a gift...and only every once in a while do I wish they came with a gift receipt...

:)