Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
I am the worst laundry doer of all time, just ask Superman. I hate hate folding and putting away. If you walked into my house you would witness the madness. The dog's towels are on the extra dresser, E's clothes are on top of her toy box, mine are still in the basket in my room and there is a load of blankets in the dryer. The accumulation started on Sunday so not too horribly bad but I just hate hate hate it. Did I already mention that?
What is the one chore you despise? Favorite?
I love cleaning my bathroom :-)
I hope your terrorist Tuesday fairs well!
Monday, November 4, 2013
Ribbed tanks are my go to top of choice, but I wear two. I have nice arms and shoulders, they are high cut enough that my boobs don't fall out but tight enough that they show nicely. The two instead of one is because it makes me feel more put together, it holds my stomach in :-)
Jeans and my worn out with huge holes ones to be exact. My butt looks nice and I don't have to show off my legs! Winner winner.
Shoes are a toss up. 95% of the time I will throw on flip flops and that's where I'm at but every once in a while I have to put my Ariats on. A little back home probably but it's a comfort wear, kinda like a favorite blankie I guess.
If I could wear my hair in a ponytail every single day of my life I would. I look better with my hair pin straight and down but it's no hassle when it's all twisted and pulled back and out of my way.
Makeup done and wearing the above mentioned I feel unstoppable. I will go anywhere and everywhere and act like a rock star. I work it and I guess comfy makes me feel sexy :-)
I hope everyone had a fantabulous weekend and enjoyed their first weekend of thanks! To all of you that are hanging C-word lights like my neighbors please hit yourself with a frying pan for me. FFS people....
Friday, November 1, 2013
1. Cuddle. Do a lot of cuddling and do it so much that your kids, spouse and fur children won't come near you in fear of being cuddle again. Scare them with hugs. Did you know it's a proven fact that cuddling releases oxytocin, reduces stress and depression, makes you feel sexier and improves communication? DO IT!
2. Breath. Take in everything and anything you can that has to do with fall. Embrace the colors and the chills and only close your eyes when it's so breathtaking that you can't handle it anymore.
3. Love. Love your family, friends and neighbors. Remember what Thanksgiving is actually about and do everything in your power to remind the people that mean the world to you that they mean the world to you. Also love yourself.
4. Eat. Diets be damned grab as many pies and cookies and mashed potatoes loaded with gravy and cream and butter and EAT! Invite friends over and make them eat with you. Try new recipes so that you get to eat new things too!
5. Calm yourself. Holidays are stressful when they are really supposed to be a time to stop and enjoy all that you have in your life. Before the dreaded C word shows up take some time for yourself. Go for a walk, to the spa, hide in a corner with a book, do whatever gives you peace.
Have a wonderful weekend and a wonderful month ahead!
Monday, October 21, 2013
When I was on the plane ride back to NC after spending the weekend in MT in August I started jotting down some of the things that I miss most about the state I grew up in. So enjoy a little MT lovin on your Monday morning.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
September 6 was painful for two mothers but I am oh so very grateful.
These two ladies are beautiful, powerful, strong and courageous. They let me believe in true friendship and show me that distance is no boundary.
So without further ado, a wonderful and happy birthday (a blog day late) to Sam and Sabrina! In honor of their vaginal escape I asked them to share with me three things that they have learned in this last year and how it will contribute to their future. They are oddly similar ;-) I guess great minds think alike.
|Sabrina (left) and Sam (right) when I was in MT last month!|
Sam, my best friend and my backbone for the last 9 years. There is not a thing that I have went through that she hasn't been there for. She's an amazing single mom to an almost birthday twin to E and is finally following her dream!
#1- "I learned my birthday isn't fun without my bestie! Future means birthday road trips!!
#2- "When you actually follow your dreams it makes you happy! I plan to be happy from now on, so (a) happy future!"
#3- "I've learned when you can tell someone is your true friend and not to waste time on temporary ones. This means I'm set for my future with the besties I have beside me right now!"
|Sabrina's (left) birthday from last year! Sam is on the right :-)|
Sabrina and I became instant friends almost 3 years ago. She is the image of Superwoman and does a dang good job wrangling her 3 little munchkins.
#1- "I've learned to not sweat the small things and not letting 'myself' get stressed about the things I can't control."
#2- "I don't need a lot of friends. I just need a few that will always be there. I am not always worried about making people like me.
#3- "Life will happen whether you want it to or not. I can't be mad about things I cannot change. I have control over situations, but things in life just happen and I've learned to just be OK with it.
I am so lucky to have these wonderful ladies in my life and couldn't be more proud to be their friend!
Love you both to pieces!!
Monday, September 2, 2013
Happy end of summer. Get ready for scarves and boots and all that jazz. I will still be in flip flops and tank tops because well, welcome to my world.
Monday, August 26, 2013
I want 3 cookies, a bag of skittles and a coke.
Tomorrow is Day 1 of the Ultimate Kindergarten adventure for Miss E, she's now getting excited and so am I! I do not think I will cry, but then again I'm a weird crier.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
I have homemade, super chunky, extra cinnamony applesauce. It's making me dream of fall. Normally I wouldn't wish away summer, but here in the south it sucks. It's too hot and humid to do anything except get burnt at the swimming pool so at least in the fall you can go to the zoo or park or bbqs and not want to die. Also Starbucks will be serving up their wonderfully fabulous Pumpkin Spice Latte starting the first week of September! Ahhhh I can't wait.
Tonight will be full of back to school shopping. As excited as I was for it I'm now not. It seems so tedious. 2 boxes of small crayons and 2 boxes of large crayons and super special notebooks. Maybe High school will be easier, a ton of pens and some notebooks and a $500 calculator.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Today is a "chilly" summer day in the south. The breeze is blowing, it's 76 degrees and humidity is only at 61%. I have the window in my office open and I'm loving it. I can't wait for fall to get here.
I am still so exhausted from our trip and I don't know if I will ever catch up. E is having way too much fun being home and doesn't want to go to sleep and the pup thinks that it's also cool to want to stay up until late hours. I love them both too much to be too harsh so I go along with it. This weekend is already jam packed with bbqs and shopping and chores to even think about a nap. Maybe next year.
Alright lovies, I will hopefully be back tomorrow with some trip details.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Does it ever get easier when you pay bills? It seems like a kidney punch every time I hit the submit button or sign my name. Hate.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
I'm sitting in a parking lot in the D.C. airport. Its also 3:45 a.m. Whoever thought this was a great idea was wrong. I'm tired. I stink and I need a shower. I'm attaching a picture of Duke while visiting the monuments at midnight. I will hopefully be coherent enough tomorrow to post an explanation.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
In other world of Jess news... I am starving and can't leave because the receptionist went home sick. Superman was supposed to be bringing me lunch if he got off early enough but as it's almost two I don't think that will be happening. Maybe I can find a Chobani in the back of the fridge....
I believe that is all I have to say for the moment.
Waiting for 5 o'clock,
Monday, July 29, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Royal baby? Yay it's healthy. Do we really need to dwell over if he's going to an actual school or if he'll be allowed to have friends? Pretty sure that's Mama Kate's decision. Drop it.
I'm tired of the racial bullshit that's been going around. ALL races need to drop it. Are we all humans? Yes? Ok, then we're equal, boom, discussion ends.
I am ready for E to come home! I'm also ready for her to start K, not because I want her to grow up any faster but she's been ready for a year and I'm probably just as excited as she is. If it wasn't for the fact that I want her to experience school shopping I probably would have done it already. Crazy momma right here.
Good day all!
Friday, July 19, 2013
Today I am confronted with a gigantic stack of papers that need to sifted through and sorted out and dealt with. Can I not and say I did? Good thing DD pulled through for me this morning.
I'm out of Pandora skips already this morning and the Beibs is on. My ears are bleeding.
Meaningless office babble. Do you prefer BIC or Sharpie highlighters? Personally I like an assortment of both, I like the Sharpie yellow better but I enjoy the thin point on the BIC.
Hair day tomorrow! Finally not going to look like I'm trying to join the crowd in this ombre epidemic. I miss my bff for many reasons but this is definitely one of them. It was an amazing 2 hours of girl time and a lot of bleach and foils. Soon bff, soon.
I will now get back to work. May Mother Nature cool her PMS hot flash rage and cool down a little because if you are near me you are currently experiencing triple digits and atrocious humidity.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Look back at your great grandparents and grandparents and in my case parents. Everybody thinks that the relationship is perfect. Is it because they are fake in public? No. It is because when they had a problem in their relationship they dealt with it at home and maybe, just maybe, asked one friend, over coffee, what to do. There was none of this using FB as a clothes line bullshit.
Every relationship, I don't care how in love or compatible or meant for each other the couple is, will have it's rough patches. There will be disagreements, nights when he goes one way and she goes the other, tears and beers and phone calls to best friends, but there is no way that anyone should know what your relationship is going through unless they are the one on the other end of the phone call. If you really love your partner, care about them and want the best for them and the relationship you two are sharing then you owe them the respect and decency to keep these parts of your "us" behind closed doors. Also it would save my forehead from the palm of my hand the next time something ridiculous like this is posted :-)
In all other news I have 24 days until I get my E back! Also need to look at planning a weekend getaway for Superman and I, we could definitely use a lot of sand, sun and umbrella drinks.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
This puppy is soo darn cute but I will never ever get a puppy again. Nope.
Work was grrr last night and I was stuck here until 530.
I miss alone time with the Superman. Which is probably why I spent too much time hitting the snooze button for snuggles this morning.
Late snuggles plus the gas light coming on in the car meant 7 minutes of tardiness on my part.
I devoured lunch at 9 am and I'm still hungry but this fat girl needs to slow down her caloric intake especially since running and working out and what not is not happening because I'm lazy.
I would like to read a book but it sounds like too much work, refer back to lazy.
Back to work and side eyeing the 50 yr old man that just asked if he could be put on his mothers policy.....
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
As I posted yesterday Friday was my birthday and I took the day off to head to VA. I came into work yesterday to a ton of voice mails and emails and sticky notes, 2 of which were absolutely perfect and the reason for this post.
In true Bob fashion she called with the rest of the office to wish me happy birthday and my voicemail starts out with "Jessie how dare you not be in the office today!" and then proceeds to wish me happy birthday. Some people may take offense but if she called and was all sweet and not a smart ass then I would think she was ill and I would be concerned. She really is me just 20 years older :-)
My office mom/second mom sent me an email that reminded me just how lucky I am to have her in my life. She never had to be anything more than my boss Monday through Friday 8-5 but instead she gave me advice and hugs when I needed them, she housed and fed me, and she is one of my favorite women. She has been through her ups and downs and she still loves unconditionally and sends out extra chances even after people have done her wrong but will put her foot down when she needs. Proof that being nice isn't always a bad thing and she is always putting everyone else first. As a woman she knows her strengths and her weaknesses and doesn't hide from her feelings. This is a snippet of what her email to me read "Sounds like you are happy and that is what we always wished for you!!"..."Keep in touch with me and take care of
yourself-you are way too valuable to not be happy! Love, your second Mom!". I am truly blessed and lucky to have such an amazing woman in my life.
In true Tuesday fashion today does not look promising. Good thing DD pulled through for me.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Saturday was a jumble of whatever thrown on top of an awkward redneck baseball game.
Yesterday was rough. Miss E is in Big Sky country for 40 days with her father. She didn't want to leave, I didn't want her to leave but here we are and August can not come soon enough. I just hope she has fun, at least that will make it a little easier on me.
Last night I wanted out of the house, so my wonderful husband says "Do you want to just go have coffee, you said you'd go have coffee back when we first met and we never have." So Superman and I went and had coffee and then took the long way home. 19 months later and he's still just as sweet and romantic as day one.
I hope all of you are lucky like me and will only be working 3 days this week!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
So happy birthday baby brother and many many more!
Friday, June 14, 2013
I will always be a daddy's girl. Rain or shine I always have been. I guess when they say a girls first love is her dad it rang true for me. I love that man.
Thanks to my daddy, a garage floor and an 80's boom box I learned how to dance and laugh and work on cars.
I know that a paycheck won't fall into your lap and even if you hate your job you do it well until something else stable comes along. Supporting yourself, keeping food on the table and bills paid comes before your own pleasure of not sitting on the beach all day because that's really what you want to do.
My dad is a social butterfly through and through and if he doesn't know someone where we are (which is highly unlikely) then he will make conversation with them until he does. I was a very shy youngin but he rubbed off on me after a while. Everyone deserves a chance to be heard, if you think they are a scumbag after then so be it but they at least deserve to speak their piece.
Go hug your daddy. Send him a card. Pick up the phone. Or shoot him a little prayer.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
It's hot out, welcome to the south. Now I will give all of you a friendly reminder...
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR KIDS OR PETS IN THE CAR!
If I could take every single person that fried a kid or dog because they were too lazy to take them inside with them or take them home first and put them in a black box on black top for an hour I would. Windows cracked don't work. Don't be a dummy.
In all other news. This girl right here is craving a huge City Brew coffee, actually two, one hot and one cold and then a cookie and a french toast bagel. I need some City Brew in my life. If you are back home in the 406 please stop by and drink one for me.
I have jumped onto the Candy Crush bandwagon. Am I wrong or is it just like Bejeweled? It is slightly addicting though.
Alright my lovelies, I should be working so I will get back to that. Have a wonderful day of the hump and hopefully I fill you full of memories tomorrow!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Thanks to the ultimate pooping boxer combined with the Katy Perry (hot then cold) husband and me not being able to get comfortable there was little to no sleep happening in our room and I really could have used that sleep.
My hair is a wreck and I'm wearing the most comfy work attire I could find.
Chobani and water just isn't cutting it and a donut and coffee sound pretty darn amazing right now.
Superman hasn't texted me in an hour so I'm assuming that he also decided to bail on his morning jog and curled up in his Army issued man cave instead to catch a couple Zzzz's. I'm happy and jealous all at the same time.
Now I shall work. Bugging people about turning things in just sounds like an awesome work day!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
With a three day weekend right in front of my nose I am thinking about all the things I want to do.
1) Sleep in. Even if Duke (new puppy) lets me sleep until 6 I will be one happy camper.
2) Break out the bikini. Yikes! The pool is staring at me every time I walk onto the balcony.
3) Spend some quality girl time with Miss E. Pedicures look promising.
4) Drink some rum. This will probably happen tonight after the kid and puppy are in bed.
5) Snuggle with Superman. Things have been draining lately and a good snuggle is in order.
Happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!
Friday, April 26, 2013
The wonderful E, she's got attitude and pizazz and a mind full of ideas and perception on her little world. She's not the perfect child, she will scream in public and I have heard the word "no" often lately but she's mine. I may have helped along her picky eating and I let her get away with extra bedtime hugs when she tells me she loves me. I created her and now I am guiding her through life. Being a parent is a full time, all in and whole hearted job. I cherish every moment easy and difficult.
My great husband, or as you all know him, Superman. He is the picture of bad ass. My best friend and biggest support, the dream guy that I had been picturing for years. We argue over where we are going to dinner and get irritated when I get us lost :-/ Every morning I wake up I smile and every night when I lay my head on the pillow I feel safe. I have found my other half and I am so happy that I get to go through the rest of my life with him as my partner in crime.
So, I wish all of you not to learn from me, but to be inspired by the beauty in your own world. Have a wonderful weekend and go enjoy your family and friends.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Once you become a parent you immediately start judging every other parent and their kids and how the do things. Everybody says they won't do it and nobody wants it to affect their new friendships but it does. Kids all get along great, except for that evil little one that picks on everyone (judging), so that is not the road bump. Moms are the worst I think, we are constantly judging the other mom who is letting her kid have a binki at the age of 3, is still in diapers at 4, side-eyeing the mom who has the 6 year old screaming for candy in the middle of the store and the 12 yr old's mother that let her walk out of the house dressed like that. We look towards our co-parent and give snide remarks about the situation... HYPOCRITES!
I have always been judged, single mom at the age of 18? Yep, every other mother and their dog has judged me for that one, so you would think I wouldn't judge another, but I do it anyways. It's not because I believe I am the perfect parent, because I am far from perfect. I think it's because we all have our own idea on how kids should be raised and how they should act and in turn it's hard for us to accept someone else's opinion on such a big matter.
So when a mom is trying to befriend another mom it gets tough, we may not agree with how we parent or how each others kids act, it's one of the first things we notice in each other and that can make or break which road our relationship takes. If you have the same discipline and parenting ideas you know that you can go somewhere with them and if a kid gets out of line this other mom isn't going to hide in the corner while you put your kid in time out and take away everything except bread and water(not that harsh I promise) for the next week. I'm not saying you can't be friends with other parents that have different ideas its just harder initially to look past the major part of both of your lives.
Mom judging is on my list of things to fix about myself. Now being a military spouse it's even more imperative to forget all the little things and just be friends.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
March 26th 2012 was the opening of a whole new world for both of us. We both thought we knew what to expect and didn't think it would be too bad. Looking back I wish this kind of thing had a prep course or at least an instruction manual. Military life has been an experience and even when I curse it sometimes I love where we are. Things may not always be the easiest but every life has it's own hurdles and these are ours. I have met some great people as has he. We are getting to experience the east coast and south over the course of a year plus instead of trying to cram everything into a week long vacation. I am bound and determined to enjoy and love a glass of sweet tea and I am embracing the humidity and heat that is about to knock me on my ass.
More importantly I have learned a lot about myself. I am not as independent as I believed I was. Single motherhood is hard and it takes strength, but this requires a different strength. I have had to learn to let him walk out the door knowing I won't hear from him until he comes back. I have learned to be patient and flexible. Things with the Army can change at any point and time, and just when you plan for one thing be prepared for "Plan F" to come into effect....or do you?
Some days I look back behind me at the spot that I came from and it exhausts me to see how much my life has changed, yet I wouldn't have it any other way. This is a wonderful adventure for our family and the pride and accomplishment that I get to see on Superman's face is priceless.
Happy 1 year Anniversary!
Friday, March 22, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Our conversation went like this....
Me: (about him heading back to work)Well I don't want you to get in trouble.
Him: Nah. I'm like a ninja.
Me: Ninja? You are amazing.
Him: I move in the shadows. Quiet like a breeze.
Me: Swift like a tiger?
Him: Swift like Taylor.
Me: Dude she's annoying as **** and sounds like a goat being battle axed.
Then we went on to discuss Paleo.
See old and married with kids is not all as uneventful as you'd think.
In other weekend news. E and I spent a very long but funtastic day with our friends. We trekked to the kids museum and ran around crazy chasing 4 kids all under the age of 6, then while everyone was tired and starving, because of course we didn't stop for lunch, I get us lost. A suburban full of starving crappy people with a gas gage hanging on empty and we are lost. Perfect. After scaring the front desk at a hospital for directions (phones suck in the boonies) we find a gas station and restaurant. Food, end of drive home, let the kids play for a couple more hours and boom, day is over.
Exhausting and eventful yes? Never underestimate a boring lifestyle :-)
Monday, March 4, 2013
I woke up to a 5 year old! Yes, you heard me correctly, 5. I cannot believe that it has already been that long. I remember seeing her little face for the first time, holding her all attached to monitors and then finally be able to take her home. Spending day in and day out with her, watching her learn and grow and develop into the wonderful little person she is today.
We went from milestones of rolling over to her spelling "communicate" on the way home from school. She's full of stories and imagination, which means there is never a dull moment in our house. I can't think of a day that I don't love her a little bit more than the next. Now I'm not saying we don't have our trying moments because we do, but as she grows and learns so do I. I am far from perfect as a person and a mom, but E has taught me so much and we may struggle and butt heads but it's all part of our wonderful little life.
I love her to pieces and am looking forward to everything else we have to go through together. Kindergarten in the fall, then best friends and fights, awkward wardrobe changes and funky hair cuts before we have to deal with boyfriends(I'm so giving Superman the green light on this one), ACTs and off to college or traveling Europe or whatever she decides to do.
Bring on many more smiles, tears, hugs and bed time struggles!
Superman knows just how to make a weekend perfect. We made all of the right stops, watched our favorite us movie and laughed more than we have in a long time.
I guess this lifestyle has taught me a lot more than I thought it would. I have learned to appreciate every second. Noticed that big things are really the little things and that missing someone is just apart of loving them.
So as an adventurous week begins I do so with an open mind and a full heart.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Let me preface this by saying I'm an AWFUL driver.
I drive by a high school and elementary school every morning. There is a ton of traffic and kids are everywhere. There is a nice middle aged lady who runs the cross walk at the main entrance, rain or shine this lady is out there. I have now witnessed not once but twice this lady and a couple kids almost get run over. Seriously? Everyone learns that you let pedestrians cross especially with a guard and in front of a school and when they are 10 years old!! Better yet the last lady side eyed the crossing guard after she almost hit them. Wow.
Also people don't know that is a school bus is stopped and picking up kids the flashing stop sign on the side means stop, not go around.
That is all.
Friday, February 15, 2013
A pregnancy inspired post.
MegaStuf Oreos and CAH fried pickles. I am only taking blame for one of these beauties and CAH will take the rest.
As we all know Superman is the king of triple stacking double stuffs, so imagine my surprise when I found MegaStufs in the cookie aisle. I introduced them first to a fellow coworker who will be having her son Kason in March! She loved Oreos as is and well lets just say Kason loves megastufs more :-)
So tonight while we are out to eat at CAH I get this wonderful picture and a text reading "new blog...megastuf Friday". I of course had to send her the picture of the pickles I had demolished as retaliation. This preggo loves her pickles and sweet tea about as equally as Oreos so it was a low blow but it had to be done as one does not fling around pictures of Oreos with no comeback.
So my friends welcome to MegaStuf Friday!
The preggo would also like to complain about "hot spots". She despises her hot spots.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I am always intrigued by the things my daughter says. Not only is she very intelligent but she asks things that I would expect a 7 year old to ask. There is never a dull moment with her which brings me to why she is the highlight of the post.
At drop off for preschool this morning I got pulled aside by the teacher because yesterday E was according to her "just not E". Apparently my nonconfrontational child yelled at a classmate accompanied by not listening to instruction all day long. Super! Just when I thought at least one of our three was going to not have a bad week reality hit with "They're kids! Welcome to parenthood! "
This is why there are single children.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Thanks to last week and my Galaxy naming my post I have decided to keep it! Nobody likes Tuesday and nobody likes terrorism so it seems fitting.
I did have my coffee today but I think the new little barista only put two shots in instead of three.
Wine and two chocolate chip cookies after pizza for dinner equals a successful old lady Mardi Gras :-)
Superman's boobs are looking very nice today.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
A long yet lazy weekend behind me and I am headed into another week. Hopefully a successful one at that!
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
I lied Tuesday is never terrific. Just to point out how awful it is... my Galaxy wants to type terrorist instead of terrific. Terrorist Tuesday it is!
I have coffee and a hit list already on hand. Yes I may be a little crabby but I'm sure my moodiness will increase as I encounter more stupid people throughout today.
Survival mode begins.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Fall Out Boy came on the radio and all I could do was laugh at myself. Going through my pop punk rock rebel phase at the time was awesome. I wore too much eyeliner, too many bracelets and too many hoodies. Life was happy but sad and dreams were huge. I dated drummers and wrote poems.
Yes you may now laugh....
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Please do not place me in hoarder status like the crazies on tv with 9000 toasters and newspapers from 20 years ago. As much as Superman seems to think, I just have a problem of throwing things (mostly unimportant papers) in a corner until it finally drives me nuts and I go through them, and mind you the stack never gets more than a couple weeks old. No biggy. Now panties I do tend to buy a lot of for no apparent reason........ Do they have a 12 step program for that? Wait, nevermind, I don't want to stop.
It really is the little things in a relationship that make ya happy,
Monday, January 14, 2013
What is with this little blue bird? Or instagram with all the fuzzy pictures? Call me crazy but I haven't been able to get into them.
I created a Twitter account but lost interest in a few minutes because I'm really not concerned about how many smoothies Selena Gomez drinks a day or if Peyton Manning got new shoes.
As far as Instagram goes, well it's way ahead of me. Haven't we spent millions on these phones that can take crisp, clear gorgeous pictures? Why ruin that by making it foggy? Do you become a photographer that way? Please someone enlighten me.
That is all,
It's just past 8 and I'm ready for bed. Snoozes sound amazing.
I need to start running again, so it's either wait for Superman or find a jogging stroller and push an almost 5 year old around.....ugh.
It's only monday and I'm ready for the week to be over. That probably means I'm in for the long haul. Crossing fingers it goes by fast.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Yesterday I did get somebodies birthday right. Kane turns 17 on the 19th. He's the baby and now he's almost all grown up, he's taller than me, has had a steady girlfriend for over a year now and has a job and truck and all that teenage boy jazz. It makes me proud but he's a pretty darn good guy, but sad because he will always be the little 3lb thing laying in the incubator at the hospital to me. So in his big boy card I sent him some moola, you know your little brother is grown up when you have to write "P.S. This is NOT beer money" after the "Love you".
I am now off to drink some Captain while watching the cat attack a spot on the wall and watch a sports movie.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Preschool is prekindergarten, your kids are supposed to get used to hand raising, quiet working, independence and structure. The teachers are there to make sure that your child knows what they need to know before they head onto the big school of elementary. While in the meeting we were given a rough schedule of their day to day and that there would be a couple field trips scheduled for the spring. Helicopter parent of the year was appalled that while learning about family pets a trip to Petsmart might happened so that the kids can learn about what pet might be a fit for their family. Why? Well because what if while on this field trip somebody kidnapped her kid? WTmF seriously lady? Go along with as a chaperon and hold your child's hand the whole time, or trust the teachers when they say that they will take extra teachers along if they cannot get the proper amount of parent volunteers. Heck maybe you better lock your child to your leg as you head off to the grocery store tonight so your child doesn't get snatched out from under you nose. I swear.
This lovely helicopter mom was also concerned that if it kept getting "cold" at 50 degrees that her child should not be outside in that kind of weather, "it is too low for any one's child to be out in". Once again she got a mouth drop and a weird look from this mom. Too cold at 50? I get that it's the south and I get that these people like their 80 degree days, but back home a snowsuit is a requirement in winter because unless it is below zero with windchill the kids go outside. People and kids survive up there every day!
Call me crazy if you agree but people need to start letting their kids be kids. We owe them the opportunity to experience life, not be saran wrapped in a bubble suit for their entire life because something might just happen to them.
A night with too many cookies and the cats.