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Shelley Says...

on August 24, 2011

I really do love reading other people's blogs. In some ways, it's taken the place of casual magazine reading for me. I love food blogs, restaurant blogs, nice hotel blogs, and random people blogs. The other day I was reading a girl's blog that my friend Keely told me about forever ago. Her name is Kelly Stamps and her blog is at She went to Ouachita (my alma mater) but is much younger than me! I never knew her, until this blog. It's really just a blog about her life, kids, etc., but I love how her sweet spirit comes across in her writing, and how she is honest in her struggles with balancing everything that motherhood brings. One day she did a "Day in the Life" blog. It was really cute!

After I read it, I thought to myself..."the next time I don't have a specific topic to write about in my blog, I shall copy Kelly and do "A Day in the Life." it goes...

We wake up at 6:50 at the Breen house. I wake up Caroline, and would you believe to this day, I still carry her to the couch. It's getting close to impossible, she's getting really heavy. But I think it's sweet. I've done it ever since I've had to wake her up for school. She lays on the couch and watches a tv show for about 15 minutes to wake up, while her dad gets ready to bring her to school. I make her snack for school, her lunch, and her breakfast. It has been a fruit smoothie every day so far this year. She is just not a breakfast eater. Unless it's 10:30. I am the same way. Give me a good espresso and I'm good to go.

Today after they left for school I went to the grocery store. I seriously go almost everyday. I am making Chicken Enchiladas tomorrow night (it's Wednesday night, hump day, so my good friend, favorite bachelor, POG piano player Michael Passons is coming for dinner.) I try to feed him once a week so at least he gets one home-cooked meal!!

After I got home, I decided that since I spent 220 bucks last spring for some Yoga class passes that I should use them.

I go to this place called Yoga Country. My friend Amber told me about it...she is our stylist. She also has a yoga body.

I really want to look like her.

So I go.

So far, it's not working, but it's only been a day.

This is a picture of the studio. Super nice people there and it smells like incense. So that's nice.

Before you judge me...I know yoga is kinda new agey. But it's not weird at this place. I promise.

I took the "Slow Flow" class today. It should have just been called "Hamstring Murder" class.

After yoga, I came home and cleaned up the house and did some laundry.

Then my neighbor Kirsten and I did something we have truly never done as long as I have had a pool.

We laid at it.

With no kids.


And read magazines.

I seriously felt really guilty, but not guilty enough to not do it.

We told ourselves last week that ONE day after the kids got back in school we were gonna pretend we were on vacation.

I'm not gonna lie. It was awesome.

But had I written this "Day in the Life" blog any other day, I assure you, this would not have been in here.

Gosh...Yoga and pool...

We're so Housewives of Beverly Hills. I should have picked a different day to tell you about now that I'm thinking about it. This is actually anything but typical. Oh well.

I cleaned house a little more and tried to make a dent in the ironing basket before I went to get Caroline from school.

After school, it's one episode of "Good Luck Charlie" then homework...

Today we did data graphs and categorized spelling words by syllables.

Good times.

She is LOVING LIFE. Look at that!

I then made an awesome dinner (not) of Polish Sausage, Mac and Cheese, Broccoli, and Salad.

Then, we FINALLY got our rug in that we had ordered for our living room. David and I wrestled with the furniture until we got it under the couch just right!

I love it.

I'm just so scared that the cute dog you see on the couch is going to pee on it the first time I leave the house.

Like, so scared.

I swear if she does I will take her to the taxidermist.

After dinner, we had a slight meltdown because she hasn't gotten to really play with the neighbors much this week because they have had homework and soccer stuff. So dad made it all better when he told Caroline she could sleep in our bed tonight and he would sleep in the guest room. For some reason this is a treat to her, (and to me, on occasion, because there is a slight snoring thing that happens...)

So such ends our day. It is about 8:30 now, and I'm about to retire to the couch with this...

Because all I've ever wanted to be was a skinny cow...

love to you, Shelley

PS I almost FORGOT the highlight of my day. Even over laying out.

These came in the mail. They are for my Nespresso machine and I love love love the purple pods..they're called Arpeggio and I have been out forever and finally ordered a huge stash.

I cannot wait till tomorrow morning now...yeehaw...


I have to steal your line about yoga and "Hamstring Murder" (don't worry, I'll quote you) because it's so true! You think yoga is supposed to be all relaxing and well, ouch!
By the way, the link to Kelly's blog doesn't work. I got the Yellowbook page. Even when I typed in her website manually. Weird.
Thanks for sharing your day!
P.S. Please don't hurt the dog, even if he pees. :-)

"A Day In the Life" sounds like a perfect song title.

Hahah... what a day!! I love the way you write what you are actually thinking when writing! Makes me laugh lots here!! I can imagine you laughing and writing... :P

Ok! Have a great day there!! And have fun with your Nespresso machine tomorrow!!!!!!!

Blessings from Brazil,