There is so much going on in my life right now that I really can’t focus on one thing long enough to write about it. So this is what you get, another mommy brain dump.
- Saturday night Honey and I went to see the Punch Brothers at Jorgensen. It was such a fantastic show, better than when we saw them there two years ago. If you’ve never heard of them I encourage a listen. Progressive bluegrass flipped on its head. Chris Thile won a MacArthur genius award to play music. That should tell you something right there.
- The concert did well to erase the “Let It Go” earworm that’s been in my head since, I dunno, forever. We-like everyone else with kids under 8-got the DVD on its release date and had Friday Family Movie Night so Honey and Kitten could see it. (Lovey and I saw it together in the theater.) AND to top it off, Lovey’s Girls Scout troop is doing a “Let It Go” skit for the school talent show. Earworm + choreography + 16 Kindergarten girls = make it stop!
- Speaking of Girl Scouts…my girl (with significant help from our co-workers, family, and friends) sold 132 boxes of cookies. 132! She wanted the charm necklace damn it. Guess how many boxes of cookies she can eat? NONE. That’s right. Thanks to gluten my girl can’t eat Thin Mints, Tagalongs, or Samoas. Girls Scouts of America did release a GF mini chocolate chip cookie in 20 markets as a test run. One of those markets was the Worcester MA area so we called in a few favors to get a box. There were 20 cookies the size of a nickel in the bag. For $5. Not worth it. So…GSA if you’re out there and listening, could you please help allergy-free moms around the country and come up with a cookie that is safe for our kids to eat AND looks like all the others?
- Back to concerts for a second. The same night of the Punch Brothers show there was another concert that I missed. The all-male a capella group at my alma mater was celebrating its 25th anniversary. This is epic because my college has only been co-ed for 25 years. The Gentlemen Callers (GCs to us former groupies) were a pretty important part of my college experience. Many of my friends were members of the group, including one important relationship that was, shall we say “complicated”. It was weird to be at a concert with Honey, the guy I had a major crush on in college but never acted on, while 2 hours away many of the boys who were so important to me in college sang their hearts out. It was an odd juxtaposition on my life then and now. Thankfully some of my friends were at the GC show and were generously updating Facebook so I could “be” there.
- Let’s talk about exercise for a minute. As in, how do you mamas do it? I’ve packed on some extra winter weight (^%#$ snow and bitter cold) and need to work my buns off-literally. I asked on Facebook last week when working moms work out. Turns out the answers were all over the map. Some of you work out at the butt crack of dawn, some after work, some after the kids go to bed, some said “What’s a workout?” The take away message was “Work out when you can, for as long as you can, if you can.” At least that’s what I took away from it. I also had an epiphany: There are no excuses, I am the excuse. My feet hurt, my back hurts, I’m tired, nobody slept, everybody slept, it’s dark out, it’s cold out. Enough already. If I want working out to be a priority in my life I have to make it a priority in my life. End of story. I need to start making better choices where my body is concerned. I’m talking to you Ms. Sleeping Through the 4:45 Workout Alarm and the Mrs. Mid-week Winefest.
I think that’s officially all my little brain is holding onto right now. If your brain is holding onto anything feel free to Let It Go in the comments. See what I did there?