Hobbies. Something you do, right? I’ve always struggled to list my hobbies. Reading (quiet, solo, lonely – is it an activity?). Shopping (greedy, shallow). Then the list ends. To be honest, I don’t know what a hobby is. Collecting things? Traveling? Visiting microbreweries? Playing chess? I’d call those hobbies, but how are those interests more easily labeled than mine? Surely my interests are interesting enough to share.
I don’t know that I’d call anything I enjoy a hobby, and I think that’s always been my problem. I have things I love doing, things I’d rather do more than any number of things when I can choose. I have passions, not hobbies.
I love to laugh so hard I need to cross my legs and pray. I love to tickle my babies and make my husband smile. I love reading a great book and discovering a piece of me that was always there but never quite understood or falling into pages that take me somewhere I never knew I needed to be. I love feeding my loved ones food that makes them smack their lips and hope for more.
Maybe I’ve never properly understood or appreciated the word. People who list playing chess as a hobby surely find passion in that. Or maybe it’s the hobby list that forms request. Ticking off a short list of key words seems to rob the things you love of what makes them special. Whose bright idea was it to try boxing up such wild, unique, dynamic pieces of a person? I think it must have been a person who loves math and hates words because surely I’m not the only reader/writer/daydreamer type to (mentally) smack down my hand and shout, “YOU CAN’T LABEL MY PASSION!”
Or maybe I am.
What, you don't wear your socks as mittens? #outcold #ERFing
Happy kiddos! #triplets
NAILED IT. ☀
Boo ya! I was 4 books behind, but I've rallied! Onto book No. 30! #ABeautifulMess #amreading
Because I'm a total lightweight & don't parent while even slightly drunk, & because I finally found plain sparkling water (not club soda) - fizzy, no-rum mojito water FTW!
Eleanor. She's currently my most challenging child - fearless, doesn't listen to "no" & is very attached to me. For all the frustrations, she is joy defined. This face!
OBNOXIOUS. I doubt this is relevant to Gone Girl's story, so why the conception distinction? Do you ever see an IVF-mention for the random next-door singleton baby? (If it is relevant, I'll apologize for my rant.)
Keep your britches on, & try to refrain from telling me how much you loved or hated this book. I waited this long to read it because I didn't want to be swayed by ALL the hype. (Book No. 29 of 2013) #ABeautifulMess #amreading
Cleaning up the dinner mess while my brain visits Hogwarts. If I can't have a new book in my hands, I'm listening to an already-read book on audio. #amreading ⚡
Pizza sauce today. I dropped the messy ladle carrying it in from the grill. Will I ever learn? Probably not.
The summer sun is going to give me 3 tow heads.
"I working," Callista said. "I hiding," Eleanor said. "Playing with strings!" they both said. Sisters. I love being their mama.
I'll start book No. 28 of 2013 as soon as I'm done dicking around with #ABeautifulMess.
These guys are so at home on a farm. I love it. ☺
I think my basket was filled with strawberries minus 1 bite each. #triplets
Baby Pygmy goat minutes after being born! (Some sort of afterbirth was still hanging around, so ... avoid that area if you're squeamish.)
Looooove my library!
Don't be like me & miss out on this book for too long. WOW! (No real-book pic because I bought the Nook book. In fact, Nook/Kindle/etc. versions are still a steal at $3.99. Buy it!)
HOPELESS by Colleen Hoover - these characters & their humor have made me laugh out loud several times, & I'm not even halfway through! #YAlit #amreading
I really should wear an apron when I cook. ☺