Now I understand why my dad would always call my mom a "pack mule". It's because everywhere she went, she lugged around her purse (which is more commonly known as a duffle bag), at least one type of camera, and everyone else's crap. Now I'm the pack mule. Going to church each week is like going to summer camp. We're never without two huge bags in addition to the carrier. I'm a fulltime mommy body builder. The ironic part is that dispite all the weightlifting I do, my biceps stay the same. What's the deal with that??
AND ANOTHER THING::: it's not such a big thing, really... I've just noticed that ever since I've gotten married I have had nearly no opinion towards anything. Tony asks me what I want to watch on TV, I don't care. He asks me what I want to make for dinner, and I don't care. Granted those aren't such HUGE life altering decisions, but even when it comes to picking out my own child's name, I don't care! Tony has just about named our first 7 children. (And I think we're stopping at 5.) Anyway, I used to care about so much more! I've completely changed and I'm starting to get bored of myself. I don't even love things like music, like I used to. Well it's all going to stop. Would you like to know what inspired the change? Apple pie. Yup. The other day I was invited to make apple pies at a ladys house in my ward. She could almost be my grandmother... this was very unlike me. I usually pick friends more my age. But who was I to turn down her offer to supply all of the ingredients and teach me how to make homemade pies from scratch? So I didn't. I went and I made a pie and I had a blast! So I'm throwing out the old me- the sudden introvert who focuses too much on dirty diapers now to realize I should still allow my own progression. I'm of course still all about making my boys happy but I should focus more on me, too.
For starters, I've been listening to music more. And lately I'm really liking Sherwoods latest album: "A Different Light." Mike had it went I went to California for the couple days. I do realize I've missed out on lots more great music- all thanks to the rock I've been living under. So any suggestions on albums to check out? Anyway here's to the new me... any one of your grandma's free this friday night? (: