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Mashed Potatoes & Attitude.

February 10, 2012


Erin Schrader

So I know that usually I have a little somethin’ clever to say before I get on with my post.
But right now, I’m not feelin’ clever’.
I’m feeling more like I want to go cuddle up on the couch.
Smack dab next to my husband.
With a rum and diet in hand.
Which will lead to me falling into a massive sleeping drooling mess for the next 8 hours.
That is, as soon as I finish licking the rest of the mashed potatoes out of the bowl that are sitting on my kitchen counter.
Here’s a fact for you.
I woke up at 5:30 am to make mashed potatoes for tonight’s dinner.

Does anything scream “Wow. I’m officially an old married woman”
more than that?
I think not.
Amish women, I take pity on you.
Because I clearly have very important plans to tend to…I’m lettin’ somebody else write for me today.
You will love her so don’t worry about it.
Megan, take it away.
Hello Living in Yellow readers!!
 I feel honored to be posting on Erin’s blog today!
Erin has been so so incredibly kind to me as I have been a total flake and slacker this month {sorry, Erin!!}.
She is a great example to me about being positive and finding the little things in life that make us happy.
Plus, I seriously almost pee my pants every time I read her blog.
That girl is HI.LAR.I.OUS!!!!
I have found myself wishing on more than one occasion that I could be as funny and witty as Erin.
But alas, I was not blessed with such a gift.
So I will just continue to joke vicariously through her! 🙂

I guess I should introduce myself.

My name is Megan Robinson and I am a wife, mommy, random dance party-er, joker and wannabe yoga master! I blog over at
{And here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson} and I love it!!
I have had my little bloggity-blog for a while but just recently started developing a real passion for it.
I like to talk about everything from my family, marriage, my chubby boy and my every day struggles that we can all relate to.
I have been thinking a lot about finding the beauty wherever we are and having the power to make things better! This is a lesson I’m having a really hard time learning, but an important one that I know will benefit my life.
On my blog, I have talked about how this last year has been really hard for me emotionally. Although I’m sure my situation doesn’t compare to other trials people face, it was hard for my nonetheless.
One of the big frustrations I had been feeling stuck in our tiny apartment with our very active almost 2-year-old. When we first moved here, we had no intentions of getting pregnant. The Lord had a different plan for us and we found ourselves welcoming a tiny, chubby baby boy into our family.
And I couldn’t imagine my life without him!

Then, when we started getting ready for the move we thought we knew was just around the corner,
 we found ourselves having to stay in our tiny apartment for who knows how much longer.
For a while, all I could think about was how sucky this place was.
 I was sick and tired of it and just ready to move on with our lives.
 Of course, once we plan something and get our hearts set on it, the Lord humbles us and reminds us that He has a different idea of what we should be doing.
Recently, I was talking to my friend and telling her my concerns and frustrations. She helped me see that no matter our circumstances, we can make our homes {and lives} beautiful if we choose to put forth some effort.
Even small changes can make big differences.
So that’s what I did.
I started working harder to find the good around me.
I started developing my talents and finding things that I am really passionate about.
I started making cheap decorations, adding color to the walls to brighten up the space.
 I started cooking and baking more.
 I found joy in caring for my little family [instead of feeling suffocated by them].
I painted my toenails.
I listened {and danced} to music.
I sang in the shower.
 I opened the windows to let in the crisp, air and pulled out my candle collection.
I prayed.I worked.I tried.I grew.I learned.
I loved.
All these things sound very simple. And they probably sound really silly.
Obviously burning a pumpkin spice candle doesn’t get rid of our financial burdens or make my son become more obedient. But that’s not what it is about.
It’s about attitude.
And when I made the efforts to change my attitude it made a world of difference of how I see my life.
My life is good.My life is beautiful.My life is full of love.
My life is following the path the Lord set out for me.
And I’m okay.
I know now that everything is okay.

Thank you so much Erin for letting me share my story with your readers!! I know that I still have a lot to work on but I hope that by sharing my story, we can all help and motivate each other to look for the beauty in our lives.
Please come visit me when you get a chance!
 I always love meeting new people!
Such a wonderful reminder wouldn’t ya say?
K seriously..I am off now.
Mashed potatoes, rum & diet, and husband–watch out.
I’m comin’ for ya.

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