I have been a blogging slacker. Can't help it. I'm feeling cut down. By work, not personal life. I helped Riley make his Super Bowl movie last night. It's funny. He takes a bunch of clips from the Super Bowl and strings them together to music. We have fun, but he bosses me around a little while we're working on it. That's okay with me because I think if he likes something like this, it can't be bad. He made two versions, one with the song "Stronger" and the other with a Hannah Montana song. He thought it was so funny. The one that was actually really funny is when we put on Elvis' "Devil in Disguise". One of the first lines, "you walk like an angel", happens to play at the exact moment Tom Brady runs out onto the field.
Not a whole lot more going on. I have been reading all of these articles on how to be happier. And I know I'm happy at home, but I have been having the hardest time being happy at work. All of these articles say the exact same thing. Getting a new job does not make you happier. At least not for the long term. They have tips, that yes, seem cheesy, but I've been trying to incorporate them into my work life. One of my big changes for work has been to stop gossiping. It is amazing how much better I feel. When you gossip about someone it makes you feel bitter towards them, at least it does me. It has made it impossible to interact with certain people and a few weeks ago I decided I need to interact with them. I need to stop getting annoyed every time they walk by my desk or want to talk to me. I feel so much better. Now if I could just take care of the stress part of work, my life would be a breeze. That will come in time. I hope.
There are other tips to being happy. Positive thinking (duh), writing down things that your thankful for (which I might do, but not for others to see), finding a stress free zone (probably not going to happen, but I don't really need a stress free zone, I'm not stressed at home).
One more bit of info, we are weaning Jilly Bean off of her binkie and oh my goodness that girl can talk. She talks all the time now. It's so cute. She is adorable.