Sunday Sanity: My Week In Sparkles

My life has been crazy busy lately.  Crazy busy isn’t always a bad thing but sometimes it’s hard to maintain my sanity throughout the week.  And let us not forget, Insanity Is Not An Option!  So I play a little game with myself (I’m rather fond of games) every week and I thought I should start sharing it with y’all for a little weekly glimpse in to my mind (no need to fear, we won’t go to the dark side).  
My sparkles are what keep me sane.  It’s simple really.  And things don’t have to technically sparkle for me to consider them sparkly.  A sparkly moment, for me, is just one that makes me smile from ear to ear, one that warms my heart.  I cling to these moments all week when the going gets tough and I feel my sanity slipping.  I always try to capture these moments in pictures and revert to them as needed.  
So as a happy little exercise for me, I’m going to be sharing some of them with you on a weekly basis.  Sundays are my least busy days and I thought I would end each Sunday night off by recapping my sparkles.  Here are a few of the things that kept me sane this week:
Sparkle Moment #1:  This one actually does sparkle.  I stepped out of my “box” and got orange sparkle nails.  They made me smile but I just can’t help but wonder if they are affecting my Super Powers in some way.  We’ll see…hopefully I’ll continue to venture out of my pink sparkly box and learn to take some more “risks” in life!
Sparkle Moment #2:  I always thought there was nothing sweeter than watching Bubby sleep until I watched Bug tuck Bubby in with her Pooh Bear.  Wish I had caught that moment because it truly will sparkle in my heart forever.  But it’s hard to take a picture when you’re sobbing tears of joy and love ya know!  I’m a sap, I can’t help it!  I cry way more when I’m happy than when I’m sad.
Sparkle Moment #3:  Today was my 9th wedding anniversary!  Every anniversary, it’s the same thing.  We add 10 (or 20, 30, even 40) years to the count when wishing each other a happy anniversary.  Not necessarily a joke though (that 3rd and 7th year itch thing got us and both of those years seem more like 5) but we stuck it out, made it though, and are still in love.  I got gorgeous white roses (the color of peace…my favorite roses), a beautiful card, and the unthinkable!  B and I went out…by ourselves…for 2 whole hours…without the kids!  Seriously the first time in 3 years!  So we only went to dinner and stopped at Walmart on the way home…no big deal right?  WRONG!  Best dinner and trip to Walmart I’ve ever had!
Life is annoying, crazy, frustrating, and hectic. But it is truly PRICELESS if you choose to grasp those sparkly moments.   I’m a fan of the sparkles!  So tell me, what sparkled in your world this past week?  I’d love to hear about it!  And please remember to check back every Sunday to see what sparkled in my world each week and share what sparkled in yours!
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Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. @MimiBakerMN says:

    Good for you for stepping out of your pink sparkles. I love the orange on you! Congrats on your 9yr wedding anniversary!! I’m thrilled you’re going to be sharing your sparkles every week!

  2. clgossett says:

    But my pink sparkly box is so comfortable and just well…sparkly! 😉

  3. Christine Mack says:

    Girl..that sparkly orange nail polish is awesome.

  4. clgossett says:

    I’m diggin’ it, even with my diminished super powers! 😉

  5. Love your “sparkle moments”!! Congrats on your anniversary! Hope your celebration was super sparkly!

  6. clgossett says:

    Thanks! It was a short-lived 2 hour celebration but it was the most relaxing 2 hours I’ve had in 3 years. Hoping we get to do it in another 3 years! 😉

  7. Mallery Schuplin says:

    Dare I say that orange sparkles trump pink sparkles? 😉

  8. clgossett says:

    Oh no…you better not dare! 😉 But I am growing quite fond of the change.