Patty whack.

There are two essentials to a good morning–coffee and kids at my feet.

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Yesterday, I woke up not feeling it. It, as in anything. Nella’s battling molars along with her normal Baby Jedi vs. Sleep routine, and I had a trillion things to do but felt exhausted…which led to the escalation of small frustrations such as, say, maybe I lost my mind when I couldn’t find a pen. But, that’s when rising to the occasion means the most…when you don’t feel it. Like getting out of bed when it’s still dark to go for a run when you swear you just can’t. That’s when the run feels the best and when the satisfaction of overcoming “I don’t wanna” is most rewarding. There’s a badass within us all, and finding her when she’s lost is like raising your fists and thrusting your sweaty body through the finish line tape after a long, exhausting race. I found her again. I found my badass ultra ego, and you know what? I named her Betty.

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Well, hello there little finish line.

Some days I’ll settle for not getting out, for giving in to “I don’t wanna,” but I couldn’t let St. Patty down.

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I packed up the girls and headed to Rock the Dock which is basically an Irish event of loud bands and corned beef baskets down at Tin City, a quaint touristy strip of shell shops, beer shacks, and boardwalk in south Naples.

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We did that whole nothing-but-so-very-something routine of walking and talking and stopping to let curious little minds explore.

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And I was happy we were out, jammin’ to Irish jigs, browsing soap shops, hittin’ up the general store for cold sherbet push-ups when everything inside me earlier told me it wasn’t gonna happen. Go Betty.

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So there. That’s all I got this Friday. That and my made-up Irish blessing that goes something like (read it in an Irish accent)…May the blessed badass that dwells within you deliver when you need her most. Amen.

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That and another oh.

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And, I might call her Betty, but any mama knows…the most powerful driving force that pulls out the best of us and electrifies our energy is really known by another name…or two.

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We’re just chillin’ this weekend. And my girl is very involved in helping plan her birthday party this year which will be here before we know it. So, we’ve begun the fun. Giddy up.

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(and a friend photo from earlier this week I can’t leave out…totally love this shot that captures both of them just as they are) …
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Spring is still blooming, and I fell in love with all the flowery, spring goods in the super-stocked shop of our new sponsor, Linkel Designs (a stay-at-home Michigan mama).

Loving my new vintage bike necklace!

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Some of my spring favorites from Linkel that had me drooling (but all incredibly affordable! Would make great Easter basket or Mother’s Day treats. Check it out!):

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Use Code ENJOY10 for 10% off your order, and a lucky commenter will be randomly selected from this post to win a $30 gift certificate, provided by Linkel Designs. Keeping it interesting. Tell me 5 things you’re tired of and 5 things you’re not.

I’ll start.

Tired of…Finding moldy coffee cups, malls, minivan doors that keep closing even when you’re in the way, Real Housewives, beige walls.
Not Tired of…Little Bear, Dunkin Donuts coffee, Nella’s side-swept barrette, Lainey’s crooked smirk, taking pictures.

Happy Weekend! If you get a chance…name your inner badass.

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Forgot to mention…we’re thrilled to have Babycenter.com sharing the birth story, Embracing Nella, this week.

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  1. Have a great weekend!

  2. Tired of…my crankiness, packing boxes for moving, loading moving boxes, unloading moving boxes, figuring out what is for dinner.

    Not Tired of…Nate’s giggle, double rainbows, spring break, fluffy pillows and chocolate

  3. ooh, I’m a Michigan momma, would love to get something from another work-at-home Michigan momma!

    love your pictures!

  4. Tired of: Indiana gray weather, trying to keep on a healthy diet (instead of snacking!), whining from the 4 year old, laundry and sick kids.

    Never tired of: laughter, sunshine, Starbucks coffee, clean house, my quirky family

    Oh and my badass name is:
    Wally!

  5. Tired of…the orajel not working, winter coats, snotty noses, 3rd grade math, and diets.
    Not tired of…March madness, baby giving me drooly open mouth kisses, sunshiny afternoons promising spring ahead, dancing to some Justin Bieber with my girl, and Mexican restaurant nights with my husband.

  6. Tired of… Not enough sleep, doing dishes, sweeping floors, listening to voicemails, and fire ants. Can’t get enough of… Iced skinny white mochas, Mexican food, the band FellowBliss, snuggling with my husband and two mangy mutts, and finding crafty ideas on the Internet

  7. I also love Lainey’s crooked smirk. She is so beautiful Kelle.

    Tired of…
    Sickness, cold weather, cranky old people that my sweet girl waves at and they have the nerve to ignore her, dirty mini van

    Never tired of
    Smiles from my babies, COFFEE, Kelle’s blog:)

  8. Tired of___doing dishes, going to school, moody Michigan weather, joblessness, and wearing shoes

    Not tired of___whole wheat peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, sunshine, the weekend, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, mini ice creams

  9. How do you do it?? … you always give that boost of energy and inspiration just when I need it most. Even my husband said that reading your blog puts him in a good mood.
    I have a cold and just don’t want to do much of anything at all but now I have a little boost to get the house picked up and smelling good so we can have a nice relaxing evening.

  10. tired of: feeling tired, being almost done with my degree but not quite there, painting, kids that are mean to my kids, and gas prices.

    Not tired of: starbucks (im noticing a trend amongst us here), feeling this little baby kicking in my stomach, spring!, how great and different each of my kids are, and american idol (yet).

  11. Great post! I need to find my Betty!
    Tired of: Crabby roommates, cold weather, end of semester school work, not enough time for sleep, and Idaho. I’m not tired of: the sun, laughter, amazing friends, the college experience, and spring time!

    melstevens1.blogspot.com

  12. Tired of…crumbs on the floor but love the little hands and mouth that create them, mass junk emails, empty fridge, down economy, school funding.
    Not tired of…sweet boy kisses, tender hugs, Colorado sunshine, talks on ski lifts, dreams and faith.

  13. Tired of: Whining 3 year olds, potty training,deciding what’s for dinner, picking up pieces to toys – especially Legos, laundry

    Not Tired Of: Wine, Taking pictures, Spring weather, dear friends, baby smiles, toddler laughter…

    The good news – it was a lot easier to make the list of things I was not tired of! Life is good!

  14. Tired of…grading essays, having my house for sale, muddy st. bernard paws on my clean floor, the stomach flu

    NOT tired of…the ah-ha! moments on saw on a few of students’ faces today, 60 degrees and sunny!!, my little boy’s funny sentences, the delicious dinner my husband made, my new blonde highlights

  15. Tired of…winter bred sicknesses, wearing clothes I don’t like, my complaining, taunting sales, and raking gum balls.

    Not tired of…our new house, pushing my baby’s stroller, yellow blooms from my kitchen window, tackling the to do list, and coffee!

  16. oh wow! Congrats on the babycenter.com birth story that’s amazing! and going to check out her shop right now!

  17. Tired of…underappreciation in many forms, vaccuming, hearing about Charlie Sheen, afternoon traffic, and not having a cool inner badass name.

    Not tired of…every extra minute of sunlight we get as we inch closer to summer, deep belly laughs with my coworkers on slow work days, reading classic literature, trying fun new recipes, and expanding my craft horizons with quilting.

    As always, I love reading your blog!

    –Colette
    http://littlelionslife.blogspot.com

  18. First off – this is my favorite Adele song. Especially the “nuffin’ back” part.

    I’m tired of: piles of laundry on the kitchen table, kitchen floors that just don’t seem to clean themselves, the Charlie Sheen saga, setting an alarm clock, snotty noses.

    Never tired of: Staying at the park until dinnertime, rocking my boys to sleep, margaritas in the sunshine, sundresses!, a good run on a gorgeous day.

  19. 5 things I am tired of?
    Gary working 7 days a week, the laundry that needs folded, my unorganized desk, the kitty running out whenever the door is open for one spit second (as opposed to one whole second-word), never knowing what to make for dinner, failing my diets week after week.

    5 things I am not tired of? Kaish giving me a hug when he gets off the bus. I love to sniff his hair that smells like the outside when he comes in at the end of the day. Taking pictures of whomever I can find : ). Getting gas for .50 cents less tomorrow because of grocery store points. Finding new hoop earrings at the CVS and feeling like a rock star while I wave my hair back and forth driving into Philly! Knowing that there are hundreds more things to be thankful for tonight and very night. What a blessing.

    Thanks for the reminder.

  20. Love all of the O pics!!

    Tired of:rain in the forcast, crusty little noses, dirty car, potholes, gas prices

    Not tired of: sunshine, staying after school for the kids to play and Moms catchin up, family movie night, vacation planning (even if far off!), chocolate!

  21. OMG the cameo earrings… I want!!!

    Tired of: laundry, winter coats, my pesky recurrent chin hair (embarrassing but true), the grime in my bathtub, cell phones

    NOT tired of: my girls playing dress up together, pictures, reading inspiring books, coffee in my pretty red mug, thinking about my daughter’s upcoming birthday!

  22. Tired of… the never-ending craving for lots of ice cream, the fog on the coast that prevents me from seeing the sun, cooking dinner, Charlie Sheen, and the never ending piles of laundry.

    Not tired of… a glass of wine at the end of the day, my sweet boyfriend, the three year old I nanny who brightens up my day, being able to see the ocean from my new apartment (on days when the fog isn’t around), and the pastel colors that come with spring.

  23. Love the “little finish line” picture of Nella. I think that is the best pic I’ve seen of her.

    Tired of: laundry, shaving my legs, working every week, doing dishes, traffic

    Not Tired of: my 4 kids, my grandson, my home, my pond, my life!

  24. Tired of…
    Kids with fevers, cold rainy days in Kentucky, stresses of work spilling into my home, college basketball and finally, I am tired of being tired.

    Never tired of…
    The beautiful smiles of my kids, the sweet words of them calling me mommy, finding toys in hidden clever places, my daily glass of southern sweet tea, and weekends.

    Have a great one!

  25. Tired of planning dinners, being a “chauffer”, winter weather, washing dishes, the outdoors looking drab……

    Never tired of COFFEE, my daugthers laugh, hugs from my teenage son, rainbows and sunshine, watching my children perform (dance and karate)

  26. I know one thing I never get tired of: READING YOUR BLOG! I absolutely love your girls and think that little Nella is the best thing since sliced bread. And Lainey has your sparkle. Your photography is amazing. Thank you for always brightening my day with your happiness. :)

  27. tired of…how quickly the dust bunnies multiply, sarcasm, debbie downers, dog hair, weeds
    not tired of…my kids who have moved back home for grad school/husband’s deployment, the way my grandson says “Mamie”, being given another opportunity to watch a child grow from day to day, spring flowers, my job.

  28. Awesome post:
    I’m Tired of: The flu, dishes, laundry, vaccuming, getting gasoline in the car, kitty litter boxes, and pooper scooping (to play outside).
    Not Tired of: Max and Ruby, Tinkerbell, loud laughs from the little ones, hugs squeezes and kisses from the kids and my husband, coffee, early morning smells from outside.

  29. Tired of: (literally) my six-month-old not sleeping through the night, a house that can’t stay clean now matter how hard & much I try, Glee, perpetual runny noses this winter, and these last 5 pregnancy pounds.

    Not Tired of: snuggles from my kiddos!, quality time with my girlfriends, long hot bubble baths, compliments from my hubby, champagne cocktails….

    Luckily, my second list could go on for miles.

  30. Tired of: gray,cold weather; teacher coffee mugs, packing lunches, my phone(need a new one), grocery shopping

    Not tired of: coffee, flip flops, my children’s laughter, Three Sisters’ Trilogy by Nora Roberts(I read it every spring:, walks in the Sun, family togetherness

  31. Oh what a week….

    Tired of: Crying til my eyes swell shut, hubby working 24/7, eating alone over the sink, dreading tomorrow

    Not tired of: Molly’s sweet licks in the morning, loving on my new neighbor Sandy the horse, hearing my hubby’s car pull up the driveway

    My inner badass would have to be Twiggy…

  32. Tired of: snow, winter colds, potty training, dust, shedding pugs

    NOT tired of: Hearing the chorus of Twinkle Twinkle all day long, newborn gas smiles, Coldplay songs, Glee, this website!

    The girls are getting more beautiful by the day.. if that’s possible!

  33. You make me ponder myself and my days each time I stop into read your blog. You have a beautiful family and your way of sharing is breathtaking. I’m hooked. Oh and I cannot get enough of the “ohhh” shots… :)

  34. Rock on Betty!

    I’m tired of turning the heat on, never being able to find matching socks, bills, a messy car (despite my weekly vows to keep it clean), and alarm clocks.

    I am not tired of daily dance parties (filled with cheesy early 90’s music of course!), the bird that peers in our window every morning, singing at the top my lungs in the (messy) car, the way my son flips his hair to get that Justin Bieber look, and my daughters teeny tiny painted piggy toes!

  35. Tired of…my crappy camera, endless laundry, cold weather, bills, being tired.

    Not tired of…my girls giggle, packing to move to our new house, very strong coffee, sunshine, and blogging!

  36. Tired of…waking up when it’s still dark, American Idol (my husband insists), a messy house, weekdays, my current hair.

    Not tired of…my boy’s “dance moves,” open windows, flowing skirts, grilling out, bare feet

  37. Tired of: crying, being a nomad, dirt, car troubles, gas prices

    Not tired of: hugs, making dinner, sweeping, exercise, friends

  38. Tired of… cleaning the same mess over and over again, having Tahd gone (he’s been gone for 5 weeks on business stuff), feeling like my pants have shrunk 3 sizes, eating crap, my computer’s blue screen of death.

    Not tired of… sitting in the car at school waiting for Gabe – the quiet is a little fun, dreaming about my big plans for the next 8 months, feeling really happy, running (aka jogging really slow) ;), and The Mysterious Benedict Society.

    I read your Babycenter article and it made me wonder what it was all like from Brett’s perspective. I think I recall your dad writing a series about that, but would Brett ever think about sharing?

  39. Tired of: money worries, weight gain, cold weather, zits, grumpy people.

    Not tired of: fresh bathed kids in pj’s, clean house, date nights, long hot showers, kind people.

  40. Tired of…the stomach flu (it’s just cruel to have at 9 months pregnant), cleaning my house for showings to people who don’t actually want to buy it, my downstairs neighbors, aching hips (see 9 months pregnant) and my crippling work chair.

    Not tired of…my sweet little Kate kissing my belly, my independent Lucy strutting her stuff now that it’s warm enough to take outside walks, daydreaming about meeting our newest addition, taking photos and the cowboys on the Amazing Race.

  41. Tired of: being a working mama; gaining weight (but I am changing my lifestyle to stop this :D); my messy over-full purse; not having energy; not making time for my talents.

    Not tired of: my hair being red again :) (loving being back to me); Ryko’s amazingness and sweet face while sleeping; my family; my dear friends (could never get tired of them); adventures big and small!`

  42. Tired of letting other people bring me down…I’m in charge of my outlook on life darnit!

    Not tired of spending time with my daughter and playing with my brand new DSLR! Thanks for inspiring me Kelle!

  43. Tired of: Waking up feeling groggy, stepping on various small plastic toys, spilling cups of hot tea on the carpet, finding holes in my jeans I could’ve sworn weren’t there before, and surgery.

    NOT tired of: Candles that make my house smell like pineapples and white orchids, purple eyeshadow, hugs around my legs, finding old mirrors/pieces of furniture in the garage and making them look new, and as cheesy as it sounds- laughter. I never get tired of it.

    -Kieran

  44. Tired of-Stupid people who should have a sign around their necks saying “WARNING, I AM STUPID, DO NOT TALK TO ME”, rain rain rain, not being able to find my light pink sweater, people asking for my advice but will not take it, and people tapping their foot in line-only makes this Moose and her Moose herd move slower!
    Not tired of-My husband home from military deployment leaving his socks all over-it just means he is home, hearing my kids race through the house, My starbucks that knows my first name and says “The Usual today Mrs. Moose”, seeing my teenage daughter go through the college brochures, and watching my son save the worms with his friends that are stuck in the puddles from all the rain rain rain!

  45. tired of…clouds, cold weather, my alarm, long commutes to work, tragic accidents.

    not tired of…sunny days with my sunroof open, smiles, a glass of wine, my dickersons!, cute spring dresses.

  46. Tired of: snow, ice, salty cars, hat hair, winter clothes.

    Never tired of: bubble baths, fuzzy pajamas, Goodnight Moon, bedtime snuggles, and nursing my daughter to sleep. Now it’s off to bed for me, too!

    Maura

  47. Tired of: sitting, lack of ambition, winter, winnie-the-pooh’s voice :), deciding what’s for dinner!
    Enjoying: SPRING!, taking pictures (all the spring things are being captured!), my 7 month old daughter, going for walks, friends! :)

  48. Tired of…Mickey Mouse Clubhouse a zillion times a day, swollen feet and ankles, baskets of unfolded laundry crowding my side of the bed, temper tantrums, and caffeine-free coffee.

    Not tired of…watching the 18-month-old version of the Hot Dog Dance a zillion times a day, baby hiccups inside my belly, a pair of hands helping me put wet clothes in the dryer, hugs and kisses, and Shamrock shakes.

  49. Tired of… loading the dishwasher, Dora, popcorn ceilings,chicken nuggets, Winter.
    Not Tired of… snuggling on the couch, drinks with friends, Ella’s “jokes”, Talia’s insight, red lipstick.

  50. tired of…
    complainers, snow (gotta love livin’ in NoDak!), lack of sleep, rude/inconsiderate people, life moving so quickly

    not tired of..
    music, laughter, kiddos – big and small, old friends, sunshine

  51. Tired of: Charlie Sheen and the NFL labor “drama” (have these people seen the real “news” lately??) nagging doubts, ceaseless deadlines, hidden agendas, and being too tired to cook dinner.

    Never tired of: my daughter’s new “cheeeeese” smile, turning my alarm clock off on Friday nights, a long hot bath, the way my husband is determined to make me laugh, and my Kindle.

    And my inner badass? Serena. As in, Williams. As in, screaming “UGH!” and swinging like hell every time some crazy ridiculous volley comes her way.

  52. My inner Badass is not the name of a person, but of a place: “Moose Mountain” – suffice it to say that hiking up this mountain in a foot of melting snow is a completely unnecessary experience but I persevered ….

    I’m Tired of: Laundry heap, Ebay, toy bits which seem to grow into little piles but not belong with any of the toys we own, those extra five pounds, my messy office

    I’m not tired of: my little P’s baby grins, my daughter E’s pigtails, my daughter M’s belly-laugh, sleeping in and browing on Etsy

    Have a great weekend!

  53. Tired Of…being tired, the bachelor, root canals, soggy mops, dark nail polish

    Not Tired Of…sun-screen smelling kiddos (yum! love the smell!), cold beers, pink toe nails, car jams w/ my kids (newest fav = Shoop!), running outside

  54. Tired of: My son’s food allergies, a toddler’s tantrums, my daughter’s multiple night wakings, clutter, cold weather.

    Not tired of: morning swims, my son’s voice, the slap, slap of my daughter’s hands as she crawls down the hallway, afternoon tea, nursing my daughter.

  55. tired of…. snow, brown grass under the snow, pent-up children needing to run outdoors, windchills, dirty cars

    not tired of…. lazy mornings, tulips, spring air, sound of geese returning home, my babies’ smiles :)

  56. I’m tired of grad school assignments, rainy and cold mornings, gas prices, stale cheerios, and getting to the bottom of a candle. However, I will never tire of that feeling at the end of the day when you can finally go home, sales at Target, puppy morning breath, delicious chai, and warm early evening walks when everyone is outside playing and the air smells of grills and freshly cut grass.

  57. Tired of: sharing a bathroom with 23 other college girls.

    Never tired of: dancing to Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors while pulling an all-nighter in the art studio :)

  58. Hmmm …

    Tired of: 1. rain (rain, go away!) 2. waiting on our shortsell 3. forgetting to eat the leftovers that are taking over our fridge 4. my new raging red dye job fading way too fast 5. traffic

    Not tired of: 1. the way my husband becomes the sexiest man in the world when he plays with our daughter 2. painted toenails for summer 3. baby kisses 4. 1st birthday party planning 5. cupcakes

  59. Tired of… insane El Paso dust, the constant cleaning that accompanies it, waking up too early, NFL drama, TWC.

    Not tired of… my sweet Maggie’s smiles, feeling our new baby girl kick, loving our new house, the warm weather, having the husband home for a bit before the next deployment.

  60. Tired of… Not making it to the gym, my allergies already this year, my baby girl battling this illness, trying to do too much, stepping on my little pony pieces!

    Not tired of… Cuddling with my peanut, the funny things she says, the warmer weather, spring flowers popping up, COFFEE!

    Have a great weekend!

  61. Tired of:
    1. Long commutes to work (40 minutes each way now – 1hr 1/2 come June when my company moves to Detroit (ick)!)
    2. An IT team that doesn’t seem to understand the words “deadline” or “budget”
    3. Snow (it’s Michigan, but spring is coming!)
    4. Mean people
    5. Snooki and friends

    Not Tired of:
    1. My family – they ROCK
    2. My sweet niece who turned 18 this week and promptly registered to vote!
    3. My Kindle – how did I ever live without it?
    4. McDonald’s unsweetened iced tea
    5. Milk from the nearby farm – fresh from that morning (yum!)

  62. So love this post.

    Tired of…the occasional cold temperatures lingering from winter, homework, jeans, bland colors, and people using other people’s photographs without permission.

    Not tired of…spring, the color coral, skirts, warm weather, and hearts cut out of newspaper.

  63. Tired of: the rain, sickness, the ants that have invaded my kitchen sink, television in general, especially bad news, and being tired..lol
    Not tired of: the slightly cool, but warm enough weather, the baby/toddler years, taking millions of pictures of Stella, reading the same children’s books over and over to the point of memorization, and nursing school
    And my badass name would definitely be Beatrice… she just sounds like a little lady that would get things done!

  64. Oh – loving the ohs and the soap and green beer and a cowgirl party is awesome :) Can’t wait to see the creative things you think of to fit the theme!!

    Things I’m tired of:
    Being COLD, Connecticut, work, laundry and being sick :/
    Things I’m not tired of:
    the battle of figuring out what goes to FL with me when I move and what doesn’t (aka – what do i need the most and can fit in my car with everything else I need!), blue skies (i seemed to have brought them back to CT from FL with me!) seeing green start sprouting from the ground, gulf coast sunsets, starting over…

    Oh – and Betty kicks ass!! I love the name!!! Literally laughed out loud!

  65. Tired of…..Masters level statistics, being tired, not having French Fries, horrible Friday night TV, not having time to be creatively me…

    Not Tired of….loosing weight(25.5 pounds down, 48.5 to go), spending time with all three of my sons together, the idea that my students enjoy being in my class, laughing, my hubby!

    My inner badass….is my dislocating knee that stops me from running, biking, and having more zoom in my non-existant exercise plan! I blame my knee for everything….so I just really need to get my badass…badassing off the couch!!!

  66. Tired of: 1. Never finding the right bra 2. Not exercising 3. Being drowned in debt 3. Waiting for summer 4. Watching my girls grow older….

    Not tired of: 1. My husband and the way he asks “are we alone?” 2. red velvet cupcakes 3. dancing with my girls 4. Watching my girls grow older….

    My inner badass is named: Francine!

  67. tired of: rain, grading essays, laundry, hair in the sink, charlie sheen

    not tired of: yoga, peanut butter stuffed dates, giggling, playing footsie, pedicures

  68. P.S. Thank you for sharing Nella’s birth story with an ever-wider audience… its beauty and honesty never cease to amaze me or bring me to tears. <3

  69. Tired of: runny noses from colds, this cold weather, endless piles of dishes, never ending laundry & clutter.

    Not tired of: double cuddles from my twins, watching my oldest son in awe of the wind blowing the trees, planning for our summer produce container garden, hearing my kids squeal as I chase them & ginger cookies (I found the best recipe and can eat the entire batch myself)

  70. This really inspired me to hunt for my inner badass. Because lately I have just not been feeling it.

    Tired of: an unsupportive boss, being 1600 miles away from my fiancé, students who don’t do their homework, not feeling like working out, showering (it just gets boring sometimes).

    Not tired of: amazing coworkers, loving my fiancé, students who go out of their way to make my days better, a good yoga workout, crossword puzzles.

  71. Tired Of: Parents who just don’t seem to care about how their child is doing in school (I’m a Kindergarten teacher), allergies that have given me a never ending cough, losing socks to the “dryer monster”, not drinking sweet tea (I gave it up for Lent), and waiting for summer break.

    Not Tired Of: Sweet kisses from my sweet puppy dog, the hugs I get all day long from my sweet Kindergartners, the look on a child’s face when they finally “get it”, the warmer weather that has been around these past few days, and thinking of all the fun that summer will bring!

  72. Tired Of: endless laundry, muddy lawns, clogged toilets, runny noses, inability to lose this baby weight

    Not Tired Of: sunshine, spring temperatures, nuzzles with little arms around my neck, the sound of laughter from my lil ones, shopping

    I think my inner badass shall be called Gertrude. :)

  73. Tired of: digging things out of my baby’s mouth, watching the news, doing laundry, my oven that won’t bake cookies right, and finding grey hairs.

    Not tired of: the longer days, music, playing Legos with my boys, getting to bake cookies at my mom’s since her oven works, and joyfully anticipating my baby girl’s first steps (any day now!).

    Have a great weekend!
    P.S. My inner badass’s name is Prudence.

  74. Tired of: my roots, natural deodorant, weak coffee, statistics and my neighbor blaring middle eastern music late at night.
    Not tired of: Pandora’s jazzy love music, the smell of my newborn’s breath, the stink of my almost-two-year-old’s feet, my hubby on paternity leave, baking anything :)

    My badass name: Gem (remember her?), I just gotta find some badass earrings like hers

  75. Just found your blog about a month ago and I love it.
    Things I’m tired of: feeling tired all the time, clutter all over my house, feeling the work mom guilt, feeding tube, and my winter coat
    Things I’m not tired of: Gabe’s crazy front tooth everytime he smiles, Gabe, my husband, and I laughing all at the same time, my Northern KY DS support group, outdoor market on saturday mornings, tall skinny almond lattes.

  76. I’m tired of:
    – Mondays
    – Charlie Sheen
    – Winter. Chicago is freezing!
    – Middle of the night pregnancy trips to the bathroom
    – Dirty dishes

    I’m not tired of:
    – Feeling my baby kick
    – Rice chex. My favorite pregnancy food!
    – The days getting longer
    – Ice cream- even if it’s cold outside
    – Sleep :)

    Love the oh!

  77. “sometimes, that’s all you got.” see you. get you. feel you. hear you. love moms together. good to know we’re not alone. have a great weekend.

  78. Tired of: puppy pooping on the floor, snow, cold mornings, diapers at night, wearing a coat
    Not tired of: NO diapers during the day! the kids laughing at the puppy running back and forth across the floor, Starbucks sweetened black Iced Tea, My daddy, pictures of Nella’s Oh face :)

  79. Great pictures!!!! You little ones keep getting cuter and cuter.
    Tired: Pulling weeds, stepping on crushed up crackers, teething babies, sweat pants, hating my daddy for dying 6 months ago

    Not tired of: Reading your blog of course, flip-flops, diet cherry Pepsi, my daughters long hair, my sons hands on my face, as he stares at me

  80. Tired of…A sore throat, “morning” sickness, tired, my job, not being able to spend every second with my little diva
    Not Tired of…My lil “super herooooo”, Watching ultrasounds, hearing unborn heartbeats, watching my daughter point to my tummy and proudly proclaim to the entire grocery store: BABY TUMMY!, Husband turned sicknurse, Parents to the babysitting rescue, best friends

    :)

  81. mmm Dunkin Donuts coffee :)

    I think I will take your tired of versus not tired of and make me a post – hope you don’t mind πŸ˜‰

    Oh yeah I need to find my inner badass apparently she is in hiding :/

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  83. Tired of: changes to my husband’s deployment schedule, laundry, unreliable car, being away from family and not having air conditioning in the house.

    Not tired of: Sudden rain showers, rainbows over the mountains, the smell of scentsy all over my house, my husband’s hugs and kisses and being able to skype with family back home.

  84. I’m tired of: michigan snow (although i know i’ll be excited to have it back again in november!), cleaning my house for potential buyers, abstaining from wine, winter coats, and facebook.
    i’m NOT tired of: my screen door being open!, feeling my baby move around in my tummy, watching my two beautiful boys play outside, maternity clothes, and SPRING!
    my inner badass? “loretta.”

  85. Tired of: snow, muddy dog paws, my hair cut, a wittle runny nose, coats
    Not tired of: Starbucks fraps, my little man learning to walk with his little fingers wrapped around ours, Keegan loving her “bes’ family eber”, planning a first birthday party.

    My inner badass has had a name for a few years now and it’s Sasha. Now tell me she isn’t badass with a name like that.

  86. I am seriously tired of drama, writing papers, jumping through hoops, unclogging toilets jammed with little army men, and snow that will not melt.

    I am not tired of nail polish so pink it’s annoying, lemon sorbet, tiny footsteps, sipping coffee in the morning through sleepy eyes while I watch my kids play, and, your blog!! :) Have a great weekend! <3

  87. Tell me 5 things you’re tired of: Dishes, moody 3 year olds who don’t know what they are even crying about but expect you to fix it, the media blowing everything out of proportion, driving in the city, having to pee even 2 minutes.

    and 5 things you’re not: 3 year old hugs and kisses, feeling the baby moving around, how big of a dork our dog is when we walk in the door, homemade vanilla bean pudding!

  88. 5 things I’m tired of:

    1. drama
    2. hospice for my dad, they are not helping.
    3. laundry
    4. not having a cook. I need one. ha!
    5. ghetto cars driving by my house vibrating my walls and waking up my baby.

    5 things I’m NOT tired of:

    1. kisses from my son
    2. taking endless pictures of things I love.
    3. hot tamales
    4. Thomas the Train
    5. excitement for what is to come

  89. Not tired of: blogs with funny stories, breathtaking pictures and awesome products, hearing Jay count to 10, rearranging furniture, the produce section and iTunes

    Most definately tired of: SNOW!, ice, cold, screaming, and ice cream

  90. I was so happy to see this post today, so here we go….
    Tired of- never ending piles of laundry, marking that never ends, piles of paper that I keep piling:), deadlines, no holidays until Easter and waiting for Spring.
    Never tired of- 1)sleepy hello’s, 2)shining sparkly eyes that tell me my babes are happy, healthy and full of a zest for life, 3)hearing the call- Mom, momma, MOMMA! 4) A good latte with the perfect amount of foam 4)friends 5)Road trips!

  91. WhatDoesTheFutureHold said…
    Tired of: homework, empty mascara tubes, catching colds, not enough time in the day, the lottery machine always getting me to give it another dollar, and alarms.

    Not tired of: the weekend, clean sheets, starburst jellybeans,warm weather, and spring flowers.

    Have a great weekend.

    Melissa

    ps. this made me smile,
    nothing-but-so-very-something

  92. Tired of: my 2nd graders not being kind to each other, not getting enough sleep, rain, cooking :(, and stressing over things that don’t matter.

    Not tired of: my nephew (the cutest baby you have ever seen! I can’t write this without smiling), sunshine and springtime, weekend mornings with coffee, dancing and singing in the car with the windows down, and being with the people I love.

  93. Tired of…. feeling sorry for myself, not being able to play like crazy with my kids, not being able to have my kids climb up on my lap and snuggle, missing my husband, breast cancer

    Things I am not tired of…. guts, knowing that this will pass, sunny days, my babies, my life!

    My Kick-Ass alter ego – Maeve – she’s been awesome recently!

  94. Tired of… winter, my husband’s deployment, doing laundry, school work, and the trash truck coming at 5am.

    So not tired of…. hour long skype convos with the hubby, half backed ice cream, the dog park, the snoring serenade of my doggies, training on the Labor and Delivery floor (holding brand spankin’ new babies all day can NEVER get old).

  95. Tired of:

    Teething babies
    Green pine pollen on EVERYTHING
    Waking up early for school days
    Clutter
    Deployments

    NOT Tired of:

    Warm afternoons
    A glass (or 2) of wine after bedtime
    Timmy’s fake sneezes
    Playing slug bug with Layla
    Tassimo Starbucks discs

  96. Tired of…dirty snow, my 16 yr.old sons smelly feet, crabby people, tight jeans, dingy window screens.
    Not Tired of…waking up next to my best friend, my daughter practicing her musical songs, Cooper’s(my Golden)soft ears, McD’s diet coke, new pink bra!

  97. Let’s see…

    I am tired of…reality tv, dreary weather, no naptimes, only having one car, and feeling overwhelmed.

    I am not tired of…my new craft area, sweets, my morning coffee, daylight savings, and sunny days.

  98. Tired of: snow, tantrums, sweeping the floor 3 times a day, digestion problems, tragic world events

    Not tired of: Jesus, my husband, my kids, sunshine, chocolate chip cookies

    I always love your pictures! :)

  99. Love how you can just put your finger on it!

    Tired of Charlie Sheen, gas prices, too-tight pants, laundry, and not knowing what I want to be when I grow up.

    Not tired of the one-on-one conversations I get to have with my kids during the crazy carpool hours, watching my kid score a goal and look around to see if I saw, spring evenings on the deck while the kids play in the back yard, lunch with good friends, and when my husband looks at me above the conversation and we know exactly what the other is thinking.

  100. tired of: not getting enough sleep, my guys getting sick, my weight, drama

    not tired of: my guys, dr. pepper, 30 rock on netflix, baking

    my inner badass is my roller derby alter ego- missed congeniality.

  101. I am tired of the cold pool at swim lessons, the WAY too loud alarm clock I bought for my husband (working on that), worrying, my messy house, not having enough time.

    I am not tired of: the baby signing “more” when we tickle him, his fake laugh and inquisitive look he uses to get attention, watching his sense of humor emerge and grow, my husband just being, and the way the weather changes at the drop of a hat around here.

  102. Just change your “you”‘s to “ye”‘s and you’ll have an honest to God Irish blessing there. :)

  103. Tired of: having a sickie in the house, cat fur everywhere, dirty dishes, rain, wet doggie feet (cause of the rain)

    Not tired of: my beautiful girlies, sewing, rearranging the house, cooking fun stuff, eating fun stuff!

  104. Tired of: Charlie Sheen, my mother in law;),dirty snow on the ground,tension headaches,American Idol.
    Not tired of: my son’s smile,finger painting,iced coffee from dunkins made just right,little bus poking up from above mentioned dirty snow.

    My inner badass name:Ruby Madison….oh, wait…that’s my inner stipper name;)

  105. duh…I meant “buds” poking from dirty snow;)

  106. tired of: my 2-year-old screaming NOOO!!!!, muffin top jeans, hearing about Glee, blowing up 100 balloons for tomorrow’s birthday party, toddlers in pageants

    not tired of: white wine, sour cream glazed donuts, grey’s anatomy, movie dates with the hubs, knee-high boots

  107. Tired of: the house I thought I’d be living in for about 2 years (I thought that 6 years ago and am still living in it), Charlie Sheen, cleaning the house that I’m tired of living in, bad things happening to people that I love, stink bugs

    Not tired of: my husband, watching the progress of our house that is finally being built, looking forward to going away with my sister next weekend, my 3 1/2 month old nephew (I just adore him), the anticipation of all of the organization that I’ll be able to do in our new house

  108. Love this post!

    Tired of:
    laundry (5 people/3 boys = lots)
    my upper respiratory infection
    brown, leafless trees
    high gas prices
    my ghostly white limbs (need sun!)

    Never tired of:
    my boys making each other laugh
    hot chamomile & honey tea
    my husband’s cooking
    reading blogs and shopping Etsy
    warm bubble baths

    Thanks for giving me a new Etsy shop to browse – LOVE her stuff and that necklace is fabulous!

  109. My list is a bit different, but :

    tired of : managing staff, delhi belly, a high schooler who won’t apply himself, dogs that think the indoors is their personal toilet and spoiled people around me

    NOT tired of : a project that absolutely energizes me everytime I work on it, coffee in the morning with coffee creamer that we packed in a suitcase to bring with us from the U.S., looking for the perfect dream house in Florida, my littles giggling while they make crafts together and the colors of India.

  110. tired of: flies, thinking about losing weight, the dryer drowning out the movie i’m trying to watch, reading about sick children, my hair style

    no tired of: how happy my boy makes me, the cool breeze blowing in through the window, my new laptop, the pretty fabric i got in the mail, being blessed

  111. Tired of: the weather not making up it’s mind whether it is spring or winter, endless loads of laundry, salt stained cars, cold viruses, winter boots.

    Not tired of: mommy kisses, the sight of grass after a long winter, baby belly laughs, walks with the kids, bubble baths

  112. I’m still thinking about Lainey in that rubber band thing! Can’t believe she did it.

    tired of…people being judgmental, cleaning up dinner by myself, the stomach bug, tantrums, and piles of stuff

    never tired of ….my nightly bowl of ice cream, picking out Mallory’s outfits, chardonnay, girls dinners, and Starbucks

  113. Tired of…SNOW, cold weather, lack of sun, laundry and dishes!

    Not tired of…my sons laughter, thinking of my trip South, toys all over the floor, being a SAHM and inspiring blogs like yours!!!!

  114. Tired of: boots, spreadsheets, a motorcycle in my family room (don’t ask), running out of chocolate, potty training accidents.

    Not tired of: Late-afternoon jaunts to the beach, watching Alex pick every bloom out of my garden, her precious little voice, crafting, keeping my glass half full.

    Your badass sounds like she would be a great roller derby queen.

    -Jennifer from Annapolis

  115. Tired of: stomach aches, not sleeping well, asthma, never-ending dishes, small paychecks

    Never tired of: snuggling with babies at work, sunshine, the hope spring brings, date nights, baking in my kitchen

  116. Tired of:
    Rain
    The attack on Public Education
    Dishes
    3,000,000 basketball games
    Sore Throats

    Not Tired of:
    Hilarious kid quotes
    Anthropologie
    Liz Lemon
    Soup
    Cozy sheets

  117. Tired of: Feeling tired, cooking dinner, bad service, not feeling like I measure up, procrastinating

    Not tired of: Hearing I love you, Grey’s Anatomy, Bruno Mars, crafting, cuddling my girls

  118. First off, I can’t help but take second glances at Nella’s photos because she is starting to look older and older. Dare I say she’s loosing her “baby-ness” features, and heading towards toddler looks?! My daughter is almost 16 months and I catch myself staring at her thinking the same exact thing. Let’s freeze time, shall we?

    Okay, now:
    Tired of…picking up toys all day long, Dishes, Spring Break (down here, it’s a killer– too much traffic!), Spring Cleaning (are you catching the drift here? I hate cleaning), Barking dogs.
    Not Tired of…Waking up with both of my children in our bed, Sewing, Code Red Mountain Dew, Pictures.

    My inner badass? Barbara (I totally just made that up! But, me like.)

  119. Tired of: realizing just how many snacks I just ate, workin late, my husband workin even later, running out of money, paying bills

    Not tired of: dog walks in this beautiful weather, hanging out with friends, Trailer Park Boys, tomatillos, gardening

  120. Tired of: going to bed too late even though i tell myself Every. Single. Morning that i swear i’m gonna go to bed earlier tonight!, dishes, laundry piles, snow, winter jackets to put on kids x3.
    Not tired of: waking up to 3 sweet sleepy-haired loves, learning more about photography, staying up late with friends, holding hands with my man, looking for the good in everything.
    and, my inner badass was named about 5 years ago by some friends and the name kinda stuck: vanessa. :) love the jewelry!

  121. Tired of: cold weather, worrying about money, worrying in general, rushing around, people who are disrespectful

    Not tired of: Mag’s laughing fits, snuggles, sharing a laugh with the hubs, Shamrock Shakes, dreaming about the summer

    Really feel like I could write a few hundred things that I am NOT tired of, and I actually struggled with the Tired of list. I really like that!

    And my badass persona name? Molly….and I have no idea why!

  122. Oh, I needed this today!

    Tired of: Being sick five times in six weeks. I currently have bronchitis. Blah.

    Not tired of: my 7 month old being in the Puff stage. I love the Puffs stage and the constant entertainment that it brings during meal times!

    I’ll get to working on my inner bad-ass, but i have a feeling her name is Jamocha (as in, a jamocha shake from Arby’s). Please tell me they still make them.

  123. Tired of…kid 1 suddenly waking at 4am every night, cold weather, laundry,
    Not tired of…little girl’s devious smile, naptime with my babies, Coke Zero, baking, preschool grape juice stains

  124. Tired of: being tired, negative Nellies, dirty houses that don’t clean themselves, dog hair, gas prices.

    Not tired of: hanging with my homeys, friday night pizzas, my happy kids, fresh coffee by the cup (or two!) full, red wine.

  125. Tired of…. doctors appointments and waiting rooms, whining kids, not enough hours in a day, runny noses

    Not tired of… waking up to a smilin- cooing baby, random drop everything trips to the pool or front yard, snuggles with a twin under each arm and the princess alseep on my chest, and staying up late just to kiss late night working husband good night.

  126. tired of: laundry, homework, terrible drivers thatscarethepoopoutofmebydrivingtooclose, inconsiderateness, winter

    not tired of: cloth diapers, my twinkies’ fuzzy heads, ring slings, my love falling into the role of daddy oh so well, making my girls laugh

  127. Tonight my eyes are smiling at your Irish-ish blessing. I needed that.

    Tired of: whining, wedding planning (baaaad bride! BAD!), being exhausted

    Not Tired of: the laughing that comes after the whines, looking at wedding cack (ahhhh that’s better Bride!) the quiet that falls over the house after bed time. My favorite time of day that leads to my exhaustion.

    Just can’t win? Or totally winning? Mostly.

  128. Tired of people complaining, not getting out enough, procrastinating, gas prices and rude people
    Not tired of my girls lovin’ on me and each other, my 1 1/2 year old feeding me soggy Cheerios (kinda gross but it’s still sweet, lol), my 5 year olds excitement when I pick her up from pre-k, watching Noggin while cuddling with my girls

  129. Tired of- grocery stores, messy car, dishes, pregnancy-induced tiredness, and snow

    Not tired of- photography, feeling my baby kick in my belly, listening to my 3 yr. old and 2 yr. old having conversations, my husband (5 yr anniversary today!), cadbury chocolate eggs!

    love Nella’s little rainbow leggins!!!

  130. Tired of…. MI weather that can’t make up it’s mind, pregnancy related heartburn, endless laundry, Charlie Sheen, gas prices

    Not tired of… my toddlers newest phrase “of course!”, my 8yr olds love of the outdoors, feeling my unborn baby girl having a dance party, Coffemate Italian Sweet Cream creamer, late night grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

  131. Tired of: my island being a catch-all, frozen food, the flu/strep/lice/illness du jour that keeps hitting every single kid my kids play with, my husbands phone ringing, cleaning kitty litter.

    Not tired of: The unknown bulbs that are coming up, digging in the dirt with my kids, the smell of rain, giggling kids, vacation!

  132. Tired of : neverending laundry, snowpiles that will just not melt, not being able to sleep, beige walls (I hear ya Kelle!), and getting bills in the mail

    Not Tired of : the sound of Liam laughing to an imaginary friend on the phone, my puppy snoring, the sound of rain outside, Tim Hortons Iced Cappuchinos and starting to plan my first summer garden :)

  133. Tired of… gloomy days, laundry, ill-fitting jeans, unkept nails, laundry (Yes, I am that tired of it.)

    Not tired of… baby laughter, white mochas, raspberries, chubby baby thighs, and baby raspberries.

  134. Omgsh! I loove tin city! We used to vacation with my parents in Naples and that was a favorite spot to go shop and hang out!! Go Betty!

  135. Good for you for going out, even when you weren’t feeling it! :)

    I’m tired of…
    cold winter weather,
    high gas prices,
    feeling like I want to eat everything in sight,
    dry skin from cold weather,
    and
    hair on the bathroom floor. Eww.

  136. Tired of: changing diapers (6 straight years, thankyouverymuch), washing dishes, oak pollen, car trouble, whining.

    NOT tired of: listening to my kids talk (to me or each other, doesn’t matter), coffee!, your lovely and inspiring blog, sewing, sunshine.

  137. Tired of: winter, Charlie Sheen, re-runs of Grey’s Anatomy, anything Jersey Shore related and my daughter throwing all her food on the floor.

    Not tired of: open mouth baby kisses on my cheek, the hilarious things my 3 year old says, Coffee, the fact that I have the best friends in the world, enjoying moments of silence while rocking my baby in the dark.

  138. re-read nella’s birth story for like the 9th time over on babycenter. it never fails to make me cry…. so honest, sweet, touching…. and i think the story is even better now, over a year later, because we have seen the joy nella has brought to the world. like your sister told you that night, you are so lucky to be nella’s momma.
    and we are lucky that you share your beautiful world w/ us.

  139. OK, here goes:

    tired of: bad drivers, stress, negativity (ha!), humidity, and clutter

    not tired of: cool weather, sunshine, productivity, chinese buffets, and a great pair of heels

  140. tired of: recovering from my stroke, of being depressed from brain trauma, my annoying sister-in-law, my daughter getting up before 5, having to wear an ankle brace so I can’t wear cute shoes

    never tired of: my girls kisses, reading, taking pictures, comedy shows like the office, your blog

  141. So tired of: Winter coats, runny noses, muddy floors, Charlie Sheen interviews, being tired. Will never get tired of: Warm chocolate chip cookies, the smell of the ocean, the sound of my son’s laughter, my husband’s hugs, being a mom.

  142. Tired of : writer’s block, stray chin hairs (ew!), scattered water cups, cats trying to escape the safety of the house and a 4-year old who keeps forgetting her manners.

    Not tired of: a 4-year old who says “I love you” approximately eleventy-billion times a day, a husband who calls me baby, a cat who curls up around my head and purrs, sunshine and strawberry butter.

  143. Tired of: Winter, the Recession, high gas prices, dusting when there’s really no point- it just comes back, school days.

    NOt tired of: Baby giggles, girl clothes, sunshine, bare feet, vacation planning

  144. Tired of: The Wonder Pets, dirty laundry, Facebook, muddy driveways, early morning wake-up calls from the baby monitor

    Not tired of: lemon-scented hand cream, Converse sneakers, Reese’s peanut butter eggs, Jimmy Fallon, and playing the Beatles’ “Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da” at least a dozen times so my daughter can sing along from her carseat

  145. Tired of: being tired, hearing people complain about their job, my clothes, cold weather, cooking

    Not tired of: My toddler in sunglasses, family, watching movies with the hubs, playing cars with my boy, planning his birthday party.

  146. Tired of: cleaning the kitchen table and floor, snow, scheduled weekends, car seats, finding matching socks

    Not tired of: my daughter`s budding vocabulary, the hope of spring, watching my dad heal, chats with girlfriends, oh what the heck – coffee

  147. Love the pictures as always!! Especially the few of Nella holding on to the bench standing…your girls are beautiful!

    5 things I’m tired of…
    -gas prices going up
    -people that are insensitve to others feelings
    -cold wintery weather
    -not sleeping through the night
    -not being able to motivate myself to exercise more and eat more healthy.

    5 things I’m NOT tired of…
    -my two chihuahuas that I treat like humans…lol, I love my girls!
    -the little bit of spring weather we got to see this week, it was such a tease, I even can now see the buds getting ready to bloom on our bradford pear trees!!
    -making family memories, I love cherish every moment I have with them.
    -The Bachelor…I love this show, it’s such a guilty pleasure, sad that this Monday is the last show for this season.
    -Rich n Charlies spaghetti…it’s so good I could eat it EVERYDAY!

  148. Tired of: not being inspired to workout and working.

    Not tired of my children!

  149. Tired of… Basketball, cold weather, closed windows, books ending, and being too far from family.
    Not tired of… Sunshine, cuddles, my loving hubby, running, and new baby vocabulary.
    P.S. I named my inner badass J-Yo, and she’s a total diva! :-)

  150. I have to tell you how much I love your blog! I love your pictures and your writing style. It’s all so clear and real, no pretense, no trying to be something. It just is…great. I found you last week and have been checking everyday for more. The first post I read was the one where your daughter pulled herself up to stand, it made me cry. I have 2 kids, a boy and a girl. My daughter is around the same age as your older one. Both of my kids have difficulties and may soon be diagnosed, but are wonderful and special and fill my life with such joy. When I read your post I felt I could relate on a certain level and I really appreciate you sharing. Thank you.

  151. Tired of: Too much month at the end of the money, door to door salesmen that ring the bell during naptime, car trouble, forgetting to buy a Mr. Clean magic eraser while at the store…again, and carpenter bees.

    NOT tired of: Regular cokes during said naptime, the way my 8th month old will rest his head on my shoulder while he’s on my hip, fresh laundry washed in Gain, crickets chirping on the porch, and realizing that 7 months have passed and my husband is still CANCER FREE, yeah baby!!!

  152. I’m tired of being tired!!! And laundry, and my 2 year old’s whining, of never feeling caught up, and my foot pain.

    I am not tired of hearing my 2 year old talk to his teddy bear, having a hubby that adores me, sunshine, my baby’s new head shake when he hears music, and flip-flop weather.

    I needed this post today. I need to dig deep and find my tough-girl…I think I’ll name her Olga!

    Check out this video of Levi drinking from a straw & being totally surprised each time he gets some water. Hilarious!! You’ll have to scroll to the end of my March 15 post. http://secondtimearound-vernyvern.blogspot.com/

  153. Tired of….being tired, petty bs, worry, Charlie Sheen, nagging when I want to be encouraging (coming off a couple of irritating weeks…sorta shows, huh?)

    Not tired of…..my girls making each other laugh, being in my house with those who mean the most, walking, fabulous weather, making really good comfort food

  154. Tired of…
    A dirty microwave, unpainted toe nails, my ant infested car (gross!), overpriced drinks and my ancient cell phone with an antenna if you can believe that!

    Nor tired of…
    Tiny baby feet, a constant stream of visitors, sea breezes, double kayaks, and saturday morning french toast

    She’s named Lola.

  155. First let me say from here on out you are not allowed to post without a Nella “O”, cause I look forward to them more than anything!!!!

    Five things I’m tired of:

    Laundry baskets that never empty

    Trying to lose 10 lbs and getting NOWHERE.

    News on Charlie Sheen, who cares!

    The same boring food.

    Waking up for school mornings, I need summer vacation!!!

    Five things I’m not tired of:

    Hearing my kids laughing together.

    My afternoon snack of Hot Tamales.

    Thrift stores with good finds.

    Having my parents live right next door!!

    Good health!!

  156. Im tired of…. reality tv (in all forms), the stack of boxes in my basement I havent unpacked yet, sickness (again, in all forms), temper tantrums, and feeling like Im always waiting for the other ball to drop.

    Not tired of… the promise of spring, watching my baby girl grow up so fast right in front of me, flip flops, getting more involved in the weimaraner rescue, and getting back to the fun-loving relationship my husband and I used to have!

  157. tired of: work, car trouble, cold weather, basketball, bills

    not tired of: Coconut frozen yogurt, exercising, finally wearing heels, shopping, looking at recipes.

  158. tired of..old dirty snow, homework, to-do lists, making dinner

    not tired of…redecorating, tj maxx, a cold beer, chocolate and free jewelry!
    Happy weekend!

  159. Tired of: My youngest daughter’s cough; grey skies; doing the laundry; picking up toys.

    Not tired of: both my daughter’s laugh; the sun; looking at pictures I took on our Florida vacation; re-decorating my house; seeing pictures of Nella’s “oh face.”

  160. Go Betty Go!

    Ok…

    Tired of…hacking coughs, baby ear drops, husband going out of town, cleaning the litter box (almost wish I was preggers again so I could get out of doing it) and figuring out what’s for dinner.

    Not tired of…baby giggles, birthday party planning, kick boxing, kid cuddles and watching my fav shows w/o interruption (Can you say GLEE sing a long).

    Have a great weekend. :-)

  161. Tired of…sharing my husband with Afghanistan, Taylor Swift, dusting, required reading, having adult braces.

    Not tired of…chasing my 14-month-old, getting mail, Colder Weather, The Office, making lists.

  162. I have NEVER seen Real Housewives! Guess I’m not missing anything, huh?

    I’m tired of this cold that’s plaguing me, living with my mother-in-law, my crappy cell phone service, rain, and more rain.

    I’m NOT tired of thinking about moving in two weeks, (yey!), reading your blog!, roasted asparagus, my oversized hoodie, or seeing my two-year-old run to the front door when he hears his daddy’s car pull into the drive. Good stuff.

  163. Tired of Chicago weather, runny noses, waking up feeling groggy, laundry, and my messy car.

    Things I will never get tired of: my 2 and 1/2 year olds giggles and amazement with things, cuddles and baby babbles from my 3 month old, the thought of spring, chocolate, and running.

    Love the post…I think I need to find my inner badass πŸ˜‰

  164. tired of: my dog reverting back to puppyhood and peeing on my carpet, endless cleaning, research papers, jerks at work, and dingy clothes

    in loooove with: sunny days, wedding planning with my dude, cold skim milk, lunch with friends, planning the future

  165. not tired of: yoga, creating balance in my life, beautiful texas spring weather, loving my job, coffee 2 times a day

    tired of: people continually making bad decisions, people being mean for no reason, lack of humanity, lack of respect, debt

    I think my inner badass would be named Gretchen. It seems appropriate somehow.
    Have a lovely weekend with your girls!

  166. Tired of: finding areas I forgot to dust, heaps of laundry, having one more week of work before vacation, RAIN, the tangles of wire & cable under my husband’s desk

    Not Tired of: my little family, dance central night, heaps of dogs, ordering pizza instead of cooking, making bunting all day every day

  167. If you walk down the sidewalk from 41 towards Tin City (on the side walk at the end of the parking lot) my hand-print is on that sidewalk-I am the M..that is my inner badass and she needs to come out and play at 2 am again soon :)

  168. Tired of: family drama, counting calories, low salary, dishes and spiders.
    Not tired of: snuggling with hubby, hot showers, coco puffs, my mom and pillows.
    My bad-butt name shall be Joan :)

  169. Tired of…..laundry, getting this house in order to sell, cold weather, the same lightbulbs burning out, and the music local radio plays.

    Not tired of….my 3 year old son climbing in bed with me in the middle of the night, my 18 month old daughter’s freakishly large vocabulary, coffee with heavy cream, searching floorplans for the house we want to build, obsessing over dresses at modcloth.com

    My inner badass is named Phoebe.

  170. Your green beer makes my mouth water.

    Tired of…cold/flu season, bipolar weather patterns, my post-pregnancy figure, 5 day work weeks, Charlie Sheen

    Not tired of…Real Housewives (HA! I LOVE THEM), March Madness (ROCK CHALK, BABY!), the promise of spring, my incredible baby boy, my cat who has finally forgiven me for bring that incredible baby boy home :)

  171. Tired of- bad friends, traffic and husband being out of town..

    not tired of- spending time outside, swimming pools, sun screened babies and flip flops..

  172. Tired of: Headaches, my hubs leaving pens in his pants and ruining clothes in the wash, pollen, my hair (need a new do), being tired!!

    Not tired of: New books, taking my little one outside to play, sandals, taking pictures, nice hot baths!

    Oh, and my inner badass has a name…it’s Sasha. That was what my mother was going to name me, instead she chose something else. But I still like to say that when I’m being a totally different person, it’s Sasha that’s out to play. πŸ˜‰

  173. Tired of…snow, laundry that sits folded…in baskets…not put away, my hair, stepping on toys, dark dingy basement.

    Not tired of…little laughing girls, sleeping, bulbs sprouting, playing angry birds, greek salads with chicken.

  174. Tired of: achy jaw from wisdom tooth removal, never ending laundry, icy roads, waiting for an exciting package in the mail, runny noses.

    not tired of: fuzzy baby hair tickling my face, curiosity of my kids, great music, the smell of a freshly washed kiddo, my lovely husband and the way he loves our brood.

  175. Not tired of: my daughter, my husband, photoshop, blogging, my camera

    Tired of: my weight, this house, feeling tired, bugs in general, depressing people

  176. Tired of: Mounds of laundry that won’t ever end; dust bunnies; cramps; grey hair; dog hairs on the comforters.

    Not Tired of: Changing baby diapers; picking up my husband’s laundry that always seems to miss the hamper; weekend time; ice cream; and mall trips!

  177. not tired of:
    my boys
    cooking for my boys
    visiting my youngest at college
    my boys
    my boys

    tired of:
    snow
    food shopping
    shoveling snow
    winter coats
    waiting for spring

    xoxocathy

  178. Tired of:
    hipsters
    infertility
    pale skin
    ginormous SUVs
    fuzzy mobile uploads on fb

    Not tired of:
    farmers’ markets
    l’amour
    the word ya’ll
    Johnny Cash
    Paying it forward…

  179. five things I’m tired of: wearing coats, people judging people, being far away from my best friend, paying tuition, and over-analyzing.

    five things I’m NOT tired of: Seeing my boyfriend’s name on my caller ID, my cat’s kitten-like meow, baking, hugs from my neices, my new hairstyle. :)

    My badass name is Bonita. That was my mom’s name, and she recently passed away. She was totally BA sometimes, and taught us to be too! All women have moments!

  180. Tired of: red lights, sneezing from pollen, pregnancy tiredness, leftovers, not sleeping through the night
    Not tired of: decaf coffee, reading your blog, taking pictures, s’mores over the fire and watching the OWN network

  181. Oh! I so needed to read that post today! I’m totally having an “I’m not feeling it” kinda night.

    Five things I’m tired of: sweeping, emptying the dishwasher…loading the dishwasher!!…cleaning up random piles of paper that seem to be EVERYWHERE, and spots on my computer screen.

    Five things I’m not tired of: Rocking my bubs to sleep at night, the silly expression he gets when he tastes prunes, licorice, night time baths, long walks by the ocean.

    Have a great weekend! :)

  182. Tired of: Laundry, homework, headaches, job hunting, worrying

    Not tired of: Nephews, my kitty, cupcakes, the ocean, traveling

  183. Tired of: blowing my nose, hangnails, endless dust on my floors, vegetable strikes, & my kitchen

    Not tired of: hearing my little guy try to say mama, trips to the zoo, seeing sunshine again, walks outside, road trip anticipation

  184. Tired of: People who carry around a false sense of entitlement like a weapon, women feeling worthless because they’re not thin, huge earthquakes rocking the globe, scrubbing toilets, and thinking of things I’m tired of.

    Not tired of: Fashionable rain boots, good friends, living by a lake, Rapunzel parties, and reading amazing books.

    Tell Betty I say hi.

  185. Tired of: snow, cold, germs, boots, mittens

    Not tired of: holding 3 year old hands, doggy kisses, peanut butter m&ms, soup, comfy pants

    Have a great weekend!

  186. tired of the rain, whining,the dinners I come up with, my hairstyle, tv shows.
    Not tired of My husband, my 3 kids, Starbuck’s coffee, American Idol, and photography.

  187. “May the blessed badass that dwells within you deliver when you need her most. Amen.”

    the baptist girl in me couldn’t help hearing at the end of this, “and all God’s people said, Amen.”

    :)

    happy week-ending your way too.

  188. Tired of: waiting for the grey chilly weather to end, hearing about world crises on the news, finding out about another couple you least expected it from getting divorced, telling my kids over and over that jammies don’t need to go in the laundry every single day, and 20 extra pounds.
    Not Tired Of: This blog, writing in my own blog, kissing my sweet 4 year old’s forehead, laughing at the dinner table at my 10 yr olds dramatic ways, helping my almost 13 yr old learn how to wear eyeshadow.

  189. Tired of: rain, insomnia, sciatica, stiffness, not having any cute earrings.

    Not tired of: being pregnant, feeling baby kicks, spring break, cloth diaper shopping, Grey’s Anatomy (how did it take me so long to discover it?!)

  190. Kelle, I love the Irish Blessing! lol! And I love that your have named your inner bad ass Betty. My mom’s name is Betty and she is indeed a bad ass. She’s someone I’ll never get tired of, which leads me to your proposed question (didn’t you love that segway!? I wonder if the View is hiring…)…

    Sick Of: Doing laundry, working out, eating uber healthy, trying to declutter closets (I think our clothes are reproducing in there!), and Charlie Sheen

    Still in love with: Cuddles from my babies, pillow talk with my hubby, party planning for birthday that don’t come until this Fall, apple-cinnamon candles (even though I feel like I should switch to a “springy scent”), day dreaming

  191. I just re-read Nella’s birth story and cried again! :-)

    Tired of: Wishy-washy Chicago weather, being sick, dirty laundry, Jersey Shore, Katy Perry

    Not tired of: My son’s laughter, Family Guy, cheesecake, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, My son’s kisses!

  192. tired of… icky weather, my wanting everything to be in ship shape, feeling tired, picking up cheerios everywhere I go, kid’s shows :)

    Not tired of… watching my girls play together (nicely!), my tulips I just planted, being near family, hearing my husband come through the door after work and thinking oh thank God, and nice rainbows that come after a nice shower

  193. My inner badass – Wanda!!
    Tired of- Being at home nights w/out my hubby, taking the dog out in the rain with baby Kyrsten strapped to the front of me, being depressed, not seeing my mom, and the rain…
    Not tired of – my baby girl’s beautiful smile, the look that my husband gives me when he sees me, the sunshine on my face, my girlfriends, and family!

  194. Let’s see I am tired of finding hairballs on my floor 5 minutes after I’ve swept, dogs that like to play in the sprinklers then jump on my bed, folding laundry, putting away dishes, unpredictable sleepless nights.

    I am not tired of sweet sighs from my little one during those sleepless nights, my new car with trunk space, cool windy days, oreo cakesters, Starbucks!

    Love that necklace!

  195. I love knowing that you and your little ones don’t have to bundle up in coats and boots to get outside! We’re just waiting to rock our spring outfits!
    I’m so tired of the rain, of baby waking up every hour from midnight until seven and of job searching. But I’m not tired of watching my baby explore, bath time and my baby giving her “beauty queen” wave to every single person we see :)

  196. tired of: being tired, being broke, being cranky, cold weather, being a little lonely

    not tired of: my Lily girl, spring, my beautiful nieces, tender mercies, giggly 3 year olds

  197. Tired of: the baby’s near-constant cold this winter, mother guilt, cold toes, fighting myself to actually get out and run, my nails always looking like they need attention

    Not tired of: the smell of spring sneaking in, the baby laughing when his big sister laughs because he worships her, that feeling when a run is over, that feeling when I’m running and my power song comes on, driving with the sun roof open!

    My bad ass name: I don’t know, but she calls me a doof on a regular basis!

  198. Tired of: The seemingly constant pain that comes with the end of a pregnancy. Dishes having to be washed by hand. Dust bunnies that continue to lurk around the corners of the house even after sweeping only yesterday. Stuff lying around the house that doesn’t belong. Having to take naps every day when there is so much I want to do.
    Not tired of: The fact that soon number two will be with us. My little Suzie’s sweet, happy face. My Loving Husband. The continueing warmer weather in Manitoba Canada. sewing new projects.

  199. Tired of…folding laundry, cleaning the bathroom, my printer never working, Charlie Sheen, spiders
    Not tired of…Pretzel M&M’s, Angry Birds, Gilmore Girls, Blogging, Jewelry making

  200. I’m tired of:
    heavy coats
    wet boots
    mis-matched gloves
    Stocking caps
    and
    Static rising hair

    Not-Tired of:
    Coffee, My 4 year old drumming on everything (makes me laugh), my 6 year old asking me to play, my baby learning to say Nite nite over and over
    My husband always wanting a kiss

    Love the pics of the girls….makes me hopeful that summer will come soon.

  201. Tired of: snow, cold wind, the Bachelor/Bachelorette (I’m that person), going to bed too late, laundry piles

    Not tired of: spring breezes, flip flops, Harrison’s hair that sticks straight up, family trips, gelato

    My badass is named Roxy – sounds powerful and fun all at once. I have those days too and you’re right, once you’re out everything ends up wonderful and you’re so glad you got out of bed.

  202. love.

    tired of… snow, cold temps, nothing to do, the stuffy smell inside the house from a long winter, and cleaning.

    not tired of… temps starting to get warmer and the sun coming out, my cats chasing each other around, my husband looking adorable in his new work clothes, Mexican food, and photography.

  203. hello badass betty i am badass bertha;) tired of:the cold(idaho yikes),not eating sugar or cofee(i ridiculously gave them up fo lent)basketball,cooking,never finishing the laundry.
    not tired of:the smell of my newborns breath,etsy,phone calls with girlfriends,birthdays(mine is tomorrow,roadtrips were going on one tomorrow;)

  204. Tired of: Laundry never being done, dust bunnies under the bed, being a full time working mom.

    Not tired of: planning my 3 year old’s b-day party, diet coke, 20 flavors of coffee creamers, life!

  205. sheesh. got caught up in the badass prayer and forgot to name 5 things..

    tired of: keeping ppl on american idol that can’t sing. convincing my son to take a shower. tan-less skin. bills. living far from my family.

    not tired of: my son. my three girls. my man. my family that lives far away. wearing flip flops year round.

    *inner badass name – Towanda {i’m thinking kathy bates character from Fried Green Tomatoes}

  206. Tired of: piles of dirty laundry, being tired, fake reality tv and a smelly fridge.
    Not tired of: my daughter’s big cheeked smile, my husbands punnish since of humor, the beautiful not-winter weather, flip-flops all year round :)

  207. Betty is kick ass! I need to find my inner can-do attitude and let her shine a bit more! Thanks for the motivation

    Tired of: dog hair everywhere, piles of laundry, cold weather, unfinished books, pictures frames waiting for pictures to fill them

    NOT tired of: family close by, dogs curled up at my feet, spring flowers, soft nightly seasonal rains, perfectly colored accessories

    Enjoy your relaxing weekend you go-getter!
    -Margaret

  208. Tired of:
    – Mount Washmore (my name for the never ending laundry pile),
    – that guy Bill who comes a knocking every single month,
    – I never thought I would say this but Girl Scout Cookies,
    – Carpool,
    – slug bugs, punch buggies, whatever you want to call it…

    Not tired of:
    – waking up to see my husband’s face (he just returned from a year long deployment),
    – the sound of my kids laughter,
    – sitting drinking my morning coffee before the sun comes up listening to the sounds of sleeping kids,
    – the way the new paint in the family room makes me feel
    – smell of clean sheets on the bed

    My inner bad ass is named Brenda

  209. Tired of…tantrums, potty training, dirty home, brown hair (I think its time for a change), and snow

    Not tired of…Neacel’s(my 2 y/o) hugs and kisses, Broden’s hair and big blue eyes….my husband, coral nail polish and heels

  210. tired of: my husband being deployed, boots+hats+mittens+coats every time we go outside, cleaning up under the highchair, croup trips to the ER and junk mail

    not tired of: listening to the unique sentences my 2 year old comes up with, my baby girl’s smile, visits with old friends and Amos Lee on pandora

  211. Tired of… Cleaning the house (aren’t we all?), dry skin, cold weather, complaining co-workers, and my cat waking me up at all hours of the night

    Not tired of… My cowgirl boots, holding hands with my hubby on an afternoon stroll, opening the window for a slight breeze, and singing in the shower

    Happy weekend!

  212. Tired of: cold gray weather, waking up early for school, homework, my pale winter skin, dark colors

    Not tired of: my boyfriend’s impromptu date night because “he hasn’t taken me out in awhile and I deserve it”, shopping online for my dorm room, walks in the park when the sun comes out to play, staring at the graduation gown or prom dress hanging on my closet doors, showing/telling my loved ones exactly how much they mean to me

    p.s… my badass name is “Sophia” because it means wisdom and wisdom equals power, and because it sounds cool :)

  213. I love that your bad ass alter ego is named Betty… why? Because even though my given name is Alzbeta, my family has always called me Betty.

    5 things I’m tired of: pumping (for the last 10 months for my preemie), dirty bottles all over the apartment, lack of sleep, bills and all of my worries.

    5 things I’m not tired of: the fact that my husband would rather hang out with me than anything, planning my little one’s first birthday party, my job, making my baby chuckle annnnnd talking to my mom and sisters for hours every day.

  214. tired of: working 12 hour days wishing i was home with my little, a chaotic world, toenail polish that chips, a backed-up bathtub, computer cables/charges/wires

    not tired of: gummy smiles from my 9 month old, supportive family, a paycheck, florida sunsets, the sound of the ocean

  215. 5 things I’m tired of…
    cloudy skies, cold temperatures, the sniffles, my dirty carpet, my children staying up too late

    5 things I’m not tired of…
    spring break, my new haircut, the Electric Company, my new exercise routine, my new favorite song (5 Years Time by Noah & the Whale–thanks to your blog’s playlist)

  216. Loving the photo of Lainey and her friend – precious!

    Tired of: dark roots in my hair, paying off debt, drama, writing papers, dry winter skin.
    Not tired of: my husband, living on the coast, Starbucks white mocha Americanos, blogging, dreaming about the future.

    Fun little idea, Kelle. Thanks for gettin’ the juices flowin’!

  217. I’m tired of . . . an achy back, construction vehicles crowding up my street, emptying the dishwasher, traffic,, goopy noses.

    I’m -so- not tired of . . . the tulips that are pushing their way up through the mulch, the goose on the pond out back, the freckles on my littles’ noses, a good cardigan, my new afternoon-tea ritual.

    My inner badass? That’s Natasha.

    P.S. We had a horse-themed birthday party here just this past October. Lots of fun. (http://boogaboojones.typepad.com/boogaboojones/2010/11/natalie-is-two.html)

  218. Tired of doctors visits, spam (the meat and the junk mail), 2 and a half year olds irrational fits that need discipline, diapers that leak at inopportune times (though I don’t know that there is an opportune time for a diaper to leak) and negative attitudes
    Not tired of girl scout cookies, trips to the zoo in 70 degree weather, 2 and a half year old irrational fears that need comforting, the new Adele CD, and wine friends who bring out the best in me

  219. Tired of: rain, laundry, dust bunnies, traffic, and sleepless nights.

    Not tired of: My son’s smile, my husband’s crazy sense of humor, peppermint mochas from Starbucks, Thin Mints, and taking pictures of my son.

  220. Tired of: co-workers, not passing college algebra, cold weather, closed toe shoes and snotty noses at work

    Not tired of: seeing maisy’s “new” kitchen every time i go to the house (for the past year), running in the nice spring weather, dancing my heart out in my trapeze class, bear hugs from the kiddos and ice cream sandwiches (my latest junky food fix)

  221. tired of- piles of clean laundry not put away that has to be washed again due to dog, baby weight and not fitting in fun clothes, winter weather, missing my husband because of working weekends and overtime and not reading a book because I waste my precious quiet time that both kids might be napping looking at the internet
    not tired of- kisses from a 2 year old who refused to kiss anyone before a week ago( no more forehead kisses), my babbling and shreiking 7 month old, stay at home date nights with my husband when the kids are asleep, staying at home with my girls for a year, and one on one time with each of my girls, dance class and daddy and me date nights that let me just snuggle and be with my 7 month old with no demands from a 2 year old.

  222. I named her Bianca – I always thought that was kind of a badass/bad girl name! Bianca got me out of bed all week for extra-long days at work! I am NOT tired of reading this blog. (c:

  223. Tired of….bulky jackets, salt stained boots, a stuffy house, cold weather, and high heat bills (Michigan winter, anyone? enough is enough!)
    Not tired of….buying sandals in anticipation of wearing them soon, sunglasses, my new brown hair, life as a newlywed, scrapbooking :)

  224. I’ve named her Stella and she’s coming making her appearance tomorrow! This is a great post…thanks for making me wanna do something.

    Five things I’m tired of…cold weather, my 2002 Honda Civic (I want a Lexus SUV…is that too much to ask?), my unsellable condo, my eyebrows and my busted hot water heater!

    Five things I’m not tired of…my “baby” – Oliver the maltipoo (staring at me while typing this), naps, facials (getting one tomorrow), polished fingernails and coffee!

  225. Tired of SNOW, cold, unpainted toes, winter coats & sick babies

    Not tired of, fresh nail polish, tans, ice coffee, SUNSHINE and picnics πŸ˜‰

  226. tired of … not sleeping. dishes that need to be done allthetime. coats/hats/mittens/snowpants. my weird pink wall downstairs. working.
    not tired of … stella’s shy smile when she almost won the hula hoop contest tonight. cora randomly yelling MAMA! MAMA! MAMA! and then running to her in a panic to have her just say, “wanted to tell you i love you.” finn’s giggles. the sun. having my camera on my hip or in my hands.

  227. things i am sick and tired of!
    1. has to be the shingles i just got diagnosed with!!! yuck and itchy!!
    2. boys who need to be men
    3. bad music when it has such potential to be breathtakingly awesome!
    4. the non-appreciation of nature
    5. the veggies that won’t grow in my garden.

    things i am sooooo not tired of
    1. the time i get to spend relaxing in my bed because of shingles.
    2. daydreaming about my future MANLY husband πŸ˜‰
    3. really great music to dance to in my kitchen.
    4. nature nature nature
    5. fresh basil from my garden :)

  228. Tired of: 2 yr old tantrums, Charlie Sheen, dirty bathrooms, 5 am wake ups, cold weather

    Not tired of: My 2 yr old’s adorable feet, hugs from my 5 yr old, the first cup of fresh coffee at 5 am, cuddling in bed with my boys, cheering every time my 2 yr old say a new word

    My inner bad ass is named Super Milf :)

  229. Things I am tired of: cold weather, onion breath, Rebecca Black’s new song, my Facebook addiction, and kitchens that don’t stay clean.
    Things I am not tired of: burgers and fries, spontaneous dance parties, my family, gummy vitamins, and cupcake shops that have $2 Tuesdays!

  230. Tired Of: Crazy weather warnings…in CA?! Soaking wet shoes because I don’t own rain boots…because I live in CA? The bedtime battle with my little guy. Toddler stomach flu. Being out-smarted by a two year old.

    Never tired of: Waking up to my little boy saying “Kiss?” 6:30 pm on Friday when my hubby walks in the door. Starbucks on a rainy day. New toddler words. Shiny mani/pedi, even though my shoes soaked through!

  231. Tired of…gray drizzly rain (I live in Seattle and it’s been gray for weeks and weeks), missed potty shots by my four year old, cluttered disorganization, dog in desperate need of a bath, and did I mention rain?

    Not tired of…having an almost one year old, decaf in the afternoons, wrestling boys, daffodils finally blooming, and a spanking new Spring dress I’m so ready to wear.

  232. kelle, i LOVEEEEE reading your blog. that nella, i just want to eat her up! lainey’s birthday party looks like it will be a wild ride! :)

    5 things i am tired of: not having a teaching job, slow drivers, reruns of tv shows, cleaning up other people’s messes, not having my people magazine delievered on friday….

    5 things i am not tired of: making my nephew laugh, seeing my lovebugs smile when they see me, watching FRIENDS reruns, coffee!, girlfriend time!

    happy weekend to you and your family!!

  233. So I couldn’t think of five of each, but here we go…
    tired of…cleaning that ever-messy room, that strange weather than ranges from windy to rainy to humid, the mouse plague that seems to have taken over nearly every house in the district…
    not tired of…taking care of that little darling foster baby who has recently come into our home and sports a face like an old man. I just want to cover it in kisses.

  234. tired of:
    *drivers who cut you off and/or pretend they don’t see you
    *wet, wet, wet (pacific northwest, hello!)
    *booger bubbles (2 year-old with a cold, hello!)
    *junk mail
    *mean middle school girls (the heartache of my 11 year-old daughter)

    NOT tired of:
    *reading in bed with my little gal in the early morning
    *baking cookies, breads, and cakes with my little one
    *the 2 hours after my girls are in bed- sweet silence
    *peeking in on my girls as they’re sleeping
    *the public library

    shen

  235. Hmm..dont know if I can think of a name for my inner badass. ha.. But what I AM tired of? Gossip,Charlie Sheen, dealing with chronic pain;Real Housewives; not enough money for SCHOOLS. What i am NOT tired of? gratitude; hugs; my family (esp my daughters and grandkids); Kelle’s blog; laughter. Have a great wknd and your new sponsor has great stuff! Love from the blog mama~

  236. Tired of… wearing a coat, monotony, fundraising, being far from home, winter blues

    Not tired of… today’s sunshine, sweet friends, crocheting pretty things, Buffalo hometown spirit, Starbuck’s new Tribute blend

  237. I am thankful for this post right now. Thank you!

  238. Tired of sippy cups, runny noses, making dinner, construction next door and packingunpacking diaper bags.
    Not tired of iced coffee, our amazing neighbors, kissing my kids and husband, did I say coffee and coffee :)

    ~skylar

  239. Tired of: this headache that I’ve had for days, my dusty coffee table, cleaning, not enough hours in the day, my never ending search for a vintage desk

    Not tired of: watching my cute hubby doze off across the room, my little pup curled up next to me, my family, St. Paddy’s Day beer, playing hooky today for a looong weekend

  240. Tired of: standardized testing, my earache, my messy house, not getting enough sleep, my Christmas tree (yes, I truly admitted to the universe that it’s still up)

    Not tired of: spring break (I finally have time this week to get that tree down!), playing the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Nella’s OH face, the smell of spring in the air, Adele’s voice

  241. Tired of…traveling. I realized today that I’ve been on 10 different airplanes so far this year!

    Not tired of…the rewards of traveling (friends, family, food, etc.)

  242. Tired of . . . having low energy, lack of girl time, watching television, not making time to write, and not exercising.

    Not tired of . . . my son’s laugh, morning sickness (a sign of a healthy pregnancy!), teaching music to children, a weekly date night with my husband, and Adele’s new album.

  243. Tired of…allergies, up and down weather, piled up laundry, the in between stage my hair is going through, the spoiled milk smell in my car :)

    Not tired of…a certain little gap toothed grin, longer days, Presley Jane’s tiny ponytail, the fabulous pink cowboy boots that my little one rocks, and curling up with PJ each and every night

  244. Tired of: bad weather, sweeping the floor, plateauing baby weight loss, sad news from Japan, even sadder news from Japan

    Not tired of: being tired (=getting up with my baby!), getting spit up on, changing poopy diapers, straining to wash dishes around the sleeping one strapped to my chest, and sacrificing precious sleep to blog beautiful pictures and stories of my little one so that family and friends far away can enjoy her, too!

  245. Love seeing Miss Nella standing… and Lainey on the counter working her dough… too cute.

    I’m tired of: gray rainy days, strep throat, my own whining, laundry, IEP prep

    Not tired of: anything with both peanut butter & chocolate in it, wet kisses from my 3 year old, being ever surprised at my Quinn’s cleverness, tea with milk & honey, and of course… reading your writing.

    My inner badass is definitely a Natasha… she has been AWOL lately but I very much hope to find her again soon!
    Happy weekend,
    Kate

  246. Tired of…working (just resigned to be a stay at home mama!), being tired, the extra 15 lbs from after having a baby over a year ago, being disorganized, ladygaga.

    Not Tired of…My son’s smile, uggs, lazy sundays, baking cookies, the smell of rain.

  247. Tired of…ear infections, fevers, cleaning, hair straightening, mom jeans

    Not tired of…the “stink face,” baby toes, ice cream, breezes flowing through open windows, a full night’s sleep

    Just have to add that every time I see Nella’s Oh face, I literally laugh out loud. She is an absolute gem.

  248. Things I am tired of…forgetting laundry in the washer, potty training, my coffee going cold, putting away my laundry, a fighting 5 and 2 year old, did I mention laundry?

    Things I am not tired of…..my three boys laughing, hot coffee, fresh sheets, a good book, and the warmer weather that the south has welcomed back!

    P.S. Love your Blog!!!!

  249. My inner badass put the laundry away, washed the bottles, made it house hunting and to therapy then out for dinner AND errands. Ready to collapse.

    I’m tired of… washing endless bottles, listening to whiny customers who question every period on a page before settling, the sound of cats fighting on my porch that aren’t mine, migraines and looking exhausted and not put together all the time.

    I’m NOT tired of… 3 little faces kissing me every day, baby laughs, “uh oh” being the newest (and only) word, the warmer weather that calls to ya and starbucks.

  250. Tired of:
    cold wind
    snow
    whiny teething baby
    sour smelling sippy cups
    diaper blowouts

    Not tired of:
    Mini eggs
    taking pictures
    my son’s new found mobility
    his newest word ‘Tadoodle’
    his big sloppy kisses

    Inner badass: Leisel. (Said with a very thick German accent.) πŸ˜‰

  251. I’m tired of: gloomy northern winters, not getting to see my family, long days in class, worrying about money, procrastination

    I’m not tired of: my husband’s unconditional love, spring break, looking to what the future holds, visits from friends, fresh flowers in vases around our apartment :)

  252. Tired of….Going to bed too late and getting up too early, American Idol, pollen falling from the oak tree and covering my deck, our neighbors loud garage door, conjuring up dinner ideas

    Not tired of…kisses from my boys, Castle, listening to birds sing in the morning, Honey Bunches of Oats, ice cream and a movie dates with my husband on our couch

  253. NOT tired of……Linkel! That stuff is gorgeous!!! My husband, kids, and meeting people through my blog!! Oh, and making cookies from cake mix (just omit the water!!)What fun.
    Tired of….playing Halo w/said husband, not winning at all these darn giveaways I enter (heehee), not seeing my awesome stuff sell on craigslist, how fast Ally can absolutely destroy her tidy room!

    But, that’s ok…… I’m tired of my short temper lately too..

    ANYWAY, so excited I got to meet someone today for the first time who lives across the country and we were introduced through your blog! I see the community of comments on your fb page as well. So cool!
    Love to you, Rachel Rooke

  254. Tired of: Sore, leaky boobs, untamable eyebrows, mosquito hawks, hauling around too much crap, MARCH MADNESS!

    Not tired of: newborn baby noises, blooming tulips in MY garden, morning reports about dreams, playdates, hearing my 3yo son say “Hey Pretty Face!” to his new little sister.

    My inner bad-ass’ name is… Eartha the Brute.

  255. Ooh, I totally need to name my inner badass.

    Tired of: dishes magically appearing in my sink, wearing a coat, Charlie Sheen, studying for school, being sick.

    Not tired of: Watching 30 Rock, Hangin out with the hubby, my awesome new glasses, Red Mango, playing with my friend’s adorable baby.

  256. Lainey is looking so grown up! :(
    I am tired of… Gossip, Packing, Finding Moldy Dishes (that stick together with mold!) hidden in my son’s room from Lord knows when, The slush and mud that comes with Spring, Staying up late doing homework after working a full day
    Not tired of…The slush and mud that comes with Spring – because it means it is Spring!, Holding my sons hand, Online Shopping (hello Etsy and Modcloth!), Shiny lipgloss and big curls, Justin Bieber (My 5 year old is obsessed, so I am, by proxy)

  257. TIRED OF – the baby weight, the constant rain, baby’s thrush, laundry, my drab hair.
    NOT TIRED OF – my kiddos’ smiles, time with the hubs b4 deployment, that baby smell, girl’s night out, naps.

  258. TIred of…Grey’s Anatomy reruns, shaving my legs, $3.39 gas prices, being single, sweating by noon because this morning it was 50 degrees outside and now its 80 degrees!

    Not Tired of…laying on my quilt in the sunshine, learning to bake, time with my grandparents, Houston Rodeo, reading!

  259. tired of: leave-less trees, brown grass, 40 degree weather, coats, and winter.

    not tired of: nail-polish, iced lattes, mcdonalds ice cream, sun, and driving with the windows open.

  260. Happy (belated) St Patty’s Day!!

    Tired of… packing the diaper bag, sticking to a budget, cracker crumbs on the rug, cleaning said cracker crumbs, and the AC not working right.

    Not tired of… cherry blossoms, baking, shopping (hence the budget), ticklish toddler feet, and lavender lotion.

  261. Tired of…. My baby Edie and her no-napping-policy, dust, cleaning floors, running until we are exhausted, being a human pacifier.

    NoT tired of…. My sweet girls’ smiles and laughs, open breezy windows, springtime walks, naps, sweet tea.

    My badass name is Tawanda.

  262. i swear nella gets cuter and cuter!!

    Tired of : always forgetting baby wipes, 2 am baby coughing fits, rainy ucky weather, laundry, and a dog that barks at everything!!
    Not Tired of : happy wake up baby giggles, baby saying mamamamama over and over again even though im sure its a fluke, new cloth diapers, date night, watching “the Office” on netflix for the 1 billionth time :)

  263. Inner Badass name: Machine (Maheen the Machine)
    NOT tired of: baby laundry that smells like Dreft, outside time, pony tails, painting, and Blogs
    TIRED of: baby laundry that smells like pee, winter, being tired, having a grocery budget, and trying to keep my sink gunk-free (losing this battle a little more each day)

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  265. things i am tired of… rain, cold, homework, waiting for graduation, and waiting for my 14th b-day!:)
    things i am not tired of… warm pajama pants, hot chocolate, photography, my little sister, and enjoying the small things!
    i would looooooovvve to get this gift certificate!!! the jewelry is absolutely my style! i love it all!!! thankz kelle!

  266. tired of: wet snow, spiders, empty lonely house, hair static, and runny noses…

    not tired of: my little girl’s “drunken monkey” beginner walk, puddles, girls nights ending in countless inside jokes, great music, and new books!

  267. tired of: staying awake because of this nagging cough, my hair, my post baby boobs, my lack of time and the fact that i’m out of wine

    NOT tired of: spring, daffodils, staying outside ALL day, hearing “i love you” from my little boy, even when he’s yelling it from the bathroom while…you know; my lu bird and her dude-hug pats, and the way my princess p will forgo her bed to sleep on the floor so there’s enough room for her AND all her babies. did i go over five?

  268. tired of: college, sickness, homework, boys, and rain
    NOT tired of: sisters, dancing, friendship, sunshine, and vacation.

    =)
    Meg

  269. Tired of: (1) Keebler crackers going *crunch-crunch* all over the living room carpet. (2) These pesky remaining 7 lb. of baby weight. (3) Potty training- poop and pee make the voices in my head start screaming! (4) Sid the Science Kid, seriously? (5) This damp weather that makes my hair go POOF!

    Not tired of: (1) The babes that make the Keebler crackers go *crunch-crunch* on the living room carpet. (2) My nursing boobs (maybe that is where those pesky 7 lb. are hiding). (3) A beautiful greenery wreath on the front door screaming “Welcome Spring!” (4) Reading Nella Cordelia’s birth story over and over and crying every single time. (5) Painting my 3-year-old girl’s fingernails every time I paint mine so she can “match mommy”.

    Oh, and my inner badass- Big Bertha!!

  270. Not tired of: cuddling with my Beagles, watching my kids grow up, taking pictures, car seat check events, signs of spring.

    Tired of: stupid drivers, siblings making poor choices about life, parents unwilling to keep their kids safe, dirty dishes that multiply overnight.

  271. Tired of:
    saying “i can’t”
    bad hair days
    the laundry monster
    antibiotics
    onions

    Not Tired of:
    1 my little bug learning to say “ma-ma”
    2 building “paper mills” and “parking garages” out of Legos with my little bear
    3 date nights with studhubs
    4 Nutella
    5 celebrating

  272. tired of: winter, winter, winter, winter and the puddles in my street that make me not want to wash my van even though it really needs it.

    not tired of: kisses and snuggles from my 3 muskateers, caffeine, long & lean jeans from the Gap, blush from sonja kashuk and tetris.

  273. Tired of: messy house, having no energy, messy house, feeling lazy, did I mention a messy house?

    Not tired of: my 4 beautiful babies, my hubby, singing, my newly renovated bathroom, and wine!

  274. oh so tired of…….making dinner, fighting kids, homework, gas prices, mosquitos

    oh so not tired of……….watching kids play together, riding my bike (with said kids), eating cookies I just made, popsicles and reading your blog!!

    my alter ego is…………Watchout!! you never know how she may respond. She could be predictable. Most likely she’s NOT!!!

  275. Kelle- May I bother you to ask the maker of the most ADORABLE pink cow girls boots on your Little Miss? My 4 year old daughter would LOVE these.
    THANK YOU in advance!
    lepow at fairpoint.net

  276. Tired of: being tired, putting away laundry, walls with no flare, my cluttered kitchen counter,Jersey Shore anything

    Not tired of: hearing new words my twin girls learned without me teaching them, hearing the garage open when my hubby comes home from work, lazy Costco Saturdays, taking pictures, lovin’ on my girls

  277. tired of:cleaning, unending laundry, cold weather, snow and teething

    not tired of: my little girl’s sweet voice,kissing her chubby cheeks, starbucks chai latte, ice cream and pedicures.

  278. love those rings, and love the inner badass. mine is named shoshanna, i believe. not sure where that came from but . . .

    tired of: commuting, feeling inadequate at work and at home, unpacking, the contents of my closet, silly bickering with my beloved, my shoes!

    not tired of: this vibrant community, yoga, my beautiful children, our new home, my awesome girlfriends

    xo from berkeley!

  279. Tired of: Bad habits, driving (blah), laundry, feeling jealousy, and slow computer speeds.

    Not tired of: Sunshine, good friends, wine tasting, photography blogs, and hulu!

  280. Tired of: Soggy grass, my dirty car, our unfinished basement, laundry piled up to the ceiling, and ear infections.

    Not tired of: My 4 year old little girl running at the park, bagels and cream cheese, my tulips that are sneaking out, planning our Florida vacation, the promise of Spring lurking around the corner.

  281. Happy St Patty’s Day!

    Tired of… my older daughter being sick with pneumonia, being homesick for the East Coast, working out 5 days a week, repeats on tv, missing my babies when she goes to bed at night πŸ˜‰

    Not Tired of… your blog ;), hazelnut coffee, photography, craigslist, hugs, cuddles, and kisses.

    Also I already named my badass. Her name is SuperMom. Which technically is a nickname but it’s ok. My blog is even named after her. :)

    http://www.jillcarilli.blogspot.com
    xoxo

  282. Hi Kelle! Congrats on the “Babycenter” publishing! Upwards and onwards with your little Bunny!

    Tired of…facebook, angry drivers, rainy Washington weather, earrings that lose their backs when I take my sweater off, and soaring gas prices.

    Not tired of…love, lent, my one-year-old son begging to take his shirt off, kissing my husband when he gets home from work (delicious!), and homemade pizza (also delicious!!)

  283. Tired of…. grad school papers, the flu, unpaid internships, never ending questions from my wedding coordinator, and non-sunshine weather.

    Not tired of… family trip to Yosemite in 2 days, yogi tea, sparkly things, nail polish, and running the Self-Esteem Group at the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles. Those women inspire me to no end.

  284. tired of: poop diapers, sleepless nights, finding spit-up surprises in the most random places, whiny 2-year-old, reruns on tv.
    not tired of: hysterical laughter from my boys, the satisfied look on my baby’s face after a good nurse session, racing to the door every week when my boys hear the trash truck, bath time, cream puffs. =)

  285. I’m tired of…
    1) Being tired
    2) People who drive with ultra-ridiculously-way too bright headlights. And nearly blind me.
    3) Leaving dirty cups and dishes everywhere (BUT I CAN’T SEEM TO STOP!)
    4) Flat shoes that are more comfortable than my heels but not very comfortable
    5) Roads that don’t have speed limit signs for forever and ever, leaving you wondering for what seems like miles if you’re speeding.

    I’m not tired of…
    1) Granola
    2) Making up wonderful stories in my head… and sometimes writing them down. But more often just making up perfect endings for my life. :)
    3) My friends and family
    4) My huge palette of eyeshadows
    5) The wonderful amazing grace, mercy, and peace of God.

  286. Tired of: doing 2-3 loads of laundry a day, the rain coming down on us the last few days, my children whining, not having a working dvd player in my car and doing the dishes!!

    I am NOT tired of: watching my kids dance in their carseats, having a husband that always makes me feel amazing, cloth diapering (who can resist a cloth bum?!), cooking meals for my friends while they are in need of support, snuggling up to my sweet babies all day long πŸ˜‰

  287. Tired of: telemarketing phone calls, cutting out junk food, cost of gas, loosing a wrestling match trying to change my sons diaper and picking up my hubbys clothes off the floor when I politely remind him the hamper is just two feet away :)

    Not Tired of: eating chinese food atleast twice a week, alone time at the gym, my weekly gossip magazine, Sex and the City reruns, my son being so darn cute :)

    My inner badass is named: Tank

  288. Tired of: telemarketing phone calls, cutting out junk food, cost of gas, loosing a wrestling match trying to change my sons diaper and picking up my hubbys clothes off the floor when I politely remind him the hamper is just two feet away :)

    Not Tired of: eating chinese food atleast twice a week, alone time at the gym, my weekly gossip magazine, Sex and the City reruns, my son being so darn cute :)

    My inner badass is named: Tank

  289. Tired of: early risings, all the mess in my house, working full time, single socks from the laundry, winter

    Not tired of: my little angels, diet pepsi, sewing, shopping, chocolate

    Have a beautiful weekend. Tone

  290. Tired of – waiting for the “right” time to try and have a baby, having two parents who are injured to the point that they can’t currently take care of themselves, pinching very penny to save for a downpayment on a house, going commando because I forgot to do the laundry…again, and the extra three cars that make left hand turns after the light turns red.

    Not tired off – sexy time with the hubby with the bedrom door open just because we can, having four living parents to share the good times and the bad, plotting with my husband to find new things to do that don’t break the bank, Dinner with my grandmother every wednesday, blogs that remind me of the vibrance, brilliance and uniqueness offered by the world around me.

  291. Tired of – My anxiety taking over my life, the weather not making up it’s mind whether it’s Winter or Spring, Teething, Not being able to sleep in & constantly cleaning my house only for it to be a mess again 5 minutes later..

    Not tired of – The smile on my 2 years old face when he wakes up in the morning, snuggling with him after his nap to read books, the spring weather we seem to have this morning, my new slow cooker (crock pot), all my ideas I have for decorating our home even though it’ll take years to complete.

    Loving this post! Enjoy your weekend Kelle! x

  292. I’m tired of…dog hair tumbleweeds, ear infections, piles of dirty laundry, traffic in the middle of the day (or anytime) and bills and i’m not tired of…kierans new fish face kisses, molly’s belly laughs, watching my husband run around the yard with my kids, girls nights (or lunches, playdates, etc) and the sun!!!

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  294. Tired of…
    blowing my nose,
    the squeak in my ears when I DO blow my nose,
    the dry tickle in my throat,
    being awake in the middle of the night from congestion, and
    especially the fact that I can’t take ANYTHING for this doozy of a cold/virus because I’m 39 weeks pregnant

    Not tired of…
    baby belly squirms and kicks, knowing it’s the last time I’ll feel them in my big belly;
    cuddling and kissing baby #1, knowing in just a few days, it’ll never be just her and I again;
    wondering who and what this baby will be and how he/she will change our family;
    hot water with lemon and honey;
    Vicks VapoRub. :)

  295. Tired of….my littlies being poorly with colds, feeling tired, grey days, worrying about hubby’s job, worrying about my little girl’s health.

    Not tired of…my babies wanting more cuddles than normal, the first glimpses of Spring flowers, the odd sunny bright day that reminds you we’re on the way to summer, my babies smiles, weekend lie-ins….

    I was struggling a bit with the “tired of”‘s but could do way more “not tired of”‘s………that’s cheered me up! Thanks Betty!

    Andie x

  296. Tired of: my husband leaving his clothes everywhere but the laundry basket, the stress of finding a new job, the sadness of leaving our fabulous daycare and finding a new one, American Idol, and being lazy.

    Not tired of: my daughter’s dimples, the way she pronounces words as she’s learning to talk, my amazing family and their love, movie nights with my husband, and diet Coke.

  297. tired of.. stuffy noses, headaches, jersery shore obbsessions,

    not tired of… my children, my boo, my life…

    Inner badass… names is Lola (cuz watever lola wants lola gets)

  298. tired of sleepless nights, losing my car keys. getting prank calls, forgetting what I was gonna say and… what was the 5th thing?? :)

    Not tired of kisses from my kids, long evening talks with my hubby about our future and our kid’s futures; dreams we’d like to see become reality.
    Cooking with my 2 girls and hoping for Spring to finally descend upon us.

  299. Ah, I loved this post.
    Im tired of: the cold and snowy weather, living on a budget, never getting up in the morning, the sounds my roommate makes at night, living in an apartment without a garden.
    Not tired of: making great superfood, talking to my mom on the phone, working in a flower-shop, long hot showers, hanging out with new friends.

    My badass name is Heidi. I know that doesn’t sound very badass, but its my moms name- and she is very badass, too bad she’s not here to kick me out of bed every day!

    Have a great day :)

  300. Tired of: The NICU, PICC lines, DC traffic, waking up in the middle of the night to pump, and the ants in my kitchen.

    Not tired of: My sweet baby Ellie, my husband, photography, the psycho squirrels in my backyard, or honey nut cheerios.

  301. Tired of: worrying about bills, Charlie Sheen, losing car keys,
    an alarm clock that rings tooo soon, price of gas rising

    Not tired of: my incredible children, hot caramel cider from starbucks, sunshine-filled days, my snoring cats, reading your blog!!

  302. My first time commenting but I had to because of the badass (I don’t even use words like that :))

    Her name is Maxine!

    Tired of: weather that can’t make up its mind, kitchen cupboards that are constantly messy, exercising, not enough time in the day, friendships that drain me.

    Not tired of: comments on my blog that encourage me and make me think, my twins’ giggles and laughs, food (see exercise above!), being inspired by people making a difference and time just chilling with my family

  303. Tired of – Not having enough energy, aftershocks, crappy reality tv, my room constantly being messy because of everything falling during aftershocks, angry customers

    Not Tired Of – The customers at work that make me laugh, reading your blog, the perfect vanilla latte from the girls across the road, the sound of childrens laughter, my cats

    Naming my inner badass might be harder, I think she’s taking her 4 weeks annual leave at the moment. But I think I’ll name her Tabitha…if she ever comes back. I think she’s escaped the aftershocks.

  304. I’m tired of… being in college (cause it means ZERO money), waiting, spring cleaning, washing dishes, and up and down weather in the lovely state of Kentucky

    Not tired of… snuggling with my bunny Lumen Olivia, DIY projects, bright fresh flowers on my table, my new house color scheme, and diet coke

    Still thinking about my badass name… it needs to be good πŸ˜‰

  305. Tired of…

    1) Vacumning, I love watching my 8 month old using the pincher grasp with her thumb and pointer finger when she’s eating gerber puffs and biter biscuts, but I could do with out the crubs all over the floor when she’s full!

    2) Clouds, I’m so ready for warm sunshiney weather!

    3) looking for my phone charger, I lose it everyday!

    4) junk mail

    5) Making coffee, shouldn’t we have a coffee maker that loads it’s self by now?!

    Not tired of…

    1) watching my 3 year old and 8 month old playing and giggling together

    2) Putting pretty bows and flowers in both of my daughter’s hair

    3) Starbucks

    4) this neat freak attitude that my husband has been going through this past week

    5) Watching Julia Child

  306. Tired of: long meetings, monetary motivation, ill-fitting clothes, pregnancy pudge, working out of my car

    Not tired of: baby baths, family cuddling, pre-school pick ups at the end of the day, etsy, & warmer weather.

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  308. Tired of…laundry, my chipped toe nail polish, baby reflux, chocolate & ocean wave white noise

    Rockin…home cooking, my NCAA bracket (suck it boys! This mama was nursing Mt little one at 3am when my picks were made), working out despite my foot pain, shopping with tree kids under three, embracing the moment

  309. Ooops, looks like I deleted my message?

    Here I go again:
    How I wish there was a rocket I could book a place on, just to fly over to Miami for a weekend or so… Lovely pics as always!

    OK, tired of:
    the cold weather, that my iPhone 4 was dropped by me and now is at the reparis man’s, being indoors 99% of the days, headaches related to all those colds, living far from my oldest son.

    Not tired of:
    this blog, weekends, my five year old ranting “mom’s a fart-bottom” over and over again, the sun that has carefully started showing, dreaming of travels we’ll make this summer!

    You know: I have also got a badass but I call him Gollum, plain and simple! I always win and it feels so good each time.

    Have a wonderful weekend with your wonderful family!
    I can’t wait to follow those birthday preparations, since you guys over in the US really master those kinds of things to perfection. Over here, we don’t celebrate in the style that you do! We’ve got something to learn.

    Since the sun does show here today, we’ll get our jackets on and blankets in a basket and head down for the beach for a picnic!

  310. Great post, as usual.

    Tired of: Essays, stressing about exams, cold weather, missing family, and having no money

    Not tired of: Sunshine, being with Jeremy in this amazing city, the history that breathes around us here in Edinburgh, Scottish traditional folk music, learning how to play the fiddle

    Caitlin
    from black currant thoughts.

  311. Tired of: Getting no sleep, clutter, endless laundry, feeling inadequate in my roles, giving up Facebook for Lent

    Not tired of: Watching my 3 year old crack my 7 month old up, chatting with my sister (and BFF) on the phone, snuggling with my baby every night (despite the fact that he often wakes me up), my son saying “I have a kiss for you” and giving a sloppy kiss right on the mouth, the spring weather and open windows!

    Love that bicycle necklace!!

  312. haha love this blog.

    Tired of: sore eyes from reading my laptop for too long, no energy for my crafts at night, cleaning the shower, picking up never-ending tissues after someone’s had a cold (usually me!), wanting a snack before bed but nothing good in my pantry/fridge!

    Not tired of: freshly washed hair on my kids, feeling of achievement when crafting, watching my kids sleep, a clean kitchen, my lovely husband’s thoughtfulness in buying me things every now and then that cheer me up.

    Have a good one!

  313. Tired of: school, being sick, having dog hair everywhere, being overwhelmed & school (I know I said school twice but I have senioritis…it’s BAD)

    Not tired of: coffee, the little moments that count, having a great supportive hubby, having great friends & family & getting ready for graduation!!!

  314. Tired of…Insomnia, Slade Smiley (ugh!), people who drive too fast in parking lots, grocery shopping, forgetting where I left my debit card.

    Not tired of…My husband, my HTC Incredible, winter, bright nail polish, spray paint.

  315. My inner badass’s name is Pearl! Has been for ages! :)

    Tired of: leaving my kids to go to work on saturday mornings, dog farts, people who drive UNDER the speed limit,matching socks, going to night school.

    Not tired of: by 4 boys, my fantastic husband, teaching school, chocolate of any kind, making jewelry.

  316. Tired of… rushing through life, dry cuticles, constant gyno visits, personal training sessions and my anxiety.

    Not tired of… thinking about the future and the thought of marriage and babies, seeing his face every morning when I wake up and the bond my kitty and I share.

    I LOVE the idea of naming your inner ‘badass’ to make her more identifiable! Mine has been named ‘Anastasia’… not too sure why but that’s what first came to mind and I suppose the princess is a bit of a trooper!

  317. Tired of…dirty snow that won’t melt, the pile of paperwork that needs sorting, planning dinner, not winning on Roll Up the Rim, folding jeans

    Not tired of…hugs from my husband, pink flowers, coffee, sleeping in Sundays, phone calls with good friends

  318. tired of the rat race, winter, clutter everywhere, dead ants everywhere (? not sure what thats about) & dieting.

    not tired of my 11 month olds crazy babbles, spring days, my dogs cuddliness, lunches w/girlfriends (I’m scheduling one a week!) and taking pictures (sorry to copy you but I got outdoors yesterday for pics and it was wonderful).

  319. Tired of: being tired, loading the dishwasher, cold rain, my crumb filled car and snow.
    Not tired of: my morning cup of coffee, impromptu dance parties in the kitchen, my sons bully bamboozler face, my daughters red curly hair and excersize.

  320. Oh, that pooch picture!

    Tired of: school, dirty house, dirty van, flab, my attitude.

    Not tired of: spring weather, my little man’s smile, my granddaughter’s leg rolls, my beautiful life.

  321. Oh, that pooch picture!

    Tired of: school, dirty house, dirty van, flab, my attitude.

    Not tired of: spring weather, my little man’s smile, my granddaughter’s leg rolls, my beautiful life.

  322. Tired of…cleaning, not being able to open the windows yet, rain, cold temps, the 9-5 rat race

    Not tired of…feetie pjs on my son, buying newborn clothes, peeks of sunshine, trips to the mall, lazy Sunday mornings

  323. I’m so tired of Charlie Sheen, cold weather (Ohio here), coughing, and unfinished house and the never ending saga of staying at home or working.

    I’m so loving tulips popping up, baby smiles, little boy questions that are so funny, shopping for new clothes for my boys and exercising!

  324. I’m tired of rainy days,eating too much, unhappy people,missing my daughter,not enough time with friends
    I am not tired of flowers poking up between last years yet to be raked leaves,Gods beautiful sunrises and sunsets, new friends,fun walks,promise of spring.
    My badass has always been myself when I am motivated.

  325. Tired of….laundry,dishes,vaccuming, boogies and Charlie Sheen.

    Never tired of….reading Nella’s birth story, nursing my boy, coffee, sneaking some smooches with my hubs before the kids catch us, three kids piling in my bed every morning.

  326. Poor Nella, molars are awful! Hope they come in quickly. I’m tired of…DVD’s from the library that keep skipping, our cat scratching on the kids bedroom door and waking them up in the middle of the night, nursing bras that keep breaking, folding the decorative blanket at the end of my bed every morning after it’s fallen off during the night, and trash in the minivan. Not tired of… the long eyelashes on both of my babies, cuddling in the morning with kiddos before breakfast, Maddie’s crazy-wild hair, Aiden’s knock-knock jokes, and the warm spring weather.

  327. Tired of: snow, understaffing at work, coats, lack of energy, and feeling cold!

    Not tired of: fresh spring air, anticipation of a trip to Mexico, being able to exercise outside, watching my kids run and play outdoors, feeling like the luckiest momma to have my five amazing kids!

  328. I’m Tired Of: Living so far from my family, Wearing winter clothes/colors, My cat eating my plants, Planning all the time, my current hair cut

    I’m Not Tired Of: Warmer weather, Wii Game Nights with friends, My new camera, My container garden, The ducky couple in the pond behind our house

  329. I went to bed at 1:00am. It is currently 5:30am and I am awake. I don’t wanna. BUT, I am awake because me and 2 of my closest girlfriends are taking a day trip today! I am so excited!! Even if I currently look/feel like hell.

    Tired of: any day below 65 degrees, impatience, Charlie Sheen jokes, having to worry about my kids catching every bug and virus going around…

    Not tired of: my sweet babies, their crazy curls, picnics in the front yard, feeling baby number 3 kick, the anticipation of spring/summer, family vacation countdowns: 20 days!!

  330. Humm.. Tired of: Pandora freezing on my iphone, commercials, security at the airport, accounting homework, rude people on the metro.
    Not tired of: Warm tea in the mornings, cuddling up with my sister infront of a movie, staring at pictures of adorable children, meeting new friendly people, rocking a child to sleep.

    Happy Saturday morning!

  331. Tired of: Looking for a new house (for months without any result), my neighbour and her cat, that likes to pee at our front door, rainy weather, my post-pregnancy belly and my stove, that you can only cook with at the highest temperature.

    Not tired of: Kissing stinky baby feet, watching little Luisa (the Baby) and her older siblings together, sewing, buying fabric and bubble baths with magazine-reading and face-mask

  332. tired of: headaches!, snow, dirty cars due to snow, clouds, the flu (whole fam had it all week!)

    not tired of: Spring sunshine!, Taylor’s kisses, Dexter’s cuddles, my new Equinox!, ice cream

    loved this post!

  333. So tired of winter, sick babies, bills, husband working weekends, neverending cycle of laundry and dishes.

    Still loving warm cuddles from waking kids; bulbs bursting from the ground; coffee!; long, hot showers; the joyful promise of every new day.

  334. TIred Of: The cold and rain (seriously can’t spring just be here already!), having to vacuum every other day because of the dirt that gets tracked in, being ghostly white from a long winter, losing in Skipbo every time I play with my husband, not being able to keep a basil plant alive

    Not tired of: being blessed with the time to play Skipbo (even if I lose every single one) or just to hang out with my husband, the sweet blessings the good Lord gives with each new day, my space heater which I would take with me everywhere if people wouldn’t think so strange of me, being greeted with a new wonderful adventure every day as we try to figure out life in a foreign country, the awesome feeling I get the minute I’m back home with family and friends in America

  335. oh i’d love a chance at winning!! how on earth is a girl to choose from such awesome pieces?

    Tired of: being tired, grad school, grumpy attitudes, cold weather, and running out of creamer for my coffee.

    Not tired of: spring weather, birds singing, the smell of coffee, time with family, and snuggling in bed.

  336. tired of: my baby waking up when the sun will not rise for another hour, super vivid pregnancy dreams, pregnancy back pain, not being able to run and indigestion

    not tired of: my husband, my husband’s hotness, sweet moments early in the morning with said early rising baby, the feeling of new life inside me and the excitement of having two baby girls to love on

  337. Never tired of the gorgeous, bright, juicy photographs of your sweet girls, Kelle!

    Tired of school bullies, ten years of sleep deprivation, trying to get my butt to look like something it doesn’t want to look like, being tired (did I say that already? too tired to remember..), cleaning..

    Still live for live music, my random kids and their randomly hilarious comments, frosting, reading to sleepy kids, and naps, glorious naps. :)

  338. tired of… time change interrupting sleep/nap schedules, sinus/allergy headaches, rain, beige walls with nothing hung on them, having to clean up after baking
    not tired of… longer days, Boston Stoker coffee mmm…how I love you Highlander grogg, planning our first ever garden, cracking, open windows to let the fresh air in, baking with my girl who wants to be a chef/artist/archeologist/Mystery Inc employee (preferably Daphne) when she grows up!

  339. Thank you Kelle! Love the Irish blessing!!

    Tired of: dirty snow, flooding threats, sand inside the house from the winter, laundry that doesn’t put itself away, cloudy weather

    Not tired of: early morning coffee, the hope of spring, my kids morning ritual of blowing kisses to me, little girl piles of random toys, fresh pedicure!

  340. Tired of hardwood floors that are never clean, the tv being on in my house, cold temps, leaving my kids behind for work trips, and trying to figure out what to have for dinner!

    Not tired of the look on my kids faces when I come home, the way Tanner says mama, snuggles, my keurig coffee maker, and college basketball!

  341. Tired of: crumbs on the floor, snow, bare trees, holey socks, & being afraid to get out there

    Not tired of: good morning hugs, berry-smeared faces, tea-lattes, finding time to craft, & goodnight hugs (oh and waking up to new pictures of your gorgeous girls and inspiring words in my google reader!)

  342. Tired of: Muddy ground, sad news footage (I have been glued to the Japan footage), lack of any decent mail, sleepless nights (literally tired of), feuding cats.

    Not Tired of: Looking at my baby’s 2 adorable teeth, planning my first 1st birthday party, painful face scratching, hairpulling baby kisses, park playdates, my slight little sunburn.

  343. Tired of … cleaning the house, comments that my baby girl is big (she’s a healthy 20 lbs at 4.5 months), the high cost of living, the lack of furniture in my front room and pretentious family members.
    Not tired of … smiles from my baby girl, Starbucks vanilla lattes, spooning with my husband, planning future vacations and spending time with my friends.

  344. Tired of: cold weather, crabby people, colds, stress, hubby’s business trips
    Not tired of: sunshine, being outside, bare feet, family time and lots of laughter

  345. tired of: cold wind making pretty days too cool, living in a hotel, not getting any sleep, these crazy gas prices, and my 2 year old waking my 5 month old up from their nap

    not tired of: hearing my 2 year old daughter say every word I ask her to because she talks so cute, nursing my twin sons, opening up the sliding glass door to hear the waves of the ocean, looking for the perfect home, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

  346. great pics:)

    five things I’m tired of… my real job, looking forward to something and I don’t know what it is, hoping to get closer to something even as small as actually going to do my taxes and putting it off, my weight, and the state of education…

    what I love right now is my father is on the path of recovery… a week today that he’s had his liver transplant!, looking forward to spending some time with my husband since I’ve been away due to my dad’s condition, summer garden ponders, new ideas for my shop:), and making things for my sister/friends upcoming baby bundles…

    as for my inner self… how I don’t want to hold myself to just one name since it’s like a label on me lol:)… ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… I like Martha

  347. Tired of: furry tumbleweeds left all over our house by our golden retriever that I can’t seem to keep up with, this dang head cold that won’t allow me to sleep, the snow, never-ending laundry, and colic.

    Not tired of: coffee first thing in the morning, my baby’s first smiles, the hugs my 4 yr old spontaneously gives out, the songs and stories my 8 yr old makes up, the way my cat comes to curl up on my lap during middle of the night feedings.

    :)

    My Ellie; (turning 5 in May) has requested a “wild horses” cake for her birthday this year… looks like I may be stealing some inspiration from you. :)

  348. I was just thinking before I sat down to the computer this morning that I might not have it in me today for my long run — thank you for reminding me that I do! Naming my badass Trixie; not sure why but feel that my badass name needs an X in it to be a badass.

    I’m so very tired of: tripping over shoes that belong to kiddos of mine, feeling especially tired this week, too much laundry, no willpower in sticking to my diet, Charlie Sheen

    Not tired of:
    spending spring break at home with the kiddos and doing fun, free things;
    the new yoga studio my friends and I found,
    the sunny warm weather here in Texas,
    my daughter’s cute new facial and hand expression that she likes to demonstrate when she thinks I should know exactly what she is talking about but don’t,
    the awesome music you have on your blog

    Have a badass day! I’m going for a run…

    Love,
    Angela from Dallas

  349. Tired of: leaf-less branches, this hangnail on my thumb, kids getting up at 5am (seriously tired!), taxes (having 2 businesses does not make tax season pretty), crumbs everyway

    Not tired of: taking pictures of my clients, my kids laughter & smiles, my hubby’s breadless face (he finally shaved his winter bread!),the warm weather that has been teasing us, family time

    badass name: momma juju

  350. tired of – anyone’s drama, “I don’t wanna”, surgical resident hours, potty training, mess
    no way i’m ever getting tired of – baby babbles, snuggles from my girls, bright colors, beautiful spring days, coffee!!!

    We have those same baby legs that Nella has on in these photos. I use them every time I possibly can. Love!

  351. I love your blog! I live in Naples too…such a beautiful town…completely paradise.
    Tired of: unpacking boxes in our new home, celebrities, rushing, my husband traveling every week :(, and people who do not stop at stop signs.

    Not tired of: hugs and kisses from my son, Thursday nights when my husband returns, seeing my twin boys during an ultrasound, hearing my son laugh and planning a nursery.

    Ashley

  352. Tired of…waiting for our son from China, winter, dark dark blue walls in my LR, walls with no pictures!

    Not Tired of…Little Bear (Ditto), Franklin!, 13 month old who has the biggest vocab of any of my kids yet, 6 yr old with his sunshiney smile, 7 yr old who helps clean to say he’s “sorry”, 8 yr old who is my right hand in the kitchen and wow can we cook! SUN! Bring it on!

    I named my inner badass Rose…seriously check out this comic her occasional badass comes out and its hysterical!

    http://news.yahoo.com/comics/rose-is-rose

  353. tired of.. my dog passing nasty gas, smokers, dirty laundry, going for a cookie and finding them all gone, and waking up before the sunrises.

    not tired of.. my daughter, taking pictures, loving life, anything minnie mouse, and lazy saturday mornings.

    have a great weekend!! :) love your blog.

  354. Betty Rocks!

  355. Dear Betty, Thank you. πŸ˜‰

    Tired of: rain and cold, runny noses and sore throats, Negative Nellies, sore knee, whining

    NOT tired of: babies “blowing kisses”, big girls mastering new skills, kid-initiated snuggling, impromptu backyard playdates, the sun

  356. I might use this for my next blog…
    My over its- sitting on the couch taking it easy for another 11 weeks, stressing over a breech babe, cold rain, brown grass, and of course, decaf everything!
    My Lovin’ its- a pink tinge to my arms from our 77 degrees yesterday, crispy blueberry waffles with extra syrup, staying out all day, colorful pedicures, and waking to the birds

  357. Tired of….waking up tired, kids winning, cold weather, cleaning, and seclusion…

    Not tired of….surprise kisses from my 2 year old, my little boy playing w/ cars and trucks and the noises he makes, good friends, sirius radio, coffee w/flavored creamer.

  358. Inner badass – being strong & independent when my husband is on shift for 24-36 hours at a time with the fire department. There are some days when I could really use a hug from my best friend or a face to face conversation but I have to cowgirl up and settle for a phone call and know that he’s out helping someone else’s family.

    Tired of complaining colleagues and aggressive drivers (really, can’t we all just slow down and realize how blessed we are?).

    Not tired of questioning children, baby giggles, and rockin’ the baby jogger in the glorious spring sunshine!

  359. Tired of…Indiana’s blah weather, my job, clutter, the news channels, and kids that are getting too old for their afternoon nap. Not tired of…sunshine, stickers, going to the library, Netflix, and planning summer’s camping trips.

  360. Tired of: swollen feet, not being able to wear my wedding ring, stretch marks, waiting, and getting up in the middle of the night to pee. Not tired of: baby feet in my ribs, getting a pink room full of elephants ready to go, taking the stroller out for a walk empty, craving French fries and ice cream, and my husband and I reading a bed time story to my belly every night. Our baby girl, Alivia Nicole is due 3 weeks from today!! We are getting close!

  361. I have yet to find my inner badass, but when I find her I will name her and let you know πŸ˜‰

    5 things that I am tired of:
    snow
    finding moldy sippy cups
    weather under 50 degrees (who am I kidding under 10 degrees here)
    whining
    the wiggles

    5 things that I am not tired of
    watching my girl grow

    lazy weekends
    giggles
    hugs
    friends

  362. Tired of cold weather,runny noses,sibling fighting,my 10 extra pounds that will not come off, dust

    Not tired of, The I love yous I get,coffee,being outstide,spring in the air sunshine

  363. Tired of: the inbetween of winter grays and spring’s blooms, Charlie Sheen, potty training, people using the term FML, waiting for my first neice to be born after 54 hours.

    Not tired of: spying spring shoots of crocus’, living by the ocean, being woken up by 3 smiling faces, your blog :P, and waiting for my first neice to be born haha

  364. Tired of: not-quite-Spring-weather, my stressful but not meaningful job, stepping on crumbs, not exercising, and feeling blah

    Not tired of: watching my 2 almost 3 year old learn new words, longer days, daffodils, March Madness, and Saturdays

    My inner bad ass is definitely named Jean.

  365. tired of: cold weather, being far from family, feeling tired

    not tired of: signs of spring, flowers, random warm days, sleeping with the windows cracked open, kisses good night and good morning

  366. Tired of: Dust bunnies, work drama, weeds in the flower beds (already?!), the Christmas wreath hanging in my kitchen (hmm…), and college friendships faltering despite my best attempts to keep them going

    Not tired of: Being pregnant after 4 years of trying, hearing my dogs breathing softly on the floor next to my bed when I wake up, spring’s warmer temperatures (FINALLY!), my new face soap, and making big breakfasts on the weekend mornings

  367. lovin’ it!

    tired of: snow, working full-time, the never-ending weight loss battle, dirty dishes and not winning tim horton’s roll-up-the-rim-to-win πŸ˜‰

    not tired of: a clean kitchen, 10 degree weather, sunshine, scrapbooking and seeing the pure joy of my little ladies jumping in puddles with their rainboots (or should I say, dickersons…)

  368. I am tired of the dirty snow, trying to lose weight,getting up early,thinking about what to make for dinner,and sand in my backroom.
    Not tired of my eight children,spring,flowers,chocolate, sleeping in,and reading your blog.LOVE IT!!!

  369. My little Shea is 11 months & has been battling molars off & on for the last 2 months along with a cruddy sleep routine. Along with nagging ear infections for the last 5months. Makes for some sleep deprivation days. I named my super badass ultra ego Zuzu!

    Tired of – winter (we live in NY), negative news stories, ear infections with the occasional tonsillitis, mom guilt when I need those 5 minutes to myself, needing sleep.

    Not tired of – having 2 girls need me, my coffee pot calling my name every morning (even if it is at 5 am), the occasion 68 degrees days in the middle of th 40 something weeks, cuddles when I know the house is in desperate need of cleaning, working out & feeling those sore muscles.

  370. Tired of – snow and the “wind chill factor”, messy house that i can never seem to get tidy all at once, living so far away from my family, split ends of my hair that is desperately in need of a cut, the dreadful state of my truck (think dirty kleenex, random toys, scraps of receipts everywhere and dirt on the floor). ick.

    Not tired of – the silly little dimple next to my baby’s nose, the rising temperatures coming with spring, trying out new recipes, my maternity leave *heart*, daily “adventures” with my 3 year old.

  371. Beautiful jewelry! Think I’ll be visiting her store in the very near future! So for that list…

    Tired of: always falling behind on keeping this ‘ol house clean, the mud vs. grass in our front yard (thanks to two boys who ride Power Wheels all summer), not spending enough time with my girlfriends doing girl stuff, a cat who insists that 2am is the time for everyone in the house to get out of bed.

    Not tired of: Two energetic, smoochie boys who fill my days with laugher, challenges, and joy, how my hubby of 12 years can make me laugh until I cry, how the cat who makes me nuts at 2am and can make me want to hug and kiss him during all other hours of the day, homeschooling, which is one of the greatest blessings of my adult life, and life in general…with all of it’s ups and downs it’s a life worth living and full of blessings!!

  372. tired of: laundry, fibromyalgia, painting walls, the economy, and not going to the gym when I need to

    not tired of: craigslist, painting a canvas, homeschooling my two favorite people, kissing my husbands scruffy face, and getting up to read this blog!

  373. Tired of: Sleepless nights, potty training, my neighbor letting her dog poop on my lawn daily, baby PJ’s that open during the night, dishes in my sink.

    Not tired of: Waking up to my 2 year old touching my face and smiling, my little Violet’s shock/laugh when I blow on her hair, warm weather, hot showers, the birds visiting our bird feeder.

  374. Tired of: bosses who put things off, job searching, spending $ on not-so-fun things (replacing the broken tv, fixing the car, new glasses…), the yellow pollen (it just arrived and I’m already sick of it) and not finishing projects that I start.

    Not Tired of: the butterflies of a new relationship, coffee & the news in the morning, helping others, cultivating friendships and where I live (I love AR!)

  375. Tired of: The never ending pile of laundry, dirty dishes, the rain, our huge puddle in our driveway caused by the rain,and running out of milk (which includes a late night run to the store).
    Not tired of: My baby saying Mama over and over, My oldest art work from school (which he named. “People waiting for the ocean to come by.” CLASSIC), My Addison who loves to play dress-up, dates with my husband, and our new vase full of dirt that holds our new pet worms. (Our kids think its the best thing ever. lol)

  376. I’m tired of: tile floors that are dirty again the day after you clean them, forgetting things at the grocery store and having to go back (thanks, mommy brain), cat hair, laundry, 3 different Nintendo DS’s playing 3 different songs in the background
    I’m not tired of: little girl belly laughs, my husband’s hugs, cooking, buying new spring t-shirts, giving love to and feeling love from my glorious little family

  377. Tired of: snow, cluttered house, feeling inadequate, tantrums, smushed in raisin bran in my carpet from my almost 2 yr old.

    Not tired of: Adele!, shy smiles, little girl squeals and giggled, the way my hubby looks at me adoringly, looking for a new casa!, your beautiful photographs!

  378. 5 things I’m tired of:School. Gaining weight. Rain. My messy house. Not having money. : P

    5 things I oculd never be tired of: Acting. Cuddling/playing with my dog. The awesome that is my friends. A good cup of coffee. Sunshine.

  379. Tired of-winter, overworked and underpaid, laundry, dishes and grocery shopping.

    not tired of-hearing the birdies excited for spring, my job, my lovies in my life, reading all the blogs, magazines and books sitting around, planning for my upcoming vacay!

  380. Tired of- the cold, washing out sippy cups of spoiled milk, counting calories, baby fever, growing out my short pixie haircut

    Not tired of- morning cuddles on the couch to watch cartoons with my 18 month old, the hint of spring in the air, my girl starting to say real words, chocolate, taking pictures

  381. Tired of : SNOW!; COLD!; WINTER! (ok, that should be just one :P); my very small apartment; cleaning.

    Not tired of : Sunny mornings; great friends on Friday nights; beautiful, big rings like the ones Linkel designs sells :P; babies; reading your blog :)))).

  382. tired of- homework, midterms, cold weather, 8am mornings, no spring break.

    not tired of- sandals, painted toenails, apple juice, gilmore girls, theater.

  383. I probably visit babycenter.com every day with random questions about how to raise my child.

    I’m tired of…no sleep, cleaning house, cooking meals, work, pollen related allergies.

    Not tired of…my sweet girl’s smile, fun colored cloth diapers, having my husband home for the weekend, coffee, and date night!

  384. Tired of: doing dishes a billion times a day, folding a never ending pile of laundry, making the same thing for dinner every night, my mess of a car (crumbs fill every coner and crack), and my nonexistent pedicures!
    Not tired of: cuddling my babies every night, sunshine and spring air, oreo cookies, listening to my 2 yr old talk, watcing my daughter discover the world around her.

    Your daughter on the trampoline made me smile. It is hard for me to remember to let my kids make their own decisions rather than me sorta kinda doing it for them!

  385. Tired of: allergies, teething, my thesis, being pushed around and this tiny cracker box house.

    Not tired of: dreaming of moving to Oregon next winter, my girl flipping my lip to wake me up in the morning, trips to the park, sunshine! and family time which is like red wine covered chocolates dipped in gold.

  386. Tired of…being tired, schoolwork, waiting for our new baby to finally arrive, dirty dishes, my own selfishness…

    Not tired of…my husband, the sun, the beach, art, our home, flowers!

  387. Hmmm, tired of… rush hour traffic, laundry, pollen, cat hair, spending my days indoors.

    Not tired of… leaving 10 minutes early and just missing the traffic, laundry that’s done and put away, spring flowers, my cat, having a job to go to everyday.

    My badass name: Shantel <3

  388. tired of: snow in ohio, wearing boots every day, jersey shore jokes, shoveling the driveway, and dust-bunnies.
    still going strong with: banana ice cream, dreaming of flip-flop weather, sundresses, painting my toenails hot pink, and looking at blogs all morning while my husband is sleeping. :o)

  389. I’m pretty sure we are on the same party theme wavelength. I just sent out invite’s for a cowgirl themed party, and last year it was a garden fairy party.
    Funny.

    Tired of: winter jackets, closed windows, bug eyed looks during grocery store meltdowns, scrubbing purple crayon off the floor, finding the location of that smell in my car (ew.)

    Not tired of: random warm days, walks around our town’s lake (and seeing all the ducks back in town), open windows and fresh air, green somethings sprouting up in the garden, that pleasant, friendly, we’re all in it together, we survived another winter-so let’s celebrate attitude that seems to come out in everyone when the nice weather works it’s way back in.

  390. Tired of…my own “Jedi vs. Sleep” baby’s lack of daytime naps, dog hair tumbleweeds, wintry weather, Michigan’s Frost Laws (6-8 week delay on our new house!), and Charlie Sheen.

    Not tired of…everything ELSE about my son, daylight savings time, March Madness, corned beef, and long walks.

  391. Hmmm
    Tired of..Never-ending Laundry, Wearing winter boots, It being too cold to play for too long outside, Business Trips, & Teething
    Not Tired of…Morning toddler kisses, Looking for the perfect Easter Outfit, Playing “Ring Around The Rosie”, Coffee with Friends, & Fresh Manicures

  392. OOH! I love that esty page. sooo cute!
    things i am not tired of: family, coffee, music, sunshine, melting snow
    things i am tired of: headaches, dust bunnies, meal prep, cynicism, missing friends

  393. This post was like a good hug! And these comments are awesome. Your blog is like therapy; I love the way you can oh-so-gently and hilariously help us all suck it up and smile!

    Tired of: fibromyalgia, the “mm”-sound (I had no idea 6-month-olds could whine!), messes, my hubby’s grad school classes, feeling whiney myself
    Not tired of: my baby girl’s sweet face, making that baby girl laugh, cuddling with my little family, blogging, the little signs of spring.

    My not-tired-ofs totally trump my tired-ofs. :)

  394. Tired of cold weather, potholes, my bladder(which MUST be 10 times too small for my body), dirty carpet that desperately needs to be steam cleaned, & close toed shoes (my toes are DYING for some fresh air)

    Not tired of sweet tea, performing storytimes at local daycares, the one secret vacuum at Mike’s Car Wash that gives you 6 minutes for a dollar rather than 4, Glee, Groupon.

  395. I am tired of…my husband being gone for work, charlie sheen, dirty laundry, allergies, and gas prices

    I am not tired of…reading books with my son, starbucks cinnamon dolce lattes, the springish weather, zumba, and kisses from my 18 month old :0)

    Thanks Kelle for the Saturday morning pick-me-up! :0)

  396. Tired of: winter weather, cleaning, constant laundry, no time for naps, and my husband working late!
    Not tired of: being pregnant, being a teacher (summer break coming soon), nightly walks, living in Nebraska and my fav. TV shows!

  397. I sooo needed your blog post this morning. I am summoning my inner strength and her name will be Storm! :) Tired of – Washing dishes, being tired, my cats :(, a traveling husband, and laundry. Can’t get enough of – My daughter, your blog (seriously, I am not sucking up!), buying little girl clothes, DQ Blizzards, and taking walks in spring weather.

  398. I love that you named your inner badass! To me, that was So inspiring. I’m going to find my inner badass, let her out, and name her. I don’t know what name yet, but it will be a complete badass name! This is my first comment on your blog even though I’ve been reading for a while. Thank you for writing. You are such an inspiration!

  399. Tired of: rude people, PMS, going away from where my heart is, cloudy dark mornings, traffic jams.
    Not tired of: vigorous workouts, morning tea, loving eyes, long chats and reading this blog!

  400. I am tired of
    1.the cold weather
    2.always having dirty laundry to do
    3.never seeming to have enough to time to read
    4.not feeling challenged in my job
    5.continuing to sit at my current weight despite the healthy eating and treadmill running

    I am NOT tired of
    1.laughing with my girlfriends
    2.watching my boyfriends girls grow every day
    3.sunggling
    4.eating fresh veggies
    5.dreaming of the warm lovely summer and all the patio sitting we are going to do!

  401. What I’m tired of:
    Being tired.
    Winter.
    Being broke.
    The twins’ daily wrestling matches.
    Worrying about #3 in the oven.

    What I’m not tired of:
    “Good morning, Mommy” hugs.
    My high thread count sheets.
    Listening to the twins’ conversations.
    Feeling the baby move.
    Oranges.

  402. tired of: dog hair on the floor, snow, my excess body fat, the plastic factory that seems to explode in my living room everyday, and trying to figure out what we should all have for dinner each night

    not tired of: my dogs, my baby’s new giggle, sunshine, the anticipation of spring, and the automatic timer on my coffee maker

  403. Tired of: To do lists, snow/cold weather, laundry, making dinner, and trying to eat healthy.

    Not tired of: coffee, my girls, friends/family, hot yoga, girls sneaking into my bed in the middle of the night :)

  404. Tired of – the Beibonic Plague that has hit my pretween girls, news that is so sad it is making me cry, dry and brown leaves hanging from trees, 2% milk in my coffee, getting up to pee five times every night (34 weeks pregnant!)

    Not tired of – feeling my baby boy shoving and rearranging my insides, snuggles from my daughter every morning, half-caf coffee spiked with splenda and cool whip, girl scout cookies, 80* weather in March.

  405. Tired of…Cold weather, perpetually dirty bathroom sinks, only one television station, static in my hair, being exhausted.

    NOT tired of :) dinners with friends, phone calls from my poppa, my husbands kisses, 70 degree days, flips flops!

  406. My inner badass is Vespa. She failed to come out this week, when I needed her most. :(
    TIRED OF: parents who send their kids to school sick, neighborhood cats who crap on our lawn, the price of gas, forgetting things at Target when I specifically go there for something and forget that one something, trying to figure out things to cook for dinner.
    NOT TIRED OF: monthly Bunco with my gals, thrift stores, Gretchen’s desire to wear her pink cowboy boots with EVERY outfit, the way Ray looks in his Cub Scout uniform, my new VS bra.

  407. Roxanne! That has been my badass name for a while. Sassy and sweet!

    SO tired of: cold weather, Jersey Shore, uneven fingernails, dirty dishes with no dishwasher, and disposable diapers

    NEVER tired of: Warm weather, corn on the cob, rosy cheeks on a sleeping baby cuddled in my arms, lilies in full bloom

  408. My badass name is Morgyn (with a y, cause she’s fancy, too.)

    Tired of: taking Clomid to try and get pregnant again (ugh), night sweats as a side effect, finding thrown-up cat hairballs on my rug, the snow and living in a 1-bedroom apartment.

    So not tired of: being a stay at home mom to Owen, my Keurig coffee pot, bubble baths, finding naked baby dolls in my closet (they’re “hiding”) and the fun part of trying for another baby. :)

  409. FUN!!

    tired of- bad coffee,disasters, ignorance,stuff that breaks & humidity

    not tired of-cute jewelry, good coffee, reading, making a difference, living with passion!

  410. i haven’t been feeling it either. love your push on attitude. just love you period.

    tired of: dirty snow, grey skies, flabby tire around my middle, worrying about the world and what’s going on everywhere, crazy people

    not tired of: reading the hunger games, wearing my Hunter boots, flea market shopping, feathers in my hair, my sweet family…Oh how I love my people.

    Happy weekend girlie.

  411. Tired of overcast days, mac and cheese, dirty garages, sweaters, and whining.

    Not tired of sleepy morning kisses, ipads, our kitty atticus, donuts, and dreaming of summer.

    My inner badass has been around awhile. I have named her Gertrude (but she prefers Trudy) and love it when she makes and appearance.

  412. I am tired of:
    1) Clutter
    2) Midterms
    3) The cat jumping on the counter
    4) Cold weather
    5) Reruns

    I am not tired of:
    1) My girls giggles
    2) Sweat pants
    3) The red hair I am rockin’
    4) Fresh blueberries
    5) This blog

    My badass name still to come…

  413. Hello Badass Betty, my name is Badass Puddin : ) I know that doesn’t sound very Badass, but it is the nickname my dh calls me when I am being particularly sassy lol

    Hmmm
    Tired of crazy hormone shifts in this almost 40 year old body, not enough time in a day, neverending laundry, stupid zits on my face at almost 40 years old!

    Not tired of watching my 5 year old dancing to black and yellow and totally breaking it down, watching my adult and near adult children work things out even when they don’t go so well, being a mom, my wonderful husband who loves me no matter what, coffee(which I could not live without), my beautiful baby girl, Sophia, who is the light of my life.

    Can’t get enough of Nella’s OH face!

  414. Mine shall be named Mabel. After a really bad winter with my RA (rheumatoid arthritis) I am slowly feeling better. The weather? maybe. But Mabel is coming out of her cocoon and ready to feel better and move on.

  415. Adorable pictures!

    Tired Of: The cable cord that keeps falling down from the ceiling right above my head… the weather bouncing from 40 to 60 to 40… Doing dishes… Writing papers (but that’s on me, I’m getting an English degree, what did I expect?)… Not seeing my Mama, who lives in Oregon…

    Not Tired Of: Spring Break… Having a whole week sans school with my husband… The abundance of spring blue and green, which happened to be our wedding colors 2years ago… Making cupcakes… FAMILY!!

  416. First let me say, I was going to leave a comment regardless of whether you had a giveaway. The second I saw the picture of Nella sitting on the ground with her hand outstretched, I loved it! It’s almost like she’s saying “See mama! I told you today was going to be a good day!”
    On to what I am and am not tired of…
    Tired of…winter…not being able to spend ALL my time with my baby and husband (silly jobs getting in the way)…bad morale at work…mean people…and horrible, tragic natural disasters devastating entire countries (I think it’s a good thing that I can only think of 4 things)

    Not tired of…my husband bringing me and all of my coworkers breakfast burritos to work this morning…my 21 month old daughter absorbing so, so much…snuggling with my puppies on the couch after the baby is in bed and husband has left for work at night…learning Spanish…and my first tulips and daffodils peeping out of the winter, almost spring ground!

  417. Tired of-checking homework for 5 children, menu-planning, Walmart,gas prices, cleaning out my fridge!
    Not tired of-my husband, five beautiful children, laundry, keeping house, being content just where I am!!
    Bad ass name is Lucy.
    rachelrimmer@hotmail.com

  418. TIRED OF: snow (love it all winter, but by March 15 it can go), listening to my boys cough and sniffle (thanks snow mold allergies), mopping floors, grey skies, winter boots

    NEVER TIRED OF: cuddling with my sick boys, card games, Iron and Wine, green tea, Glee

  419. Love the post & those “Oh” faces!

    Tired of: dishes, school work, specks of stuff that end up on the dark area rug even RIGHT after I vacuum, grocery shopping, the comcast cable bill that keeps going up up and up.

    Not tired of: fresh baked cookies, hugs after a long day, my Joshua Radin Pandora playlist, the increase of sandal wearage this month, colorful flowers poping up

  420. Fab pictures, as always!
    Tired of: crazy, multiple personality midwest weather. noisy toys. my unorganized garage. losing sippy cups. laundry.

    Not tired of: my baby’s squishy feet. my girls’ cute new shoes. hearing my little boys playing star wars. my camera. target.

  421. Tired of-the cold/not cold midwest weather…I wish it would make up it’s mind already. Winter coats…and hats. Colds and running noses.

    Not tired of playing at the park. Sidewalk chalk art. Baby kisses. Watching my daughter read to my boys. My husband just being the kind of awesome he is.

  422. Tired of: cold weather, worry, housework, fast food, bad hair days.

    Not tired of: shopping, reading a good book, sunshine, finding new crafts to make, visiting with friends.

  423. tired of… endless to-do lists, piles of laundry, dust bunnies that creep out from under the bed and come to rest in the middle of the floor, jeans and sweaters, and runny noses.

    not tired of… open windows, hanging clothes to dry in the sunshine, sandals and skirts, forsithia and happy babies playing in the grass that is finally turning green!

  424. Tired of: wearing sweaters, packing lunches, driving all over town before I get to work, winter foods, leprechauns.

    Not tired of: walks to the marina,coffee, reading, spending time with my family, capri’s.

  425. Betty, what a perfect name!

  426. Tired of…cleaning the kitchen, still unpacked boxes, waiting for school applications, whining, remembering to take my vitamins

    Not tired of…THIS WEATHER, OH MY GOODNESS, THIS WEATHER! bringing out the water table, my boy finally walking, running around the lake, having a hard time thinking of 5 whole things I’m tired of.

    I love the blue scroll earrings!

  427. Tired of: school work, cleaning, potty training our new dog,waking up in the middle of the night for no reason, how gross the inside of my car is

    Not Tired of: thinking about my garden, snuggling with pups in the morning, coffee, walking at the park in nice weather, shopping

  428. Quelles jolies fillettes,quelles jolies photos,quel joli blog !

  429. Tired of: the new flooring in my house not being finished, muddy pawprints, my March Madness bracket not winning, not being able to sleep through the night, and of Chase taking $800 of our money “on accident” 2 months ago and still not returning it.

    Not tired of: striped pajamas, new running shoes, daffodils, birthday parties, and ice cream.

  430. Tired of…doing dishes, dog hair, trying to find a new home in Baltimore, big spiders making webs outside our front door, headaches.

    Never tired of…cuddling with my husband, holding Carolina while she sleeps (even though I know she should be in her crib), new baby teeth, sunshine, my nieces and nephews!

    Haven’t named by inner badass yet, possibly because I haven’t seen or heard from her in a while! :)

  431. Tired of: Feeling Tired, Cold Weather, Unemployment, Dieting & Traffic

    Not Tired of: My Nephews, Dunkin’
    Donuts Coffee, My Camera, Cats & Enjoying the Small Things

  432. Love the new sponser!

    Tired of…brown/slightly green grass in Michigan, the dishes growing in the sink, Jersey Shore, not feeling like a bad ass and sitting inside watching the blue sky instead of being outside under it!

    NOT tired of…my new workout routine, my awesome girlfriends, our new puppy, coffee and the everyday shenanigans of the work place :)

    Love your photos and blogs. Theyre beautiful and inspiring.

  433. Tired of…laundry, dishes, clothes on the floor instead of in a hamper, waking a sleeping baby to pick my oldest up from school, pizza.

    Not tired of…my kids’ laughter, coffee, Mexican food, the beach, sunshine.

  434. My inner bad-A is “Big Mama.” She rears her head A LOT with three boys running around here :-)

    Tired of: a house that’s never clean, things that break, bills, hand washing clothes in the sink, unsolicited criticism.

    Not Tired of: Boys that rock out Batman and John Wayne with equal enthusiasm, happy little kicky-feet, warm sunshine after a cold winter, seeing our garden grow, and a dog that is learning how to behave himself!

  435. Tired of; Parking lots, line ups, making beds, the rain.

    Not tired of: My 2 yr olds imagination, family adventures, running, dancing, coffee.

  436. as always, your photos are beautiful. it’s hard to believe it’s tank top and bare legs warm somewhere else!

    so my ten:

    tired | (1) gray days. (2) snow, hopefully it’s gone for good now. (3) being exasperated by my messy house. (4) cleaning. (5) feeling out of whack myself.

    not tired | (1) sunshine. (2) the lack of that piercing cold feeling when I open an outside door. (3) walking outside. (4) getting my house ready for the oatmeal party! (5) looking forward to the warmth of spring.

  437. Tired of: snow, cold, getting up too late, grey skies, wasting time
    Not tired of: your blog, sun, spring coming, being inspired, coffee

  438. I had the same exact feeling this week and I also chose to rock it rather than let it own my day, it was awesome! It is the best feeling realizing how in control of your life you really are! Five things I am a little tired of: best friends living in another city, gas prices, school work, the waiting game, and spring deciding to change it’s mind every other day.
    Five things I am loving instead: time with the family, the blogging world, cooking/baking, my budding mug collection, and free time of the weekend!
    Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend with Betty!

  439. My inner badass is named Penelope, and I love it when she comes and pushes me way past where I’m comfortable. :)

  440. Tired of….Daily pregnancy heartburn, sewing procrastination, not sleeping, laundry, and

    Not tired of….Feeling my little guy kick and wiggle, my girl snuggling my belly, library trips, merry-go-rounds, and lazy family Sundays.

    -Love all your pics, your girls are simply the sweetest:)

  441. Love this reminder to channel our inner bad ass. I needed a wakeup call!

    Not tired of: calls from family and friends announcing pregnancies, the feeling after a solid workout, new words erupting from my little guy, date nights, cheering on the underdogs in the tourney

    Tired of: airports, grimy showers, dirty cars, runny noses, and jeans.

    Kathleen in Chicago

  442. Your call to “name your inner badass” is hilarious.
    Tired of: mean people, my ugly kitchen floor, leaf-less trees, dirty car interiors and changing bed linens.
    Not tired of: giving small unexpected gifts to people I appreciate, my 7 y/o crawling into bed w us b/c she’s scared of ghosts, coffee (I’m w ya here Betty), cookies or anything sweet to go with that coffee, and jewelry of any kind on any day of any size—not saved for “good”.

    xo. Have a great weekend.

  443. Tired of: cold winter days, frumpy undies, lazy students,living with the windows closed, and salt lines on my jeans.
    Not Tired of: COFFEE!, layering clothes, spin class, planning a trip to Key West in two weeks, and falling in love a little more every day with smokin’ hott boyfriend.

  444. Tired of: doctors, needles, feeling tired, cleaning the house and unfolded laundry.

    Not tired of: sun, clotheslines, good blogs to read, my husband and March break!

  445. Tired of: Winter, wearing drab winter clothes, leaving the dishes in the sink at night, laundry, not seeing the sun.
    Not Tired of: Hearing that spring is on its way, looking at the spring lines of clothes on the internet and dreaming about the days I will need to wear short sleeves and sandals, seeing the tulips coming in at the flower shop and grocery store, coffee, the snow melting!

  446. Tired of: moldy clothes in the washer, no fence around my house to keep the kids from running into the street, having no clothes to wear, the greys in my hair, being inside

    Not tired of: spring cleaning my closets, cuddling with the baby at nap time, reading books at bedtime with the kids, Zumba, blooms on the trees

    I’m glad it was easier to think of the things I’m not tired of. Life is good!

    Have a great weekend!
    Susan

  447. Tired of: Picking up small random objects from the floor, long Chicago winters, being tired, crap everywhere in my house, wearing puffy coats

    Not Tired of: your blog, super sunny days, steaming cups of coffee, fat baby feet, a good night’s sleep

  448. Tired of: snow, winter clothes, being sick, my messy bathroom and my empty bank account.

    Not tired of; spring, fresh flowers, reading novels in bed, running, good news.

  449. Hmmmm…I don’t think I’d ever tire of pink cowgirl boots and rainbow striped legwarmers!

    Tired: snow, dark clouds that hang too low in the sky, my hair cut, dust bunnies, turtlemecks

    Not tired: Gabe’s avoiding homework by saying, “I’m too tired about this…”, Terry’s badass hugs, anything sung by PiNK, my black ankle boots with just the right heel height that make me look I have lost my much needed 25 pounds of overweight and the sun. Always the sun.♥

  450. Tired of: not sleeping enough, fruit flies, angry drivers, zits, and a cranky husband.
    Not tires of: Mumford & Sons, Planet Earth, pretty jewels, photos of my brand-new nephew, red nail polish

    Hmmmm..naming my inner badass sounds like a great idea…

  451. Tired of: piles of stuff w/ no home; allergies; being tired all the time; not having enough self-control to exercise regularly; and not having seen my sweet Daddy in three months.

    NOT tired of: having my girls home for Spring Break; warmer weather; reading my Bible; Almond Joy coffee creamer; and having friends over for dinner.

    Love (always) your wise words, the pics, your girls.

  452. Lovely post!

    I’m tired of: thinking about moving again and it’s only been a year that we moved here, little boy stubborn-ness, laundry, car trouble, noisy neighbors

    Not tired of: Little boy sweetness, my great family, being single again, great friends, a job I like thank goodness!

    My inner badass: need to find her again, but once I do I shall call her Hermione…she’s gonna do magic! :)

  453. Tired of….snow, sickness, never ending messes, mommy guilt, and lack of funds to go shopping

    Not tired of…snuggling my 3 bundles of joy, growing older with my husband, laughing out loud, celebrating new life, giving my all

  454. Hi Kelle-

    My bad ass alter ego does have a name…it’s Lil (never Lilly-just Lil) and she is a total rock star!

    SO tired of: dirty snow mounds, chipped nail polish, flyaway hair, dust, cat vomit

    NOT tired of: Cuddles and i love yous, crab rangoons, hand-knitted socks, teaching literature to struggling high schoolers, finally feeling the suns warmth on my face again after a very long winter.

    Lori

  455. Love this! I’m a sucker for surveys and questionnaires!

    Tired of…
    my husband leaving clementine peels all over my house; washing sippy cups a bazillion times a day; cold weather; excuses; snot–dried and runny!

    Not tired of…
    my new vegetarian lifestyle; Elaina’s cheeks and forehead; the smell of my dog’s feet (!); bike-riding; Reid’s curiosity

    And a sixth thing I’m not tired of–your blog! :)

    Beth in CT

  456. Tired of: Studying (almost half way done with my MD!), yellow pollen on everything, snot, laundry (why can’t it wash and fold itself), and dirty dishes.

    Not tired of: squeals from little man when he sees a flag flying in the wind, hugs and a new found open mouth kiss, trying new food with the little man, this wonderful weather, and full family cuddles.

    FYI: I just named my badass side, Stella.

  457. Tired of … working, having this cold, laundry, not losing weight, and cold weather.

    Not tired of … little N’s new cruising technique, my hubby’s hugs, sunshine, full nights of sleep, and strong coffee.

  458. great question! i’m tired of grad school, being unemployed, winter, living in kansas and missing the colorado mountains. I’m NOT tired of hanging out with family, laughing with my husband, planning a move back to the colorado montains, spring weather and reading your blog!

  459. Tired of: feeling like the red-headed stepchild at work, chilly weather, worrying about money, my son’s Iron Man obsession, people telling me I look too skinny (Sorry to anyone annoyed by that. It’s true).

    Not tired of: Trader Joe’s vegetable lasagna, feeling hopeful about finding a new job placement, being inspired by my determined students with special needs, Nutella, and, okay, I admit it…Jersey Shore. So sue me. πŸ˜‰

  460. Tired of- cold icky weather, having to wear an extra layer or two every time I leave the house, never ending cleaning, Charlie Sheen, and every week being a Grey’s Anatomy re-run!
    Not tired of- random beautiful sunny days, peppermint mocha creamer, fresh spring colors, spending time with my hubby, and new friends.

  461. tired of: cold weather, jackets/sweatshirts, dirty dishes, angry people, and working on Saturdays.

    not tired of: giggling babies, cadbury mini eggs, bright spring colors, morning sun shining through the window, and upbeat music.

    :)

  462. tired of:
    winter coats
    bare trees
    toys everywhere
    nip in the air
    runny noses

    not tired of:
    flipflops
    suntan lotion
    pink cheeks
    tanktops
    warm breezes

    inner badass: Roxy!

  463. Tired of…Mothers, comparing themselves to each other. We are all strong, unique and loving to our children and thats all that should matter.

    Not tired of…The sound of baby babble waking me up in the morning :)

  464. Oh Kelle how I needed your Irish badass blessing today!!

    Tired of: Being single, bills, keeping up with the Joneses (or is it Jones’/Jones’s??), being 1300 miles away from my friends, sunburns.

    Not Tired of: Coffee, sunshine & 80 degree weather in March, my job, March Madness, bacon for breakfast.

    <3

  465. Tired of…Whiney puppies at 5:30 am, Homework, Not getting enough sleep, not finishing pictures, stress.

    Not tired of…taking pictures, thinking of ideas for my blog, shopping, uplugging my alarm clock on weekends and spring break, double dates.

  466. Have a G R E A T weekend!
    But.. is that coffee??
    You like it thin? Hehe..
    My coffee is B L A C K !!!

    Love

  467. First time commenting but I have been following your blog for about a year now! I LOVE IT and you and your family! :)

    Tired of: school, Indiana winter weather, sadness, depending on my mom and sister ALL the time, and my old ford taurus giving me problems.

    Not tired of: your beautiful pictures of your lovely daughters, best friends, church, getting ready for spring, and flip flops…:)

    oh, and can I come visit you in Florida and soak up the sun with you and your family!?! πŸ˜‰ haha

  468. tired of-back pain, being tired all the time, yucky camera, gas prices,
    not being able to drive
    Not tired of-my 3 kids, our cutie puppy, my husband who is trying his hardest to provided for us while I can’t work, Spring weather in Phoenix, new towels for the bathroom.

  469. Tired of: being tired and not sleeping, living in a rental, having no dishwasher, a messy house, and my winter clothes

    Not tired of: my daughter’s hugs around my neck, my husband’s care for me, God’s grace, my mom, and music

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  471. Tired of: Leaving my children behind on the weekends for work, Not having enough spring clothes, splotchy grass, My iPhone not uploading pictures to FB, and waiting for the pools to open.

    Not tired of: Waking up to the windows being open, my littles giggles, movie nights, new workd the baby says, and brotherly/sisterly love.

  472. tired of useless anxiety, cold weather, closed-toe shoes, bad coffee, gossip.

    not tired of weekends, sunshine, good good friends, family, this glorious thing called life and all it has to offer.

  473. Tired of: being tired, cool temperatures, messy house, real estate market and dieting
    Not tired of: my supportive family, my curly headed sweet girl, my blue-eyed mama’s boy, Creamy Chicken Chili and sunshine

  474. I so love Spring too – I am still working on finding my inner badass, but I know she is there and I will find her :-)

  475. (if this is repeated from a few comments ago, its just me trying to figure out how to comment so hopefully this one works better as far as the name sake goes and not just a TON of random letters and numbers!! :))

    First time commenting but I have been following your blog for about a year now! I LOVE IT and you and your family! :)

    Tired of: school, Indiana winter weather, sadness, depending on my mom and sister ALL the time, and my old ford taurus giving me problems.

    Not tired of: your beautiful pictures of your lovely daughters, best friends, church, getting ready for spring, and flip flops…:)

    oh, and can I come visit you in Florida and soak up the sun with you and your family!?! πŸ˜‰ haha

  476. I just went to Linkel Designs and Loved everything! Loved the post today and all the pics!

  477. you’re the best. I felt the same way on St. Patty’s day but I pulled it together, found some green, and tried to catch that leprechaun….totally worth it.

    Tired of: stressful school, dirty laundry, cranky baby, no sleep and cold weather

    Not Tired of: cranky baby, toothy smiles, sprouting buds in my garden, long walks to the park and weekends at mom’s

  478. I LOVE this as I am having a “not feeling it” kinda day.

    Tired of: DH being in Florida, while I’m single-mommin’ it with 4 children(we’re in the process of moving down there), tired of allergies, tired of my boring hairstyle and tired of the school routine (bring on summer baby)

    I’m not tired of: my children sneaking into my bed, one by one each night, cold Coca-Cola, long baths and gossip magazines :)

  479. Tired of…Rain, dust bunnies, sweeping under the bar stools after every snack time, putting make up on…why can’t it just magically happen, feeling tired.

    Not Tired of…my daughter, anything chocolate, my bed, my husband, late night snuggles.

  480. such gorgeous jewelry!!! very “Springy” indeed!

    so tired of: the cold (I live in the Yukon and it’s -20 today!!!), sick lil ones :O(, self doubt, cabin fever, doing the dishes
    not tired of: magazines that come in the mail, cuddling with my sweet boy, pretty spring jewelry, coffee with cinnamon in it, phone calls with sisters

    xox

  481. TIRED OF: my computer (which may result in a double post), allergies, cranky attitudes around my house, uncertainty at work, laundry

    NOT TIRED OF: sunroofs, my 2 beautiful kiddos, infomercials, my iPod, the Mega Block sculpture gracing my mantel

  482. Tired of: snow, the deaths happening in dear friends lives lately, my housing looking like a mess yet not having the energy to clean it, high gas prices, staying indoors from the cold cold winter we’ve had.

    Not tired of: Sunshine!, my kids belly laughing in the next room while playing with their Dada, the promise of Spring!, my sweet baby girl proud that she can walk!, my sweet big boy who loves his little sister so!

  483. Tired of: pregnancy heartburn, no nap Thursdays, cold weather, the scale inching up as my belly expands, and drying my hair
    Not tired of: blooming spring flowers, toddler kisses, coke with lots of ice, dreams for our new family of 5, and birthday parties

  484. Tired of… my half-ass smile when passing someone on my walk, an interrupted shower, spending an entire day and a half in the same pajamas, trying to suck every last ounce of use out of an old sports bra, caring what other people think.

    Not tired of… orange tictacs, “Jar of Hearts,” Savannah’s over-the-top greeting when anyone comes to the door, Amaretto creamer, Sadie’s mischievious laugh.

    Oh, and I named her Scarlet. It’s about freaking time for her to reappear. Thanks for the nudge.

  485. I love it!!! Maybe if I gave her a name, my inner bad-ass would make an appearance more often.

    Tired of: laundry, being on a budget, the ginormous bees that set up camp by our front door, my gringy carpet, and my temperamental dishwasher.

    Not tired of: Easter candy, party planning for an awesome almost 2 year old, the park, Spring, and my little guy’s big grey eyes.

  486. Tired of: My 3 kids not sleeping…meaning tired momma, cranky me, my cats making a mess, the windy coldness here, winter funk (that probably ties in with cranky me)
    Not tired of: snuggles from my kiddos, Spring cleaning, watching Veggie Tales with the kids (I really love them!), going to the gym (just started again and have yet to tire of it!)

  487. tired of: having all my stuff in storage, itching to have a place to roam instead of living in town, and Justin Beiber.

    Not tired of: My big girl who’s almost 17 months old, the Peanut I’m currently growing, being a wife and mom, and my new job! :)

  488. Tired of intolerance, of cancer striken friends, of guilt, of not being enough, but most importantly, tired of complaining.

    Not tired of my kids smiles, of my family, of sunny breazy days, of friends that even far are always close to my heart and not tired of loving them all!

  489. Tired of: winter, laundry, cooking the same ‘ol meals, whining, being stuck in a rut

    Lovin': My bright $1 flip flops from Old Navy (I have like 10 pair), tulips coming up in the front yard, regular girls’ night outs and my hubby and six kiddos.

    My badass name? Stella. I remember seeing the book and movie, “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” and it makes me want both: the name and the groove.

  490. Tired of… Endless amounts of cleaning there is to do, laundry, achey pregnancy pains, being tired, whining kids.

    Not tired of… my 5 year old boy wanting to play with my hair, my daughters clickety clack princess shoes, doing my baby girls curly hair, all 4 of us cuddling in bed this morning, listening to my husband sing.

  491. tired of: negativity, microwaves, black, fancy ppl

    not tired of: bare feet, red & teal, BBQs, farmers markets

  492. Tired of… Laundry, cold weather, WHITE walls, my hair, bills

    Not tired of… seeing Alexis dance, watching Emma walk (new skill!), Nicholas’s smile, seeing my kids love each other, time with my hubby after the kids are in bed

  493. Tired of snow, wind, toddler tantrums, traffic, and laundry.

    Not tired of my toddler’s belly laughs, new words everyday, snuggles, and shopping.

  494. Tired of… Folding laundry, empty walls, being indoors, stress, and having a “to do” list.

    Not tired of… More daylight, Dunkin’ Donuts coffe (French Vanilla!!), flip flops, laughing with my girls, and date nights.

    As always, you have outdone yourself! You photos are beautiful, your family is gorgeous, and your writing is inspiring! Thank you for being such great quiet time company! :)

  495. I have a bad ass great- aunt who is in her 80s, is proud to be Irish and lives for Saint Patrick’s Day. Her name? Betty.

    Tired of: All things winter

    Never tired of: “Wuuuuuuuuuuv you, Mommy!”, painting my toes in hopes they will see a pair of peep toes soon, looking for items for my daughter’s Easter basket, planning our family adventures for when the nice weather is here, and fabulous evenings with friends, food, and tons of giggling kids.

  496. Tired of: schizophrenic Kentucky weather, pocket lint, dust that clings to my furniture, Charlie Sheen, my dog’s incredibly long claws that click-clank against the hard wood.

    Not tired of: My almost-4-year-old and his imagination, my pregnant belly, the kicks I feel (even if he does a headstand on my bladder), my newly painted bedroom, Reese’s peanut butter eggs

  497. tired of: finding sour milk sippies, doing mountains of dishes, work, waking up all night long, Charlie Sheen

    not tired of: spring weather, my new haircolor, hanging with my family, cappuccino chip frozen yogurt, my recently cleaned house (please last more than a day!)

    hey…that was therapeutic. thanks!!

  498. No way Anne! I didn’t see your post before I posted I swear. Great minds think alike. That guy needs to go away already.

  499. HI, MY NAME IS “Badass Ashley!”

    I am tired of:
    1. dust
    2. watching smokers use the world as their personal ashtray, like when they throw cigarette butts out their car window
    3. junk mail outnumbering fun mail
    4. losing my voice so easily
    5. the hype that crappy celebs get

    I shall never tire of:
    1. peanut butter and apple slices, mmmmmm! my favorite everyday snack
    2. arts n’ crafts’ing down in my basement craft studio
    3. wearing black polish on my toe nails—it goes with everything!
    4. The Beatles and The Shins
    5. daydreaming

  500. Tired of: laundry, not enough hours in a day, my girls growing up to fast, getting a pimple at 40 and giving up Starbucks for Lent…

    Not tired of: my (two) beautiful girls, being a mommy, my friends, warm weather and flowers in bloom….

  501. Tired of…snow, no cell phone reception at home, colds, gas prices & never having enough time in the day.

    Not tired of…watching my baby “worm” his way across the living room, Toy Story, my hubby’s day off (Fridays), running, and my MOPS group.

  502. Tired of…doing laundry, being sick, looking for a new job, paying bills, my car being dirty.
    Not Tired of…my cats following me around the house, this beautiful weather, my new haircut, coffee with my hubby, and 90210 :)

  503. That’s sweet of you to still go out with your girls, even if you weren’t really feeling it.
    I love Lainey’s hair! Cute braid!
    Love your necklace! Very cute.

  504. Tired of: Laundry (that’s a given though, right?), hearing “chance of wintry mix”, fiances falling asleep at 9 pm on a Friday, bunnies eating crocuses, and March.

    Not tired of: Seed packets, white linens, Easter colors, Spring rain showers, and that “Oh” face.

    And I just want to say, only you, Kelle Hampton, can make Betty sound badass!

  505. i am tired of winter, tired of spiring cleaning (already), tired of the fact that laundry is my nemesis.

    not tired of belly laughs for my little boy, of making new mommy friends, and loving playing outside in the fresh air

  506. Tired of:
    1. Residency
    2. My aching back
    3. Looking for parking
    4. Negative pregnancy tests
    5. Doing a thankless job

    Not tired of:
    1. “Hi Ada!”
    2. My cat sleeping on my shoulder
    3. Organic produce delivered weekly
    4. Anticipating spring
    5. My friends and family

    The past 10 hours have been particularly rough. I would love to find my inner bad-ass but I think she is taking a nap today.

  507. Tired of: The terrible two’s, cold Ma weather, Being tired.

    Not tired of: The joy in my daughters eyes when I understand her babble! “Hi ma ma”! Running hugs! Dunkin dougnuts coffee!!

    Jen A

  508. Not tired of…sunshine, my doggie, exercise, diet coke, cookie dough

    Tired of…blisters on my feet, feeling anxious, taking care of my cuticles, people hurting, flat hair at the end of the day

  509. tired of…whining, a certain 3 yr old wetting the bed, winter, sweatshirts, and sore necks.

    not tired of…shopping, taking pictures, golden chocolate oreos, hugging, and my dog Layla:)

  510. Tired of: money always being in the way (there’s either too much or too little, it’s never not an obstacle), dog hair (not my actual dog, just his shedding hair), the threat of a snowstorm (March weather), Charlie Sheen (& other crazy celebrities – Lindsay Lohan, I’m looking at you), parents who don’t parent their children.

    Can’t get enough of (aka not tired of): the gorgeous Spring sunshine peaking through each morning, caramel cheese popcorn from the farmer’s market, the show Army Wives (just started watching it on Netflix & I love it!), the most adorable love of my life son – B- everything he says & does, my amazing husband.

    thanks for the opportunity & the awesome post!

  511. Tired of: snow, being stuck in doors, being sick, crankiness, oh and did I mention snow?

    Not tired of: snuggles in the morning, running outside, NCAA BASKETBALL!, coffee, anticipating a family trip to HAWAII!

  512. My bad girl is named Alex.
    My given name- that I truly love- is Alexandra, but all my life people have insisted on calling me Alex. And it drove me insane! So in my usual off-the-cuff way, I combined the annoyance and the name into a badass girl persona who can usually be ID’d by the extra level of eyeliner.

  513. Tired Of: WINTER(I’m in SK and it is still very white here), my messy house, family drama, not having money, and night time feedings (more like tired from, though).

    Not Tired Of: Baby milestones, kisses, cuddles and giggles (I’m counting those as one), organising old photos, coffee with friends, and hanging out with my husband!

    Oh, and I’m going to have to get my badass self in gear more often!

  514. Tired of…whining, wind, cold weather, cleaning, laundry.
    Not tired of…snuggles with my girls, sunshine, outdoor fun, shopping, my Keurig.

    I’m going to think up a badass name for myself :)

  515. Tired: Colds, pollen, laundry

    Not tired of: Afternoon naps, muffins, pig tails, sticky popsicle babies, Easter candy (but I wish I was), pedicure season, hearing my girls

  516. i’m jane, at college eons ago i was wild and everyone called me janet…said it suited me better! janet was wild and true badass, i forgot about her! you have just brought janet to life and oh boy do i need her!. love and hugs. jane x

  517. Tired of: snow, a muddy backyard as the snow is melting, late hours my husband has to work, the extra lbs hanging around my waist,
    Not tired of: snuggling with my two year old when he’s tired at night, coffee and more coffee, my husband, Trader Joes gorgonzola crackers and crocheting

    I will definitely be naming my inner badass this weekend. I feel like she needs to make an appearance more often.

  518. Tired of ironing, sweeping floors, weeds, filling my car up with gas, & my kids saying the word “poop” a million times a day.

    Not tired of: the excitement on my kids faces when their Daddy gets home from work, flowers growing in MY flower beds, my baby’s toothy grin, Cadbury eggs, & my little girl in her Cinderella dress.

  519. Tired of: Doing the dishes, winter, not getting a full-time gig (working two days a week)

    not: Still being able to lay in bed all day if I want to on the weekends, good books, the sound of melting snow, spending hours making dinner and the satisfaction when they tell you it was delicious, When I get to work in the morning and ten small faces come smiling towards me asking if I can’t please read a book, and I do. Even if we read the same one every week.

    Couldn’t find more than three things I’m tired of, which probably means I have a damn good life, and it really is. I like it.

  520. Things I’m tired of….pee that doesn’t make it into the potty, runny noses, acid reflux, our neighbor’s son who practices drums until 10 and laundry.

    Things I’m not tired of….3 year old imaginations, digging in our garden, my baby’s new found belly laugh, pottery and rocking out to Sheryl Crow in the minivan :)

    My get up and go name – Ruby

  521. Tired of: snowy and icy roads, indoor days, piled up laundry, messy kitchen and not finding time to exercise.

    Never tired of: hugs from my to babies, playtime, scrapbook making, taking pictures and sunny days!

    My “betty” was pulled out today as the house was in shambles and was in serious need tiding up and a good clean. With the house empty – except the cat – I felt more inclined to rest on the couch, but mustered up the energy to get the house tidied and cleaned and a load of laundry done. So feeling very blessed tonight relaxing and enjoying quiet time with the two littles sleeping in their beds upstairs. It is so wonderful to know you are not on this road alone and that we all have days when we need to pull out “Betty”. Thanks for sharing.

  522. Tired of: sick kids, messy house, dirty snow, hospital bills/insurance companies.

    Not tired of: a 50 degree day here in MN, shopping and packing for our first vacation (sans kids) since having kids, and watching my little love bug trying to take his first steps. He, too, has designer genes and this is quite the milestone! Have a great weekend,

  523. Tired of:
    frosty windshields. working 40 hrs per week. clutter. worrying about my 1 year old’s kidney function. waking up to pee several times every night.

    Not tired of:
    mimosas made with sparkling pear. baby kicks in my 22-weeker belly. brunch with the girlfriends. tulips. my daughter’s kisses.

  524. I am so glad that you wrote this. Explains exactly how I have been feeling today, day 3 of just me and my girl as my husband is out of town…and the frustrations are mounting!

    Tired of: rain, thinking I’m pregnant but getting negative pregnancy tests, a messy house, an aching back, and Ava getting upset over the littlest things

    Not tired of: Starbucks mochas, my 365 project/taking pics, chunky necklaces, the Twilight saga, Ava’s giggles

  525. Tired of… negativity, cold rain, school work, my ex-boyfriend, kitty cats.

    Not tired of… oil pastels, spending quality time with my friends, waking up in a great mood, puppies, and caramel apple suckers.

    I do believe my alter-ego’s name is Lola. She is spunky and fueled by the laughter of her friends. I am her right now, actually.

  526. Tired Of: not being able to find a pen in my ridiculously full backpack when I need it; long hours in a windowless library; missing my family; trying (not always succeeding) to get up at 6am; winter weather overstaying it’s welcome.
    Not Tired Of: excellent latte’s from my favorite shop; warm soup on rainy days; rainy days in general; the sound of birds chirping trying to beckon spring to come quicker; meaningful conversations with good friends.

  527. i’m tired of:
    1. wishing i had the time and money to make photography look as awesome as you do :)
    2. having endless homework (some of which i ought to be doing right now πŸ˜‰
    3. being away from one of my awesomest friends who lives 400+ miles away from me
    4. LATIN HOMEWORK. enough said lol
    5. 2nd quarter school.. waiting for it to end and needing the end very badly…

    NOT tired of:
    1. my awesome choirs that keep me and my no. one hobby alive
    2. my beautiful family and fun little siblings
    3. my ultimate bestie
    4. hearing my friends tell me they love me
    5. my brother’s christian rock band. got to hear them again last night, praising the creator of anything all of us knows, while also being surrounded by the best friends on the earth. (the same ones he created, duh! πŸ˜‰ it was a good evening….

  528. Tired of children’s homework, packing lunches, alarm clocks, being strapped to a schedule and winter clothes. LOVE the sound of children playing in the yard, short sleeves, giggles, lunch on the porch, kisses just because.
    I also love this blog! Makes me miss the days where we had nothing to do at the beginning of the day and then managed to fill the day with randomness – (sigh)…as my 12 year old daughter would right in her emails.:-)

  529. What a lovely way to spend St. Patty’s day. I might be more into it if I had those options. Around here it’s all “Bars and Green Beer at 10 am.” No thanks.

    Your girls are GORGEOUS but why are you letting that baby get so big? πŸ˜‰

  530. Love the cowboy theme – Can’t wait!

    Tired of: Charlie Sheen, grey skies, being tired all the time, negative people, trying to figure out what to make for dinner.

    Never tired of: coffee, my kid’s unexpected kind words and expressions of love (they’re all 3 teenagers!!) my wonderful husband (who I still adore after 24 years!), sunshine, and a cold beer in a frosty pint.

    and of course – I am never tired of finding a new post! Thanks Kelle

  531. Thanks pointing me at a new Etsy shop. I’m from Michigan and will totally be buying something from her :)

    Tired of- winter, cat hair piles on the couch, ugly grey kitchen counters, Taylor Swift, being tired.

    Not tired of- North Peak Brewing Diabolical IPA, My-So-Called-Life on Netflix, home made popcorn made on the stove, baby giggles

  532. tired of laundry on the floor, dogs barking and waking up napping baby, working part time as a banker, cold weather, and having too much on my mind

    not tired of watching my baby laugh, play with her dad, date nights with the hubby, doing really well on my ncaa bracket, and getting to sleep in

  533. First of all, I love your blog Kelle! And the jewelry from Linkel was gorgeous!

    I’m tired of: people who doesn’t respect me, of being stamped as ‘the weird-bookworm-from-Norway, that the weather never can decide how it wants to be, not having any inspiration, being allergic to dust!
    I’m not tired of: Organizing my room, my friends, counting down to different events, being creative, baking/making food that people appreciate!

    :- )

  534. Tired of: Oregon rain, muddy boots, oranges & apples & bananas (summer produce, where are you?), temper tantrums, whining at bedtime.

    Not tired of: My girl’s chubby baby legs, my toddler son’s mischievous grin, the vanilla smell of my baby’s baby doll, rainbows after our Oregon rain, potty training success!

  535. Tired of: snow, cold, dirty dishes (bottles) staring at me, nasty cold/crud attacking my girls, being tired

    Not tired of: a good belly laugh, diet soda, chocolate, the smiles and laughter of my girls, the sun

  536. Tired of – my daughters asthma, unspectacular bed linen, waiting for news, our broken heater, my messy floor!

    So not tired of – glorious autumn weather, my gorgeous family, our girls newish cubby that keeps them busy for hours, being a new school mum, my baby girl’s sense of humour :)

    And my alter-ego’s name shall be Billie!

  537. Tired of–the stomach virus, laundry, picking up the pieces of the play kitchen, Alphabet Jams, keeping my mouth shut

    Not tired of–my husband, my child, the spring weather, knowing that I’ve got a big, wonderful secret, and reading your blog.

  538. I am tired of doing dishes, cleaning the bathrooms, dusting,laundry & food shopping.
    I am not tired of my baby girl’s toes, sunshine, the ocean, flip-flops & Starbucks.

  539. Tired of….feeling tired, a few closets still not organized, carpets upstairs AND down that need cleaned, window blinds that are far too dusty and grimey

    Not tired of…this wonderful weather, spring blooms and the promise of some spectacular summer color also, little voices in the house, being pregnant and feeling our little one move in those magical interior ways!

  540. I just LOVE your blog!
    It`s sooo perfect and i get really happy everytime i visit your “world”.

    A really feel good blog who gives me a lot of inspiration!

    Keep up the good work
    Looking forward to come back (as always)

  541. Oh boy I’m lovin the photos of the girls this post! Oh and that Betty got you groovin!
    Tired of : snow!, dirty roads, reality tv, bland colours and my messy bedroom
    Not tired of: the brand new orange shirt I just bought, enjoying the small things ;), the birds that have started gracing us with their songs they’ve kept hidden down south for so long, instagram app and the pink lipstick I just busted out for spring.
    Oh and i shall name my inner badass Audrey!( only because thats so not a bad ass name haha)

  542. Tired of: winter colors, cleaning up clutter, post-baby clothes that don’t fit, and migraines

    Not tired of: baby giggles, the sound of little feet, snuggles, 3-year old kisses, bright colors, hearing my hubby say, “I’m done studying!,” flower buds and spring

    I love how you try to make the most of each day. I need to appreciate each day more and create memories with my girls.

  543. Your blog is priceless, I love it.

    Tired of: junk mail, pens that have run out of ink, people who forget how to use their blinkers, counting calories, and holes in my flip flops where my cat has had his fun

    Not tired of: the smell after the rain, bright nail polish, reading on the porch swing, new fabric softener, and the feel of the sun with the sunroof open.

  544. tired of: winter, laundry, sleepless nights, my husband being called out of town, disney movies.

    not tired of: slobbery baby kisses, sunshine, fresh mopped floors, my two year old’s singing, tulips in the garden, sewing.

  545. tired of…
    winter that won’t give way to spring, laundry (seriously it never ends), sinus headaches, false advertising, living to work not working to live

    not tired of…
    the song “tired” by Adele, singing “Itsy Bitsy” with my preschooler, coffee in the morning (so much so I’ll have it in the afternoon), Sex and the City reruns, purple eye shadow (as 80s as it may be)

  546. Tired of…piles of laundry, dirty dishes, re-runs of Grey’s Anatomy, dust, and unexpected bills.

    Not tired of…hearing my children laugh, Katie’s misuse of the word “they”, Bobby’s excitement over the iphone, Andy’s monster growl, and Glee!

  547. I love your pictures, but I always do. Can’t get enough of the O face. Those girls are darling.
    Things I am tired of: getting up early for my job with school agers, cold days, high gas prices, being on a gluten-free diet, feeling sad from loosing a loved one.
    Things I’m not tired of: hugs from my grandkids, spending time with my hubby, furry dog kisses, getting a paycheck, reading your blog.

  548. I so needed to hear this today.

    I’m tired of: depression. it’s a big one. it sucks.; laundry – I do it, and then that night there’s 5 more bodies’ worth; having to think what we’re going to have for dinner – it happens EVERY day!; crankiness (my husband’s mostly)and whinging (the kids); stuff, it’s everywhere, but it’s moving out – 2 boot loads have gone already.

    I’m not tired of: people talking to me whether it’s at playgroup or comments on my blog; my baby’s smell – even the vomit and yes, I’m even appreciating the poo smell too because he’s probably going to be my last baby; my husband going out and getting hit on by women because it’s really boosting his self-esteem; music that gets my body moving without me having any control; medications that get me to sleep at night, and others that give me energy during the day (prescribed of course) πŸ˜‰

    A rather strange mix I know, but things are still a bit messy within at the moment. Which is why I really needed to hear this today. I’mma gonna find my badass, and I’mma gonna make her loud!

  549. tired of: cold weather, the baby weight I still have to lose, getting no sleep, the cats scratching the furniture, the blah color of my living room walls.

    not tired of: the smile my girls give me when they first see me in the morning, planning my garden, baking, cuddling with my cats, chai tea

  550. I’m not sure I’ve posted, but I’ve been following since shortly after Nella was born. Must say I *love* ya’ll and your blog inspires me to live my life with a smile!

    5 things I’m tired of: never finding my purse, homework, finding sippys that have turned to curds n whey, mourning our lost pregnancy and wanting to fix things I have no control over.

    5 things I’m not tired of: 80 degree weather in March! 30 dirty piggies that need washin’ every night! seeing God in every little crevice of my life after losing baby, hubbs being home during the day and starting the day off with coffee, the word and praise music :)

  551. Tired of: Doing taxes, cleaning house, having to work, worrying about what tomorrow brings, and tired of feeling fat!

    Not tired of my grand daughter, my family and friends, spring being here, paychecks and being an American!

  552. Tired of:
    wearing socks
    snow
    messes that stay messes for much too long
    politics
    missing Matt <3

    Not tired of:
    evening walks
    photographs
    cuddling with the dog.
    coffee
    traveling

  553. This is the first time I’ve posted on your website but religiously check it everyday. I just LOVE it!

    Tired of…winter, snow, getting to the Brita water jug to find it empty, getting up when it’s still dark, living so far away from the rest of my family

    Not tired of…watching my husband Ryan play around with Ainsleigh, finding the ultimate bargain, tea parties with Ainsleigh, Earl Gray tea, Sunday morning

  554. Tired of – Rain, Cold, Laundry, Being on Schedule, and Laundry can I use that twice?

    Not Tired Of- Loving my kids antics, the sight of crocuses poppin out of the ground, an amazingly supportive husband, Gods love for me, chocolate on a no good very bad day:)

  555. I’m sooo tired of: snow, cold, rude people, being financially poor, and carrying a spare tire!

    I’ll never tire of: first flowers of spring, hearing my children laugh, spending time with friends, reading a good book, and snuggle in my fleece sheets!

  556. Tell me 5 things you’re tired of and 5 things you’re not.

    I am tired of snow,college,long days,cold nights,stress

    I will never get tired of long weekends, spring break, taking pictures,going shopping and icecream

  557. ,,,lainey’s little friend is adorable and i love her skirt and big red bow in her hair, so so cute,,,love the oh photo and nella holding the “key” to her future,,,

  558. Tired of…”I can’t”, tears, Charlie Sheen, my socks, and antibiotics.

    Yes to… Nella’s OH face, painted toenails, buds on trees, hope, finishing that knitting project.

    My badass’s name is Lola.

  559. Tired of: my kitchen being white, being broke, school, dry skin from weather changes, and household chores.
    Not Tired of…my husband, my job, getting endless kisses from my dogs on Saturday mornings, cooking new meals, and fresh veggies.

    I don’t have a badass name, but I’m going to have my students create one for when I am in one of those moods.

  560. Kellie – In case you don’t know , the April issue of O magazine has an interesting piece on Mary Oliver and her “wild and precious life” :)

  561. tired of~Chilly weather clothes,MIL,people underestimating my almond eyed girl,My cheesecakes (your mamas mini recipe!)burning

    NOT tired~ Daria, mY girls delicious baby scent,couponing,sweet baby smiles,homeade maple syrup..MMm

    Nella holds the Key to the world..HeHE

  562. tired of: my house being a constant mess, my house not getting sold, my house needing more & more to make it sellable, the green carpet in my house, and having a house that is too small. (see the pattern here??)

    NOT tired of: my girl wearing pigtails finally :), my son’s excitement to start kindergarten and asking when he can go, learning to sew- I made a pretty sweet pillow this week, annndddd i am not tired of shopping for the kiddos spring/summer wardrobe!!! :)

    ps i need laineys purple cat shirt! my little brynn is obsessed with brown bear brown bear what do you see? and there is a purple cat page in the book. :) where is that baby from??

  563. Tired of:
    Oregon rain, my baby (@11 months) still not sleeping through the night!, ornery bosses, missing my family, only sleeping 4 hours a night…

    Never tired of:
    Baby laughs, my little one’s hazel eyes, almond blossoms, striped polo onesies,friendship, poetry…

  564. tired of: my house being too small, trying to sell my house, the green carpet in my house, throwing more & more money at my house trying to get it to sell, and the fact that my house is a constant mess bc we have nowhere to put anything. see the
    pattern here?

    NOT tired of: my girls new little pigtails her daycare teacher has been putting in her hair somehow, my son’s enthusiasm to start kindy next year, shopping for my kiddos spring/summer wardrobe, mocha frappe’s from Mc Donald’s, and my college sweatpants.

    ps we must have lainey’s purple cat shirt. where did you get it? everytime we read “Brown Bear, Brown Bear…” with Brynn (her fav book), the purple cat purple cat page is her fav and she turns her head back & forth in rhythm with my voice reading it….lol

  565. Tire of= laundry, cleaning the bathroom (especially the toilet), a sick baby, waiting for our house to sale, winter

    Not tired of= baby kisses, sweet tea, bare feet, chocolate, the beach

  566. Tired of…. wrappers on the car floor, spiders in the bathroom, not having enough pillows, heartburn, noisy neighbors.

    Not tired of… tickles and bubbles from the Little One, catching glimpses of my bump in the mirror, snuggling with my man, cold milk, looking at baby clothes.

    Much love from Hawaii, Kelle! My badass name is Molly (as in Millions) and she kicks BUTT.

  567. Tired of: wet grass, dirty clothes, haircuts, dark when I wake up, moldy shower

    Not tired of: sun later in the evening, my kids smiling, frozen yogurt, date night, flip flops

  568. tired of: the gray skies that won’t seem to give up, my lack of motivation for cleaning, kids getting up in the middle of the night, cleaning up dog poop, trying to live without sugar

    not tired of: watching my 2 yo boogie whenever she catches even the hint of a tune, the way my 4 yo says “ungies” for undies, spinning, pilates, taking pictures.

  569. tired of – being tired, washing and ironing that never ends, feeling like we’re scraping in financially every month, working nights, picking the tupperware out of the sink cos the boy throws it in there!

    Not tired of- my boy- who gives THE best cuddles in the world, my girl- who is becoming so grown up before my eyes, crawling into bed with my husband, beating my brother at scrabble on the iphone, the pics you put on your blog!

  570. Tired of …missing socks, my curtains, “reality” tv shows, “The Wiggles” and my hair color.

    Not tired of…musicals, friends, weekends, babies and hope.

    The name I’m giving to my inner alter ego is “Elektra”.

  571. Tired of: tween moodiness, bills, dishes, laundry and well…being tired.

    Not tired of: laughing with my girls, the pets, cooking, shopping and nice breezes.

  572. Tired of…..colebaby hairs on the floor, a crazy bedtime routine, an empty fridge, and my 80s cell phone,
    Not tired of….kinsley’s little laughs, milkshakes for no reason, texting friends about nothing, samantha’s cuddles and tijuana’s chips and dip. YUM!
    ps. thanks kel for the inner badass post….hehehe…i have rooms full of things to pack for our trip and wasn’t sure i was going to have it in me to get started. ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

  573. Your girls just keep getting more beautiful as they get bigger!

    5 things I am tired of… being tired, being up before the sun daily, never ending new messes, never being on time, and my mama brain that can’t remember a dang thing

    not tired of… maintaining and adding to my edible garden in my new back yard, watching little ones becoming who they will be, awesome San Diego weather, sweet dimpled smiles, and friends that stick by me

  574. I am tired of – laundry, being tired, dishes, cars breaking down, being so forgetful

    I am not tired of – hearing my baby boy say ba and da for the first time, the buds on trees, 70 degree weather when its usually 40, reading your blog, bright pink nail polish

    I wanted to say that your alter ego is Betty and my house keeper/laundry lady is Judy Poncho aka ME!!!! I love it. When everyone is complaining there are no clean socks I tell them to talk to Judy. My seven year old thinks she is real.

  575. Tired of: Morning sickness (My God, when will it end?), feeling tired 24/7, the new tantrum stage we are entering, Laundry covering my bedroom floor, finding old gross sippy cups hidden behind couches.

    Not tired off: Beautiful 80 degree days, spending long relaxing days at the pool, counting down each week as this baby grows inside of me, kisses and hugs from my little one, how sweet my baby looks as he sleeps (I could watch him all night!)

    I love love love that jewelry, and how great that it comes from a stay at home mama!

    Leah

    http://www.lovelifeandmommyhood.blogspot.com

  576. Tired of: trying to keep white carpet clean, traffic in NOVA, being so far from family, making new friends, being tired!

    Not tired of: my daughters’ giggles, sunny spring days, sale racks, good chocolate, SLEEP

  577. Tired of: SNOW, Cold weather,aches and pains, High Prices on everything,heavy winter gear.

    Not tired of: MY Family,Watching my grandchildrens thurst for knowledge,flip flops and shorts and bows on my little granddaughters, Reading excellent blogs like yours,SUNSHINE.

    I love your photos of Lainy with her little braids and I adore her little pink cowgirl boots,and Nella’s little OHH face is worth opening your blog for everyday. Thanks for allowing us into your life…That is not something I get tired of…

  578. Tired of: ants (and spring isn’t even really here), split ends, being tired, money-Woes and awful inlaws.

    Not tired of: the gym, my 2 year old telling his older brother he loves him(over and over again), the excitement my 4 year old has for kindergarten in the fall, my husbands dedication to our family and the sun!

    Very jealous of your weather! Send some north!

  579. Tired of: junk TV, dirty floors, tantrums, bad dog breath and being tired

    Not tired of: rocking babies to sleep, holding my husband’s hand, patting my dog’s head, hearing first words and watching sweet moments between siblings

  580. Where do you get those leg warmers?

  581. loved this post , and i mention you to all my friends or even the bagger at the grocery store !!!

    if i could name my inner badass….i will have to get back to you on that …after i find her this week !

    5 things im tired of …… colds, squirrels digging in the trash, bad batteries , gas prices, daddy on night shifts
    5 things ill never be tired of ……..putting fake nails on my 5 yr old, telling noah hes mommys baby, morning breath , caramel frappes ,cards in the mail…

    cant wait to see laineys party. love you all

    love and blessings
    the doughtys

  582. Great post this week!
    Tired of- puffy winter coats, 3 am pacifier calls, laundry, lost socks and mud from the rain!

    Not tired of- My 1 year old dancing to Justin Bieber (HYSTERICAL!!), fuzzy socks, my Nook, my 5 year old singing Justin Bieber and Peppermint Mocha creamer.

    Have a great weekend!!

  583. Tired of –
    1. War
    2. Cleaning. Hate it.
    3. My dog peeing/pooping in the house when he gets mad at me for bathing him or not taking him on a ride. Seriously.
    4. The cold. I’m ready for SUMMER. Give me heat, humidity. I want to be HOT!!!!!!!!!
    5. Autism – wish it would go away.

    Not tired of –
    1. My kids – they rock.
    2. My friends – they rock too.
    3. Coffee – I’m loving adding some Dark Chocolate Almond milk in it lately. Yum.
    4. Candles – spring/summer scents
    5. Making my kids all the wonderful treats they love.

    I’ll have to think of a name for my inner badass. First I need to find it!!

  584. hahaha!I LOVE this!!! I can only get to the computer about once a week now and when I sat down to read these past few posts my heart was pounding I was so excited!!!

    Things I am tired of??hhmmm…

    People who do not smile and say thank you,battling the bulge,the many shades BROWN that have seemed to have found their way into every nook and cranny of my home,snow covered playgrounds and I cant think of another one offhand sooo,finding out that there is no diet coke in the house just when I had an inkling to have a glass :)

    Things I am not so tired of right at this moment?!

    colorful tissue paper pom-poms,crisp springtime walks,belly laughs and tongue kisses from my 1 year old baby boy LOL!!AND watching my sister in laws belly grow our little niece or nephew:) xoxo Always a pleasure Kelle Thank you!!

  585. tired of: dark winter, bleak winter,snowy winter,melting winter, winter

    not tired of: first chirp from robins, blue skies,spring break, happiest baby in the world, most spirited toddler in the world

  586. your pictures are gorgeous!

    tired of: winter, snow, not getting enough sleep, time flying by too fast , and the radio.

    not tired of: ice cream, my boyfriend, pretty jewelry, lipgloss, and fun with friends.

  587. Tired of a non-sleeping-through-the-night 10 month old, waste of paper junk mail, Winter, washing dishes and putting away laundry.

    NOT tired of Spring weather teasers, watching my boys wrestle, park dates with my boys, my alone time after 8pm and dessert!

  588. Tired of … muddy walks with the dog, waiting for the husband to come home, traffic, night shifts, laundry.

    Not tired of … making cute gifts, tulips poking their heads up, Teavana chai tea, phone dates with friends, snuggling on the couch.

    By the way, LOVE the playlist … listened to it today while I was sewing.

  589. Tired of: studying for school, scrounging for money, surviving nursing school with mac and cheese meals, replacing friends with textbooks

    Not tired of: The Florida sun, my golden retriever Riley, Harry Potter World!

  590. Tired of: Therapy PT/OT
    Cold weather
    Dishes
    Laundry
    Feeling tired

    Not Tired Of:
    The time I get to spend with my daughter at her therapy each week
    The snuggle time that cold weather brings
    My dishwasher that washes my dishes
    My wash machine that is faithful
    Starbucks coffee to perk me up!!!

  591. Tired of: Atlanta traffic, not being able to communicate with our Korean neighbors, scooping poop, Danielle’s voice on the Elvis Duran Morning Show, & my dry hands

    Not tired of: clean sheets, listening to hilarious phone taps on my drive to work, playing ladder ball in the backyard with my hubby while spying on our Korean neighbors, e-mealz.com, reading great books!

  592. Oh, this is kinda fun:

    tired of: cleaning floors, laundry, no-alone time, my no-shopping for myself hiatus that started when I became a Mom and pollen.

    Not tired of: blooming flowers, baseball, decorating for spring, the sunshine on my back, simple quite nights at home where we grill our supper and drink beer.

    love. TR http://www.tracyreavis.com

  593. Love your post. :) I love Little Bear too – can’t get enough!

  594. Tired of:
    1. overthinking
    2. kids that are sick and tired
    3. bad listeners

    Not tired of:
    1. being present (maybe not always patient!) with my family
    2. the sunset from my back yard
    3. dinner time dance parties

  595. Tired of- laundry, garage cleaning, procrastinating, nightmares, removing wallpaper border

    Not tired of- new projects, flavored coffee creamer, cadbury mini eggs, my 3 year old dancing the superwhy dance, eskimo kisses

  596. Tired of dry winter skin, laundry, washing dishes, meal planning and a 3 year old with every excuse in the book why she can’t go to bed.

    Not tired of COFFEE, wine, late night blog reading, the negotiating skills and wit of the 3 year old and all her bedtime excuses, looking around and loving my new house!!

    My inner bad ass is never far from the surface so she and I share the same name :-)

  597. I am tired of a professor w/o children who doesn’t think a child covering me in vomit is a good reason to miss class; having a messy car; piles of laundry; new stains on the carpet; a stubborn baby belly. I am NOT tired of baking goodies with my girls; brushing out long, blond curls; sun dresses in bright, spring colors; white, leather shoes; ripe strawberries.

  598. Tired of…morning sickness, stepping on tiny invisible toys, dirty dishes, never-ending war, missing my husband.

    Not tired of…my girl’s smile, my son’s jokes, trips to Target, planning a vacation, my comfortable bed in the morning.

  599. A little late reading and commenting but here goes!
    Tired of: snobby rule-makin’ over-preachin’ churchy folk who don’t love well, prickly legs that need shaving, the never-ending laundry pile, the tickle in my throat, my adult braces!
    Not tired of: my Noah David’s sweet baby breath and squishy self, my Daniel Isaac’s big deep blue eyes and compassion, the red glass knobs on my kitchen cabinets, clean fresh sheets, snuggling with my boys

  600. Tired of…ants invading my bathroom, a broken vac, traffic, studying on beautiful sunny days, chipping nail polish
    Not Tired of…my husband’s “I love you” look, flowers in bloom, cruisin with my sunroof open, fresh white linens, my crazy and perfect family!
    P.S. I am making earring holders from screen and an old picture frame for my mom, grandmas, and mother in law for mother’s day! It could be the perfect gift to go along with the earrings or just a neat decoration!!

  601. Tired of: cold wind, laundry, boundary-testing in my 3 year old, hazard management for my baby (ewww, public toilets are NOT water tables!!!), and much of my wardrobe

    Not tired of: kisses and snuggles from my loved ones, my brand-new fascinating part-time job in pediatric physiotherapy, your playlist (evah, I ALWAYS love it!), the sun and the moon, the wacky things my 3 year old says (today he said, well, I might be a ‘little’ crazy),

    i could go on but you asked for 5. i’m glad to say it was hard to think of 5 things i’m tired of but easy to think of 5 i’m not tired of :)

  602. tired of: Early morning phone calls, washing dishes, eating TOO much, sleepless nights, lizards on my desk
    not tired of: sunset, the children, my mothers soup, late night chats, learning

  603. I realized something today. As I scrolled down my blog list I was searching for something homey, a good post from one of our friends or family, a post that would make me all warm and squishy. And when my eyes scanned over your blog in the list I thought, “Yeah, that’s the one.” Thank you for sharing your beautiful life in a way that make you feel like family.

  604. tired of…selfish people, waking up to darkness (thanks time change!), dry skin (thanks midwest winters!), rain, and jeans that stretch out after a few hours of wear
    not tired of…the smell of coffee, children’s books, country music, sunshine, and confidence

  605. I’m tired of . . . constant rain, my husband’s dirty clothes on the floor, rude people, leaving my boy and going to work . . . and ants in my kitchen.

    I’m not tired of . . . hearing my sweet boy’s voice say, “I love you Ommie”, living on the Oregon coast, seeing my husband smile, cookies, and when the sun peaks through the clouds, even just for a second.

  606. Tired Of: Laundry, Laundry, Laundry, Laundry, and Laundry (I’m sorry, but it’s all I can think of because there is so much of it to do right now it’s overwhelming!!!)

    Not Tired Of: My daughter’s constant singing, my other daughter’s pages and pages of drawings, my hubby’s flirty stare, Caribou mocha coffees, and your blog!!! :)

  607. LOVE Lainey’s cowgirl boots!

    Tired of: jeans that don’t fit right, my car door catching on something unknown, not having a dishwasher, having only one bathroom, “badittudes”

    Not tired of: taking pictures of my loves, Nella’s Oh’s, warm spring days, my little’s open-mouth-eat-your-face kisses, sun dresses, flip flops

  608. So tired of: being lazy, spending too much time on my laptop, winter, messiness, and winter weather!

    Not tired of: my littles, my husband, the sunshine, my God, and reading your blog!!

    I need a badass name…cause that person needs to start waking up at my house..and getting things DONE around here!!!

  609. Tired of: Being tired, the large pile of clean laundry on our guest bed, winter, certain celebs, dry hands.

    Not tired of: Cute things my two year old says, White frost on the trees, good naps, lemon chicken soup, shamrock shakes.

  610. Oh, I know that feeling all too well. I’ve rocked the “i don’t want this day to begin” feeling a lot but somehow I always end them on a high note. I get things done by pushing myself and the more you do that the easier it gets, until you’re like “today was awesome!” and totally forget you thought the day would be hell.

    5 things I’m tired of:

    1) the cold weather… bring me spring, baby!!
    2) school and working all week every week. (but it has to be done, right?)
    3) people’s negativism. I mean, having a bad day is one thing but all the time? try to be POSITIVE!! The sun is shining, put on a smile and enjoy life!
    4) my old sneakers. they squeak. constantly.
    5) my short nails. I wish growing them back wasn’t so darn hard!

    Not tired of:

    1) my friends and family. I love them so much.
    2) laughing. NEVER could get tired of hearing it, or doing it!!
    3) the warm weather! Much needed.
    4) a good shopping spree.
    5) when your special someone gives you butterflies.

    Lainey looks like she’s gonna have a cowgirl-rockin birthday!

  611. Tired of……REALLY early mornings, running out of 1/2 & 1/2 (and realizing it as I’m pouring my cup of coffee), an SUV that smells like funk, water covering the swings at our favorite park, the extra 10 pounds hugging my frame πŸ˜‰

    Not tired of…..working on crafts when the kiddos are catchin’ up on their Zzzz’s, our vegetable seedlings that are actually thriving in their dixie cups(yay me!), yummy soups that our stormy weather still warrants, my coffee, and my hubby, who makes our world go ’round.

  612. Tired of diaper rash, runny noses, laundry for 7 people, elementary school homework, and busy season for my hard working husband.
    Loving the hyacinths bursting out of the ground in the garden, binkies, balmex, longer and warmer days, and EASTER CANDY!
    Your blog is a ray of sunshine, and I thank you for it.

  613. tired of…insurance, the bugger sucker, advice, the dreaded going back to work countdown, trying to button my pants again

    not tired of…the new little smiles, sleep, spring, meeting strangers (i had no idea about the parent circle), yogurt and almonds

  614. Oh fun!
    I’m tired of: Home remodeling projects. My baby’s tantrums. Celebrity gossip. Cleaning up cat fur. Grocery shopping.
    Not tired of: Your blog! Spring. Dressing the babe in cute clothes. Taking pics. Cowgirl boots.

  615. Tired of: endless piles of laundry, figuring out what to make for dinner, cancellations, the pain in my shoulder and news talk about mounting debt.
    Not tired of: seeing the first crocus (crocii?) in the same spot near my front door, my boys’every-surprising ten-year-old wit and widsom, our dog sitting in the driveway waiting for the schoolbus, my husband’s face when he is sleeping and clear blue skies.
    Kelle, I love your girls to pieces!
    MaryEllen from Connecticut

  616. tired of my downstairs neighbor’s surround sound drifting through my floor, living in an apartment, the news, dirty dishes, secrets

    not tired of love, my baby girl, giggles, my husband coming home from work, still being alive

    I just found your blog and love it! Thank you for writing, and for the inspiration to continue my blogs, too.

  617. Tired of: cold temperatures, cloudy sunless days, procrastinating, wasting time online, unfinished house painting

    Not tired of: our grandchildren, reading, sewing, photography, cookies

    Thanks for asking :) and for sharing. I love your bicycle necklace!

  618. I am tired of : crappy coworkers who dont give a durn about their job and helping others, back and forth weather, being in a cooking rut, having too much to do to be able to clean, and not getting enough sleep

    Not tired of: my little girl’s gummy grins at me and snuggles, my wonderful esthetician’s magical powers of transforming my skin, the new wedding band on my hand that matches the other one, diet dr pepper, and the fact that I am starting nursing school on monday!!!!
    I hope I can get the springtime in paris necklace! Love it!

  619. A) I’m totally shocked that you didn’t dye your entire house green for St. Patty’s.

    B) I love that you named your inner badass. I’ll name mine the next time she really has to get up and kick my ass in gear.

  620. so sweet!!! your little ones are too stinkin cute!

    tired of…not living closer to my fam!!, always cleaning & never feeling ahead, dishes that seem to continue piling, the rain!, having an achey tooth :(

    never tired of…being the Mama of my sweet 2 little ones, reading to my lovies, dancing with my lovies, singing with my lovies and just anything related to my dear kiddos!

  621. Just reread Nella’s birth on the link. I am always sooo moved by it. I’ve read it many many times. Thanks for being so open and honest. And for the love for your beautiful family that you so freely share. You always brighten my day. Even through tears. And some days you do bring out my inner badass. THANKS!!

  622. Tired of the rain in Seattle, dirty dishes, unnecessary drama, the paint color in our bathroom, high gas prices.

    I’ll never be tired of my new fabulous yellow shoes, amazing friends, hearing the frogs in Spring, clean fresh sheets, and new perfume.

  623. I love that idea of an inner badass. I am totally going to think about this and decide what her name shall be. I need this for my runs and workouts!!!

  624. Tell me 5 things you’re tired of and 5 things you’re not

    I am tired of… being tired. Grey mornings that make me scared to do any laundry. Leaky MCNs! Not having chocolate in the house. The need for chocolate!

    NOT tired of! Giggles with my beautiful baby boy. All things autumn. Waking up in bed next to my boy when he hasn’t wanted to go down for sleep after his 6am feed. Easter eggs. Lovely husband hugs.

  625. Tired of: moving *** everyone’s opinions on what my new house should look like *** Hearing about how much I HAVE TO START WATCHING Jersey Shore *** waiting to hear back about a job I am DYING to get *** fish sandwiches.

    Never gonna get tired of: my new DVR *** decorating my new house *** photography *** my amazing hubby *** my adorable nieces.

    Love the photo of Nella where she looks like she should be saying, “TADA!!”

    Love, Love,
    Lo Mc
    AKA Lola (My inner Badass)

  626. Tired of: Failing the new diet within 48hrs, second guessing myself, not appreciating what I have, putting the toilet seat down!! (memo to the males in the house… it goes down!)

    Not Tired of: hearing “I love you mummy”, my husband’s sweet loving kisses that remind me all will be ok, watching my beautiful children sleep, family gatherings and retelling the day I brought my children into the world (although I think they are kind of over hearing it! lol)

    Ohh wait and a biggy is I could never ever everr get tired of reading your blog. xx

  627. tired of:
    spring allergies, packing lunches, laundry piles, fixing my hair and driving.

    not tired of:
    little girl laughs, long, bright evenings, creating, my husband’s kindness and sweets.

  628. I’ve always silently followed your blog up until now, but I figured it was about time to speak up. :)

    Tired of: Dropping my little girl off to go to work without her, my moms cancer, runny noses (even the littlest nose), dirty dishes, and humidifiers.

    Not Tired of: The sunlight that streams in my bedroom at 6am, finding that last dollar for that tank of gas I need to get to work, homemade paintings, my girls morning and nighttime smiles, and being able to give my mom good news on a day of bad cancer treatment. <3

  629. Tired of: insomnia, a dirty house, trying to loose weight, allergies, winter.

    Not tired of: Eskimo kisses, chic-fil-a handspun milkshakes, family adventures, blooming trees, Zumba classes!

  630. Tired of: A cluttered home office, gas prices at $3.50 a gallon, earwigs, how Facebook affects a friend from picking up the phone and calling me and not getting myself to bed before 2 am.

    Not tired of: Being pregnant, 80 degree weather, good hair conditioner, reading your blog Kelle and getting “eskimo kisses” from my two year old.

  631. Let’s see; tired of whiney kids, bad weather, messy rooms, dirty dishes and moldy sippy cups.

    Love taking photos, coffee, the funny things my little one says, watching my daughter in karate class and my niece Milla.

    Loved your silhoutte photos of Lainey doing ballet so graceful!

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  634. Hi Kelle! I’m a huge fan of your blog. I’m a novice in the blogging world and I can definitely say that you are one of my inspirations. I always learn something new from your posts. Keep ’em coming!

    p.s.
    Tired of waking up late.
    Not tired of baking!

  635. Kelle,

    I have a six month old daughter with Down syndrome, and your blog has been my ray of sunshine through the past half a year. Thank you thank you thank you for reminding us all what a wonderful gift our children are, and how full and amazing our lives can be!

    And to answer your question…

    5 things I’m tired of:
    aggressive drivers, bills, dentists, self-righteousness, insurance companies

    5 things I’m not:
    watching my kids ride their bikes, the beach!, sunshine, ice cream, the smell of freshly mown grass

    Best wishes,
    Heather (currently living in Abu Dhabi)

  636. Tired of: cold weather, running out of time before i get it all done, laundry lots and lots of laundry, pointless errands/ phone calls, and tv in general.

    Not tired of: day dreaming, spring flowers(even if they are only in flower shops, for now),chocolate anything, books, and internet shopping!

    i truly love reading your blog, and love the idea of naming my inner badass.

  637. First, I have to say – your camera is amazing, and your girls are an inspiration.

    Tired of: not loving my work, people that lie, dust, giving up, laziness

    Not tired of: spring colors, my kids, music, music, music

  638. My badass is named Susy. she is strong…but I am stronger!!!!!

  639. Tired of…third trimester mood swings, grad level standardized tests, The Berenstain Bears book I have to read 20 times a day, the cold bathroom floor, dirty dishes.
    Not tired of…baby elbow jabs from the inside, one-year-old’s sloppy kisses, The Berenstain Bears book I have to read 20 times a day, signs of spring, flip flops.

  640. Tired of…. being tired, cold evenings, wonky walls and crooked floors of our 120 yr old house, trying to strap the baby into the backseat of our 3 door car and ALWAYS bumping my head.

    Not tired of… my baby girl and her ‘stories’, anything Apple, taking photos, knee length boots and cups of tea (in large blue mugs)

    I don’t have a badass name (boo for me)!

  641. Tired of – English weather, bus riding, our tiny flat, Charlie Sheen, missing Tennessee

    Not tired of – traveling, my husband, wearing boots, cherry blossom blooms, dreaming

    ~CC

  642. tired of…colds (green snot included), boots dark nail polish, excuses for not doing my yoga

    not tired of…dark chocolate, boxed wine, my new vacuum, inspirational blogs

  643. Tired of…still feeling sleepy when I get up, natural (and unnatural) disasters, 10 extra pounds, diaper rash, vacationing away from my husband.

    Not tired of…coffee, watching Polly play on the beach, Lenka, my new slinky bathing suit, listening to Polly learn to talk like a real grown person.

  644. What I’m tired of; the cough that never ends, runny noses, warm days that turn cold, the “i’m booorred”, hot coffee’s that sit so long they are cold

    What I can’t get enough of; warm sunny spots that seep through my window, the daffodils that are trying to pop up, hearing the birds in the morning, days that are longer, and little girl Easter dresses.

  645. Tired of: Winter colds, clutter on my desk, deadlines, worry, dirty snow.
    Not tired of: My six-year-old’s laugh, the way he smells after a bath, waiting for him get off the school bus, hearing his ideas about life, being his mom.

  646. tired of: sleepless nights, no caffeine, gaining weight, dr visits, worrying. (can you tell i’m pregnant with #2?!)

    not tired of: morning snuggles, my little’s favorite color-green!, finding little plastic frogs all over the house (another of little’s favorite), ice cream, listening to the rain.

  647. Fun!

    Tired of… dirty floors, pimples, socks, hockey season, bras that don’t fit.

    Not tired of… morning nuzzles, Goodnight Moon, anything polka-dotted, delicious spring dresses, Gilmore Girls re-runs.

  648. tired of: teething (my poor baby), ants, dirty dishes, grading papers, wearing sweaters.

    never tired of: getting my little one out of bed, tickles, cooking, sundays, and dates at the bay.

  649. tired of: getting hit in the head during PE when I’m interpreting for my student, running out of stuff, cleaning, worrying, clutter.

    NOT tired of: my sister visiting for the weekend, nights out w/ family and screaming and dancing @ my cousins show, wine spritzers, my sons new words, my daughters new pink cowboy boots and wild personality.

  650. I’m tired of
    1. cold weather
    2. dark mornings (mine start at 5 AM!)
    3. rising gas prices
    4. the mouse that visited in the night (ick!)
    5. working 4 10 hr shift a week (I miss my 3 12’s!)

    I’m not tired of
    1. chocolate
    2. reading your blog! Love it!
    3. planning, saving for and collecting supplies for my Tanzania trip
    4. my husband
    5. the mouse that will no longer visit in the night because he is now in heaven.

  651. Tired of… planning Our Wedding, the American ‘News Media’, the American ‘Maternity Care’ system, ‘Reality TV’, and the members of our society that can’t accept personality for their actions.

    Not Tired of…Coffee, the way my fiancé’s eye crinkle when he smiles and how it always makes me so happy that I too smile, Chipped Beef on Toast, helping Mama’s labor and watching infant’s be born, and the Internet.

  652. Hehe, I always think of the women during the war when I run out of wanna– I tell myself, “Keep calm and carry on.”

    Tired of: frost on the ground, our fabric conditioner, needing a haircut, saying no to chocolate cupcakes and my neighbours’ inability to park inside a space.
    Not tired of: My son’s new babbled syllables, shopping for spring and summer clothes, making to-do lists for our upcoming holiday, The West Wing box sets, and fitting back into prepregnancy clothes!

  653. tired of- cold weather, cleaning the house (only for it to be a mess 5 minutes later), doctors appointments, my little guy being sick.

    not sick of- my little guys happy and brave face, maternity leave, cuddling on the couch with my two men, longer days

  654. Tired of: cold weather, never ending dog hair from our yellow lab, self-centered people, piles of laundry that need folding and teething…

    Not tired of: My sweet baby’s smile, your blog, my morning cup of coffee, sweet hugs and good music!

  655. First…Kelle, you make me want to go to Naples. :o)

    I’m tired of….
    ~ Walking around piles of moved-due-to-renovation furniture, toys, and crap in general.
    ~ Sawdust
    ~ Type 1 Diabetes–mine & the fears that creep in about my girls
    ~ Snow & the warm–cold swings of NE Ohio
    ~ Bare trees & gray grass

    Loving & not tired of…
    ~ The springtime babbling brook through the backyard
    ~ Our beautiful new hardwood floor
    ~ Coffee in big mugs shared around a table with friends
    ~ Matt Nathanson songs in the car with the windows down
    ~ Little girl :o)

  656. Tired of: it not being spring, emptying the dishwasher, grading papers, not fitting into maternity clothes yet, my messy car.

    Not tired of: slowly watching things start to bloom, feeling the first flutters of the baby in my belly, cuddles from my son, flip flops, Reces peanut butter cups.

  657. My goodness, Kelle. Babies in bonnets and stripey leggings. What could be better? Looks like a lovely St. Pats!

  658. Tired of… My hotel room in Canada where I’m far from my boys & husband for a week,of the bare trees back home in NYC, of not being able to wear skirts w/ my ballet slippers and of writing lists of things I want to do and not making them happen.
    Not tired of… My little Elijah making messes of toys after I clean up, of baking to put smiles on some faces, of the little signs that Spring is on its way, of hearing my teen Aaron’s stories of the gazzilion things he wants to do with his life and of finding ways to reinvent myself to some degree that will make me a better Mom, friend, daughter and big sister.
    My badass is named Genicita. She has been hiding for a while but with this week alone and after being inspired (once again) by your post, she is slowing shining out. THank you as always!

  659. Oops! I meant … She is slowly shining out… NOT slowing shining out! :)

  660. tired of: bad drivers, “reality tv”, cold weather, still wearing my maternity cloths, having a dirty house

    not tired of: nursing my 3 month old, the promise of spring, paiting easter eggs, chocolate, fresh fruits and veggies

    inner badass-venus

  661. Tired of… winter, cooking, the economy, our naughty dog, folding laundry

    Not Tired of… newborn noises, first smiles, cuddling a new big brother, my wonderful husband, being a family of four

  662. just a quick response to say that we are having a cowgirl party too and i can’t wait to see what you do…
    tired of…the dogs being bad, not enough money, the neighbors dogs, cleaning house, selfish people
    not tired of…finley thinking she is a cowgirl, starting to feel the new baby kick inside me, my hubs being a goof to make me smile, snuggles with my girl, long showers

  663. I love love love Tincity! We are headed to Naples in 3 weeks for our bi-annual vacation! Can’t wait!!! So hungry for Cheeburger Cheeburger!!!! Love the pictures of the kids!! My mornings look the same with coffee and my kiddo!!

  664. tired of mismatched socks, washing pots and pans, worrying about my mama but not ready for her to move forward, rising gas prices, and stink bugs.

    not tired of running outside, reading, my morning cappuccino, candles, and unexpected kindness.

  665. When I was about six I got a pair of hot pink heart shaped sunglasses that stayed on by little chains that went behind my ears with dangling hearts at the bottom so they looked like earrings. When I wore them I became my alter ego, Roxie. She is my inner bad ass.

    I am tired of:
    Negativity, routines, cold weather, doing dishes and not enough closet space.

    I still love:
    Kickboxing, my precious pooch, steamy showers, Pandora and the spicy dirty Bloody Mary.

  666. Tired of:
    squashed creativity
    feeling frustrated
    feeling tired
    cleaning the house
    icky-music.

    Not tired of:
    SPRING nipping at our toes!!!
    the wee Finnigan ruling my world ridin’ in a rented swaggin’ wagon foodie thots
    the sweet sweet Adele that is playing in the background.

  667. Tired of….people complaining, Charlie Sheen’s drama, washing dishes, rainy weather and selfishness.

    Not tired of…..my family, mi baby’s sweet smile, taking pictures, reading your blog and my Zumba class.

    Still loving Nella’s Oh!!!

  668. Tired of…grey days, paperwork, grouches, laundry, dinner from a box. Can’t get enough of…fresh, green, blooming things, planning vacation, cafe mochas, belly laughs, dinner from the grill.

  669. Tired of… never-ending laundry, ignorant and closed-minded people, naggers, dust bunnies that always get away from the vacuum, and pulling rogue bermuda grass from the flower bed

    NOT Tired of… catching the just-right picture of my daughter, being a 5 year cancer survivor this week!, hitting the snooze button one more time, unexpected reasons to laugh, the outpouring of love and support to natural disaster victims

  670. 5 things Im tired of: cold weather, working every day, unpacking, homework, cleaning house
    5 things I am not: vacations, my camera, the thought of graduation college in 2 months, crocheting, my family.
    I am still trying to find my inner badass and figuring out where I am going in life and what I want to do.

  671. Tell me 5 things you’re tired of and 5 things you’re not:

    Tired of: sweater pills, dust bunnies, colds, mud and grey sky

    Not tired of:Gingerbread K-cups, tank tops, the reappearance of spring time freckles, easter dresses and colored eggs!

  672. Not tired of: Ice cream, waterparks, taking pictures, planing trips and saving money!

  673. Tired of my husbands long hours, dishes coming out my ears, our too small backyard, not getting crafty time, and reality t.v.

    Not tired of my kids giggles, local parks, warm weather, my husbands face the minute he walks through the door, and chai tea yum!

    Thanks for the great post as usual :)

  674. Tired of: Drama, toddler tantrums, the tiny spits of rain, and my belly flap!

    Not tired of: ADVENTURE!, learning a new language, breathing the mountain air, family, the smell of my LO in the side of his neck, and the aspiration of a slimmer me!

    Thank you for making me smile, even when I’m 5,000 miles away!
    I found(and destroyed) my inner self today and her name is Marge, she hates working out. I pushed her aside for the 45 minute bike ride I embarked on today. So forget you Marge!

  675. Just realized it was last St. Patrick’s day when my friend shared your blog with me. I remember having to tear myself away from Nella’s Story to shop for my green.

    Tired of: Negative attitudes, puking pets, wearing socks, Oklahoma WIND, my old shampoo.

    NOT Tired of: This blog, Sunshine, working out, teaching kids, Spiced Grapefruit Scentsy.

  676. Tired of: cold weather, non-napping babies, laundry, gas prices, clutter.

    Not tired of: baby giggles, toddler twirls, pizza, country music, lazy Sundays.

  677. tired of: cold weather,eating junk food,mean people,trying to find a dress,cold weather

    Can’t get enough of: My little Mirabel, my smokin’ husband, kisses from my girl,family, running

  678. tired of: snow, cold and windy days, wearing sweaters and boots, dust and laundry.

    not tired of: sunny days of springtime, outside play, whoopie pies, fun jewelry, and my happy and healthy kids and hubs…

  679. what a great st. patrick’s day, and a great new sponsor!!

  680. Tired: Being sick, dust bunnies, gas prices, winter, & gossip

    Not: knock-knock jokes, boys that still snuggle, clean sheets, tulips bloomin’, & Weeds πŸ˜€

    I like the sound of Betty Badass, maybe mine will be Rita Rockstar?

  681. I LOVE your blog! It’s amazing! I love your photographs and your stories are so heart moving! :)
    I love photigraphy and you are like my inspiration, because you never took any classes on it and you’re so good!
    -Larissa, http://my-ambition-is-to-be-happy.blogspot.com/

  682. Tired of:
    *my fat & flabby butt, belly & boobs(that’s 3)
    *spit up on EVERYTHING!
    *and my DUMB hairstyle!!!

    Not tired of:
    *nursing Nora
    *de-cluttering
    *good sleep (I need more, actually!)
    *my good boys (hubby included)
    *and your BLOG!(I know, sounds suck-up-ish, but actually very sincere!!!)

    Inner Badass: YoMama! (spoken with a Mr. T accent…now go back and read it again :)

    Kelly

  683. My inner badass name…. ? Well, I do have an imaginary boyfriend I call Bubba Yanowski! Brought him out during our spring break vacation and made my daughter laugh! Husband thought I was a little weird! :o)