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Are you there God? Its me, Colleen.

Two things before I get into these thoughts; first did you get the title reference?  There was a book I read when I was in middle school and it was, “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”. This book was everything to me when I read it.  Its by Judy Bloom and awesome. Second, this is a judgement free space.  By agreeing to ready my blog you are agreeing to read about my thoughts, actions, and everything else and are able to laugh, cry, and …

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Advice I Wish I Could One Day Give My Daughter

I know I cannot be my daughter’s girlfriend.  I know that and I don’t want to be. Being a good mom is knowing how to be her mother.  She will have friends, boyfriends, and colleagues her whole life that will come and go, but she will only have one mom!  I am the only person that will be reason and love and compassion. I do want to be all of those things for her, BUT I have also lived so much already.  I have been …

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I Feel Pretty – My movie Review

Last night I went to the opening night of the move I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer.  My sister and I had a girls night and we had so much fun together!  We went to Studio Movie Grill, and they didn’t have our large bucket of popcorn!  So we settled for a square trough with extra butter.  BTW, it was gone before the movie started.   We were pretty pumped about going to this movie, as we are both Schumer fans, and the movie didn’t …

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Family Game Night

What a week!  Rick is working out of town during the week, and comes home on the weekend; so I have been parenting solo in the middle of school, work, and extra curriculars!  On my most hectic day this week I got up at 5:30 to shower and get myself ready. I had a chicken from the freezer in the sink thawing from the night before, so I could put it in the crock pot.  I got the kids up and ready. We packed their …

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Chopped Round 2

I know you are wondering what my next round would look like if you read my first Chopped post.  Don’t worry, I will not let you down. My next round is here, and just as full of horrible ingredients as round 1. Next up, main course which is my work round.  My drive into work is about 45 minutes, and that time is spent listening to an audible book or some music.  I try to mentally map out my day, and think of the important …

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Three Words No Parent Wants To Hear

Please don’t go!  These are the last words I heard from my daughter before leaving for the conference I am currently at.  There were tears and begging and it was heart crushing. I think every hustling mom out there can identify with the guilt over long hours and not being able to split yourself into three people so that you can be everything to everyone. I will be away from my family for a total of 4 nights and 5 days.  That is a long …

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You’ve Been Chopped!

I am OBSESSED with the show **Chopped on Food Network.  Seriously obsessed. Not in a weird, I record every episode and fan stalk the judges on the show waiting for the moment I can meet Scott Conant in person and see if he smells like fresh basil and oregano like I think he does.  No, not like that at all. Okay, maybe that is a little over the top, but I don’t watch THAT much television.  I have a full time job that demands a …

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Hello From the Outside

Hello From The Outside Don’t worry, I’m not about to go on a diatribe about how to get back in touch with an ex; I’m just absolutely in love with Adele, and also my husband for that matter. When I listen to that song, it makes me think about reconnecting with myself, rather than someone else. One challenge I think most people can relate to is maintaining focus. This problem was pointed out to me while my boss was going over some upcoming events with …

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Hello. I’m Colleen, it’s wonderful and scary to meet you!

Hello. I’m Colleen, it’s wonderful and scary to meet you! My struggle with telling you who I am is that I have largely defined myself by what those around me have told me. Yes, these are actual things people have said to my face. I am sweet, but not that smart. I have a hard time focusing. My head is in the clouds and I’m flighty. My clothes weren’t cool enough. I pee too loud. I’ve been told I’m too tall, my feet are too …

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Fear and Loathing at the Gym

“Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run, but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant.” ― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Why the fear and loathing quote you may ask. Well, sometimes I can be a little dramatic, but that is the thought that came to my head when embarking on a …