Temporarily Unavailable

It always happens, things get crazy, life gets busy and when it gets really hot outside so does our wallet! So much going on, so many places to go, people to see, stops to make, etc. I feel like I’m constantly “swiping.” If you can relate to this, join me. As we approach July 1 we are resetting ourselves and our budget. We have a lot coming up and we have to be strategic so that we don’t look back and see a long list of poor choices and/or experience that familiar feeling of spender’s guilt. In May we saw a nice steady climb and I fear we (at best) plateaued this month-if not worse, ugh. It’s not just my budget either. From sleeping to eating, my messy house, crazy schedule- it all seems out of whack. Why is it, that when I feel like one area of life is off-balance, everything else seems the same? Where am I supposed to start? The thought itself is exhausting. Maybe it’s just me… it could also be a significant lack of sleep or better yet the fog I seem to be living in but at this moment the words “temporarily unavailable” are flashing across both my television and in my brain. 




My Head, My Heart and My Hero

So, of course, I have to make the apropos Father’s day post. After all it was my Dad that sparked this little project. Although I hesitate to get to deep or lengthy because I’ve become very good at avoiding emotion lately. So here is a concise tribute to the three greatest men I’ve ever known.

My Head

Thank you to my father, a man who chose to be my Daddy. A man who taught me my strength and helped me accept my weakness. You kept me on the straight and narrow and helped learn to recognize when I was weaving just a wee-bit too far. I can still feel you here and know that you are with me even in the moments where it is so hard to face the reality that you are physically gone. You are my voice of reason, my confidence and my direction. Thank you for all that you did and continue to do. You are my sunshine and I love you.

My Heart

Thank-you to my husband. A man I thank God everyday for, and when I’m done, I thank him again. From the moment I met you I knew you were mine. The determination and love you have for yourself and your family is something not common in 2014. You are the heart of this family and the best little girl’s Daddy. You show me and our girls everyday what true love is and I’m so proud of you/us. You make me smile in even my darkest moments and bring to our family so much love and encouragement. Thank you for working, loving and giving so much of yourself. We are the three luckiest girls. I love you.

My Hero

Thank-you to my Grandpa Sal. A man who made me feel like I could do anything. You always said I was the apple of your eye, but really you are the apple of mine. You showed me how to love unconditionally, made me feel like I could do anything (even if it was silly or sometimes a little crazy) and will always be my King of Kings. I was recently asked about my favorite childhood memory and they all include you. Perhaps my favorite is just you and I in the kitchen and today, my dreams of you are my memories of just that. You were and always will be my hero. I love you.

Happy Father’s Day to these three along with all of the great Dads out there. You may not even know how worthy you are, but there is a little girl out there that does. ox