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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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Vegas in Day to Day

Thursday- We got everything packed and out the door on time, made it to the airport and to our plane with plenty of time. The flight was a little bumpy (not to mention hot and someone was gassy.....


2 days ago

Goodbye, Vegas! in Day to Day

We’re about to take off from Las Vegas heading back home. Our vacation has been amazing and I’m so glad we did it!! I can’t wait to see my little dude and my fur-kids. Love you, Vegas! TxT


Went to my orthodontist (aka my old office) this morning. Had it out with my orthodontist over what has gone wrong (misplaced wire, broken turbos, only biting on my front teeth) and they did a bu...


August 13, 2019

Prepping in Day to Day

Sunday We’re working on cleaning up the house so everything will be ready this week. My mom will be staying with my bug and Thomas and I are going to Vegassss. I’m excited! I have Tuesday off, to...


August 04, 2019

Shut up and take my $$$ in Day to Day

I use PB daily, so I’m ok with supporting it. Done and done. This weekend.. Aye. -I got a haircut. It’s not what I wanted, because fucking of course it’s not. It never is. I try to keep in mind ...


July 31, 2019

Killing time in Day to Day

I have 5 minutes until Ross opens… Gotta return a pair of jeans that didn’t fit Jay, then hit Kohls to exchange a pair of shoes, THEN go into petsmart for cat food if I have time, because this al...


July 28, 2019

Starting over in Day to Day

Jay is settled into his new placement well, from what we’ve heard. Things have settled here, much less chaotic. We’ve closed the house for fostering, not necessarily because of everything with Ja...


July 23, 2019

My crazy mother.. in Day to Day

So my mom stayed with Jay for the morning until his caseworker came to pick him up. She took him out, they went shopping, and she set up a new line on her cell plan for his phone. Wtf mother. Sh...


July 22, 2019

The end in Day to Day

We survived the day. Jay took everything much better than we did. I think he was a little relieved. The last couple months haven’t been easy on any of us, it seems. Thomas and I have both been cr...


Seriously. Never underappreciate your support network. When you’re drowning, they will drag your head back above water. They may not be able to dry up the sea, but they can help you navigate it. ...


July 18, 2019

Misery and Co in Day to Day

Thomas and I are miserable. We feel like scummy, terrible people. I keep thinking ‘have we tried everything? Have we done everything we can do? Should we just tough it out and hope it gets better...


July 16, 2019

The summer of suck in Day to Day

We (meaning me and Thomas, with our caseworkers input) decided to call it on the adoption. We are stressed out and unhappy. We don’t fit as a family and it isn’t likely to get better. It’s not th...


Nathan is sick. sigh The daycare texted to say he was feverish. I called Thomas. Then they texted he’d thrown up. 😒 Little vomit-comet hurled twice in the car, and just horked on me (though thank...


July 06, 2019

Circus* in Day to Day

I took in another stray, a beautiful Siamese baby who was facing a trip to the pound. Why not. What’s one more cat going to matter.. This is my circus and those are my monkeys… TxT For inquiring ...


July 05, 2019

I'd like to say.. in Day to Day

I’d like to say I had a great day… But the last ‘great day’ I had was May 21st.. the day before Loki started getting sick and A announced she was gay and everything started a god-awful spiral tha...


July 03, 2019

Busted in Day to Day

My kid is going to be up to his ears in shit when he gets home. He took his phone (which he’s not supposed to have) and his tablet (which he’s not supposed to take) to camp, and lied to Thomas’s ...


June 30, 2019

Getting there in Day to Day

I am.. doing better, I think? At the very least I survived my PMS without killing anyone, OR gaining any weight! I’m 21lbs away from a new motorcycle. (For those curious, I’m down 38lbs since May...


June 15, 2019

Followup.. in Day to Day

Ok, I’m a little better now. Had a meltdown at Thomas. He’s tougher than I am in these moments of overwhelming confusion, so he got me calmed down. He’s going to stay home tomorrow and he wants t...


June 14, 2019

Mental vomit in Day to Day

I have so much to say. This has been an emotionally exhausting week. I don’t even know how to start, or if I should say anything at all. It’s a crazy, touchy subject. It has to do with A. A is ok...


June 10, 2019

Two steps forward.. in Day to Day

We picked up A from camp on Friday, and she said she was kind of mad. Turns out, she and a group of other teenagers used her phone and made a ton of prank calls on her cell because they were bore...


June 02, 2019

Margaritaville 2 in Day to Day

Jimmy Buffett was awesome! We had a great time with my parents, and we cleaned up the house before we left, so we only had to do laundry today. So I went shopping today… Mermaid and I went to a D...


June 01, 2019

Clearing skies in Day to Day

I’m sorry for being negative lately. It’s been a bitch of a week, but we’re getting through it. We went to A’s open house at the camp, and she was so excited! I think she’s going to really love i...


May 31, 2019

The end in Day to Day

I survived this long, awful, god-damn week. I have a migraine and I’m depressed, but I made it. I guess that’s something. Odin is still doing great. I’m still mad and hurt every damn day about Lo...


May 30, 2019

Wringer in Day to Day

This week.. Fucking hell. I’ve been through the emotional wringer. Have you ever tried to explain death to a 3-year-old? The follow-up questions are a gut-punch and go on for days. And my windsh...


May 29, 2019

Recovering in Day to Day

My little Odie had his surgery this morning. He’s home and recovering, sans eye and testicles. He’s in fact laying on a heating pad on my stomach, snoozing to his heart’s content, because he was ...


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