Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cheers to the end of a long a** day

Today was one of those days. You know those days when the thing you want most in the world is to be at home with your family relaxing........but the harsh reality of it is that you won't be home until 830, tired, grouchy, and in total need of a full body massage, a bottle of wine, and a piping hot bubble bath.

Today was one of those days.

But I am finally home. Hair is up, wine glass is full, candles are lit, and pimple medicine is on (hopefully combatting this huge mountain of disgusting puss that is protruding from my chin). TMI? Tough luck. I've had to walk around with this thing for the last 2 days. Trust me, I am one grouchy mama.
Uh oh, I feel a rant coming on. **PLEASE BE WARNED- this is your one and only opportunity to lace up those Nike's and sprint for the hills. If you so foolishly choose to stay behind and take your chances, I cannot promise there will be any survivors.

I am a strong woman and a full believer in independence, strength, paving the way, not relying on a man, paying your own bills, blah blah blah. Beyonce is my homegirl (I wish) and her songs are my anthem. But you know what?? Independent women get tired too. They want foot rubs, romantic dinners, surprise LV bags and Louboutin shoes. I want! I work hard. I sacrifice. I want!! When is it my turn to be spoiled and not running around crazy tired, shuttling kids from one practice to another, while keeping the house clean, and the laundry done, all while working a 9-5 full time job, and struggling to build a business on the side? When?

Whoa. Wine induced/exhaustion haze is slowly lifting.
 I look around at my beautiful, sleeping children. In my newly remodeled, practically brand new house. With the laundry going in my brand new (I totally didn't need) washer and dryer. And my comfortable, familiar empty bed, calling my name. While my bf works a 24 hr/always on call shift, waking up at 2am emergency, no sleep night.

Independence? Who needs it?! I'm exhausted and grouchy. And I'm the happiest girl in the world.

Wine, pimples, and life,

Monday, January 2, 2012

So fresh and so new

Happy 2012!!

I love the feeling of a new year. New hopes and goals. Fresh drive and ambitions. Taking on the world, one step at a time.
What has this year got in store for us? I can't wait to find out!

I know you all have been sick with worry, tossing and turning through those sleepless nights, trying to figure out where I have been. 
Yah right! I know you all have been partying it up with all of the holidays and festivities that we are all trying to recuperate from.

So have I. 
My sister and her brood are here visiting, and I have my own little barbie doll to play with.

But don't let this cute little package fool you. She has got A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E for days. Hmmmm, I wonder where she got that from?? But, she does let me paint her nails and make her hair, so even when she's sassy, she pretty much gets whatever she wants.

And the boys absolutely adore her!

Pre-NYE fireworks. Daddy had to work on New Years Eve, so he popped some the day before and the day after. 
**Here's to hoping for lots of blessings and luck this year**

Me and my mini all bundled on NYE, taking a little power nap (1030pm) so that we could make it to midnight.  

And I just had to sneak this pic in. This was our lunch today.......homemade shrimp scampi.
Told ya I'd be cooking up a storm once the appliances were in.

Off to bed (back to work tomorrow),