I've started this blog to document my journey running while balancing motherhood, and eventually if I'm lucky enough, my next pregnancy.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I Heard the Universe Today

I think the universe was trying to tell me something today. Twice today I somehow ended up on the Happiness Project blog (and I ignored it). Maybe I'm behind the times, but I had never heard of it. And somehow at just the right time tonight, I was magically taken to this minute long short. I have no idea how I got there. You HAVE TO WATCH IT, especially if you are a parent.

I have off this week and have been spending all my time with Pickle. Sometimes my sweet little guy can be a bit of a handful, as he was tonight while I cooked dinner. After dinner, Pickle wanted to watch WALL-E (for the 400th time!) and rested his little head on my lap. He fell asleep about 10 minutes in to WALL-E, and I could hear his little snore. I figured I'd sit and chill for a few minutes before moving him to bed and risking him waking up for another hour.

And that's when I saw The Years Are Short.

It was a great reminder that soon enough, Pickle won't want to cuddle with me.

Soon enough, counting lemons, apples, potatoes, and bananas and playing I Spy at the grocery store won't be fun for Pickle anymore.

I needed that little minute reminder to cherish every moment with Pickle, even the most challenging of moments (or days).


  1. Love this post! I am home with the kiddos this week too and I keep reminding myself that they won't want to be anywhere near me soon enough.

  2. Liz! Thanks for checking out my blog! That means so much that I inspired you!!

    Great job on your speed work!!

  3. i've been MIA!!! but i'm back now, and thanks for the tag! i'll be working it into the line up shortly.

    what a great reminder today. we just got to spend christmas with mr. dawn's little niece and i can't believe she's already 4!!! (we went to see her when she was a month old just a few months after he and i started dating...) time sure does speed by...

  4. Watched the video - it's true, they grow up so fast. Thanks for the new breakfast idea on my blog!


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