41/52 -2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday the kids were off of school. Dominic was bored to tears. I don't think he left me alone for more than 20 minutes at a time. I need to come up with a schedule for him on day's he's off school, and can't keep himself entertained. In the evening I watched Shaft (the most recent one). It was ridiculous, but HILARIOUS, while chowing down on some homemade lasagna and salad. I did have a little talk with myself on eating seconds. I notice the older I get the less hungry I am, I just eat (or over eat) as a habit. I was miserably stuffed (it WAS tasty though).

On Tuesday it took everything in my soul to get up in the morning. I had gotten used to my dad taking Dominic to school the last couple of weeks. The work day was whatever, I made a big dinner in the evening and vegged out watching my shows (WuTang and Power) <-- does anyone else watch this? Also, my little Sammy-Pants started crawling and sitting up on his own! I about bursted into tears. His two front teeth are also starting to pop in. I forget how after 6/7 months the milestones happen in leaps and bounds.

I had to give back my rental car on Wednesday. Between Dominic and I, I'm not sure which one of us was most devastated- LOL!

I got a whopping 40 cent raise this week. Our yearly raises are never anything to write home about, but any little bit, is always appreciated. I also found out my boss is retiring *cries all the tears*. She was seriously one of the best bosses I've ever had.

I went out with my friend Melissa and her son to for dinner. My favorite wings spot does a special each Wednesday, so we go sometimes and partake in the happy hour. Our sons played on their electronics together and hung out. Samuel pulled everyones hair, before he finally passed out. :)

On Friday, Dominic's school called me and told me that he had difficulty breathing. When Dom was under the age of 5 he used to get allergy-induced asthma. In recent times he's told me that he's had a hard time catching his breath when he exercises. I didn't think too much into it, only because most people have a hard time when exerting themselves. Needless to say, all the mom guilt set in and I made a mad-dash to the doctors and got him a couple rescue inhalers.

I had a couple photo-shoots this week. One of an alternative music musician and one of an artist. She paints/draws houses. She did one of my little house, and I adore it to pieces (I will share it on Instagram soon).

I had a "treat-yo-self" moment & dropped $100 on my fingernails and toes. Sometime's a girl needs a mani-pedi, but I don't do it often so I wanted the best of the best.

I went out with my friend group Saturday evening. We did happy hour at a sushi place, you legit get unlimited Sushi and appetizers for $13 dollars. Which was fine... except we all ate too much on top of drinking a Scorpion Bowl (think 11 shots in a ton of juice) to "pregame" before the football game. We ALL threw up. We all felt better after... but yes... lesson learned. After we all recovered we went to the cigar bar, smoked a couple, watched a very SORRY football game, and talked. Afterwards, we went to a karaoke bar. It was insanely packed, but it always amazes me that some people are so freakin' talented. 

40/52 - 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

Last week was so varied, busy, and random.

I got my rental car on Monday. It was the 2018 version of my 2006 Toyota Corolla, when you're not used to upgraded amenities, the Bluetooth and touch screen in the car feels like a BIG deal. Enterprise gave me a rental, because the neighbor kid across the street from my parents house had hit my car as he was reversing out of his driveway (I was parked on the street). I was mostly impressed that they were so honest about it, and even took it upon themselves to call their own insurance company, so I could get everything fixed.

I stayed the night at Eric's mom's house last week. I bought everyone Wendy's and we sat around watching Power and the WuTang story. It was a rainy day, but sometimes I like those. Why on earth did you spend the night Emily? Eric and I had court for child support for Wednesday morning. We went, an amount was determined. We both solemnly left the court house. My emotions got the better of me where I bitterly commented on the walk back to the car "We should've been here for a marriage license, not to put another man on child support", he hung his his down (I know he wants to work things out) , I took a deep breath, and let the negativity energy flow out... I'm not wrong though.

My bathroom is finally completed! It looks beautiful. I don't have a narrow enough lens on my camera, to take a full photo of it (I'll try to borrow or rent a lens so I can have show it off better!) . I posted the before and after on Facebook. It feels almost spa like in there now. The kids can take a normal bath now! I'm very grateful to my parents for doing this for us. After much deep cleaning of the house (there was drywall dust EVERYWHERE) we moved back in, and while I adore my parents, I can't live with them- LOL!

I got both of the kids' costume for Halloween. Dominic really wanted something with a cape. Didn't matter what it was. I don't let him dress up as anything blatantly evil or satanic, so his options were a little limited. So he picked some Star Wars character, that had a cape. Although, I think he was one of the "bad guys" in the movie, so maybe my rules on costumes are a tad ridiculous? Samuel is going to be a Penguin! He has this zip up fleece that's supposed to be for cold weather, but it's so dang cute, I declared it to be this years costume, and bought some penguin-feet to go along with it.

Saturday, my friend Shanee dropped off her son Darian. The boys had a flag football game at the school. Each year Dominic's school has a festival called Cathedralfest. It had rained most of the morning, so it was wet and muddy! The boys had a BALL (no pun intended) slipping and sliding and getting filthy in the mud. Afterwards, I waited for Shanee to come pick up her son, we talked about things for a little bit. I really miss her. She's one of my best mom friends. I really need to make an effort to hang out with people whom I used to hang out with all the time... Cathedralfest resumed on Saturday. I bought Dominic his endless bounce house ride pass and let him run off with his buddies. I sat with Melissa (another school- mom friend), in the tent where they were serving food, drinks, and holding raffles. Within an hour I was tipsy... keeping it classy at Catholic Schools.

Dominic's dad (O'Neal) will be gone for a month. While I was at the festival on Sunday he blew up my phone. He had to travel to another state to train for his new job, and his car is dead. Transmission blew, and the engine is toast. Fortunately, they were able to hook him up with a rental for the remainder of his time in training. I'm proud of him, for handling the situation so well. I sure as heck didn't want to drive 4 hours to go save him... Although, as a last resort, I would have.

Rewinding back to Saturday night, I had one of the funnest nights I've had in awhile. I got dressed up, and went out with a group of friends. They stated we were going to a warehouse and bring your own bottle. Totally vague and random... When we pulled up there was a guy on a bicycle, guiding cars into the warehouse and showing people where they can park (yes, it looked slightly creepy... lol). We hopped out of the car, and were taken up to a loft, and OH MY GOD, was it not the coolest spot I've ever seen. You would have never known it was there, it's a privately owned club. A bunch of people had brought food (potluck style), put all the liquor in a cooler, there was a dance area, pool tables, etc  We all sat around all evening.. enjoyed a played, had a few drinks, smoked cigars, listened to music and just chopped it up. It's been a really long time, since I've enjoyed myself.

How was your week?  

Lately- Autumn

Friday, September 27, 2019


Things went pretty south in my life . My head & heart still aren't where I wish it to be, but I still want to document my children's lives and my own outside of my relationship so, I will just leave that aspect of my life off my blog- at least for now.

Making :  A scene? That seems to be my 'thing' lately. 
Cooking :  Not really, We've been staying with my parents for well over a week now. My bathroom is being renovated. I guess I whipped up a salad the other day. 
Drinking : Water, Wine, and Iced-Caramel Cloud Macchitatos (sp?) from Starbucks
Reading:  *sighs* I keep starting books and than putting them down. "Your Battles Belong to the Lord" by Joyce Meyer was my most recent book I've started. 
Wanting: Peace
Looking: Tired... yo... I just up and quit sleeping. Half due to Sam, half due to situations, I look rough- can't lie. 
Deciding: Which shower curtain I want... I know... exciting stuff.  
Wishing: That everything went much different, but there's a purpose in all things right? God is my vindicator? I just make shitty decisions religously? Idk. 
Enjoying: The weather ! It's finally cooled off. Summer was hanging on with a tight grip. 
Waiting For my bathroom to be done! Should be done next week :) 
Liking:  My new direction for my photography. I'm sick of family photos (for other people). Like I downright hate them ... I will still do them occasionally, because people like me, but I am focusing specifically on creatives in my local city. I am SO excited about this en devour, and have quite a few people rooting for me. 
Wondering: When would be a good days to hit up the Pumpkin Patch and Winery next month. 
Loving: My boys 
Pondering: My carpet choices ... 
Listening: Joyce Meyer podcast at the moment. I haven't been able to make it to church recently, so sometimes I listen to preachers online. Musically, I've been digging Jacob Banks. He's blues-y. Great voice.
Buying: Besides bathroom things (towels, curtains, etc), I recently purchased a lavender Nike duffle/gym bag, a new coffee mug *sighs*, blue-tooth headphones, and penguin feet slippers to go with Samuel's Halloween costume.
Watching: Power & The WuTang series on Hulu.
Hoping: That EVERYTHING start's getting so much better. 
Cringing: Oh, probably
Needing: Clothes... I can't believe I'm saying that, but I'm legit still wearing my maternity pants LOL (Sam is 7 months)
Smelling: My cinnamon latte. 
Wearing: white & red stripe top, black pants, black sandals. 
Thinking: TOO much, I overthink, get overwhelmed, get upset, go numb, repeat. 
John 14:27 - "Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]"
Admiring: Not really.    
Bookmarking: Eh, no new blogs, but just see who I'm following on Instagram to see who I like ;) 
Feeling: Tired, anxious, & weary. 
Dreaming: I had a dream two nights ago that a baby raccoon, got into the house, and bit my leg *shrugs* LOL 
Hearing: The claims lady from Progressive. This neighbor kid across the street, accidentally hit my car this morning, when he was backing out of his driveway. Dented my driver-side door. 
Celebrating: Not really 'celebrating' yet, but I've been diligently getting the kids Halloween stuff together and plans made. I also need to figure out what to do for Dom's birthday in November. 
Embracing: Autumn
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