Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Boston Trip

Yesterday, we went  to Boston for the Knicks vs Celtics game.

[BTDubbs Knicks kicked some Boston ass.]

We actually fell in love with the city...despite the NY/Boston rival history.
It was just flawless.
Just enough city not to feel crowded.
Just enough park and grass not to feel empty.
Just enough water not to feel like you're surrounded by it. 

Places to walk, drive, catch a bus or train.
There was so much to do without it being overwhelming.

And we realized that it was the first trip with just us three. 
Weird, right?
So naturally, I found it necessary to take a shit ton of pictures. 
And I did.


obvi had to take a moment to jump on the bed

 The smallest things amuse me



We were all scared shitless. I might have to put the video up.

Such a classy guy

Do you know a two year old who eats clam chowder? You do now.

I can't wait to go back.
Because we absolutely will.
Reeeally soon.
Especially since I didn't get to see my favorite uncle. Or his cute little boys.


Plus we have more on the to do list for next time.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I keep forgetting it's 2013.

I have no concept of time anymore. 

I still think the 90's were ten years ago.
I keep thinking I'm supposed to be in high school but I'm playing hooky all year.
I think Mary-Kate and Ashley are still sixteen.
I'm still waiting for my boobs to come in.

I ALWAYS forget I'm 21. Always.
 When I get drinks, I feel like someone is going to yell, "FAKE. GO HOME." but they don't. 
Because that's my real age now.

I have friends graduating college this year.
 I know people who are getting married and it's not frowned upon. 
I know people who are having children and not getting judged. 
My little sister is old enough to drive.
 It's not right.

I didn't mean to slap Lindsey in the face when I asked her if she was going to be an actual teacher when she graduates.
She's been a teacher's aid for like three years. 
OBV she will be a legit teacher. 
(A really good one at that)
It's just weeeeird to think that we are old enough to start a career.
An actual CAREER.

My child is about to be three
She's going to preschool this year.
I could go into the fetal position and cry for hours just thinking about it.

But most importantly, 
it's 2013 and we don't even have flying cars yet.

Someone get on that.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Chit Chat

Happy Saturday! may be happy for you. Me? Not so much.

My Bella baby has a TERRIBLE cough that won't go away. 
Nothing is working.
Home Remedies, Bust.
Meds? Bust.
Vicks? Bust.
I don't know what's causing it.
After doing research, it just put me into extreme worried mom mode.
 Pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis and other crazy shit popped up.
Uhhh... talk about scary.
I have to wait until Monday to go to the doc.
Meanwhile, I have to listen to my sweet little babe cough all day and night.
Let's just say this waiting game just ain't for me.

Then I have to figure some Easter basket things because I don't want to give Bella candy.
She's getting some from the egg hunt.
So far I've got bubbles, sidewalk chalk, whistles, markers, crayons, games...I NEED IDEAS!

Speaking of Easter.. I have no idea what I am going to have Bella wear.
It's going to be cold so the dress I had in mind is out. UGH.
But I'm thinking polka dot leggings, tutu, and a long sleeve tee from Target.
The one with the pocket and just paint a little bunny peaking out. HA.

Oh and we're going to Boston on Tuesday for the Knicks V. Celtics.
New Yorkers reppin NY in Boston.
Their biggest rival.
Pray for us.
Beside the fear for our lives part, the trip should be fun.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Working Girl?

I've been looking for a job since we moved to NY but I have some serious limitations. 

1. Devon's job
 1a. his sched is unpredictable. Sometimes he gets out at 2pm or 7 pm. Therefore if I did work nights, it would have to be late late nights. NO NO

I could work during the day but...

2. Bella
 2a. I would have to pay for someone to watch her. [BYE BYE check.]
 2b. I would need to bring her.

3. I don't have a car
 3a. I would have to drop Devon off and pick him up
 3b. No reliable means of transportation

Now you see my struggle. But then I got an email about a weekly baby sitting job. 

It's pretty perfect.

She works from home. A+

She lives less than 15 minutes away. A+

I would mainly be watching the 7 month old A+

I would be getting paid weekly A+

I can bring Bella A+

The fact that I might have to bring Bella B+

I only work two days a week A++

Getting paid the same amount from when I was working 5 days A++

She's trying to open a day care center in September and wants me A+

See? This is exactly what I needed.

I have a meet up aka interview on Sunday sooo Mrs. Summers and Mrs. Boyle get ready for a reference phone call.

Thanks in advance. haha.

I really really hope this all works out.

It seems too good to be true but let's pray to the Lord above that it goes well.

Cross your fingers.

Say prayers.

Look for a four leaf clover.
Do a crazy good luck dance.

Because we all know ya girl needs this. 

The 'What If" Game

I normally play this game by myself. It's usually at night, in bed, when I can't sleep. 
This is how it goes, I ask myself the questions then answer by picturing a new life. 
Go ahead and laugh because it is funny.
Today, I'm putting it out there. The crazy shit that goes through my head. 
My odd late night thoughts. 
The things I can't tell ask anyone in person 
1. because no one will sit and listen
2. They will judge
  3. I don't want to pay a therapist
See? I really only have this as my option. 
Lucky you.

WHAT IF I went to college?

WHAT IF I didn't have Bella?

WHAT IF I had big boobs?

WHAT IF I had a boy instead of a girl?

WHAT IF I was a boy instead of a girl?

WHAT IF I was taller?

WHAT IF I got braces?

WHAT IF I never cut my hair?

WHAT IF I had a black boyfriend?

WHAT IF I had an Asian boyfriend?

WHAT IF I was so wealthy I had a private jet?

WHAT IF I never left Mississippi?

WHAT IF my parents stayed in the military?

WHAT IF my mom never got remarried?

 WHAT IF I won the lottery?

WHAT IF I actually liked animals?

WHAT IF my hair was straight?

There's more but my daughter wants breakfast.

I don't play this game too often because I always lose. 

But sometimes it's fun to think about.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Three Magical Words

We were looking at apartments today and nothing appealed to us.

Mostly because we have expensive taste...

or at least our taste is expensive here.

Anyways, we saw these apartments that look A LOT like the ones in Kennesaw and I immediately wanted to move in.


1br/1ba was $1300!

Wut zee fook?! WHY?

uhhhh no. Not happening.

Then something happened that lifted spirits.

Devon said, 

"I miss Marietta"


I knew he did.

Maybe not as much as I do but he said it and now it's out there.

He said he wished his job was in Marietta.

So now my new mission is to find a similar job in Marietta so we can move back. haha

Wish me luck.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

House of Sickies

Devon feels like he's dying.

His ears, head and throat hurt so much that he called out from work.
If you know my Devon, he NEVER calls out. 

Something funky is going on with my eye. [No pink eye just irritated]
And my throat feels weird.

Thursday night Bella woke up with gunky shit in her eyes. 
Like she couldn't open them.
It was shiny and gooey. 
Pure nastiness.
 Friday morning, Tasha text Devon saying Sophia had pink eye. 
They went to the doc, got prescriptions and everything.
And since Sophia lives here more than her own house and from what I saw Thursday night,
we immediately thought Bella had it too.
But I didn't want to go to the doc just yet so I wanted to try a home remedy. 

We tried eye bright tea and I really think it worked. 

Her eyes cleared up dramatically and when we went to the doc this morning,
she said she didn't have pink eye at all!
 Just sinus fluid draining in her eyes.

But we do have bad news: 
She has ear infections.

Yes, people.


Both ears are infected.


She hasn't been crying or anything! 

No fever. No screaming in pain.
 Just playing like normal. 
So you can see why I was extremely surprised when the doc told me.

Thank goodness we went to the doctor. 
[shout out to Aunt Ila]


 SEE? This is not the face of a child with two ear infections.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Mother Nature?

more like MOTHERF*CKER!

It's snowing again.

Like a lot.

I am more than ready to go back home.

Which will be in three weeks!