The Simple Things

Today was an amazing day, even though Tommy only had a few short hours with us before he had to go back to work.

Since the big park didn’t work out yesterday, we decided we were definitely bringing Reesey to the one within walking distance of our house. The weather was absolutely fantastic! And our girl enjoyed the heck out of herself blowing bubbles with her humongous bubble wand, bouncing from one thing to another, and running around like a crazy girl. We even brought Cookie on our little adventure & of course, she loved every second of running wide open!

I think our girl wore herself out because she literally passed out when we got home. Even said, “Mama I tired.” I just love her so much!

Super exciting news: Tommy said only about 2 more weeks of this outage! While I usually take these comments with a grain of salt because they are NEVER finished when they say they are, I truly think it’ll be 2-3 more weeks, maybe 4. Eeeekkkk, yay for a normal schedule again & for seeing him a little more than a few hours here & there.

And last but not least – we welcomed a new addition to our family this past week!

Congrats to my awesome sister-in-law {and brother-in-law} for having this big bundle of love au naturale. She’s such an amazing mama! We ❤️ her big! Baby Jacob is half the size of my little Reesey. But that’s ok – that just means she has double protection with him and big brother, James.




People Are Legit Crazy! 🤡

And I’m just over here, all happy go lucky – minding my own business, keeping to myself, doing mama things because that’s what we, mamas, do. And I wake up to this random text message {6 page text message, mind you} from a so-called friend who is suffering from an illness but goes off on me because I haven’t been by to see her and/or check on her. Darlin, I see your posts on the FB where you say you can hardly get off the couch some days & you’re sh*tting your pants most of the time so you’ve started wearing Depends. Ok, maybe I’m wrong but I want no one {I repeat NO ONE} seeing me like that, except my husband who’s seen it all.

Let’s back up a bit, shall we? We recently attended a Valentine’s Day party for our littles at a sweet friend’s house. First things first – I didn’t know where her house was so I’m creeping down the street {but she also lives in a new, up & coming neighborhood so there’s no one really riding the streets.} I felt creeping along was ok. I’m also admiring all the beautiful houses they have/are building because we’ve pretty much decided this is our next stop in the home buying journey. Such a great establishment with plenty to do, beautiful houses, and overall just a great place to continue raising our little family. {k, now that the back story is told…}

I look up to see that I’m getting honked at  – with hands all flying in the air like WHOA. Umm, wahhhht was that?! She flys into a parking spot like freakin Cruella Deville, grabs the kid out the car, and proceeds to run in. No saying hi to us, waiting for us to all walk in together because by this time I had to park at our friend’s neighbors house. NBD to us as we love walking & it was a nice breezy day. That, my friend’s, was the first red flag. 📍Whatev, I have bigger fish to fry so I don’t let myself get worked up with petty s**t. Inside, homegirl does not say a word! All of my mama friends are casually talking while keeping an eye on the littles, having great conversation as I have not seen most of them in quite some time. {Reesey’s crazy sleep/nap schedule is to blame for that.} I’m sure one day we’ll get back on track, but for now I’m just enjoying the extra snuggles. By this time, I’m so enveloped in watching Reesey & making sure she’s minding her manners that I’m not even bothered by what’s going on. Homegirl literally avoids me at all costs & summons her child to stay away from me as well. Second red flag! 📍WTH?!

Well, being the person I am, I still went up to her & offered to watch her little girl while she rested, etc. Her little girl adores me {for some reason – prob more than my own kid} so if she dropped her off with me for a bit, I think the girls would have a great time & that would give her time to rest & recoop. She nodded a little “thank you” but then not long after, gathered her things & left. No good bye, nothing.

I had even told her when I got there that I brought her a little “get well happy” with me today because we haven’t been able to meet up lately. Didn’t get that either, but then later bashed me in THE text message belittling me because I didn’t bring it to her house. Wow! Well, now I’ll just keep it for my own, I suppose.

Please tell me if I’m wrong here. My child naps from 1:30ish to 3:30ish or 4. Give or take some depending on when she goes down. You can’t get your feelings hurt if you always want to go to the park, play date, etc. in the hours my child is napping so I have to repeatedly say no. I am NOT waking her up just to go play. She’s too much like her mama in that this girl loves her sleep. In my opinion, maybe that happened a few times too many for her liking & she thought I was avoiding her. I dunno anymore. She should know me better than that though. {Le sigh}

I guess this all boils down to these facts: we both have young kids who need naps during the day. Mine naps at a different time from hers. I’m not going to be that kind that HAS to do something everyday. We’re quite content in our own little home. Reesey doesn’t like leaving the house a lot of the time. I work around her. If I absolutely must, then yes, we go. But everyday – a planned scheduled activity – that’s a little over the top {for us anyway}.

Please give me some insight on how you would handle things. But for now, the wound is still open & kinda raw. Well, as I typed that, I’m thinking no – really, I just shrugged it off because that just goes to show me how cray cray & ignorant she really is.


Excuse Me, My Dear: 

A post about rants:

I’m tired of attending pitty parties. We’re all grown-ups in this big world. We’re all doing life together. Sometimes it sucks like a mofo, but ya know what? You just get back up & try again the next day. Sometimes you will succeed at whatever it is & sometimes you’ll fail. That’s all part of it, my dear.

 I get it – I really do. Adulting is hard & most nights at 10:30 {Reesey’s new bedtime she made for herself 🙄}, I just want to close my pretty little eyes & block out everything. Mom’ing is exceptionally hard, especially during this season we’re going through. But ya know what, it’s my favorite – it’s so fun to watch her adventure thru life & pave her own path, figure out things on her own, develop an imagination beyond my wildest dreams, etc. Ok, I’m getting off track — 

But ya know who gets the most satisfaction from your pitty parties? The devil! And that’s def NOT who we’re striving to please. 

I’m so sick and tired of living my life trying to please others & worrying if they’ll be mad because of this, that, and the other. I’m such a people pleaser, though. That’s just who I am & this is something I love to do. {well, most of the time anyway.} I’ve come to accept the fact that not everyone is going to be 💯 percent happy with me for whatever reason. But in turn, I have to do what is best for me & my little family. After all, they are who I live for. Number 2 only to my God. 

Get it, got it, good! Now carry on with regularly scheduled life. 

In other news, my little sissy surprised Reesey & I with a random visit this afternoon/evening. Great times were had. Just a quick stop in our local children’s consignment boutique {where we found some fab stuff} & a quick dinner at Zaxby’s, my favorite of all chicken places. Tommy begs to differ. He actually hates it for whatever reason but yay, it was just the girls & kiddos {as he was at work}. We said our goodbyes before the littles got super cray so we could get them home & in bed. My heart is full! ❤️



Happy Valentine’s Day! 

We had a great little day yesterday, just Reesey & Mommy. We only saw T. for a few hours that morning before we left out for a Valentine Playgroup party. Reesey loved playing with her little friends & enjoyed all the treats, as well as the crafts. Anything that involves stickers is totally her jam. It was nice to visit with my other Mommy friends as well since we haven’t been able to do that in awhile. 

By the time we returned home, Reesey was conked out in her car seat & it was almost time for T. to leave for work. Le sigh, I feel like we never see him anymore. A few hours each morning & then if I choose to stay up past midnight, I’ll maybe get another 30 minutes before I start sawing logs on the pillow next to him. 

Anyway, Reesey & I had a great little Valentine’s night. We ate homemade chocolate chip cookies, read tons of books, watched a million episodes of Peppa & just enjoyed snuggling. I sure do love my little cuddlebug! 

(photo cred: Tess Ricketts Photography) The best photographer/friend in the whole wide everything!) 



The Best Day

Well, the best day since T’s outage has begun. 

Saturday’s are his one & only off day for the week. Blah, right. Today was so beautiful that we were NOT spending it indoors. Plus, the weather was warm. Go figure. 🙄

We started the day out with cinnamon rolls {and extra icing of course.} A little playtime outside with a good cup of coffee, our furbabies {as Zoey loves a good game of fetch}, and my other two loves does something to the soul, something real, real good. Followed by a spur-of-the-moment decision to go to the zoo! Reesey could hardly contain her excitement! She’s in love with animals & couldn’t wait to see the “raffs” {giraffes} & “efants” {elephants} although we don’t have elephants anymore at our local zoo. 😔 A few died & the others were transferred to other zoos to be with friends. Such a sad situation. 

The weather the whole day was just perfect! A little breezy & not too warm. As we were leaving, we started to feel a few raindrops. Perfect timing – but then it never rained. We buckled up and headed home because we were all tuckered out. I had a feeling Reesey would fall asleep on the way home & then not continue her nap at home. Thank goodness I was wrong because I was exhausted as well. I jumped in bed with her, cuddled up, and we all took a long siesta. We woke up just in time to go to our favorite little restaurant for an early supper & still had time to come home and do our {smallish} bonfire and roast marshmallows. Reesey had the time of her life! We bought her some glow sticks, a glow wand, and glow punch balloons so she could see & play in the dark. She was in legit HEAVEN! The fire was just enough & she was D-O-N-E. She was ready for a nice warm bath and a movie. We had pumped her up for a few days now about Trolls so we were glad the night allowed. Such a cute movie! 

Today was a definite success since the outage has begun. Best day ever!