So, I just wanted to let you all know how well this new Recognize, Embrace and Release crap, I mean life choice is working.
Yesterday, we were at my Mother-In-Law's house, and I was in full "Zen" mode. I was bound and determined to not let anything that was said get to me.
She was telling Matt and I a story about how she couldn't find a Christmas card for Daughter-In-Laws. Here's how it went.
MIL: "I must have gone to 12 different places and I could not find a card!" "The only ones I could find said to Son and Daughter-in-Law!" "Can you believe it?"
Me: "No, I find that utterly unbelievable!" (She doesn't understand sarcasm, so I got that going for me)
MIL: "I went to Jewel, Walmart, and you know Hallmark didn't have any either!"
Literally 20 minutes go by and we are still on the same subject. She described each card that wasn't for a Daughter-in-Law that she found at each store. While Matt and I just nodded.
MIL: "Finally, I found one at the other Hallmark store, but you know, it was the last one!" "I just can't believe that they don't make that many Daughter-in-Law cards!" "If something were to happen to you, Matt, I would still keep in contact with Becky." "I mean, we have kids together!"
Matt describes my look at this point as a boxer puppy who just heard his favorite squeaky toy go off. My head cocked to the side, my ears went up, and I had a sort of dumb look on my face. But, I did it. I recognized, embraced and released.
When we got home, Here's how the conversation went.
Matt: "Man, my mom can talk all day about nothing!"
Me: "Hey!" "Watch what you say...I have kids with that woman!"
In other news, my good friend R Susanna over at Sticky Stuff on the Floor wrote a post about how her daughter noticed that she didn't have any awards like other bloggers do so she went into her room and brought her mom a Littlest Pet Shop that had a blue ribbon on it and said she was the best mommy! How precious is that, I ask you??!!?
She wanted to post it on her sidebar but couldn't figure out how to make it smaller or with text. So, I did it for her and the only way I know how to get it to her is through my blog.
R Susanna, all you have to do is save this new picture to your computer, than add a picture to your side bar. Voila you have yourself an award. (And I have to say, it's probably one of the best ones!) Let me know if it's too big or you want it changed at all, we can fix it.