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the random ramblings of a 20-something mommy with 2 kids. Occasionally an entry makes sense but follow me anyways and enjoy the ride :) haha!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Picture Speaks For Itself


Live Life in the Present, Not the Past and dont Depend on the FUTURE!
Love!! Love today!!! Tomorrow IS NEVER PROMISED!!!
Be BOLD!! Dont hold back!!! Try new things!
Dream!! Dream as if you'll live forever!!!

Love you all!! <3!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Half Full? Half Empty?


When it comes to this concept (half full or half empty) everyone is different from the next person. Personally, I see it as half full. Although sometimes i forget! Everyone has their moments but then we get clarity and return to sanity. I've always been a happy person. I try my best not to let things get me down. I also keep a lot of things bottled inside in an effort to stay happy. You definitely can't call that true happiness but it does work for a bit. Eventually, I break down and let it all out THEN and only then do I feel truly happy. Sometimes that happiness lasts for awhile and sometimes only minutes.

I realize that last paragraph might make me sound a bit bipolar. ( Bipolar disorder is a condition in which people go back and forth between periods of a very good or irritable mood and depression. The "mood swings" between mania and depression can be very quick.) In retrospect, isn't everyone a little bit bipolar. Granted, some more than others and thankfully there are medications out there for that! In continuance, who can honestly say that they are always happy? always sad? We as human beings change our moods daily, sometimes even hourly depending on the day. 

It is better to be an Optimist than a Pessimist! Don't let the little things bring you down because how will you handle the big things that do occasionally happen? Example:

            I met someone yesterday that has no fingers and nothing below her knees. She wasn't born this way! She someone got an infection that quickly spread and in order to save her life she had to lose her fingers and half her legs. After she tells me her story and her daily struggles which are all still very new to her, she says " I'm fortunate to be alive and have what I have. One must always remember there is someone out there worse off than you!" Do you think you would have that mindset? Would you still be grateful for the little things or  angry for your losses? I don't know if I would be that strong!! God forbid I should ever find out but I hope I can have that strength she does.

Be thankful for what you have!! Remember that there is always someone less fortunate than you!

Best Wishes!!! Think Happy Thoughts!!

                                               

Friday, September 23, 2011

Someone Like You

                                                                
I heard that you're settled down
That you found a girl and you're married now
I heard that your dreams came true
Guess she gave you things I didn't give to you

Old friend, why are you so shy?
Ain't like you to hold back or hide from the light

I hate to turn up out of the blue, uninvited
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it
I had hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded
That for me, it isn't over

Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don't forget me, I begged, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead

You know how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our lives
We were born and raised in a summer haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days

I hate to turn up out of the blue, uninvited
[| From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/a/adele-lyrics/someone-like-you-lyrics.html |]
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it
I had hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded
That for me, it isn't over yet

Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don't forget me, I begged, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead, yeah

Nothing compares, no worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes, they're memories made
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?

Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you
Don't forget me, I begged, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead

Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don't forget me, I begged, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead


I think all of Adeles songs are relateable!! love her!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

All Talk

                                                     
Do you have someone in your life that tells you they'll be there for you but never is? The person I'm thinking of told me recently that they will help me whenever possible. That they are there when I need them especially when it comes to my daughters. One daughter in particular. Now I have reached out to said person twice for assistance in picking up my daughter from school. Said person can't accommodate their schedule to help. Why did they offer to help if they never can? I was told they can pick her up everyday if they have to so I don't have to spend money on daycare ( probably just so I don't claim it in my child support). Now I've actually asked for help twice (not easy for me mind you) and both times they "can't accommodate" their schedule!

In general, don't tell someone you'll help them if you know you won't. Be a person of your word! Don't fake it! When it comes down to it someone might really need you and if your not there for them, it can be devastating. Granted this isn't my case, I'm not devastated.... I'm disappointed. I'd like to think that when my friends or family need me I do my best to be there for them. If they need anything that I can provide then I will. If I have $10 to my name and they need $5 then so be it. All I ask is to be someone honorable and dependable. Why is that so hard for some people?

On a different note: I'm going to try to lose 10lbs before my birthday ( October 4th ). My bf and his sister are competeing to see which one of them will lose more weight ( at least 10 lbs ) before their birthday (october 9th ) so Imma do it in the shadows. I won't win or lose anything other than weight. In their competition whoever loses has to watch 2 girls 1 cup :/ yuck! i know!! Wish me luck :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lost Love Letters

                                                 
How many of us have written a Love Letter before? I know I have! Especially in high school! I think almost everyone did! How many of those people have actually kept those letters years later? I have a few tucked away in a box. Not just love letters but letters from my friends and family throughout the years as well. Some are of importance and some are not so great. However the letter may be of importance to you and helps you remember that time of your life.

Now, imagine losing those letters? To be honest if I lost mine, I wouldn't really care either way. I can't remember the last time I went through them. If they were written by my "husband" (if I had one) then I would care! I read a story of a husband and wife that were shipping belongings including 8 years worth of love letters from the husband to his wife. During shipping their box broke and most of the letters were lost. 8 years of love letters lost! It might be the romantic part of me but I think that's sad in a sappy lovey dovey kind of way. I honestly hope someone out there has these letters and returns them to the owners. It obviously matters a great deal to them.

Here's a link:
http://helpmefindmywifesletters.blogspot.com/2011/09/help-me-find-my-wifes-letters.html

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Puke Anyone?

The following story is from two nights ago...

I've been a mom for almost 5 years. In those 5 years I've dealt with my fair share of "nasty shit" but today I hit my limit.....

Sammie my 3 yrs old is sick, she's been coughing all day long. I don't know if it was the medication, the breathing treatment? Perhaps the large amount of ice cream she ravaged. In the middle of her favorite cartoon she pushes her sister out of the  way, screams "Move!" and regurgates what was once rainbow sherbet ice cream all over my couch! While cleaning her up she starts to cough and gag, she makes that "I'm about to puke face" so what do I do? I put my hands together and CATCH THE PUKE!!! What was I thinking?? I caught her puke? I guess that's what moms do? Right?

Cut to two hours later, girls are sleeping. My bf and I are watching videos on YouTube. We watched reactions to a video called " two girls one cup". I have never seen this video before although it came out like 3 years ago. My curiosity is sparked :/ unfortunately! My lovely bf decides I should watch the original video while eating ice cream. I think I can handle it so I agree. I couldn't have prepared myself for the horror that would shortly ensue.

Ice cream is ready and I think so am I. The video starts off like majorly cheap porn but I'm okay. I had just put a second spoonful of my dulce de leche ice cream in my mouth and immediately felt the need to spit it out. 20 seconds into the video and you want to press the stop button. It is truly like watching the scene of an accident, you want to look away but you can't. Two bites of ice cream is more than enough while watching this epiction of bodies, bowels, tongues and vomit. How anyone can enjoy "movies" like these is beyond me?!? I know, I did agree to watch it! I however did not think it would be as awful as it truly was! How can any women with any knowledge agree to be a part of it?

Needless to say, I will never listen to my bf when it comes to matters of YouTube and "interesting" movies again! He got a kick out of watching my reaction and so did some of my friends. If you haven't seen it, I posted it on my FB. I DO NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE TO WATCH THE ACTUAL MOVIE!

                                                

Friday, September 9, 2011

9/11 How has it changed you?

September 11, 2001

            I know everyone remembers where they were that day. That terrible day changed the people of the United States, of the World forever. I was somewhat oblivious to terrorist and war at the time. I knew they existed but they hadn't affected me personally until that day. There was so much loss felt by everyone. That day, everyone had a common ground. FEAR. What safety I had felt before was gone. Now everything is viewed as a threat. The nation is constantly at war. We as a country lost so many lives and continue to lose them everyday.

            Do you think you would've been brave enough to run into that building to save others? To go up a flight of stairs that all others we're running down? Try to pull someone out of rumble that might come down on you? Could you risk your life trying to save an others? Many of you are probably thinking no but wish you could honestly say yes. This doesn't make you a bad person but that's reality. Call it being selfish but in the moment all you want is to be safe. To be honest I would be thinking about my babies. Thankfully those brave men and women faced their fears head on and saved many lives. Unfortunately, most of them lost their own lives.

           On Sunday, remember to pay tribute to all those lives lost on 9/11/01. Say a little prayer for those families who lost a brave soul that day. They have to live everyday without their loved one. It's one thing to lose someone to a sickness or old age. It is another when monsters decide to crash planes into buildings filled with innocent lives. I could only imagine what all those people were thinking. We are so blessed to have each and every day. Be thankful for what you have! If not for yourself then for those that wish you could trade with their lost loved one.

Psalm 23:4

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.