Oh Just Keep it The Girly Reports

Calling all crazies… Auditions for neurotic mommies are starting now. I can hear the director announcing and I am first in line for the part.

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I have decided to keep my former blog name. The Girly Reports – even if I end up having a baby boy in May (I didn’t find out the sex).

Yes it’s true. I am someone who changes her mind a lot. I recently started listening to an audio book about being happy, Happier, Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy by Tal Ben – Shahar. It was really cheap on an iTunes audiobooks deal day so I downloaded it.
In one chapter, the author says a sure fire way of making a needed change in your life (something that is making you unhappy) is by instilling rituals and habits, gradually, until they are a part of your life.

It made me realize that I can’t just change the name of my blog, snap my fingers, wake up, and be different…I have done this sort of a thing in the past…Monday’s a new day, New Year’s Eve resolutions (haven’t we all?) or any type of “never doing this again” decision – I think a majority of people, including myself don’t follow through with plans to change unless there is an actual plan in place.

So it’s back to the old The Girly Reports. (Everyone liked the name better anyway…)I am still trying to cut back on the baking, projects, and trying to please everyone but a name change ain’t gonna cut it! Neither is writing about it…if I actually listed what I have baked/spent in the past three weeks, my husband would be kind of mad – oh wait- he already is! He saw the dining room table and it was no longer recognizable… a sea of pink and purple, stickers, goody bags, chocolates, frostings, cookies, flags, trinkets and my stressed out face…He didn’t even need to say anything, he knows that I know that I’m in trouble…

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“Hello, my name is Jill and I am an over-doer, over thinker, addict.”

I don’t know where this comes from, I just always seem to over do things…

I have this fear that I won’t satisfy everyone and it’s like a failure to me…I mean Gia just told me that one of the boys in her class never eats any of the treats I send in…
The horror ! I never knew this – should I contact his mother tonight and find out why he isn’t eating my cookies? I mean, what could he possibly like? I have made cupcakes, oatmeal cookies, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, marshmallow surprise, not too mention various chocolates – what the hell does he like!!! I am racking my brain for ideas!

Ok, ok, I’m just kidding – I’m not that pyscho…but writing that silly scenario just made me realize something – I better stop trying so hard because I am just one mini mama…not a bakery!

I am presently taking the first step by writing this, putting my feet up (my mom – in – law is always telling me to do this, but I never listen), and relaxing for a bit. After all, I did just finish nine loads of laundry, and I am exhausted – 26 weeks along and I am so so tired.

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I am underneath this awesome furry throw from Pottery Barn that is so warm and comforting, I wish I could stay under neath for days…my Mom sent this to me a few days ago and it was the best surprise I’ve had in a while!

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Notice the mismatched socks!

Maybe next time I venture out to buy sugar and flour, I should just hide under my throw!
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13 thoughts on “Oh Just Keep it The Girly Reports

  1. cristi

    Hi Jill!!

    Very cute! You look adorable and it took me a.long time but I finally accepted that you can’t please everyone! Hang in there! Congratulations! !

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  2. Judy Hatfield

    Jill I love The Girly Reports ! I remember all those feelings with little ones growing up. You do a great job ! Good luck on the new baby

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  3. Arianna

    Hey Jilly! I like the “Girly Reports” name better – but what to do if you have a boy? lol 🙂 you look so cute with that bump – how are you feeling? please take it easy – on your feet baking and crafting can’t be helping. . . how are things? you are Tom doing ok or super stressed? what can we bring on the 28th? we should just order pizza or something and have beer – I can bring a salad or dessert. . . I know I would not want to host and entertain all pregnant 🙂

    Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 21:59:51 +0000 To: ariannamm@hotmail.com

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  4. Audrey

    Jill you look fantastic , I love the Girly Reports too , they are so funny and we all see a little of ourselves in it. It comes to us all when we learn we can not please everybody all of the time.
    Love the throw it looks so warm and cosy, put your feet up , relax and enjoy you deserve it.
    Auds

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