Friday, November 30, 2012

Free stuff!

Really, I have gotten several free things from belonging to the site Influenster I used to think that things like this were a scam, but since I have been a member of this community, I have received a Vox Box filled with beauty goodies, a Quaker Oats prize pack and tested out the newest Palmolive dish soaps. All it takes is the dedication to take some surveys and spread your opinion on social networking sites. I encourage anyone who likes free stuff to check into it. They have newly relaunched with a redesigned website and even more opportunities to try new items and voice your opinion.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


I am very frustrated right now and I just needed to let it all out. So bear with me for a little bit, ok?

My son is 9 months old, and since he has entered daycare at the age of 4 months old, he has had one illness after the other. RSV, pinkeye, ear infection, roseola, ear infection again, pinkeye again, ear infection again, and more ear infections. I feel immense guilt for having to put him in daycare but the numbers just don't work out so that I can stay home. But the stupid thing about it is that we miss so much time from work in order to take him to doctor appointments or keep him out of daycare to rest and get better. He has been to the ER once, urgent care 3 or 4 times and to his doctor for sick visits about 10 times in addition to well child checks. This adds up to extra time and money and overall feelings of utter frustration.

Tonight is a particularly rough night. He has another ear infection and it has been determined that he needs to see an ENT for evaluation for tubes. In the meantime, his pediatrician told us to put him back on the Augmentin to suppress his current infection (it won't heal it up completely). He came home from daycare today with a butt so red and blistery, I literally gasped when I changed his diaper. Then his face broke out this evening and he was scratching at it so much he drew blood. He has been screaming at us for hours and I just want to go in the corner and cry. I hope and pray that the tubes will end these ongoing ear infections. My child can be so happy and fun but it's trying to hear screaming and deal with fits for hours on end. I need him to be well. I need him to be free of illness. I need him to be healthy.

To be honest with myself (and my one or two readers), this whole ordeal has me questioning if we will try to have anymore babies. I always thought I would want to try for a girl if I had a boy first but I just don't know anymore.

Just my thoughts for now. I am sure that they will change depending on the day.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pinterest is evil

I recently jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon and I have found myself pinning all kinds of Martha-like recipes, kiddy projects and home decor/organizing ideas. These ideas that I have on my boards are a tease right now for two reasons:

1. I am still trying to figure out time management as a working mother.
2. Our house has exploded with baby toys and equipment while we wait out the process of purchasing our next home.

The picture perfect ideas I want to implement give way to my hectic life lately.

I see a picture on Pinterest that points me to a blog with healthy lunch ideas. I purchase all kinds of produce and healthy goods to make lunches for the hubs and me.

Truth: That stuff has sat in the fridge all week, mostly untouched and definitely not finding its way into neat little sectioned lunches for either of us.

Where do people get the time to be so perfect?!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Obligatory New Years reflection post

Hey ya'll. I hope that 2012 is off to a great start for you. Here is my reflection of 2011 and what I am working on for 2012.

I spent all of the year, up until October 2, pregnant. Then I had my little suga booga

I have spent the past 3 months learning how to manage being a new mommy and just recently returning to work. Speaking of work, I changed positions at my job this year back in the Spring.

Looking back, 2011 was one big time of planning and preparation for becoming a mother. That was my main focus, with other small stuff peppered in here and there.

Now that I am getting the hang of things (somewhat), I need to figure out what is important to work on this year. My next area of focus is home. As I have talked about on this little blog before, my family lives in a little condo. I purchased it as a single woman and in the four years since, have seen my blessings grow to include the hubby and bebe. That means that there is not much room for anything. I have had to pack away all of my scrapbooking materials, half of my wardrobe, many of our wedding gifts and so much more. I feel like a big part of my home life is on hold until space allows for it. I want so much to decorate more cutely, display my (currently packed away) books, cook with all of my Crate and Barrel gadgets, and host dinner parties for friends and family. In order to do that, we need SPACE!

So, I am declaring that within the next 6 months we are moving onto bigger and better living arrangements. I started by contacting a real estate agent today. Let's see what happens...