Nothing sweeter than some cute little baby feet!!!
Nothing sweeter than some cute little baby feet!!!
There is SOOO much more in my bag, but here is a sneak peak. My nametag and tie for work, allergy medicine (thank goodness), energy pills (for the nights I close), my glasses cleaning kit, sweet pea spray, my makeup bag of essentials (eyeliner, mascara, pencil sharpener, babylips and eyelash curler), my wallet, my card holder, my Burt’s Bees and my “manicure” kit (when I chew on my fingernails I don’t stop, so this is to help it).
Day 14: Something You Are Reading
I actually just finished this book, but I loved it even if the ending did leave a lot of questions. They are a few playlists in here I plan to check out.
Day 15: Happiness
I love that these kids have their Nana. She is so wonderful and I only wish they could see her more often.
Day 16: Morning
These two are literally my alarm clock. They decide when I get up, and aside from Josh laying next to me, they are the first faces I see in the morning!
Day 17: Water
I am not one to take nature shots, so this is the best I got for water.
Day 18: Something You Bought
A new Smashbook!
Where you sleep: In this guys arms whenever I possibly can. With him working nights, I generally fall asleep in the cold, empty bed alone and get the privilege of waking up snuggled in his arms in them morning.
Daily Routine. Not really sure how to take a picture of a routine, but this is as close as I will get. Work is an ever constant, time consuming part of my life. No, this post does not mean work comes before my family, it means I am a working Mama, I balance both. However, I spend an average of close to 50 hours a week at work, so I figured it would be a good place to start for daily routines. So this is how it usually goes. I wake up, tired from not sleeping enough, get ready for work [generally in 5 to 10 minutes because I hit snooze too many times, unless it is a good day, then I REALLY get ready.] and head out the door. Most times I do not get to see my kids before I go to work, and I rarely get to see my husband either. Then, I work all day, hope for a REAL break that does not involve working on schedules, reading my ISP messages or discussing a problem with another manager, and that DOES involve eating, “relaxing” [as much as you can in a 20 minute break where you have to jam in phone call home, eating, bathroom and breathing for five minutes], time for a good phone call to Josh and COFFEE. There will never be enough coffee. My shift ends, I usually stay another hour or so because we are busy, or I scheduled an interview, or schedules aren’t done, or someone called in, or, or ,or…. the list goes on and on. When I finally get home I might have a few hours at the max with Josh if it is a night he works, and a few more with my kids before they have to go to bed. In these few hours there is dinner, playtime, maybe a movie to please Zander and generally some lay on the ground and play with the kids time. And if I REALLY have my mommy act together, there may even be a bath in there. In order to fight off the mommy guilt, I try to not get on my computer until my kids are in bed, or 20 minutes before while they are calming down. SO after they are down and out, I blog, check my facebook, fuel my window shopping addiction at Zulily [with occasional purchases] and then go to bed way later than I shoulda. I wake up, tired from not enough sleep… and you know the rest. Just start from the beginning.
[At the risk of sounding cheesy]
You are so much more to me than my husband. You are the sanity that grounded my life and made realize the errors of my ways. You are the strong hand that held me up, when I felt certain life’s troubles would pin me down. You are the unconditional love that showed me real love was worth looking for. You are the voice of reason that tells me my constant inner critic is CRAZY and should just shush up. You are the father figure I always thought would never be a possibility to find for my children. You are the other half to a relationship that is stronger than anyone could ever imagine. You are my world, my life, my sky. I love you and everything you do for me. Although it is easy to forget to express in in our busy day to day lives, just remember, I do. It’s there when I curl into you even though I am deep in my sleep. It is there when you catch me staring at you or reaching out to touch you for no reason. It is there when I randomly text you or leave a post on your Facebook wall. It is there, even when you don’t see it. Every moment of everyday I am filled for love with you. Through the annoyances and petty fights. Through the time spent apart and long hours of no contact. I never stop loving you, and I never will. You are my sky. Can I be your sun? We would go so well together.
Favorite. This didn’t specify WHAT favorites, so I just snapped a picture of a few of my favorite things.
#1: I really love this bedtime story book. Fish Kisses: A Bedtime Story by: Marianne Richmond. It is fun and interactive, and as the kids get older and understand it more, it gets better and better. It is always my first choice when it comes to reading before bed.
#2: My Ipod. Although I have been neglecting this poor thing lately, I still love music. It is one of my favorite things in this world. Right now I have Blue October’s Sway album in my CD player for the van and I just never get sick of it.
#3: Burt’s Bees. C’mon!!! What’s not to love??!!! Perfection in a tube. End of story.
#4: A pen. I love writing. I love blogging. I love keeping journals and writing poetry and letters to friends. Anything really. Writing is freeing, and I can’t imagine a life without it being a huge part of me.