The Versatile Blogger Award

I haven’t been able to get even in arm’s length of my computer lately. And when I do, I have a pleasant surprise waiting for me.

I want to thank The Mommy Chronicles for nominating me. I always enjoy reading her posts about bringing up her little brown baby. Her posts are always entertaining and thoughtful. You can tell the true love only a mother can have for her child.

The Versatile Blogger Award Rules:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award.
  • Include a link to their blog.
  • Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
  • Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly and nominate them for the award.

And if you need to know more about the Versatile Blogger Award… Have a boo here….

Ok so seven things about me…

  1. I’m an Auntie 8 times over.. 5 nieces and 3 nephews, they range in age from 23 to 5. They mean the world to me
  2. I collect VW memorabilia.. Old adverts, dinky cars, etc
  3. The only job I’ve ever wanted, was to be a mum. Nothing could be finer
  4. I have about 80hrs of tattoo work on my body. I’m itching for more
  5. I wish I lived closer to my family, I miss them
  6. I’m like a crow, I get distracted easy. Oooh pretty…
  7. I have an addiction to shows on AMC

Now the 15 Bloggers that I would LOVE to nominate.

  1. Stay home PaPa
  2. Birth in Joy
  3. Can I keep you
  4. Happiest baby in the world
  5. Abi at Play
  6. Boof & Monk-Monk
  7. Photo Q
  8. Motherventing
  9. Tumblewee
  10. Sophiesletters
  11. Coldradio
  12. mplsmom
  13. Chopping Potatoes
  14. Sixtine and the little things
  15. Bluebirdsunshine366

Gosh sorry it took so long to get this posted and nominate all you lovelies. I had it all ready. But somehow it didn’t save and I lost it all. And of course I cured the hell out of this computer…

But now done and done

Good-bye 2011. Hello 2012

I highly doubt that I’ll be making the midnight hour. Doesn’t really bother me, I haven’t really done anything for New Years in years. To me it has really been just another day. But I do admit I do a lot of reflecting over the next 24 hours. Not that I accomplish many of the things I ponder, but thinking about them is the first step right??…..

What do I have to say about 2011?…..

Well the year started off with me finding out I was pregnant. So that was one for the good things side of the page. But I also had a very good friend take a job in the states. (bad side). (good side) I did go and visit him for a weekend. (bad and good side) I left my baby daddy. Good because we never should have been together in the first place. Good, because my wee one came of it. Bad because I have to find a way to deal with him for a very long time. When all I want to do is run far far away. (bad side) Another friend moved to the states to be with the one she loved. Miss her greatly. (good side) Two of my favorite girls had beautiful healthy baby boys. Needless to say they both live far far away. And I’d love to have them closer, so our children could grow up together. (good side) My daughter was born, and she made me the happiest woman ever. I can’t think of anything better that this year has given me than her. (good side) I had lots of visits from my family. I don’t get to see them enough since I moved here, so its been a plus.

There are many other things, but these are the ones that stick in my head. I’m sure I could tell you a lot of things for the bad side. But I prefer not to dwell on the negative any longer than I have to. If I do I just stew about it and get all melancholy and just end up feeling worse. And I can’t be like that any more.

What do I want/need out of 2012?…..

Hmm that’s hard, I’ve never made resolutions. Many reasons, manly because I don’t like to fail at things. So if I fuck up and break one I would kick myself for a very long time. So I’ll tell you things that I’d like to happen, Geesh I guess that kind of is resolutions.

Well many thing is to keep raising my happy, health, thriving young woman. And teach her to be respectful, considerate, strong, compassionate, and remind her to be her, not what others want her to be. Yes I know she is only three and a half months. Buts it never too early to instill the finer points right?!

Now this is the hard one. I MUST MUST find a way not to go back to my job. Don’t get me wrong I liked my job, but I can do it with my eyes closed. There is far too much high school drama that goes on there. There is no room for advancement, the pay is shit. I’d only be working to pay for child care. I need to figure out a way to stay at home. So if anyone knows of a way to help me achieve this please please let me know.

Many this will be the year that I’ll figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

Try to spend more time with my family, or at least keep more in touch. I want my tater tot to know and remember my family. That is the one thing that bothers me living so far away from them. And heck I do miss them.

Try and be better to myself…

Do more things that make ME happy

Find love…. This is not just finding a lover so to speak. But to love me as well.

I just wish that everyone I love and respect to find what they want and need in the year ahead. And pray that they are happy and healthy.

The same goes to all that read this.. reflect on each day and remember to find the goodness in everything. Even when its hard to do so. I have to learn that myself….

Happy New Year

Just rambles

I use to write, a lot. I’ve been writing in a journal for as long as I can remember. I have boxes of them, full of tears and laughter. I write to clear my mind, to expel the shit that clogs my brain matter. I find since the little miss was born I’ve been neglecting many things, writing being one of them. Yes I know I have this, not the same I say. And really I’m surprised anyone reads the items that spit from my fingers.

I wish I could write here everyday. But life with plus one doesn’t always allow mummy to do everything she would like. Or everything she needs to do. I as some would say bounced back to prepregnancy weight pretty quick. I’ve always had an alarmingly fast metabolism. And breastfeeding seems to speed it up even more. Needless to say, I’m not just below that weight now.

NOT GOOD, so very very bad… Yes I’ll admit that the first few months eating was hard. She wasn’t very cooperative with me eating as I should. Now with the help of the miracle baby swing, I’ve been eating more. But I’ve dropped more weight. WHAT THE HELL. My midwives said that they didn’t want me dropping below 100lbs. Ummm no kidding I don’t want to either. But that number seems to becoming closer and closer on the scale.

Maybe I should just stay off the scale… what I don’t know can’t hurt me right? RIGHT??!!

It could be that I walk everywhere. With Adelayde strapped to my front, and I live in a three floor walk up. And I carry all my groceries home as well.. But for crying out loud. What do I need to do? I don’t want to weigh any less. But I can’t seem to keep the weight on..

What the heck can I do? Just sit on my ass watch my stories and eat bon-bons? I don’t think someone would be down with that.