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New mom with an amazing husband, fabulous in-laws, and the cutest damn kid you've ever seen, trying to get into a new career and get life moving.

Don't compromise yourself; you are all you've got.

Janis Joplin

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I love this movie, and my husband very randomly put it on for our snow day. It always makes me happy. It’s a sweet movie, in the end. And I adore Ryan Reynolds. Zomg. We’re having a snow day, and...

4 days ago

Oh my f*ck in Day to Day

I’m so physically exhausted. Like words weren’t penetrating the fog in my brain kind of exhausted. We’ve been very busy this weekend. The house is almost back to good. We’re still recovering fro...

5 days ago

To clarify.. in Day to Day

So I completely skipped sharing rather important details on my last entry… I’m wanting to foster kids, or at least a kid. We’re basically booked up on pet positions, between the 2 dogs (one of wh...

6 days ago

A new insanity in Day to Day

Got a rough budget drawn up, gotta polish it a bit, so yay. Thomas has been encouraging (read: being pushy about) me talking to my general manager about a raise. I’ve been there a year and a hal...

January 08, 2018

More productivity in Day to Day

I did end up getting my new laptop yesterday. Also managed to browbeat them into honoring our 10% off coupon that definitely did not exclude laptops and sale items, so we got my new laptop almost...

January 07, 2018

Dino rampage! in Day to Day

We’re watching Jurassic World. I can’t wait for the next one to come out! Fallen Kingdom.. <3 We saw Jumanji last night, which turned out to be very good! It was hilarious. My kid staying up t...

January 03, 2018


What didn’t I do today? Today, I: -took Nathan to daycare -tried the black and white mocha at SB (awesome, btw) -dropped off my bracelets at JA to have the new charms added -got my safety inspect...

January 01, 2018

Some like it hot in Day to Day

We spent NYE watching Some Like It Hot and shared some fizzy wine at midnight. It was nice. ❤ So the catalytic converter may be out on my car… Yaaay. We were supposed to bring it in to get looked...

December 30, 2017

I'm alive! in Day to Day

We survived Christmas, hooray! Everyone had a present completed and not too many projects were left unfinished. I received some very cool things: a cookie stamp, wireless headphones, two James Av...

December 23, 2017

Some regrets.. in Day to Day

Went to work yesterday. They didn’t bug me to, I was feeling better when I woke up and called my manager to check in. They didn’t get a temp, so she was very relieved. Yup, regret it. My fever is...

December 21, 2017

Plague day 2 in Day to Day

Uggggh. Baby boy is feeling better, his fever is gone and he’s playing and being a handful. I’m still feverish and feeling about like dirt. I’m trying to decide if I’ll go to work tomorrow.. I th...

I’m struck down with a fever. A-gain. Pretty sure we’ve got the flu, though I think a fairly mild case. Fever, headache, body aches, cough, congestion.. Awfulness. We’re basically just lumps on w...

December 17, 2017

Christmas parties in Day to Day

We had my two work Christmas parties within a week.. I’m tired. Sunday was at Santa’s Wonderland, and Saturday was at Main Event for bowling and laser tag. We had a lot of fun at both, but I’m be...

December 13, 2017


My kid is all mommy, all the time. It’s exhausting for everyone involved, and doesn’t encourage Thomas to try harder at parenting. He’s become the parent I was worried I’d be: impatient, short-te...

December 06, 2017


I had a lot of caffeine earlier. I haven’t had much the last couple weeks, since I’ve been sick, so I’ve basically reset my caffeine intake. I went to breakfast with a friend and we talked and dr...

November 28, 2017

Nathan in Day to Day

Recent phrases from the young one: “Yay Christmas!!” “Mama, my blanket stuck!” “Affles!” (Waffles) “Penny icked me!” (Licked) “Want to watch cat videos!” (In response to a question) “yeah sure!” ...

November 27, 2017

The plague has come in Day to Day

Ugh. What started as a cold has spiraled out of control. I was mostly ok Friday, tired and dragging ass Saturday, then flat on my back with a fever Sunday. I tried to ride it out because it was l...

November 22, 2017

Timing in Day to Day

Just in time for Thanksgiving.. I’m pretty sure I’m coming down with a virus. The sore throat is a pretty good indicator. My manager asked if I was anemic last week, with how tired I’ve been. Con...

November 15, 2017

Exhaustion in Day to Day

My childcare is disappearing with very short notice, but I don’t think I care.. We’ve found a few viable local options. We’ll be fine. It’s pretty telling when you set your alarm and it says 10 h...

November 13, 2017

Nearly free in Day to Day

Thomas did the walkthrough on the apartment today, earlier than we planned, but they said everything looked great. We’re turning in the keys on Wednesday and then we’ll be done with that place. W...

November 11, 2017

Moving on in Day to Day

I’m sitting on the floor in what was my baby’s first bedroom, scrubbing away the evidence of his tiny grubby fingers and messy smiles. I won’t miss the apartment, with the cheap appliances and bl...

November 08, 2017

Growing up quick in Day to Day

Monday, Nathan decided he wanted to nap in his toddler bed, rather than his crib. He did, and it went well. That night, he wanted to sleep there again. He stayed in bed all night, only fussed onc...

November 05, 2017

Halloween horrors in Day to Day

Halloween was a mess. The weather got gross, I was PMSing like a mofo, the kid was crabby at the end. We ended up going to a local event rather than trick or treating because of the weather. It w...

October 27, 2017

Primary parent party in Day to Day

The husband is out of town, doing a con with his dad. (That sounds way cooler/shadier until you realize con is short for convention.) So I am the sole provider and receiver of waaaay too much att...

October 22, 2017

Cardboard construction in Day to Day

While Nathan was napping today, I started unpacking boxes of books that had been waiting for a place to go. Since Thomas got our shelves put together, it was as good a time as any. I ended up emp...

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