Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"I THOUGHT IT WAS A TOY IN MY BATHTUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Well...phobia #1 for Cooper, Frogs.  After one came up the drain into his bathtub, his mind couldn't comprehend that when he reached for what he thought was a toy suddenly leaped and was real!  The best question of the night though was: "But Mommy WHY?  My bathtub doesn't have lilly pads!  Why would he come in MY bathtub?"

Monday, February 27, 2012

What I am not

I am not as carefree as I want to be.

I am not a confident as I want to be

I am not as settled as I want to be

But I am getting there

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012

This year Cooper and I made homemade Valentines for his class. It was so fun, I found all these great ideas on Pinterest....which I am addicted to by the way for finding great ideas.

I hope you took the time today to tell someone you love how much they mean to you xoxoxo

And let this post tell you all how much I love you!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Single Working Mom 0, Life 1

Today was one of THOSE days. I HATE the "single working mom" card, truth be told I hate all the "cards". The "cancer" card, "poor card" etc.  To me it's just a bad excuse, everyone has SOMETHING that is hard to them.  BUT TODAY, I AM FRIED.

Work was bad, decisions are piling up left and right along with the bills, and working in a nursing home watching those you have grown to care for deteriorate is not any easier. Aunt Mary included, her eye was all scratched today from all her rubbing of her eyes and the blood red in the white part of her eye just turned my stomach today.  EVERY where I turned, things stunk....LITERALLY!  To tell you my boss got fired, there was discord among the CNAs and THEN a volunteer tone deaf karaoke old lady with a frightful wig came in and sung her heart out...TERRIBLY...doesn't give the day justice.

I am looking forward to the weekend, I need to sleep, I need down time. Some days I feel like life wins, like no matter what you try to do, life chews you up, spits you out and leaves you on the curb. So let me scrape myself off the curb, and try again tomorrow. 

And I am blessed to know....this awaits me.... :)


Monday, February 6, 2012

Sweet Sixteen weekend part 1

My beautiful niece Hope will turn 16 this month and I had so much the other weekend, doing photographs for her and letting the kids play before Cooper and I went to Julie's for Alexa's Baptism. I can't believe I met this sweet girl when she was barely 8 years old and she is turning into such an amazing girl.

Saturday night, Robin took us to John's Pass for pizza and mussels.  We had a great time walking the shops, eating and pigging out at Kilwin's on Ice-cream and caramel apples.

I took so many pictures I am still going back and editing and looking at them...it was so much fun!  This upcoming weekend we will all go to Disney for Hope's birthday so we are looking forward to another fun weekend :)  In the meantime, I am working, cleaning my house out of junk I have been holding onto for too long and just plane relaxing when I can.