Jun 22, 2015

Celebrating firsts

This past year we have been celebrating a lot of firsts.  Yesterday we got to celebrate our first Father's Day.  It was a great relaxing day.  I made breakfast in the morning then later we headed to hubs favorite restaurant where we were able to watch both the FIFA women's world cup game and Copa America game.

It's amazing how here we are in June already.  This year seems to be flying by right before my eyes. This year also can officially be marked as the year of changes.  It has been a very trying year for me. I don't think I have been through so many road bumps in such a short amount of time and I'm still in awe that I am walking around with a smile at times on my face.  I am also not entirely sure how much I have left in me before I break.  Somehow God thinks I am able to handle a lot right now in life and I am having a lot of trouble seeing that... but I continue to walk through and hope for the best.

But this weekend, I realized that I have my friends and family who are in my corner when I'm happy and in my corner when I'm sad.... and for that I'm blessed.  Sometimes you just have to hold on tight and go for the ride.  Because let's face it, these trying times are just the start of many firsts to come...

Jun 15, 2015

Empanada Wing Day

What better way do you celebrate your friends birthday?  By declaring the day Empanada Wing day!

That's exactly what we did on Saturday.  I made empanadas and my brother made wings with different types of sauces and it was fantastic!  We drove up on Saturday to his place in PA and it was a flurry for me to pack everything up Saturday morning since we were spending the night.  The night before I ended up getting a migraine so took the new meds I have and those meds made me feel like my body was crawling out of my skin.  FUN.  But I managed to make hot sauce then went to bed so I can sleep the migraine off and prayed it would be gone by the time I woke up the next day.  So Saturday morning rolled around and I got up, showered and packed  everything up and out the door we went.  It wasn't until we were 5 minutes from my brother's house (1 hour and half drive later from home) that I realized I left the batch of hot sauce at home.  FAIL. So, the hubs had to go back out after dropping us off to get all the ingredients so I can make a whole new batch of hot sauce. There goes my time management skills out the window.  But in the end, the empanadas were made, hot sauce was made,wings were made and tummies were FULL. We all ate good and enjoyed some good laughs with everyone. The day was beautiful to be out side on the deck and got to spend some good quality time with friends and all the kids.

On Sunday we drove back home, ran some errands and finally were able to "relax" by around 9pm. LOL.  At least we were able to watch the season finale of Game of Thrones.  Does anyone watch? So much happened but it was crazy good as usual.  Sucks to have to wait for next season!

And here we are to the start of a new work week.  Working that grind like nobody's business and just trying to tell myself to just keep swimming, just keep swimming.

How was your weekend?

Jun 12, 2015

Hello weekend

After a week of work that sucked balls, I am even more excited to start off this Friday exactly at 12:31pm.  Thank GOD for summer hours because I don't know how else I would have survived this week.

At 12:31, the start of #cheesefriesfriday will begin.  Bunch of us contractors at work will be going out to enjoy some bevies and cheese fries from Outback since we realized two people from our group have never been, I know CRAZY.  So excited and just looking forward to relaxing and enjoying some good laughs to get our minds off of work shenanigans and into cheese fries shenanigans.

Then tomorrow my calendar has the day labeled as Empanada/Hot Wings day.  Meeting up at my brother's house with a bunch of close friends to enjoy good food and good laughs.  Again, talk about perfect timing because I definitely need to surround myself by positive people to push through some things.  I will be making a shit ton of empanadas and the hot sauce to go with it and other people I believe will be making a shit ton of hot wings and we are just going to have a grand ole time being silly with a few drinks in hand.  SO EXCITED.

Sunday should be a relax day watching the FIFA Women's world cup and I have about a gazillion loads of laundry of to do as well that has been calling my name.

What do you all have planned this weekend?


Jun 8, 2015

Life happens

This space... it's been a long time since I've visited this space of mine.

Life has been filled with lots of UPS and lots of DOWNS these past few weeks.  Not going to lie, life has kicked my ass pretty hard.  But I continued getting up and trying to move forward. So here I am, still kicking and breathing.  Amen to that.

My goodness so much has happened that I can't even recap it all. But most of all, I have been trying to enjoy life, both the good and bad.  Just being in the moment.  It's hard to just be in the moment when our lives are so consumed with to do lists, social media, and work.  But sometimes, we just need to forget everything else and have a little fun.

Well, I have been having fun.  My way.  The way I know best.  By just being silly old me and spending as much time as possible being with people who I love and making memories.  Every weekend we have been out and about and sometimes I tell myself that I need to slow down, but then I think about all the memories I have just created and think, why would I want to slow down and not have those memories?

Sophia has been doing great.  She has been doing physical therapy once a week and will start developmental therapy this week.  With the therapy, she has been starting to try to crawl.  When I put her down on the floor, she "swims" and has been sticking her butt in the air.  She will move backwards and pretty much turn herself around and even though she can't crawl, she is able to move herself enough to get into things already.  The word "No" is very common in our house now.  I still can't believe that she is already 9 months.  She eats like a champ, as in screams between spoonfuls because apparently we take too long in between. Ha!  She is growing up so fast now I feel and just wants to be mobile.  She won't sit still for two minutes! It just amazes me every day the new stuff she learns.

Work has been kind of hectic lately.  There has been a lot of reorganization going on and transitions so as you all know, it means there are so many things that are up in the air and everyone is just trying to get a handle of new way of doing things.

Sadie just recently celebrated a birthday and is 4 years old! I feel like it was just yesterday that I picked her up from the farm and brought her home.  My little puppy isn't a puppy anymore.  But she still has her spunk which I love.

We have a vacation planned for December and I really wish it was much earlier because waiting is making me go bonkers.  But it will be well worth the wait.  Also, it will be Sophia's first cruise so we are really excited about that! The one good thing about taking a cruise vacation in December is that we will be getting away from cold/snow weather for 10 days! At least there's that.

For those who believe in the power of prayer... I will ask that you keep a few things in your prayers tonight...

  • I just recently learned that a dear friend of mine is battling cancer.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers as they go through a very difficult journey ahead. 
  • I have a few potential things lining up all at once so can use some positive thoughts my way that at least one of them sticks and guidance on making the right decision.
  • I have three friends that are pregnant.. one is due any day now, the other one is midway and one is just going into her second trimester.  Please keep them all in your prayers for strength as they embark on their new journeys.  
As Ellen would say... Be kind to one another.