Friday, May 11, 2012

My Mom wore arm bangles

Today and tomorrow is our annual neighborhood garage sale.  I figured Frank would bark non-stop at the cars driving by the house, but when I took him for a walk, he barked at the signs advertising the sale.

It's going to be a long two days.

Last week when Adam Yauch aka MCA from the Beastie Boys passed away, it really put a damper on my spirits.  The Beasties have been the soundtrack of my life with Mike for the past twenty years, we even had the DJ play "Girls" at our wedding. When I started blogging I added one of their lyrics that I live by to my sidebar..... "be true to yourself and you will never fall."

I went for a yearly check up with my doctor, and they said my blood pressure was a bit on the high side, which is what my dentist said a few weeks ago. I'm baffled by this, but my doctor said it's related to stress.  I've also gained some weight since the marathon (no shocker there) but I need get a grip and start taking care of myself a little better.  I'm going to start with sleep. I'm a night owl, love to stay up late, and I'm no stranger to insomnia.  I know that if I'm rested, I'm more likely to make better choices overall the next day.  So no more watching Bravo TV or an old movie on HBO until 11:30....or 12:00.  I'm going to try for 10:30.

Try.

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mamma's out there!  Here I am with my Mom and Dad when I was about 6 months old, I've posted it before, but I just love this picture of my Mom:






And here we are on my birthday with my kiddos:





 

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19 comments:

runforwine.net said...

I love that picture too. Our moms had the same hair :) I can definitely see the resemblance. Your both beautiful ladies!! Happy mother's day!

ajh said...

You look like your mom! :)

Teamarcia said...

I LOVE that pic. My kindy teacher wore arm bangles like that. So cool.
Happy Mother's Day!

Christi said...

Great pics! Happy Mothers' day!

Johann said...

I remember that photo and love it! We are blessed to have our moms around. Take care of that blood pressure. Have a super weekend Molly!

giraffy said...

Your mom is hot! :D

Have a great weekend, happy mothers day! GET SOME REST! :D

Evolving Through Running said...

Wow - you and your mom sure do look alike. Happy Mother's Day to you both.

Sleep is something I don't get enough of either. I'm not an Insomniac, I just end up checking email 'one more time', and end up working another two hours. Not a good habit when I get up early to train.

Sad news about the Beastie Boys. There's always at least one of their songs on every running playlist I make. Sabotage is great for getting fired-up. Brass Monkey (the song and the drink) will always be linked with my fraternity initiation hell-night. A great, very fuzzy memory.

Jill said...

Wow, your mom was and IS a hottie....you definitely have her looks :). Loving that bracelet, she is definitely more hip than I am :).

I have horrible insomnia too and know it helps a lot if I get to bed earlier. I am trying, but not always successful.

Happy Momma's Day to you, girl...enjoy every second!!

misszippy said...

You look so much like your mom! What a great set of pictures.

And you can stay up way later than me..I'm toast by 9:30. Ok, maybe 9.

Happy mother's day!

Running Junkie said...

Best of luck to you on getting your blood pressure under control.

Start by having a relaxing Mother's Day!:-)

Michelle said...

Great pictures - you really do look like your mom!

Good luck with getting more sleep - I keep promising myself I'll do better, but I'm such a night owl! Some habits die hard!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Suz and Allan said...

Wow, you and your mom look so much alike! Beautiful pictures of you guys!

Julie Arts said...

Happy Mothers Day Weekend!! Your mom def was a hottie! Check out her style!!
Take care of you. I also have high BP and I've been on meds for years and can't ever seem to get it under control (hereditary)so I live with the meds, but YOU>>>take care of you and get it under control while you can!

Black Knight said...

You are right, that is a very beautiful picture.
Happy Mother Day .... to you too.
You are doing the right thing going to sleep at 10:30.
Take care and take under control the blood pressure.

Colleen said...

What a cute picture of your mom (both of them actually). Hope YOU had a great mother's day too! :)

It's so hard to fall asleep at 10:30 when all the good shows are on so late! ;)

brg said...

LOVE the pic of your Mom! The dress, arm bangles and that look on her face! so awesome!

Tricia said...

LOVE that picture

Tricia said...

LOVE that picture

H Love said...

that pic rocks! mom looks like a total rock star!!