Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall has Arrived

Fall is officially here! And let me tell you, it came in with a bang! First off, Ryan is home safe and sound from his business trip and I couldn't be happier. I think his business trip made me appreciate him even more and I couldn't agree more on the fact that absence does in fact make the heart grow fonder!

Even more exciting cousin had her baby. Theodore "Theo" Merchant was brought into this world on Friday night weighing 8lbs 4oz and he is gorgeous!

Told you....he's perfect.
After ohhing and ahhing over the baby, Ryan and myself got to enjoy the beautiful weather on Saturday, just by simply enjoying each other's company and Maxie's of course.

Last night I made an amazing pork roast and I wish I could have taken a picture of how delicious it was but of course was too hungry to each take such a photo. The ingredients vary on the size of the pork but all you need is:
Brown Sugar
Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil
I can't give you exact measurements of the ingredients because there were none. It was a little bit of that and a little bit of this type of recipe. You take your "rub" mixture and rub it into the pork roast, set the over to 350 and cook for 50 minutes. Rule of thumb for pork: cook 25 minutes for each pound. It was the perfect dinner to kick off the fall season.
I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their Monday, only 4 more days until we are on our mini vacation...more to come on that this week!
Until next time,

Monday, September 16, 2013


Well folks, I made it through my first night sleeping in the apartment by myself....I didn't say it was successful but I did it. If only you could see me today, bags under my eyes, too tired to do my hair and barely keeping my eyes open, you can tell I did not sleep.

Safe to say I did not get a good night's sleep...not even close.
You don't really notice all the noises that occur during the middle of the night until you are in fact up in the middle of the night. My sleep timer could have lasted 6 hours at a time and I still would have been awake to see it go off which is the worst feeling ever. Just as you are getting ready to fall asleep and you are ever so comfortable, light flashing from the television in the background to reassure you that the room is less creepy in the light, then all of a sudden its pitch black. No matter how tired you are, you are now wide awake and some small part of you is mad, like who turned off the television, When in fact you are fully aware that the timer has reached it's time and you have just been too worried about sleeping that you didn't have time to fall asleep before it went off. Your heart starts beating, you begin to sweat, but also realize that you may be fine without turning the television back on. Close your eyes for two seconds and when that floor board creeks, you don't think twice about the television being on and the process begins again. That is what my night looked like last night a constant battle with sleep and therefore I am useless today.
But an accomplishment is an accomplishment, 1 night down, 4 more to go! Not much to write about today, seeing my brain and myself need a good nap!
Enjoy the rest of what's left of this rainy Monday.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

I'm A Scaredy Cat

Not sure if it's the lack of sleep, my two jobs, my anxiety about Ryan's business trip next week and me being left alone, and being slightly homesick....but something is off. When I say something is off, I mean that I can feel something within myself is not right. Whether it's my mood or what not, but I can sense that I am not myself.

As mentioned there are numerous factors that could make me feel like this.Yes, as much as I complained about the little children that seem to reek havoc on my morning, I just can't get use to them. Also, the whole two jobs is totally ruining my sleeping pattern. I find myself in bed every night at 9, but the struggle to get up at ten of five is still there, maybe I need to give it some more time or not...I need my sleep. I fear my biggest stress is the fact that Ryan is leaving me on Saturday for a business trip for a whole week. My stomach is already in knots as I write this. Queue the "you will be fine's" and the "it's only a week" but this is a big deal. Of course I will miss him, like a lot, but I am petrified of being by myself. Of course, we live in a safe apartment complex but thinking about myself all alone in my big dark apartment is terrifying. Luckily, I am planning on staying at my parents Saturday night, but that still leaves five days of being scared out of my mind and sleeping with the lights and television on. (Ry, I apologize in advance for the price of our electric bill in the time you are gone) But anyway I am ready to put my big girl panties on and get next week over with, until he travels again and we will begin this process all over again!

So if you need me for the next week, I will be hiding under my bed with a flashlight until he comes home!
Clearly this girl did her makeup for her attacker....but you get the gist
Anyway, I will be spending the weekend at my parents which will be some good distraction and some much needed quality time with them and I can't wait for it. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their Thursday and just think we are so close to Friday!
Until next time,

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Blogging...My 3rd Job

Well it's official blogging has been put on the back burner for a bit and it's because of my second job. Before I go off on a tangent about the struggles of a second job, I put this second job on myself. I needed the extra money to help with student loans, car payments, or whatever other adult thing that requires money comes my way, but let me tell you, it is not easy.

I started watching three kids in the morning, giving them breakfast, making sure they are ready for school then dropping them off, sounds easy right? Wrong! Kids are a lot of work and kids are not always going to want to listen to someone who is not their parent and they will try to do whatever they can get away with because I am a new authority figure to them. Anyway, my day begins at 4:30am when I wake up and drag my ass out of bed to get ready for the day, and I literally have to get ready like full hair and makeup and work clothes because I go right from there to my full time job. Granted it's only the second day but I find it draining for two reasons; 1. Kids at my age are a lot of work and that is work that I am not ready to take on. And 2. That when I pull into work at 9am, I feel like I've already done so much work and I still have a full day ahead of me, awful feeling right there.

I am really going to try and stick this one out but who knows how long it will last. I will either run out of patience or coffee or both. On that note, I am going to start my third cup of coffee and try to focus on what's left of my usually long day that started 6 hours ago already.

Have a fabulous Wednesday!

Until next time,