Sunday, July 31, 2011

first world problems

so this has become the running joke in my family but largely in my own head. a great way to put things into perspective. "calling out" my first world problems has really helped my attitude diminish.

for example: we are moving! we sold our house and now are looking for a house. in the meantime we will live in Russ' Granny's lake house. i grumble about this at times. then I am reminded...this is a first world problem. "poor me...i have to move to the lake"....perspective... you get it?!

another example: i get cranky when i don't get to drink my entire cup of coffee in the morning. ummm....first world problem. "get a grip, Kristy." is what i tell myself.

i could list many more examples but you would see my depravity all to clear. most of the time it is quite funny.
try it, you might like it, or your spouse might like the attitude adjustment the most.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

if you are a young need to read this....

no it is not Russ' book....
My sweet friend Stephanie told me about it and it is wonderful.
So much so that this tired momma stayed up reading it.
Truth and humor for my tired soul.

Friday, July 22, 2011


My sweet Izzabee is 8 months +. Her funny personality is coming out more and more. She has been a lesson in "I can't control my children." that has been unsuspected. As most of you know, I am a people- pleaser, Josie is very similar to me in this regard. Izzie however, not so much. For example, in public places (grocery store, church etc.) when others try to get her to smile. She is not going to amuse you. Stone-face Magee. As Morgan noted recently after her observation of is as if it insults a persons personal value that they cannot make her smile. Well, she is a tough crowd. She is going to look you up and down, watch, check you out with her furrowed eyebrows and still you may not get a smile. What a difference from Josie who was all about people the moment she was born. I am excited to see how Izzie's personality develops.

She is still my laid back baby. Just crawling and pulling up everywhere possible (she tried the wall this morning, using the trim work as leverage?). What a fun age!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

a close second to birthing a child...

is birthing a book.
Happy Book Day to Russ.

40 Days without Food

I could not be more proud.
You will laugh, cry and contemplate.
Quite a raw picture of the Masterson's.

It is available on the Kindle, Nook, and iPad (via the free Kindle app for iPad). Below is a book summary or jump to his site for details and stuff: