Life as a Milshelb Mom is crazy, hectic, and FUN... it's mostly full of LOVE... love for a MilShelb who make my world go 'round.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Day 6 of 30 Day Challenge

I told y'all I stink at these things... And I was right. Self-fulfilling prophesy, I suppose.

Anyhow, day 6 asks what is the worst thing you've ever experienced.

The worst thing? Normally when I look back at my life I see many happy times, a few challenging times... But I don't ever focus on the bad/sad times. Sure, I've had them just like everyone else, but why dwell on them?

But, since it asks, the worst thing I've ever experienced was having my cat put to sleep. I got Willow when I was five and she was a kitten. I loved that cat so much. I had her until I was a junior in high school. (I think. My brain is mush.) she was very sick and had a horrible growth on her side. We didn't have options because she was older and they'd already tried once to remove all the bad cells, so we (my mom and I) talked about it and felt it was best to let her go. When I think about it I remember that day vividly. It was horrible. It still sends a pain through my heart and a knot in my stomach that makes me feel sick. I miss her. I think I always will. That day made me think I'd never have another pet, but that's not fair. In reality, Willow taught me that I am strong enough to do hard things and make hard choices, and that I did love her enough to do what was right by her. 
I like to think Milly and Shelby will live forever, but I know that's not true... and I dread that day. Loss hurts. It's heart breaking. It never really goes away. But love is better than loss and happiness is a much stronger emotion than sadness, and I can do hard things. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Day 5 of the 30 Day Challenge

Day 5- 5 things that make you the happiest right now

1. The H
2. The MilShelb
3. Routine
4. My students
5. My team of teachers

Day 4 of the 30 Day Challenge

Day 4- 5 things I'd tell my 16 year old self if I could.

If I could tell my 16 year old self anything, it'd be:
1. The guy in your life won't matter at all in the future. Seriously, you end up with an amazing man!
2. Don't stop working hard. In your life, hard work pays off again and again.
3. You'll miss your Mama when you leave for college and since you don't ever live at home again, you'd better not take the time with her for granted.
4. Things really will work out and the rest of your life is not nearly as dramatic as high school. 
5. Think long and hard about decisions before you make them. I'm not saying Id do anything differently because it led me to where I am now, but think long and hard.

Day 3 of 30 Day Challenge

I knew I'd get behind...

Day 3- What's the greatest amount of physical pain you've ever endured?

Well, when I was in sixth grade I found out I have Scoliosis. That's a curve in your spine, for those of you who don't know. I wore a back brace for a few years. When I was in high school I had surgery for it. It was not fun! It was very painful and a long road to recovery. But, I made it through and I'm fine now! 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

30 Day Challenge- Day 2 (because I know I'll get behind)

Day 2- 3 legitimate fears and how they became your fears

Fear 1-
I am scared to death of one of the MilShelb getting hit by a car or hurt in a way I cannot fix. I want them to only know happiness and health... I truly fear them being tragically hurt. I fear them being hurt and it being a result of my negligence. (I certainly don't purposefully put them in harm's way. I don't want anyone to get that idea! These are probably 2 of the most protected dogs on earth. I'm pretty much a helicopter parent. So is the H.)

Fear 2-
I'm extremely afraid of my house catching on fire. Seriously. If I even think I may have left something "dangerous" plugged in (like my hair straightener) I will drive all the way back home to check. Again, this fear really goes back to Milly and Shelby. I would absolutely die if they were caught in a house fire. (As for how I got this fear- a horrible tragedy from a fellow blogger. Many of her dogs died in a horrible house fire and she wrote a blog about how she could hear them but couldn't help them... ripped my heart out!)

Fear 3-
(I know I'm supposed to post 3 fears, but I really only have the 2...)

30 Day Challenge- Day 1

Ten Random Facts About Myself:
1. I rewash loads of clothes more than I should admit... because I forget I washed them in the first place. In fact, if you see me in clean clothes you should probably give me a medal because it means I actually remembered to put the things in the drier in a decent amount of time.
2. I run the drier more times than I should admit as well. I don't iron, so I have to run it over and over to remove wrinkles. LOL
3. I like to read, but I have a hard time sitting down and reading anything for any length of time.
4. I am obsessed with my dogs... the MilShelb (the reason for this blog).
5. I watch way too much of HGTV and DIY channels. Seriously, sometimes for hours at a time.
(I realize I'm currently sounding like the laziest person on earth- but I promise I'm not. I really am not a sorry excuse for a human being.)
(Let me change your mind.)
6. I coach Girls on the Run.
7. I teach third grade (with passion... LOVE my job)!
8. I would redecorate my house every other week if my wallet (and husband) would allow it. (Maybe I should have listened to my mother and been an interior designer.)
9. I've had the same 2 best friends for my whole life. No really. I'm not exaggerating. My whole life (minus the first 2 months).
10. After nearly 5 years of marriage and 8 years together I am still hopelessly in love with my husband.

30 Day Challenge

I'll admit I stole this from a random blog...

Day 1: List 10 random facts about yourself.
Day 2: Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and describe how they became fears.
Day 3: What is the greatest amount of physical pain you have ever endured?
Day 4: List 5 things you would tell your 16 year-old self if you could.
Day 5: What are the 5 things that make you happiest right now?
Day 6: What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
Day 7: What is your dream job, and why?
Day8: What are 3 passions you have?
Day 9: What defines you?  
Day 10: Describe your most embarrassing moment.
Day 11: Describe a few of your pet peeves.
Day12: Describe a typical day in your life.
Day 13: Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
Day 14: Describe 5 strengths you have.
Day 15: If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
Day 16: What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
Day 17: What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
Day 18: What is the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
Day 19: If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
Day 20: Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
Day 21: If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be and what wouldbe the first thing you did with it?
Day 22: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
Day 23: List your top 3 hobbies and why you love them.
Day 24: Describe your first job.
Day 25: If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it beand what would you eat?
Day 26: What popular notion do you think the world has wrong?
Day 27: What is your favorite part of your body and why?
Day 28: What is your love language?
Day 29: What were your three favorite toys/games as a child?
Day 30: List 5 things you would hope to be remembered for.