The Good Life

Drama And Taylor Swift

posted by Heather July 18, 2016 0 comments
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Bode’s starting to do that thing where he memorizes the words to the book and “reads” with you. Love it 🙂

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Grandma’s French Toast for dessert. I told him he’s only allowed to have syrup with it when Grandma’s here. He was disappointed, but not so much that he wouldn’t eat it.

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Bode wanted to read the train book to Love.

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These 3 getting mani’s and pedi’s out in LA.

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These three sent Hamel’s son, Gavin, a 9 year old birthday message from Cali.

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Hameltime going down tomorrow afternoon. Can’t wait to see this guy kill it. So weird to not have him at the gym training with us today, though 🙁

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Just loving her some wild caught salmon for dinner from Paleo Power Meals.

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Breakfast AND dinner today 🙂

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Switched it up and bathed both kids in the kitchen sink just like old times. I LOVE doing that; it’s so much more comfortable to have them at that height than in a tub.

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I think she’s actually messier than Bode because that cup of water was getting tossed all over the kitchen.

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Bubba trying to pick Max’s nose.

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Gavin, Hamel’s son, turned 9 today!

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The PST schedule for the Masters competition.

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Love went in time out a couple times today for pulling Bode’s hair. This is how I found her when I went to get her out. I guess that doesn’t work great with this kid.

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When you finally get a few minutes to sit and write your blog with the TV on because both kids are sleeping, and you choose The Bee Movie and set up a stuffed animal to hang out with.

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We can share her 🙂

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She thinks she’s a figure skater.

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Maya needs to work on her photo booth game.

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I’ve always swore I wouldn’t be that Mom that doesn’t replace batteries in kids toys because they’re the 3rd and 4th children.

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Paleo Power Meals Tuna Salad…one of my favorite things that we get.

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This was a LOT of work, but I couldn’t believe how much junk we were keeping under our deck. I’m horrified.

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The irrigation guys let Bode hang with them all morning and dig.

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Thank God I got this clean-up project started. Mike and his team came to landscape today and I couldn’t have him eyeing that space anymore.

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Normal. Stacking wood totally naked. Totally normal.

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Had these two move all of the kindling wood over to the wood pile for me. They were actually a huge help.

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Mike G’s son, Sam, making our grass look incredible.

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Got after some sewing projects that I’ve let sit around for way too long.

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I LOVE being able to fix things myself and not just driving out to a store quick to replace it, like this outside seat cushion.

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Michele Letendre gave this to us a while ago as a thank you gift. So, now I think about her every time I spit out my toothpaste.

Drama is a subject that Ben and I feel very strongly about.

It’s funny because no one I’ve ever met seeks it out; no one wants to be more dramatic, or have insanely “bad luck”.

But, there are people out there that behave a certain way (for example, complaining about something that’s happened to them), make certain choices (like gossiping or being dishonest about sharing something awkwardly private on social media), or consistently overthink things and create a reality in their head that’s really nothing more than fiction in the real world…if that even makes sense to anyone other than myself (I am, unfortunately, infamous for this one).

I guess what I’m saying is that when someone tells me that they’ve gotten roped into drama over something, I start considering the fact that they were the ones doing roping.

Two of the many things that Ben has gotten me so much better at are not complaining and avoiding gossip.

While I’m far from perfect at these two things, I’m way better than I used to be.

I’ll admit, I think it’s hard to not complain or gossip.  I hate saying that, but it’s true.  Complaining can feel so good at the moment, but you don’t realize how negative your world becomes in every interaction with other people: you talk yourself into reliving your bad experience, you bring the general mood of everyone around you plummet, and it’s almost inevitable that your little mini-complaint is bound to snowball into a huge bitch session about a multitude of things that have been brewing in your soul for God only knows how long.

I guess I started thinking about it this morning when I heard about Taylor Swift’s drama with Kanye.  I’m not even going into the details, but it was one of the big story lines on the entertainment portion of Billy Costa’s morning report on Kiss 108.  I couldn’t help but think about how this chick is constantly in the news: she’s fighting with some other singer, she’s throwing enormous parties at her mansion for her famous super-model squad of best friends, she’s going through some crazy public break-up with her celebrity boyfriend, or she’s posting enormous amounts of personal experiences on social media.

I get that she’s considered a great artist and has had huge “success” because of that, but there are a lot of celebrities that have had lots of success and have managed to stay out of the drama ring that she’s constantly getting wrapped up in.

Drama’s just an ugly thing to be attached to for something that can so easily be avoided.

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