About Me

I am an insane human being. I have been a wife for 15 plus years, and a mom for almost as long. I had 3 children early on...then struggled with life and IF and loss for 8 years. Thought our family was complete, so I compensated by adopting all the shelter pets. Then we were surprised that our luck changed. Our running total is Parents: 2, Kids: 5, Pets:4. My life is far from perfect, and much of our happiness was hard fought and won, from the death of a parent, job loss and marriage troubles, miscarriage and IF, we have been through it all, and dare I say we made it, with a lot of love and laughter, and not taking ourselves too seriously.

Monday, March 27, 2017

MicroBlog Mondays:5 Random things

1.) Parenting a teenager is hard. Like Duh, right?! Everyone says that, but no one tells you just how much it sucks when you have to make tough calls regarding discipline. We just had a major issue to deal with, and I was hoping after it was all over I would have a sense of peace about it. But it just feels shitty. And makes me sad. Even though we made the only right call. It really sucks. I don't think I can apologize enough to my own mom for being such a shitty teenager.

2.) I have caught my third cold in 3 months, one for every month of this year so far. I know it's because of all the toddler sharing of germ-y kisses and cups, no matter how much I try to avoid it. I need to buy stock in Kleenex.

3.) I am impatiently waiting for 2 shows to come back with new episodes on Netflix. One is mid-April, the other m-d-late May. I've binged the first 2 seasons of Kimmy Schmidt, Love, LoveSick, Arrested Development, Chelsea Does, Chelsea, Lady Dynamite, a few indie movies, and a couple stand up comedy specials over the last year. I tried watching Shameless but it was a bit too gritty for me. I was thinking of Santa Clarita Diet or The Crown next. Does anyone have any recommendations?

4.)I am excited to go shopping tomorrow for supplies for the Easter Egg Hunt I will do with my kids on Spring Break in a couple weeks. Even the older ones still enjoy doing this, but I think they stop doing one in school in like 3rd or 4th grade. I buy lots of candy and cool little trinkets to stuff the eggs with. I hate the little plastic eggs because I always find them under couches long after Easter is over but that's OK. Maybe I will do a picture post of this if I can get my ish together and remember. I think I am so excited to do the shopping because I am going after a doctor appointment since the party store is in the same area, and I will be kid-free to take my time and shop without rushing. Or buying a million extra things I don't need.

5.) A couple weeks ago my dearest friend and I met up for happy hour, which was a big deal. We both moved at the exact same time, but moved in opposite directions of each other, and the area where she used to live is the halfway point between our houses now. Also, right after I had baby boy, she went in for weight-loss surgery and has spent the last year recovering from that while I was busy trying to keep my head above water with a toddler and a new baby. We talk often, but phone calls end up lasting hours long and involve a ton of kiddo interruptions, so finally we just picked a half-way point and told our husbands they were on for the night. Other than my sister, she is the only other person who truly gets me and my life, and it was one of those good-for-your-soul get togethers. One reason I love and cherish our friendship so much is because it is so balanced and even. I don't have Snapchat, but she does so we spent a lot of time goofing off at our table taking pictures. Here is one of my favorites from the night.

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6 comments:

  1. re: apologizing for being a shitty teenager. I hope my mom knows now.

    re: Netflix.
    The Crown is amazing.
    If you haven't seen it, Orange is the New Black is good. Daredevil (VERY Gritty), Jessica Jones (more so)

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  2. I was the shitty teenager too. And now I have a feisty toddler. So... yay me.
    Hooray for friend time! I'm glad you got to have some time to catch up!

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  3. Yep, another shitty teenager here too. Love the snapchat photo! Oh, and completely agree with Journeywoman about Daredevil and Jessica Jones - Luke Cage (also in the same Marvel Universe) is also good, but I was sorely disappointed in the most recent offering, Iron Fist. Oh well, can't win/love 'em all, I suppose. :)

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  4. I have a friend like that, long hours on the phone with multiple interruptions. That's the friend you can always count on :)

    I started the Santa Clarita diet....its hard to watch around the kiddos and I haven't gotten that far since I'm never sans kids. I just don't want them seeing the violence or cannibalism. I totally binged Girl Friends Guide to Divorce. I couldn't figure out what the story line was, but I'm glad I watched it. I couldn't stop! We love The Ranch on netflix...with Ashton Kutcher. It's hysterical. We got MIL on it too. The Goodwife I started when Connor was a baby then finished with DH.

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  5. Loved The Crown -- I recommend that one.

    We are still in the preteen years, moving into the teen years, and it is so hard to navigate the problems that come up. Hear you on that one because I imagine it will only get harder.

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  6. So many wonderful things! I love that picture, even though I hate Snapchat with a passion. Nothing like a good time with a good friend. I am looking forward to The Handmaid's Tale in April... can't wait for that. My dad keeps recommending Black Mirror, but it's intense (but really good, but I can't take any intensity right now). The Crown sounds amazing, and I want to watch Santa Clarita Diet but I have had zero time for TV and with Bryce sick he's turned the TV room into a makeshift bedroom so he doesn't get me sick. It's working so far, but putting a cramp in TV/movie watching. I hope things get better with your teen. Those are hard years for everyone, and while I don't know what it's like to parent one, I can appreciate the difficulties as a teacher. That Easter Egg hunt sounds fun!

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