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365 Self-Portrait Project (week 35th)

First of all, I want to invite all of you to read my post at World Moms Blog about my Self-Portrait Project. It is called “(Self)Portrait of mother(hood)” and I talk in it about… hm… this project in general, and why I encourage mothers to be more brave when it comes to have their pictures taken… for the sake of the future generations.

Second of all, this post has A LOT of pictures, not only self-portraits but of the things and places that we’ve seen, done, and gone to. Without them this post wouldn’t be complete.

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Friday:

New Hair Cut or Not… Thinking.
I am kinda tired of my I-Don’t-Know-What-To-Do-With hair cut. For years I had had short hair. Whenever they grew longer I would feel like there is nothing more boring than long hair and I would cut it again. When I met my husband he said he wish I would keep my hair long, and I did. Then I got really mad and frustrated with having to deal with my hair EVERYWHERE and I cut them. Since then they have grown again and again I’m in a spot where I hate it. I hate how they fall out, I hate to have them all over my clothes, in our food, and all over my kids. I hate to wear pony tail ALL THE TIME, too.

And I think: Cut it?

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On Saturday we hit the road. 7 hours long road trip. When we finally got to our destination I stayed at the hotel room with NO. 2 while the husband took No.1 and went to chat with his parents.

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Sunday was crazy. HOT AS HELL.

At some point me and the husband kind of split again. I’d stayed at the hotel room, feeding No.2 and taking a nap with her,

while my other half went outside to spent some time with his parents, taking No.1 with him.

Later that day, just before putting everybody to bed I took this picture.

We were teaching No.2 how to play “High Five” 😉

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On Monday we hit the road again. This time it took as 12 hours to get back home. It was the most tiring trip I had ever experienced. 

If a few years ago somebody told me I am going to hate road trips, I would laugh loud and long. I would say: “you freaking kidding me. I love road trip. I will never grow tired of road trips. NEVER! 

If a year ago somebody told me I’ll be the most happy person on the earth seeing Denny’s sign, I would say: “You’re freaking crazy!!!”.

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You may ask: why I don’t like road trips anymore?

So here is your answer: 

and while you watch this movie imagine that you’re stuck in this car for about 9 hours… and you’re car sick, and you’ve got a headache so big that you can barely see what in front of you…

Somewhere in the middle of our trip we picked up Kid NO.3:

She is 11 weeks old.

She is NOT potty trained.

She is afraid of us.

She couldn’t walk on leash.

She is all what I DO NOT NEED at this point of our life.

but husband had waited for this puppy for over a year…

She is already a best buddy with No.1

No/1  is the main reason No.3 (her name is Magnolia/Maggie) has learned to walk on leash in a period of 2 days.

She sleeps in crate.

She is not potty trained, and every single morning we wake up to a smell of poop and pee.

So until she is fully trained, her place is in there.

The training is going pretty good, though.

During the day she doesn’t poop or pee in the house. Yeay!

and here are her mother and her brother:

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This was taken after one of those mornings when my husband goes outside in order to clean up the crate and I go to the bathroom to wash the poop and pee off of No.3. 

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Play time.

No. 2 LOVES to play  “flying baby”. This is one of those moments when no matter how mad, sad, frustrated she is, when I pick her up and do the “flying baby” a big smile appears on her face, immediately.

Bonnie’s texture “The Little Things”

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Today we’ve had a several potty breaks. Doggy hasn’t had a single accident inside the apartment what makes me really happy!

and while we were playing I took a few shots of my little ones:

I wish you all super relaxing weekend, my friends!

I hope for more than 4 hours of sleep during those few upcoming nights…

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365 Self-Portrait Project (week 29th)

I am still tired from out last weekend road trip.

We went to Reno and Virginia City and had spent two long nights not in our beds, what means kids as well as mom had not slept very good. At least we’ve learned that our No.1 is not ready for a bed without protecting bars yet.

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On Friday we had left the house and on late afternoon we had arrived to Reno.

After we had rested and cooled down a little we went for a walk.

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On Saturday we had left Reno to Virginia City.

Where we had walked A LOT!

And where I’d taken tremendous amount of pictures! 🙂

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Most of last Sunday we had spent driving back home. It was an exhausting drive.

I came home with sun/wind burned dry lips that hurt as hell.

at least we had arrived on time to watch last episode of Next Food Network Star 🙂

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While cooking I saw this reflection in the oven window and thinking about Urban Muser’s theme for this month: “reflections”, I had to take this picture. I’d tried many angles, but this is one of the best I ended up with.

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My Little Sweetheart.

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Just looking into the night… .

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This picture is for Bonnie’s them: improbable pairing but I am not sure where the pairing is…

Maybe in the title.

Maybe in a real content of this picture. Is that possible? Me merging with some mechanical parts to improve my skills, my functions.

Hm… Thinking about it I wouldn’t mind have a camera connected to my eyeballs which would take pictures through my eyes whenever I would want to 🙂 Wouldn’t that be cool?

A few years ago, back in Poland, I had given a lecture to the University of the Third Age. The title of this speech was “Your grandchild might become a cyborg “.  Many from the audience had listened to me like to a crazy woman talking, but the thing is that whenever the word cyborg appears people envision Terminator or Cylons, never real people like Cathy Hutchinson (for example)… but I’ve got too philosophical in here…

so improbable, or not: that is the question.

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Have a wonderful day, my friends!

 

 

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Mystery Spot

Yesterday we took advantage of that gorgeous Summer weather and we went to Santa Cruz. We had planned trip to San Francisco but we changed it.

We wanted to do something fun for my b-day…

…and we did.

… and it was fun.

but not so much for me as for those who was watching us.

We went to the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz.

Everything was going pretty smooth until we started out tour. Sorry but I won’t explain why everything up there works as it does. I wasn’t paying much attention to what the tour guy was saying because our No 1 was doing everything she could to not let me to listen.

I actually don’t blame her. On this so called “gravity hill” it was hard to walk or stand straight even for adults.

I wish we had planned it differently so we would’ve enjoyed that place a bit more and for a longer period. It’s a beautiful place out there as Santa Cruz itself is.

Scattered Horizons

After a few minutes of being there our No 1 got really upset of not being able to keep her balance. And at the same time as a two year old  she wanted to go where she wanted not where we were going (yep, she got her “terrible two” moments up there). It was just impossible to make her stop whining! 

… and the only picture of me I ended up from that trip is taken in a hurry, while packing everybody to the car, self-portrait 🙂

Despite all the bruises our daughter got from falling straight on her face she finished the day with a big smile. 

Oh well, without all those ups and downs that day wouldn’t be so memorable, I guess 😉

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