Friday, December 30, 2011

Family & Friends

There is not much better in this world than the evening I just had with family & friends. We were a little melting pot of fellowship. Quality time around supper out and then discussions at home.

I truly enjoy and miss my Lakeland familia. I'm glad we've also added a great character from South FL thanks to my baby did bringing him home for the holiday.

Goodnight world.


I hope everyone has an amazing end of 2011 and start to 2012.  I know this past year has been full of ups and downs for me, definitely a roller coaster.  I am still trying to catch my breath with this suit from my ex.   Things have to get better.  Things have to progress.  Change in inevitable.

My new year's resolution isn't to quit something, lose weight, or a typical resolution - but to have a makeover from the inside out, bc Lord knows, I need it more than most!  I have been through so much this year and I have let it burden me like most people are prone to do.

I hope to make changes that will allow me to be peaceful.  Allow me to make the most of every second with my little one bc she is my sun, moon, and stars! I plan on becoming that A+ person I used to be and let this B- attitude find a new owner!

Happy New Year people!  Spend it with your family & true friends because they are the true staples of your life! 

Nutritional Starts

So my day starts a little crappy (big shocker, I know)...   Instead of a place that opens at 8:30am having employees that actually show up at that is apparently unseen at this particular business location I had to visit. So 20minutes later they come in at 8:50 and serve me, thankfully within 5min bc I'm due at work @ 9am. I get to work and go to grab a nutritional staple from the vending machine and my stinking prepared get stuck. After rounds of violently shaking the machine then acting calm and cool as an employee passes, I play it off by pulling out the oreo package and coca cola and slipping back into my office to devour my morning supplements. Ah, this should be a swell Friday.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Too Much Pain To Deal With

So I haven't blogged in forever.  I promise to myself not to stop ever again because writing is my release for sure.   I am positive though the pause is due to trying to be busy and stay focused with what is going on in my life.  I was doing great, I had even put my past behind me (and by past I mean my horrid ex and terrible situation leaving.)  Then something hit me the day before yesterday, like a freight train.  My heart stopped, my blood pressure rose, my eyes teared up, and my stomach churned like a sea in a hurricane.  I was served papers for my amazing little girl.  He must be joking right?  He can't seriously think after not seeing her for a year-but like three times in a public place verbally degrading me for an hour counts?

Anyways... Let's try this again...
Good morning.  Sorry about not keeping in touch with you.  I am so depressed about this.  I spend every second with her now.  To think of not having her with me all the time makes me sick to my stomach.  She is so secure and happy right now.  She will be confused, scared and so upset when she has to go with him.  She will be a different personality due to the dysfunction because she isn't used to it.  Our worlds are so different.  His is ghetto and complicated.  Mine isn't perfect, but it is stable and loving and nurturing. 
She slept with me last night.  She didn't go to bed until pretty late bc she has been home with my mom and sister during the day due to their holiday breaks lasting long.  Ugh , I am so upset.  I have been breaking down into tears throughout the day and hiding it from people.  I can't lose my baby girl to him.  She is so innocent and child-like (as a one-year old should be).  He took that away from his son.  I don't want that taken away from her.  I know it will be though.

I must continue to give it everything I have, no matter how weak I feel.  Which is very weak right now-- how can evil win so many times and keep coming back?  How can people who do horrible things to other succeed and come back for more?

I must fight. Give it all I have.  Try and be her light in the very dark path he is trying to pull her down.

For all other single moms out there who are trying to survive and keep your child from your dangerous ex, remember you can't give up.  I am preaching to the choir, I realize this, but we all have to bind together and find strength in each other!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Just don't understand

Men want 20% while they have a good 80% at home already..... Then when they have that 20% after leaving 80% out to blow away in the wind, they realize 80% was the best/closest to 100% they will ever have been.... well guess what, its too damn late.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Eating has become a luxury. If I have time to sneak behind my sweetie in her swinger to get to the kitchen, I'm lucky.
I am usually struggling to get a bite in here or there as the day progresses. When I get my one hour of gym time in the evening I'm starving. Ugh. You single moms know that feeling. Gym or grab some food? LOL. Hopefully gym wins.
Xoxo love you women! We are a new breed!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tag Renewal

Could someone please remind me to renew through mail next time.

I believe I'm number one hundred and nine in this take-a-number sweat box.

However, shot out to the officer who let me slide and make it to this sweat box before leaving town where God only knows I would have been stopped by a FHP and given a $300 ticket.

Thank-you PPD!


He wasn't man enough for me!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Shopping Out Of Town

So today was my first trip shopping out of town with my 4month old.

Whoa is all I can say.

I packed plenty of things and figured, hmm I will never use all of this. 4 bottles, 2 apple juices, 4 burp cloths, 3 blankets, 2 pacis, 1 dirty outfit, & 3 bibs later I realized it takes a small arsenal in the diaper bag to be prepared for what these little creatures consume!

At the end of the day, I must say as a previous onlooker to the mothering sport, shopping is just not shopping anymore when you have an infant, it becomes a special technique that takes months to perfect. The one armed stroller push combined with the one armed carry and the hanging clothing on the way down tiny aisles making it to the fitting room takes GREAT skill.

At the end of the day, I couldn't imagine my shopping days ahead without my little Diva because she made the day more interesting than ever before when all I had to worry about was which line to check out!

Amy's Driving

One word = whiplash

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

STS (Small Town Syndrome)

STS (n): Better known as Small Town Syndrome, a place not mentioned or known when mentioned. See 32177.

Gourmet Coffee- Dunkins

Shopping Mall- Super Walmart Center

Cultural Event- Hogwaller

Famous Landmarks Where ALL Weddings, Events, & Happenings Take Place- Ravine State Gardens & The Rodman House

What You See On A Tuesday Night- A minivan pulling out of Dean's Liquors.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Tomorrow I will be 24. Ugh. I believe there are two points here. One is negative & one is positive.

So negative being thats 3 years over me turning legal drinking age, which means I probably won't be getting carded anymore, which I in turn now realize is not such a good thing to be the old ladies at the tap?

So positive being lower car insurance. Ha. Watch out Geico.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Plenty Of

One of my least favorite sayings, "Oh don't worry hun, there are plenty of fish in the sea..."

Just toss the bad ones back and keep the good one!

All I have to say is WHOA! What exactly did people smoke when they thought this wonderful statement up.... Because let us take a moment and consider the fact that the sea is the ocean and the ocean just happens to cover 66% of the Earth's surface.... That is one huge fishing adventure people.

At this rate I am going to need a bigger boat (Jaws reference).

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Starting the therapy. . . since it can't be from a mall . . .

So shopping for me is definitely a therapeutic thing. However, in light of my most recent traumatic life stress I have been encouraged to use other outlets in therapy. I am a talker and a writer, so this is my decision to blog and see if I feel relieved any. . . .  .

I have the most wonderful creature in the world asleep in the next room from me. She happens to be the offspring. I am a mom, but not the carpooling, supper is in the over, and bake sale kind of mom.... More the I am single doing this on my own kinda thing. Its rough, but it is what it is.

As far as moms out there who are that ideal betty crocker/martha stewart type, I have nothing against you---I do admire you and I applaud your success in a nuclear family setting. I am blogging to talk about the issues we moms that don't have the picture perfect setting can relate to.  . .

I hope by explaining (moreso venting) my relationship issues, family experience, & daily adventures I will help some mom out there, even if it is only one, feel like she can relate!