Things I Can’t Wait For!

It’s always great to have things to look forward to in life, and lucky me, I have quite a few right now.

  1. I currently have a least one, if not two, Zulily packages on the way. (Yes I know it’s an addiction, but the first step is admitting you have a problem!)
  2. I am awaiting the item I ordered from Birchbox. I had a $10 dollar credit and ordered some hair products I will be happy to add to me daily routines.
  3. Wednesday is the Blue October concert!!!!!! WOOOO HOOOOOO! I have been addicted to their Sway album lately and can’t wait to see them live.
  4. Sometime I next month, I believe I will be getting a new phone. And although it is slightly bittersweet… I am also a little excited. Mostly because I can’t wait to have a phone that not only holds a charge, but also takes better pictures.
  5. Kyrie’s birthday is a mere month away. I can’t believe my little girl will be one. And although the planning of a party is always daunting to a Mom that feels like a day should have WAY more than 24 hours in it, I am excited to spend time with friends and family.

 

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100HappyDays: Day 4

100HappyDays: Day 4

THIS JUST IN: We have uncovered a rare site. The living room floor of the Williams’ house. This elusive site hasn’t been fully seen for months (or so it seems), despite a few sitings every few days or so. It was discovered after a frantic cleaning shift by a fed up Mother. After removing layers of trash, toys (the life of having kids), chewed up shoes (and WHATEVER else that was….) thanks to our lab, Lexi (previously mentioned here: https://pm11887.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/you-know-you-own-a-lab-when/) and more clothes to add to the never ending laundry pile. She was shocked to find that, yes it still did exist, and is really hoping it stays this way for a few days. Nothing like a semi-clean house to brighten your day. (And yes, I know, the couch pillows are hideous.)

Confessions of A Real Life Mom #1

Today my kids had a bath. This may well be the first “real” bath (as in not a baby wipe from head to toe kinda bath) they have had in about a week. This is due to a majority of things, my erratic schedule at work, my daughter’s strong dislike FULL ON HATE of baths, and also a little bit of selfish “I wanna relax not bathe my children” mom moments. None-the-less, they are both clean, lotioned up to lock in the “clean baby smell” and I can check one more item off my “I really need to do that” list. Next item. Laundry. (Then again that is on the list every three items or so)

You know you own a lab when….

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  • you find chewed up shoes, toys, papers…. anything and everything actually.
  • there is hair in literally every crack and crevice. I mean I even found lab hair in my wallet before!
  • You are greeted at the door with enthusiasm and the strength of a tornado ready to knock you down.
  • “NO!”, “GET DOWN!” and “STOP!” are very common words in your daily vocabulary. Oh! And “STOP BARKING!”
  • You have ever quickly discovered that there is weight limit to a dog being a lap dog.
  • You remember thinking, “Awe, the puppy is so cute!” and you very much hate yourself for falling for the trap
  • But, regardless you love the pup like it is one of your own kids.
  • You spend the majority of your day letting the dog out, only to turn back around and let them back in as soon as they start barking or scratching at the door.
  • You know that you can not have anything breakable or important to you at lab tail level. One sweep can clear an entire coffee table
  • You have ever melted at the sight of those warm brown eyes, even though they just got caught eating out of the cat box, AGAIN!
  • You check the toilet seat before you sit down, because the drool left behind from a thirsty lab is a nasty surprise to sit in.
  • Your kids can torment the hell outta the poor thing and it takes it with a tail wagging and licks to the face
  • A fenced yard is a necessity, not only for your sanity, but for the dog’s as well.
  • You know that bones are a TREAT not an everlasting gobstopper like they are for some dogs
  • A stuffed animal means stuffing ALL OVER THE HOUSE. I mean EVERYWHERE!!!!
  • You have decided that a 10 gallon automatic waterer is the only way to go, unless you want your days agenda to be: wake up, fill the water bowl, make breakfast, fill the water bowl, change a diaper, fill the water bowl, go to the bathroom, fill the water bowl… I think you see where I am going with this.
  • You have found out that it is impossible to share a bed with the dog, IMPOSSIBLE!
  • A crate has become a steady piece of furniture in your living room/ bedroom/ insert room of your choice here
  • Dog food has become an item on your weekly grocery list.