8.20.2008

the real me...

no concealor...
no cover-up...
no mask...

i put off working out again...
i want a week away from my kids...
i can be really ugly to my husband...
i don't want to forgive...
i'm not tall enough for my current weight...
i can not keep up with the mess...

today...
the real me...

just a gal
trying to find the balance of it all.
being a good mom...
a good wife...
a good friend...
wanting to become a better ME.

28 comments:

Simply Me... said...

Sweetie, I think your the best :) I don't think they get any better then you! I just got you box,I don't know what to say! well Thanks for starters, and you know I love you, you are so so kind, a good friend that's for sure! I will try calling you real soon!

LoVe Ya! :o)

Carmen said...

What a perfect post. I needed this today. Beautiful picture, genuine, authentic, brave and real.

Thank you!

sara's art house said...

I want a week away from my kids too :) And I cannot keep up with my mess either! But at least you look good without concealor :)

The Queen's Castle said...

Hey chica,
You look so cute in your robe & no makeup, I need to see a cup of coffee in your hand to bring back Galveston memories, though!

TRY to remember not to stress.... Girl, you KNOW God, you KNOW his Son, you KNOW your heart. Turn it over.....

You have the mommy thing covered (believe it or not), try to be sweet to your hubby (he's just a grown-up boy; ok sometimes grown-up), and as far as being a friend, I think the only way to truly accomplish that is come help me get organized!!!!

I have a ticket already with your name on it! Really!
I'll call you to discuss the details!

Love ya sista

C said...

I'm in that club!!! Can we be friends? :) I never wear make-up, I often countdown to naptime and I freaked out on my honey last week over a broken flower pot! :)

I for one think you are fabulous and beautiful just the way you are!! :)

TERI said...

Your honesty is like a fresh breeze! It cuts to the core! I find myself walking this same path of feelings and I so appreciate your sharing. Thanks for keeping it real.

Dancing Queen said...

the real deal! i love surrounding myself with people who are real! each day is a balance act...some days it tilts to the good side, other days to the bad...i love that we can find others who are like us out in blogland & share in both!

you rock!

One Wired Woman said...

Girl... if I could send you a picture of what I look like right now, you would feel like a movie star!!

I've been in a slump too lately... depressed, grouchy that my vacation is over and I have to start cooking again. I can barely fit in my clothes so I'm eating Dove milk chocolate to soothe my nerves about it.

Matt's been getting on my last nerve... because he's cruising off to some fishing trip in Costa Rica on Friday!! He won't even be here for Eric's Spartan Express Day or for the first day of school. I'm having the biggest pity party ever, huh? Why aren't you here next door so we could turn up a bottle of wine together?

Okay... now that I've vented along with you, not wearing makeup either... I feel better. Whew!! Thanks so much for this post!!

When you leave for a week... come and pick me up on the way!! I'm ready!! ~Jill aka Bon Qui Qui

Anonymous said...

So beautiful just being real. We could all use a little more "real" in our lives. Thanks for the reminder.

cjs said...

...and you are beautiful.

mask or no mask.

Honorary Indian said...

Omygoodness.

I just finished crying in my closet (my husband is working AGAIN) in an attempt to hide from my kids for 10 minutes.

AND I snapped at hubby yesterday...again.

Girl, we are so much alike it's scary.

Keep the faith...we're all a WORK IN PRGOGRES. And, whether we feel like it or not, we're all pretty special. Cuz God doesn't make junk.

CourtneyP said...

a powerful truth. In the end, we are all just human and the most beautiful when we speak from our hearts.

Christine said...

Now you are truly my hero! What inspiration, beauty, honesty and true Intergity driven voice of an amazing woman you are!

I laughed out loud today when someone told me I will never be done learning, growing and truly wont arrive to that moment of completion until God says well done my good and faithful child... its so true.

YOU ARE AMAZING and I'm the luckiest to have found you! xoxo!

SheridanLeftwich said...

Love your transparency. We are all....trying to balance.

Sheridan

Krista said...

.....i don't know about you, but it seems to me we are all saying the same thing. is it an age/experience thing? i wonder about that sometimes.

your blog and art are amazing, but thanks for sharing the hard stuff too....

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katie said...

"not tall enough for my current weight"....

you could try to hang from monkey bars to make yourself taller, like bobby brady. just a suggestion:)

thanks for your honesty!

Anonymous said...

We will never be perfect but not for lack of trying! You are beautiful! I hope today is better than expected!

Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

What an awesome post girl! You are so transparent and I love that. So real, so honest. You can't find that everywhere. We are all alike. Your description fits all of us in some way or another or in most ways for a lot of us. Keep doing what you do best - just being you! Your ROCK!
PS...I am that type that doesn't want to "forgive" either. The good Lord above is still harping on me about it too. He tells me that I'm a constant work in progress. Ha ha!
Big hugs sista', Angie
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Liz said...

This is a post for every woman. We're all with you on this one (except the kids, I've only got mouthy Mabel).

And makeup or no makeup... you're gorgeous!

April said...

ok..so since I am one of the last comments and a lot has been said already...I'll just say.

I empathize
I sympathize
I get it.

hang on tight

hugz

Gypsy at Heart said...

beautiful and human. I would not have you be any other way and from the looks of it, neither would anyone else.

meg duerksen said...

oh man this is right on.
it is hard to balance isn't it?
some days it's just to hard to make the effort.

but those good days are too good not to.

you are real and honest...that's perfect.

wouldn't it be great if we all quit wearing make-up and didn't worry about our height and weight matching. we'd all be happier right? :)
too much pressure (that we put on ourselves)

thanks for honesty.
is today better?
did themonkey bars work?
be careful not to break something. that would be embarrassing to have to blog that you fell off the monkey bars...

Lovin' Life said...

You're absolutely beautiful inside and out! You can just tell by your blog! BUT... I think it's good to always strive to be better! No one's perfect!

Smiles!
Jen

Gini said...

Ok, my friend. This is how I feel about this post. We are all, at some point in time, so very much like you. I was thinking today, how can I write such a serious post today after writing something funny yesterday. It's just being "REAL". I write my blog to be "REAL". It is one thing I know for sure about myself. I like that about you. I appreciate that about you. We all try to be the best we can be everyday - but the truth of it all is keeping it real, good, bad or indifferent.

Amy Bell said...

wow...i love this post....i can so identify with you....wow. just feeling so much like that today....

Jenn said...

all I can say is
YES, YES, YES!
I'm sooooo with you!!!!!

gina said...

So glad to see you have days like me - Your blog is beautiful. I've been following for awhile.