Insanity Is Not An Option » Wordless Weds. https://insanityisnotanoption.com Welcome to the Asylum! Sat, 14 Nov 2015 07:06:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.1 The Galveston Seawall https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2014/12/10/the-galveston-seawall/ https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2014/12/10/the-galveston-seawall/#respond Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:14:55 +0000 <![CDATA[Christy]]> <![CDATA[Beauty]]> <![CDATA[Galveston]]> <![CDATA[Galveston Club Paradise]]> <![CDATA[Island Living]]> <![CDATA[My Favorite Things]]> <![CDATA[My Happy Life]]> <![CDATA[Texas]]> <![CDATA[Things I Love]]> <![CDATA[Wordless Weds.]]> <![CDATA[island living]]> https://insanityisnotanoption.com/?p=3260 <![CDATA[

As you all know, I love this island. I love its history. I love its resiliency. It’s an amazing and beautiful place that I’m happy to call home. Our history is rich, and our people are strong. Our Seawall stands because the citizens before me weren’t willing to give up on this amazing island, despite the […]

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As you all know, I love this island. I love its history. I love its resiliency. It’s an amazing and beautiful place that I’m happy to call home. Our history is rich, and our people are strong. Our Seawall stands because the citizens before me weren’t willing to give up on this amazing island, despite the storms.

The fact that Galveston still exists today after the Great Storm of 1900, Ike, and countless other storms is because of the determination of our government and citizens. The Seawall began construction in September of 1902 and the first 3.3 miles was complete in July of 1904. It was extended to over 10 miles between 1904 and 1963. Its purpose is to protect the island and the people who live here from the Gulf surges that hurricanes produce. It continues to protect us from storms, even today, and has saved countless lives over the years.

Our Seawall is beautiful, despite the attempts to defile it with graffiti. It’s functional and I’m comforted in knowing that it’s there to protect and to serve. I don’t walk down the Seawall often enough anymore. I don’t take the time to admire its beauty, and its strength, like I used to. But I know it’s there. I know its purpose. And I’m thankful.

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I Crave the Rose, So I’ll Face the Thorns https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2014/03/26/i-crave-the-rose-so-ill-face-the-thorns/ https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2014/03/26/i-crave-the-rose-so-ill-face-the-thorns/#respond Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:00:57 +0000 <![CDATA[Christy]]> <![CDATA[accomplishments]]> <![CDATA[Family]]> <![CDATA[Life]]> <![CDATA[marriage]]> <![CDATA[My Happy Life]]> <![CDATA[Wordless Weds.]]> <![CDATA[family]]> <![CDATA[Relief]]> <![CDATA[Wordless Wednesday]]> https://insanityisnotanoption.com/?p=2342 <![CDATA[

Yes. That quote speaks volumes to me about my life, and my fears. All my life, I’ve been afraid. Afraid to grasp the thorns for fear of pain or rejection. But how could I ever expect to smell sweet success, the roses, either personally or professionally without the pain? I guess I was afraid to […]

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Yes. That quote speaks volumes to me about my life, and my fears. All my life, I’ve been afraid. Afraid to grasp the thorns for fear of pain or rejection.

But how could I ever expect to smell sweet success, the roses, either personally or professionally without the pain? I guess I was afraid to find out. Fear. That’s been the barrier for me.

I’m no longer afraid of the pain. It’s a fact of life. I can face the pain of the thorns knowing that I’ll smell the roses when I face my fears.

I’m grasping the thorns because I crave the rose.

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Wednesday Words of Wisdom https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2014/02/26/wednesday-words-of-wisdom/ https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2014/02/26/wednesday-words-of-wisdom/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:02:17 +0000 <![CDATA[Christy]]> <![CDATA[Family]]> <![CDATA[marriage]]> <![CDATA[My Happy Life]]> <![CDATA[Wordless Weds.]]> <![CDATA[inspiration]]> <![CDATA[love]]> <![CDATA[marriage quotes]]> https://insanityisnotanoption.com/?p=2211 <![CDATA[

We all know that life has its ups and downs. It is what it is. Sometimes I find myself incredibly down. Way more down for one reason or another than I let on to the outside world I’m afraid. So each week, mid week, I’ve been taking a few minutes in the morning to just […]

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Marriage, marital problems, family, life We all know that life has its ups and downs. It is what it is. Sometimes I find myself incredibly down. Way more down for one reason or another than I let on to the outside world I’m afraid. So each week, mid week, I’ve been taking a few minutes in the morning to just relax, regroup, and motivate myself. I typically find motivation through other’s words and wisdom. A simple Google search can be incredibly uplifting, as odd as that sounds. But from now on, every week (or so I hope), I’m going to be sharing a few inspirational quotes with you in case you find yourself struggling too. Life is hard work y’all, but if you look at things the right way, it’s always worth it.

“Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.”  ~Fawn Weaver

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” ~Mignon McLaughlin

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” ~Sam Keen

“Enjoy the little things in life… For one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Kurt Vonnegut

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” ~John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Remember that sometimes your internal struggles are put there to remind you of what’s most important in your life. For me, it’s family, always family first. I needed this reminder, and this moment. Happy Wednesday!

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The Day Galveston Island Froze Over https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2014/01/29/the-day-galveston-island-froze-over/ https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2014/01/29/the-day-galveston-island-froze-over/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:33:54 +0000 <![CDATA[Christy]]> <![CDATA[Galveston]]> <![CDATA[Galveston Club Paradise]]> <![CDATA[Island Living]]> <![CDATA[Wordless Weds.]]> <![CDATA[winter 2014]]> <![CDATA[Wordless Wednesday]]> https://insanityisnotanoption.com/?p=2031 <![CDATA[

Yes, I’m being a little overly dramatic here. I don’t suppose this was some deep freeze and technically, we weren’t completely frozen, but it was COLD y’all. As in 29 degrees cold. To us, in southeast Texas, that is just not something that happens and it hurts deep down into your bones. That’s ICE on […]

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Yes, I’m being a little overly dramatic here. I don’t suppose this was some deep freeze and technically, we weren’t completely frozen, but it was COLD y’all. As in 29 degrees cold. To us, in southeast Texas, that is just not something that happens and it hurts deep down into your bones. That’s ICE on palm trees. It’s not like you see that every day.

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And the ocean didn’t seem very happy about it either. Angry, angry ocean. Still a beautiful sight to see each and every time though, cold or not.

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Looking out my back porch, my jaw dropped as I saw all of the ice-capped roof tops and fields. And then it happened. For a whole 5 minutes, I stood and watched as flurries (as in snow flurries) fell from the sky. On my island. This isn’t what I signed up for!

January 24, 2014 is the day the island froze over, as well as all of the stairwells and some of the roadways. Ironically, the kids had school that day. Bug went but many did not. There was another deep freeze predicted for yesterday, schools were canceled, nothing happened. I’m just holding my breath for spring. It can’t get here soon enough for me!

How’s the weather in your little slice of paradise (or hell if you’re in all of that snow)?

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas! https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/11/20/its-beginning-to-look-lot-like-christmas/ https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/11/20/its-beginning-to-look-lot-like-christmas/#respond Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:39:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Christy]]> <![CDATA[Bubby]]> <![CDATA[Family Traditions]]> <![CDATA[Holidays]]> <![CDATA[My Happy Life]]> <![CDATA[Wordless Weds.]]> <![CDATA[OCD]]> https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/11/20/its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-christmas/ <![CDATA[

I usually wait until December to start decorating for Christmas. I have to wait. It’s the right thing to do. We need to celebrate Thanksgiving first. We really should, and we will. BUT Bubby is so excited for Christmas this year that I caved. Last night, B pulled out the tree per my request, and […]

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I usually wait until December to start decorating for Christmas. I have to wait. It’s the right thing to do. We need to celebrate Thanksgiving first. We really should, and we will. BUT Bubby is so excited for Christmas this year that I caved. Last night, B pulled out the tree per my request, and I was initially mortified. 

MORTIFIED. 

My beautiful white tree had somehow yellowed, carmelized let’s say, over the past year. No, no, no…this won’t do. I was about to ask him to take it down and I’d go buy a new one. Until…
Bubby came down the stairs. He immediately ran to our yellow tree (oy…it pains me to even type that) to embrace it. As in literally hug the tree. He loves it that much. What’s a momma to do? The answer is: Learn to love yellow and just embrace the season and his excitement. It is what it is and if he’s happy, I’m happy.
Happy Wednesday y’all. And happy holidays. Let us all embrace and enjoy. Rejoice in the season through the eyes of a child without stress or worry (for a change). I’m going to try, even with a yellow tree. Will you?

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Bubby Got His Hair Cut on his Daddy’s Watch…Where’s My Baby? https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/11/13/bubby-got-his-hair-cut-on-his-daddys/ https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/11/13/bubby-got-his-hair-cut-on-his-daddys/#comments Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:13:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Christy]]> <![CDATA[Bubby]]> <![CDATA[Disappointments]]> <![CDATA[Moms]]> <![CDATA[Parenting]]> <![CDATA[Things I Love]]> <![CDATA[Wordless Weds.]]> https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/11/13/bubby-got-his-hair-cut-on-his-daddys-watch-wheres-my-baby/ <![CDATA[

Ever since Bubby was born, I’ve done everything for him. I only worked outside of the home for 4 months of his life (while he stayed at home and my oldest daughter watched him there). I’ve cooked all of his meals, I’ve done his laundry, cleaned up his room, fed his picky ass little self. And I’ve […]

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Ever since Bubby was born, I’ve done everything for him. I only worked outside of the home for 4 months of his life (while he stayed at home and my oldest daughter watched him there). I’ve cooked all of his meals, I’ve done his laundry, cleaned up his room, fed his picky ass little self. And I’ve taken him for all of his hair cuts, starting at about 9 months. But this time, out of nowhere, he wanted his Daddy to take him. I’ve asked B for almost 3 weeks now to take him (I personally think he procrastinated because I’m a tyrant when it comes to Bubby). Bubby never stands his ground like this though, so it was time.
But but BUT…this was not what I had in mind. Make him look like a boy I said. Leave a little length I said. A little layer here and there is good I said. Show his curls I said. Don’t make it too short. Do NOT let it be too short. And…when they got home, we had shaved sides and back and a Great Gatsby look all around. I’m not a fan. I smiled. 
I guess I stared at my Bub too much (with my hand over my mouth) until he finally said “What? Do you have a crush on me or somethin?”. To which I naturally replied, “I’ve always had a crush on you baby, you know that”. And that’s all he needs to know!
He doesn’t need to know that I don’t love this cut, nor this look. He’s gorgeous no matter what. You may even love it. You might think I don’t because it makes him look grown. Truth is, you’re probably right on some level but I’m also not a fan of this style, especially not on my beach baby.
Facts: 1) He’s my baby and he’s lost all of his curls. 2) I think he’s the most handsome little guy on the planet no matter what. 3) I’ll never let B take him for a hair cut again because apparently there is a communication gap there and I want my baby back. 

Yes, I’ll always have a crush on him. Yes, he’ll always be the apple of my eye. Yes, he’s gorgeous with, or without, hair. And he’s totally 2 (in my head). Anyone that wants to argue that is going to have to fight me. It is what it is. He’s growing up way too fast and his daddy needs to stop facilitating it. Stop it. Stop time. Bring my baby back. 

PS – He’s totally handsome and those eyes will break and warm a million hearts no matter how his hair is cut over the years. In the end, it’s all OK. 

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October Sunset in Galveston https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/11/06/october-sunset-in-galveston/ https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/11/06/october-sunset-in-galveston/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:27:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Christy]]> <![CDATA[Beauty]]> <![CDATA[Galveston]]> <![CDATA[Galveston Club Paradise]]> <![CDATA[Wordless Weds.]]> <![CDATA[nature]]> <![CDATA[sunset]]> https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/11/06/october-sunset-in-galveston/ <![CDATA[

There’s much I love about this island. Y’all know that by now. But one of my favorite things, which you also already know, is to watch the beautiful sunsets and stand in constant awe of the amazing colors as they appear and evolve.  Halloween was a night of fun filled with candy, dress up, family […]

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There’s much I love about this island. Y’all know that by now. But one of my favorite things, which you also already know, is to watch the beautiful sunsets and stand in constant awe of the amazing colors as they appear and evolve. 

Halloween was a night of fun filled with candy, dress up, family time, and imaginative play. But it was also an evening filled with the most beautiful orange sky. I believe the island sky decided to partake in a little Halloween fun this year as well and dressed up as a flaming pumpkin. It was beautiful and something I had to capture and share. 

Remember to look around today. You’re right where you belong and I’m sure you can find beauty in your surroundings. Sometimes we have to look harder than others, but sometimes, that beauty just shows itself with a brilliance that can’t be ignored. Just to remind us. I’m thankful for these reminders and I know, no matter what, I’m right where I belong.

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Family Isn’t Just an Important Thing, It’s Everything! https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/10/09/family-isnt-just-important-thing-its/ https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/10/09/family-isnt-just-important-thing-its/#comments Wed, 09 Oct 2013 03:52:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Christy]]> <![CDATA[Family]]> <![CDATA[Galveston]]> <![CDATA[Galveston Club Paradise]]> <![CDATA[Island Living]]> <![CDATA[marriage]]> <![CDATA[Moms]]> <![CDATA[Parenting]]> <![CDATA[Wordless Weds.]]> https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/10/09/family-isnt-just-an-important-thing-its-everything/ <![CDATA[

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” ~Michael J. Fox My family is goofy. They’re fun. They’re moody, just like me. I don’t pay them enough attention. I look at my “priorities” and daily chores and I go at them. I fix B’s lunch, I get the kids breakfast, I get Bug to school, […]

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“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” ~Michael J. Fox

My family is goofy. They’re fun. They’re moody, just like me. I don’t pay them enough attention. I look at my “priorities” and daily chores and I go at them. I fix B’s lunch, I get the kids breakfast, I get Bug to school, buy groceries, I work, do laundry, cook dinner, clean up the house.

I do everything mentioned above for my family, to take care of them. But I forget to enjoy them. I forget what family means. They are my everything. The dishes can wait. Work can wait. Family isn’t just an important thing, it’s everything!

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Giggles and Fun Times: Cha Cha Changes https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/10/02/giggles-and-fun-times-cha-cha-changes/ https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/10/02/giggles-and-fun-times-cha-cha-changes/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 01:36:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Christy]]> <![CDATA[Bubby]]> <![CDATA[Bugisms]]> <![CDATA[Life]]> <![CDATA[marriage]]> <![CDATA[Moms]]> <![CDATA[My Happy Life]]> <![CDATA[Parenting]]> <![CDATA[Wordless Weds.]]> https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/10/02/giggles-and-fun-times-cha-cha-changes/ <![CDATA[

Sometimes cha-cha-changes bring on good times and giggles. Tonight was one of those nights. I’ve been going through a lot lately. We all have. More on that later. But today, we embraced the cha-cha-changes and just had fun. I love these babies and all of their silliness. I need to enjoy them, and the silliness […]

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Sometimes cha-cha-changes bring on good times and giggles. Tonight was one of those nights. I’ve been going through a lot lately. We all have. More on that later. But today, we embraced the cha-cha-changes and just had fun. I love these babies and all of their silliness. I need to enjoy them, and the silliness more often. 
They make faces that make me giggle. 
They giggle at each other. 
They’re gorgeously silly with their pouty faces. 
I mean seriously. Can you pout like that?
AND they make me laugh. I love these babies more than life itself. We might be going through some cha-cha-changes, but we’ll be fine. We have each other. I’m thankful for them. I can do this with them by my side!

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The Colors of Fall on the Island https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/09/26/the-colors-of-fall-on-island/ https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/09/26/the-colors-of-fall-on-island/#respond Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:46:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Christy]]> <![CDATA[Beauty]]> <![CDATA[Galveston]]> <![CDATA[Galveston Club Paradise]]> <![CDATA[Island Living]]> <![CDATA[My Happy Life]]> <![CDATA[Wordless Weds.]]> https://insanityisnotanoption.com/2013/09/26/the-colors-of-fall-on-the-island/ <![CDATA[

We don’t have the “typical” fall in Texas, especially not on the island. It’s still in the 90’s and the colors are vibrant. I love it here and I love the beauty that the island holds. A simple walk to the mailbox reminded us of how beautiful our surroundings are and I wanted to share.  […]

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We don’t have the “typical” fall in Texas, especially not on the island. It’s still in the 90’s and the colors are vibrant. I love it here and I love the beauty that the island holds. A simple walk to the mailbox reminded us of how beautiful our surroundings are and I wanted to share. 
Beauty everywhere in so many different colors. 
My favorite color represents of course!
And the amazing colors of the sunset on the horizon. My life is good. I have to remember this. I need to enjoy the scenery and stop worrying so much. I’m not always appreciated. I don’t always feel on my “game”. But when I look at this scenery, I know that nature is there to remind me of the beauty in life and I feel at peace. 

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