The Overcomplicated Life

You ever have one of those days that you wonder why you’re caught up in the rat race, running on the treadmill, questioning what you’re working for? When you start to question the meaning of your life and what you really want it to be? When you realize that sometimes we over-complicate our life for the purpose of doing what we think we’re supposed to be doing? Why do we lead such overcomplicated lives?
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Will Alex Be Our First?

This is our first full summer in Texas, after having arrived here on the evening of July 31, 2009. Yes, we arrived smack dab in the middle of summer…from San Diego, CA. We got in our car in 70 degree weather and got out in an oven. (I’ll have to blog separately sometime about that 2 1/2 day trip.)

So, yes, it was hot back then. And it’s been hot since April 30 this year too. Why do I remember the EXACT date? That happened to be our 10-year anniversary and we were trying to get away for the weekend to San Antonio, and it was gross. Hot, humid. Never mind we think we ate some bad beef jerky from Buc-ees on the way there. (Sorry Buc-ees, but we’re glad we didn’t try the Beaver Nuggets – whatever those are.)

I’ve been trying not to whine too much – I love a Midwest storm. But now they’re predicting a higher-than-normal number of hurricanes this year. Will Alex be our first?
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My Summer Reading List

I think Saturday mornings are my favorite time of week. The weekend has just started. I’m usually up before my husband (yep, he’s soundly snoozing away), so I get a little quiet time. The whole weekend is ahead of me and the possibilities are endless! And I also can look back on the week a little bit – usually just to be thankful that it’s over. Like today. Whew that was a long week!

This week marked the official first day of summer. For those of us living in Texas, it was just a reminder that it’s been HOT for a while now, and there is no end in sight. I’m fully prepared to stay hot and try not to whine too much for the next 3-4 months. But look out fall! I will appreciate you very differently this year!

With the beginning of summer, we turn our attention to thoughts of vacations and lounging. Which also means, summer reading!
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Today on MBR: You’ve Ruined Me

This morning I woke up with the song from one of my very artists, Norah Jones. I love, love, love Norah Jones! Funny thing is, for as much as I listen to her music, the MBR wasn’t tuned in to it fully, as it kept sounding like “You’re Wooin’ Me Now”. And I just couldn’t process any of the actual words. Sort of like the teacher on the Peanuts talking – lots of wah wah. Thankfully this was one time that I knew who the artist was and could look through her albums in my iTunes library to find it.
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I have an MBR!

Yep, I have an MBR! I may be the only person in the world to have one. What’s an MBR, you ask? It’s not an Masters in Bull Riding (although I’m SURE you must be able to get one of those)…nor is it a Mercedes Benz Rental. No…my MBR is a Morning Brain Radio. That means that for as long as I can remember, I wake up with a song in my head. Every morning. Well, maybe except for that rare morning when I don’t and I’m honestly shocked by it. It is such a regular occurrence that when it doesn’t happen, I wonder what might be wrong. So what was this morning’s tune on the MBR?
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I have an addiction

The hardest part of an addiction is admitting you have a problem, right? Well…I’m BBBG and I have an addiction…to GAMES!! I blame my parents, of course. I grew up in a game playing family…training for this grown up level of addiction to games of all varieties. Which games I’m addicted to may come in waves, but currently, it’s bad. It’s very bad! I currently can’t stop playing…
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What do I want to be when I grow up?

So…I’m taking a lunch break and was surfing the internet for some good lunch time reads, and headed over to I love that magazine! I’m a bit behind in my magazine reading these days, but I always enjoy the articles in there and the focus on your SELF! I tend to neglect to do that. My husband says I don’t know how to be selfish (I’m sure he’d much rather I be un-selfish than too selfish), but I’m trying to learn. Not in that “it’s all about me” way…but in the “I’m worth it and deserve to put myself first sometimes” way. So one of the articles was about Finding a Career You Care About. It’s articles like this that always make me ask myself “What do I want to be when I grow up?”
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