7QT: Shenanigans

Hey all, don’t mind me, I’m just jumping in on the linky fun over at Jen’s place again 😉

1.  If you feel like you need a big dose of humility, I suggest doing Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred DVD.  I’ve been doing it for, oh, 60 days now and while I feel healthier and leaner, I’m pretty sure any fat I’ve lost has been replaced by muscle.  So weight loss?  Not so much.  Of course, I don’t know for sure whether I’ve lost weight or not, since Dave is still hiding the scale!

2.  But where does the humility come in Ellen?  That first take sounded a lot like a humble-brag.  Well, I’ll tell you.  It’s when you move on to level 3 after doing level 2 for a month.  Yes, you know it’ll be harder, but what you don’t know is that it’ll make you whimper and moan and finally scream in pain.  All the jumping and planking will make you wish you were wearing depends (if you know what I mean).  And, in the middle of the workout, you will make a desperate lunge for your glass of water,  à la  Marco Rubio, thus spilling water all over your living room, and splashing your baby who was peacefully bouncing in her Johnny Jumper but who is now screaming with fright and alarm at her crazed, sweaty, moaning, wet-pants mama.

3.  Poor SK.  She’s so patient with her Mommy’s shenanigans.  She’s getting to be such a big girl.  I’ve had to start putting shoes on her when we go out, because she’s just too big for it to be socially acceptable to leave the house with just socks on (oh what would Suri say??).  She looks like such a big girl in her shoes though.  It kinda breaks my heart.  She’s almost a toddler!

4. Will you all indulge me with another take about my pwecious wittle babykins?  Ahem.  So, Sara Kate finally is growing some hair(s) and this week I thought it was high time this girlie had her first little piggie tail.

Too soon?

Too soon?

5. Our favorite homegirl, Simcha, has been on fire this week.  Did you read her NCR post from Thursday about parenting?  Your really must. It’s amazing.  She completely and eloquently explains why I’m not a fan of trendy parenting practices, while at the same time completely and eloquently laying the smackdown on my pride about being anti-trend.  One day, SK or potential future other Johnson children might really need me to swallow my pride and try techniques that right now, I am very much against.

“Good parents are the ones who try as hard as they can to do what seems right to them, but still allow themselves to say, “This just isn’t working.  Let’s try something else.”‘

Wow.  It’s all about humility, isn’t it?  Read the rest here.

6. Also in the world of blogging, one of my favorite “I want her life” bloggers’ Notting Hill apartment was featured on Apartment Therapy this week.  I loved how Lauren shared her designer friend’s advice about decorating with meaningful items that you love, not expensive trendy pieces.  I also loved how they had to decorate with and around furniture that came with the apartment.  They just did the best with what they had and made it theirs.  So practical!

7. Oh, and speaking of so practical and so new on the McBlog this week, Rose finally blogged about some of her biggest Pinterest successes!  Check it out!  Rose is pretty durn talented.  We all wish we had as much talent as she has in her pinky toe.

Head on back to Conversion Diary for more Quick Takes and Happy Friday!!

4 thoughts on “7QT: Shenanigans

  1. Ellen! Did you take down your post from this morning? Because I'm commenting on it!

    I just wanted you to know that you shouldn't feel bad if its taking you forever for pounds to come off! Are you still nursing? I do not loose any weight until I quit nursing for some reason. No matter what, no matter if I'm running 4 miles a couple times a week and watching what I eat or not caring at all and eating everything. So it can be frustrating. I usually have to hit the one year mark before I notice any improvement weight wise, and I do the shred too and its so ridiculous isn't it?

  2. Aww sheesh. Thanks for the encouragement, Christy!

    I was afraid that post was too whiney and immature in the grand scheme of things, especially since I am just entering the childbearing years of my life. I am still nursing, so I appreciate you sharing your experience. I am hoping that some magic flip will switch for me when she's fully weaned!

    The thing is, exercise is really good for me, mentally and physically, and eating healthfully should always be a daily goal of mine. The stupid number on the scale is just that – a stupid number on a scale.

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