Celebrate Good Times- Stream of Consciousness Sunday

by Christine@TheAums on May 1, 2011 · 4 comments


Stream of Consciousness Sunday is a 5 minute brain dump. Writing in the raw! Here are the rules:
*Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
*Write an intro to the post if you want, but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking.
*Publish it.
*Link up at

May is the month that really kicks my butt into high gear. If I have complained or mentioned being overwhelmingly busy January through April, well, May is here to kick off consecutive months of ass-kicking because along with the normal array of busy begins a whole slew of family birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays.
First, my baby turns two this month. This alone kicks my ass and breaks my heart. Whenever I’ve had a kid about to turn two, I’ve been comforted by their younger sibling, usually a newborn. But alas, I have no one waiting in the wings and accept I must this much dreaded milestone.
By the time we finish celebrating her second birthday, I have about a week until my first-born turns 7, along with both great-grandparents’ and tia’s bdays. Then comes the 13th of June when my husband and his twin brother celebrate a milestone bday, the 14th when my husband and I celebrate our 8th anniversary, and the 15th when I celebrate a milestone bday myself (30…again!) I know Fathers Day is somewhere in that mix too, always is. The bday hysteria continues through November when I finally get my last party out of the way, just in time for Thanksgiving and December holiday madness.
So, yeah, I basically feel like it’s all downhill from here, or uphill depending on how you look at it. Oh, I’m not complaining, just saying, that’s a lot of ass-kicking!

On a completely separate but still celebratory note, the woman who introduced me to Stream of Consciousness Sunday, Brandi at Mama Knows It All, is going to be in my neighborhood TOMORROW, literally! Brandi is one of my fellow “iVoices on iVillage,” and since joining the blogosphere several months ago, I have come to love her blog, her writing, and her! This will be my first time meeting an online friend IRL (In Real Life), all they way from Philadelphia and I’m beyond excited to see her and her daughter in Santa Cruz! I may even shoot some footage for a future vlog!

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Brittany {Mommy Words} May 6, 2011 at 12:42 am

May kicks my tush too! So glad you found Fadra she rocks! Good luck with this month. There is so much but it sounds like you will be doing a lot of celebrating!


all.things.fadra May 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm

30… again? I like the way you think. I like keeping busy but it's nice to relax. I think the thing that stuck me the most was how you are mourning the fact that your baby turns 2 and you don't have any other babies. I was so relieved when we hit 2 (and 3 and 4)!


The Aums Mama May 6, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Thanks, Brittany! Nice to know I'm not alone! What's on your plate this month?


The Aums Mama May 6, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Hey Fadra,
thank goodness for SOC Sunday! Somehow dumping about it for 5 minutes helped get some of the weight off my shoulders. Yes, 30 from here on, baby! And, truth be told, if I did have a newborn waiting in the wings, I'd probably be brain dumping about how I can't wait for her to turn 2!


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