Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Filler

Every few days I sit at this computer and write. Sometimes it's easy. During those times I know exactly what to write, and words flow like water from my fingertips as I spill all of my swirling thoughts onto the page. I love those days. When I finally click the publish button and feel confident that what I just wrote is exactly what I intended it to be. On the flip side of the coin many times I sit and wait, and wait, and wait. And when the words finally do come they're not what I want and I cant get it right now matter how hard I try.

Those posts are ok. Just ok. Nothing great. Nothing spectacular.

Those posts are the filler.

And yeah honestly I'm not a big fan of it, but I'm trying to cut myself some slack here because is mostly filler.

My CubScout @ Pinewood Derby
It's all those little moments that add up and make our lives full and well rounded. Like my Aidann winning second place in his "troop" during cubscout races, and going up against the big "Den" boys during finals. My boy lost his race but you couldn't tell. He was just happy to be there.

The filler is these beautiful days we've been having here. The kind where my kids beg me to let them play outside for just a little bit longer, and I let them because I don't want the day to end either. Where Fridays are celebrated with cupcakes because it means the weekend's here.

Where Dr Seuss's Birthday and National Pancake Day collide in a wondrous dinner that is.....

Green Eggs but not Green Ham and Pancakes.

(Ok so the kids had green ham but I would not eat it on a train, or on a bus, or in a plane)

And I'm telling myself to be more like Aidann. Every post might not be "a winner", but I'm just happy to be here.

Yes we all have moments that define us. Moments that stretch and shape our very souls. Moments that make us who we are.

We all have moments that define us but it's the filler that sustains us.

Love the filler.


  1. I just love following you and reading your posts! You're such a great momma! :)

  2. i can recognise myself in your post. you are so good to tell it x

  3. Best picture of Little Man yet. Remember, there is glitter in the "filler", some days you just have to look harder than others.

  4. Julia, your family is beautiful. I wished you lived closer. I miss working with my kids at school.

  5. Where are you? I miss reading your posts. Love you!

  6. I always enjoy your blog. I would like to award you with the Stylish blogger Award! If you would like to accept let me know! Thanks!

  7. Wow. This is clearly NOT filler. Great post. New follower! Found u from "my dishwashers possessed."
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