Sunday, September 30, 2012

Today was long

But the long days sometimes bear the greatest blessings. The new job was good to me today, even if it meant missing the last day of AWA. It was well worth it. And I'm feeling I may enjoy working during the coming month. Hallowe'en and the Samhain are approaching fast. I couldn't be more prepared for a clean slate. But this last day in September marks one more week until my little baby will not be so much a baby anymore. Abigail turns one next Sunday, and I am finding it hard to believe a year has gone by so fast. So much has changed since 2011, whether for the better or not. I've grown, and so has she. Daniel and I have grown closer. It's surreal, but exciting.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Geekery at it's finest

Today marked the start of Anime Weekend Atlanta 2012, and with it comes the crowd of passionate fans, the array of colorful costumes, and a sense of rush even when still. I was unable to make it last year due to being eight months pregnant, but Daniel and I were determined to attend this year's convention. We are nerds and accept our weirdness with pride. Owlfish came as well, and for it being her first convention, she did very well with the crowds and noise. But the rushing around and inability to find much I was interested in is painfully reminding me I may be reaching my road's end with this particular convention. Being that I have attended AWA since about 2006, I feel almost to old for it. If that's the case, then I am glad for the fun it gave me each time I've been a part of it.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mommy Survival Guide

This week is still rocky, but I'm starting to see a pattern in the necessities I myself require almost everyday as a mom, and I don't mean things like diapers and clothes. I figured I'd post my top five lifesaver list to make you laugh and to help my frustrations. Some make me giggle, others are no brainers.
1. This movie.
I need to thank the geniuses behind the making of this movie for it's existence. This is Owlfish's favorite movie bar none right now. I probably have seen it over 200 times since we got it on bluray, but I can say it has saved the day on several occasions. If she's very fussy, or I'm trying to get things done, or even if we need a break from each other's presence, pop this movie in and she's all good.

 2. Graham crackers.
I'm learning that it does not matter how many toddler treats or Gerber snacks I purchase, in the end, Owlfish will always go for these. Especially now that she is using her teeth to eat. Also, I've learned they make good on the fly snacks for me too.

3. Red solo cups
These equal easiest (and most entertaining) toy ever. Especially if other toys suddenly go missing...

4. Showering
I will never, EVER take shower time for granted. It doesn't matter if I can't take 20 to 30 minute showers anymore. If she's asleep or occupied, and I can squeeze in a five minute shower, I'm a happier (not to mention calmer) mommy.

5. Burt's Bees Pink Blossom Lip Balm
I received these as a gift a few days after Abbie was born from my dear friend, Brittany. (You can find her blog here.) And now, eleven months later, I am still using it. I rarely get a chance to do anything with my face anymore except wear glasses, so this balm is not only helpful for my dry lips, but it's a cute pinkish color too.


6. The peach tea from QuikTrip.
Seriously. Ever since I went on a no soda kick back in about April, this became my new go to when I was sick of drinking water or juice, I am very picky when it comes to tea (usually, I refuse to drink it, and I'm a sinner when it comes to living in the south because I HATE sweet tea.), but this is a great drink. (Especially with 32. oz drinks being only $0.49!)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Guess who had to go see the doctors for shots today?

Needless to say, she is not happy right now and sore, so she got a little sucker to ease her troubles. It breaks my heart to see her cry, but I know it is a necessary evil.

Times of trial and anguish are what bring out the strength in people. It's been a somber day, but at least it is a reminder of hope. Even so, my thoughts and prayers go to all those families who suffered eleven years ago and still feel it's effects today. May you find peace.

Monday, September 10, 2012

This week has been rough.

And at the moment, it hasn't gotten much better. Life has decided to throw me more curve balls than I can handle and single motherhood has gotten rocky.I need to breath for a bit.

But what happens on bad days around here?
We go for these:

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I may not be one for flowers, but still

Some days I make exceptions.

By the way, I love him. A lot.