Sep 13, 2016

When you negotiate a ticket

Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending 7 hours in a court room just so I can get points taken off a ticket I got.

7 hours.

The fact that I spent that much time was crazy... but I had to do what I had to do.  As I sat there for 7 hours, I felt like I was in an episode of law and order.  I heard about a gazillion cases yesterday.

  • There were about 30 cases of people who let their grass grow too high.  So these people who got fined had to come to court for their ticket.  Fine was $75 and court fees of $33. So this is a warning for you that make sure you cut your grass because if not, the police will come after you. 
  • Then there was a case of a girl who apparently beat the shit out of her boyfriend.  Looking at her, you would have never known she had so much rage. 
  • Then there were 3 people who came in from jail.. handcuffs and all. I thought they were all guys until the judge called the name... and holy shit she was a female.  Would have never known thanks to her shaven head and "manly" outfit.  She went crazy in a CVS pharmacy by stealing and assaulting one of the employees.  Part of her deal was that she was being checked into rehab after jail.  
  • THEN THE KICKER - guy was caught masturbating in his car in a public parking lot. HEARD IT ALL! 

So that was my day in court.  Hope your Monday was much better than mine. 
And onto Tuesday we go... 

Jul 19, 2016



  • Exhausted... thanks to spending all night at dealership getting new car and coming home late to then have a toddler wake up in middle of night and come into our bed and toss and turned ALL NIGHT LONG. 

  • Wishing for a new back... since I have not been sleeping for the past few weeks, my back is killing me.  Why does everything need to go to shits when you get older. 
  • Making a list for vacation.  Trying to not forget to pack any essentials we may need! 
  • Getting as much work wrapped up before I leave for vacation which is giving me major anxiety. 
  • Eating Hershey Kisses for breakfast. 
  • Having a bad hair day thanks to humidity

  • Counting down the days till vacation... 11 days.  Hello cruise vacation. 

  • Trying everything in my power to not walk out of work and go home becuase i'm just that tired. 
  • Getting a cup of coffee to get this day "actually" started 

Happy Tuesday! 

Jul 8, 2016

We Will Never Understand Why


These are all the feelings I feel  after this week's sad events.  You would think in the world we live in today, these issues wouldn't be happening, but they are.  We need to accept that our world will never be perfect.

I had a friend post on Instagram "I don't want to see pics of your happy-go-lucky, carefree life today."  That statement right there makes me furious.  I understand that sad things are happening that the media is pushing even more into our faces, but why am I to stop living my positive life because of that?  When I have sad moments in my life, the world doesn't stop for me.  I get  it, we need to bring awareness to it and all, but not everyone wants to see the negativity every minute of the day.

People angry about what happened are also the ones who keep posting the videos to bring "awareness" and we need to "band together to make it stop."  I just don't believe posting a video of a person dying is the way to go about it.  Out of respect for the person and their family and friends, maybe you should stop sharing the video of a person taking their last breaths dying in a brutal way.  To bring awareness, you can simply write "We must find a peaceful way to correct a situation that seems to be race/religion driven."  Or something along those lines.

I even have friends on FB who are so "passionate" about what happened that are putting up statuses saying they will delete you if you don't agree with their opinion.

Is this what we have come to?  They are preaching that nobody should be judged, but they are judging someone else because of their opinion at the same time.  It doesn't make sense.

What happened is sad.  I pray that situations like that don't happen often.  But unfortunately we live in a world where there is right and there is a wrong.  We can't control everyone else in this world to make it perfect.  Can we influence?  Yes, we can.  But there's a proper way of influencing change.

We will never understand why things happen.  All we can do is love our family and friends and be kind to one another in hopes that we remain safe and unharmed.

I challenge you today to spread love and positive vibes into this world.

Jul 5, 2016

Rain Won't Stop Us

Howdy friends!

I don't know about you, but I'm DRAGGING myself this morning.  Yes, this always happens after a three day weekend but that doesn't mean I can't complain about it.  I honestly don't know how I made it out of the house this morning and made it to work.  You know those moments when you are driving and all of a sudden you are at your destination but have no idea how you even got there because you can't recall?  Yeah, that was me this morning.  Also, it's 9:50am and I have yet to do anything super productive at work.  The great thing about a long holiday weekend is all the fun we try to jam pack into three days.

Saturday, we went to my mom's for a family BBQ...  There was tons of food and alcohol.  And drinking with my family is like feeling as if we were all 21 again.  Lots to drink and LOTS of laughter.  Cheers to that!

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Sunday we went to my brother's house for an impromptu BBQ he planned and let me tell you, Sophia had such a great time playing with her cousins.  It was so nice to see them running around playing with the tennis balls and soccer ball.  Of course we ate tons of good food and ended it watching a movie.

Then yesterday I really wanted to see fireworks.  We had a time we were going to head out and I was getting out of the shower when hubs tells me it's suppose to start raining at 8 which is the time we were going to head out.  We decided to chance it and head out.  After looking for parking for 10 minutes, we finally found a spot and grab our lawn chairs and started walking to the high school with Sophia in her stroller. Once we walked over and settled on a spot, we felt the rain drops coming.  It was about 8:05 at this point... then the rain started coming down even harder.  Thankfully I grabbed two ponchos and a sweater.  We wore the ponchos while I put the sweater over Sophia's legs in the stroller.  She was dry the whole time, us... not so much.  But because of the rain, our town decided that fireworks were going to start early.  So at 8:30 the fireworks went off and we sat there in the rain and enjoyed a nice night out.  Anyways, a little rain doesn't hurt anyone.  There was no thunder or lightening so we were safe to stay out.

Sophia enjoyed the fireworks for a good 10 minutes before she started to say no more. LOL
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Hubs and I looked REALLY COOL in our ponchos.
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We made the best of our night.  Watching fireworks in the rain was a fun experience and a good story we will always remember.

How did you enjoy your holiday weekend?

Jun 24, 2016

The Busy Weekend Life

This work week has been a ROUGH one.  I honestly don't know how I made it through.. but here I am about to clock out of work (thank you Summer work hours) and enjoy this weekend.  It's pretty jam packed but after this work week, it will be great to have the distraction and other things to look forward to.  This will also not let me look at my work email and open up the work laptop over the weekend so WIN.

Tonight, headed to brother's house for a game night which will be so much fun.  Haven't seen a few of the guests in a long time and looking forward to catching up and enjoying good company.  Then Saturday Sophia's summer session swim class starts up again which is bright and early. Then I unfortunately cracked the edge of my screen of my phone so going to repair shop tomorrow to see how much the damage is going to be.  Hoping it's under $125, because if so, my phone insurance will cover it and I won't have to pay for deductible.  If it is over, then I need to pay deductible of $50 which is still nothing compared to if I didn't have insurance.  Phew.  Then we have a soccer game viewing party later in the day.

Then Sunday going over to a mama tribe play date.  Can't wait to hang out with Nikki and the girls to play.  I'm so looking forward to Sunday to catch up and JUST BE MYSELF.  Love that Nikki doesn't judge. LOL.  I may even show up in PJ's Nikki, you've been warned.

Then Sunday night we will be back home to watch the final game for the Copa America!!!  We are big soccer fans so it will be a great way to wind down the weekend.

What are your plans for the weekend?

Jun 23, 2016

This Space

I remembered years ago when I decided to start "a blog".  I had no IDEA what I was doing. But all I knew was that I was looking for an outlet that allowed me to connect with people who were in the same boat I was - the newlywed boat.  And once I found that space, I immersed myself into it like no other.  I put all I had in it.... because it made me happy and feel relevant in this world.  Now, here we are years later and I've ignored this blog of mine.  Over the past couple of months, I made changes about who I told about my space here.  Friends and family no longer see my posts automatically posted to my FB page.  I started worrying about what other people thought of my writing.  I let them get into my head and stopped writing as much.  I stopped writing about things I wanted to write about.  Then I just stopped writing.  I miss it so much.  I have SO MUCH to talk about.  But I am still hesitant to put it out there because of those non-bloggers who just don't understand the kind of therapy this is.

When I gave birth to baby giggles, my life turned upside down.  First, because she came two months early.  Then I had to sit every day in the hospital as I watched over my first born fight to become the healthy almost two year old she is now.  During this time, my freelance contract was up with work and literally didn't have a job lined up.  It was what it was.  I just prayed that something would work out in our favor.  Needless to say my stress level was through the roof.

Then slowly, very slowly everything started to come together.  I became a mother who took things day by day.  I deal with my anxiety as best as I could.  I was offered a full time job and took it.  I just try to make it through.  But then I think about the support I had before my life changed to parenthood and how supportive this space and my blogger friends were.  Seriously, we should call ourselves Bloggers aka Therapists.  Because we help each other during the good times and during the bad times.

So as I start getting out the slump I have been in for the past 1 1/2 years... I want to bring this space back to discuss life with you.  To discuss new and exciting things.  To discuss the things that annoy me.  To discuss the things that make me sad, angry and frustrated.

For those who have stuck around, thank you.
I look forward to writing about stupid corny thing and also about great things... because that's what life is about.

Mar 9, 2016


As we all know, ice cream makes everyone happy.

NJ is being hit with amazing weather this week, so me and work BFF's decided we are busting out of work during lunch time to have ice cream for lunch.  Yep.. BEST. LUNCH.EVER.

Work has been insane for all of us, where we are pretty close to jumping off the edge.  So in order to keep us sane, we are running for the hills to Maggie Moo's.  I honestly don't know if I am going to be able to physically walk back in the door at work because I may just want to keep driving towards home.  But, gotta work to pay those bills... so if I have to be dragged back in crying.... then it is what it is.

And as I was writing this, we downloaded the app for Maggie Moo's and GOT COUPON FOR FREE ICE CREAM.

Day = made.

Happy Wednesday.