Monday, May 19, 2014

Whatever: Joe

One of my favorite people graduated from college this weekend.
He was 5 years old when I met him. A little rascal that grew into a big rascal.

As someone who I watched grow up, riding bikes and talking trash, I am impressed by my nephew Joe. He  is a pretty great example of how you can do whatever you want if  you set your mind to do so. He is a mind over matter kind of person. There is no talking him out of anything, yet  he has an open mind. He is willing to hear what you have to say and respects  your opinion. Although he will give you hell for it the rest of your life, if it differs from him.

Joe is one of those people who is going to get what and where he wants, not because he deserves it but because he is willing to work. Hard. Harder than anyone around him.  And he is willing to try just about anything if it seems fun or hard.

I am so proud to be his aunt and friend. I count him as one of my inner circle and cannot wait to see what he does with his bright future.

Way to go, Joe!  I am so proud of you.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Dirt: Friday

Seems that I should change my blog to 5 things on Friday...

Literally never seem to have time to blog for me. My work blogs are always going through my head and I have not even been able to get them done like I should. I am working on a new thing in my life...TIME BLOCKING.

A new concept? No! Just a new form of a list, which I love. Sunday, I am going to make two time block weeks. One for work and one for my personal time. Working out, blogging and friends are my top priority.  I need more of all three in my personal life.

On that note, it is the end of school which means all parents all over the country are scheduled to their eyeballs in watching their precious children  perform, compete and just create. The end of year marathon I like to call it. My family has been to a musical, May Day,  a concert, a lacrosse game and tonight, a Spring Chorale Concert. Fancy way of saying " your kid sings, come  hear her.".  Luckily, both of my girls are in the fancy concert tonight. The rare Two For One!

I love that my kids are so involved. We are lucky to have happy, healthy outgoing kids. However the end of year marathon is not for the faint of heart, or the slow eater as we have to gulp our food down to get our kids to the next event.

Have a great weekend!