Splurge A Little

I bought myself a dozen roses this week. Absolutely gorgeous orange/apricot/yellow/pink petals, a sweet scent, and they were on discount. Oh yeah. $2 for the whole dozen. Being laid off, I typically avoid unnecessary spending. Michael is still trying to bounce back after losing Poppy. Lina is still trying to shake off the heartbreak of…

Speed Limit of Life

"When we opened the speed limit was 100 and you all ran around going 250". I paraphrased that, but that's pretty much what my boss's boss's boss said to all of us on the last day of the semester. The older supervisors got offended and started defending themselves and raising their voices, but geez he…

How Long Did You Date?

That was the question that Lina posed to me tonight. Hubby and I did not have a normal courtship. In fact, our relationship was put on the fast track from the get-go. Thanks,┬álife. We started dating mid-January, moved in together 2 days later, got engaged that April, found out I was pregnant that October, and…

Financial Freedom

This post may contain affiliate links from which I will benefit if you purchase through them. I was a stay at home mom just a couple years ago. But not anymore and even though I want to stay home with my kids again, it will be as a work out of the home mom. So…

Accepting Help

It is no secret that I do not get along with my mother in law. Our personalities and parenting styles clash 100%. To the point that I just tough through all my mommy struggles if my mommy friends aren't available. But yesterday I needed her and she was there for me. My 13-year old's church…

Forgiving Heart

This post may contain affiliate links from which I will benefit if you purchase through them. I struggle. I hold onto grudges and hurts. It's not healthy. It's not Christian. I struggle having a forgiving heart. There are a lot of bible verses about forgiving. In fact, forgiveness is the cornerstone of the Christian faith.…

Priorities

This past week at work has been hard. I've been called in early, required to work late, worked off the clock, been yelled at for something that had nothing to do with me, and found out that there are non-supervisors that get paid more than me. I'm tired, unhappy, and it's getting in the way…

Trimming 105,000 Words

Both my husband and I fancy ourselves, writers. He is really great about pumping out the words. Not so great at making them grammatically correct or even spelling them all correctly. I'm not perfect either. In fact, I subscribe to my favorite high school English teacher's philosophy of grading papers: No one deserves an 'A'.…