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Hump Day

23 May

Hey everyone!

I’m having one of those days where it doesn’t matter what you try to do –  you fail miserably. After a while I gave up and decided not to try anything but it still led to me sitting there miserably..

Maybe it’s just me but I’m one of those people who can’t just have a bad day. I attempt as many ways as possible to turn it around and make it get better and thank goodness for my persistence because here I am feeling like I’m back on my feet and ready to keep going!

I have to admit it was NOT an easy process and for a while there I didn’t really have an option to make anything better. Once I was done work for the day and Brian got home I turned off the computer, put my phone down, and took a shower. Part of me being miserable was literally feeling disgusting from all the humidity and chasing after little girls today. After scrubbing down I felt fresh and clean, ate some food, and pulled out the sweet tea 🙂 Nothing makes a terrible day better than some awesome sweet tea!

Another thing that always seems to get my mind off whatever is bugging me is some good music. I turned Pandora on my Taylor Swift station and got to organizing my desk so I have a place to get things done and feel accomplished again.

It doesn’t take much for me to feel bogged down with a bunch of little miscellaneous things to do and putting them off is just plain torture because they keep adding up! I cleared off my desk, made a pile, and knocked one thing out at a time. I still have a little pile next to me but the important things are done and I’m already feeling like there’s a weight lifted off my shoulders.

Things are starting to look up and I still have three hours left in the day to enjoy!

Here’s to hoping your bad days turn around fast!

Thanks for stopping by,

Love Always,

J

Daily Life: Feeling Pretty Dang Proud!

9 Feb

I know that I am all about promoting good mood and finding that one thing that just makes your day so much better. Well this week I haven’t had any hot chocolate or listened to Taylor Swift. I haven’t needed it! It seems like everyday I wake up there’s some new and exciting news that just makes my day so much better and on top of that I have been SO productive!

There’s a few new things that are still up in air for me so I unfortunately won’t be posting about them until I get further news, but one of them I will gladly share!! I signed up for this website that helps families find nannies, babysitters, day cares, etc.  and helps people who want to take care of children find a family in need. Well I had been sending out interest messages and hadn’t heard anything back. I was getting a little disappointed but it’s not like B and I are dying for me to make an income yet so I was trying not to rush into serious feelings. Well today I got an email back. Someone is interested and I may be adding a little addition to my daily routine!! I am SO unbelievably excited and crossing my fingers the interview and house tour goes well.

I am a pretty upfront bubbly person and many people see that right off the bat. I realize that I am shy a lot of the times, but when it comes to job interviews I have never had a problem. Maybe because when you are interviewing for a job you want them to know everything you have to offer and prove that your worth their time and their money. If you are too shy.. they’ll never know who you are and you won’t be getting a job!

I spent a majority of the day today getting the house ready for an addition. Tomorrow I am pulling out all E’s old stuff, giving it a serious sanitizing and cleaning and making it all perfect for the house tour. I want her to know that I am 100% prepared and 100% capable. I think being a mom really changes your perspective of babysitting.  When I worked with children in high school it seemed really easy and all I had to do was make friends with the kids and we were good to go. Being a parent isn’t just about being friends, it’s what’s in the best interest of the child, it’s being a teacher, a guidance counselor, a hand to hold, a lap to sit in, a cook, a maid, a librarian, and a diaper changing but wiping queen 😀 and I am ALL of those things and fun!!

Well anyways so that’s part of my fantastic news, the rest will come later, when the time is right. Let’s just say my life is dramatically changing and it’s going in an AMAZING direction.

Hope everyone else is feeling pretty dang proud of themselves too!!

Love Always,

J

 

Laundry Day

25 Jan

Today is laundry day. It’s also take care of sick baby day. I don’t know where my motivation has gone but I am starting to think it’s completely out the window! It’s day four of accomplishing nothing besides finishing my fifth skane on T’s blanket. It’s day four of feeling like all I want to do is sit on the couch and not move a muscle. I hope I am not getting sick too!

Maybe I should turn on some Taylor Swift and drink some hot chocolate! Maybe my mom wouldn’t mind babysitting E for a little so I could get some chores done.. maybe I should get my butt off this computer and take some Tylenol 😛

Hopefully my next blog is a little more motivational!

Love Always,

J

Payback!

17 Dec

Okay so my last post about being successfully positive totally came back and bit me in the butt!! After thinking I had everything down pat to a science I woke up in a funk today. I am not going to sit here and list all the things that were driving me crazy because I know that would just be completely boring for you to read but it felt like everything was crumbling around me and I was having a minor meltdown!! I don’t know why I didn’t turn on music or try hot chocolate. I guess I just figured I would snap out of it in no time and be back on track! Not the case this time..

It took me until about 2:00 to realize that I need to read my own blog posts and actually do what I am telling myself to do! So I turned on some Taylor Swift and this song just seriously made me stop folding laundry and just stare into space thinking, “Holy Crud! She is a genius!” Here are the lyrics to the song Innocent:

Wasn’t it easier in your lunchbox days?
Always a bigger bed to crawl into.
Wasn’t it beautiful when you believed in everything?
Everybody believed in you.

It was so much easier when everyone stood behind you knowing you could do it. When you were the kid in school that everyone always wanted to hang out! Gosh those were the days…

In the end she goes on to say:

Lives change like the weather
I hope you remember
Today is never to late to
Be brand new

And all I could do was sit there and smile. Thank you Taylor Swift for making my day again and again and again!

So here I am still in a funky kind of mood but at least I am smiling and hopeful this weekend is only going to bring more creativity and surprises! This is the time of the week that I love the most. I get so much time to be with B, an extra hand around the house to help me with E, and little reminders of how much he loves me.. Those are my favorite!!! This weekend may be just what I need to get back to where I want to be 🙂

Hope everyone else’s weekend turns out great too!

Love Always,

J

Food, Books, Tubs, & Taylor Swift :D

26 Oct

I have a list of interesting things that I have been dying to write about all day today but haven’t really stopped to have the chance. So here it goes! Super awesome deal number one. If you are a mother of a young child (1-90 haha) I found the perfect snacks! I went grocery shopping the other day and went down the snack isle now that E is eating everything and the baby snacks just don’t do it for her anymore. Well all I found was junk food which I am not a hater on junk food. I love junk food and E will love junk food when she can pick her own food but for now being a responsible adult feel like she needs to eat somewhat healthy for as long as I can get her too. So I seriously disappointed strolling down this isle and came to the crackers which I figured, we have those they just crumble everywhere and make a mess .. and something caught my eye!

CLUB MINIS! These are awesome! They are bitesize and perfect for little hands and little teeth! And semi-healthy because they do have butter. E tried these and was begging for more and it makes me feel awesome that I am not worried about a total mess or a choking baby because they practically melt in your mouth. Plus B can’t keep his hand out of the box 😉 Haha I love this guy!

Next item on my list is an update on The Accidental Mom by Rowan Coleman. I am 200 pages into this book (out of 400) and I still have not hit a boring section yet! This book is definitely an interesting read! Should be done with it before the end of the week if it’s as good as the first half was.

Also! My first review of baby items!! The First Years Sure Comfort NewbornToddler Tub:

E used this from day one to year 1 and after that she was ready to move around a little more and get out! I think it’s a smart purchase because anything that can last from newborn to toddler saves you money rather than buying two different tubs for two different stages. I liked everything about this tub minus the fact that E didn’t seem to like it as much as I did when she got older 🙂 Another not so great thing is when you are in-between the newborn stage and the sitting up stage I felt like it needed a little more cushioning. It never seemed like it was quite comfy to me but then again I am not the one in the tub 😛 Overall this gets four stars for me!

Next Subject: My daily life! Today was E’s 15 month appointment and we have all been crossing her fingers that she weighed twenty points so we could turn her car seat around!! I don’t know why as a first time mother you seriously can’t wait for the next step (whatever step it is) to happen! I am always trying to be patient but seriously it’s just so exciting. Well sad news is this child got a seriously fast metabolism from her mother so she only weighs 19.6 nakie. Good news! Pediatrician said we could turn it around because she has all the physical abilities she needs and with clothes on (which she will have on in her car seat) probably puts her at 20 pounds. YAYYYY!!! Guess what we’ll be doing later this week??? NOT CAR SEAT SHOPPING but turning that baby around! Yes I bought a car seat that goes both ways .. saving money here is my number one favorite thing to do!

Oh and last but not least! My favorite review of all. Taylor Swifts new album Speak Now. First of I want to go ahead and say that when I first heard of Taylor Swift I went against the grain and said that she wasn’t my favorite because I thought she was overrated. Well if you know me at all the people that I “don’t like” when I first hear them 90% of the time turn out to my favorite. OKAY! So I am a huge Taylor Swift fan get over it! The first time I actually heard her music I was shocked I didn’t like her the first time. She wrote about everything that a highschool/college girl was feeling. Her music took me from previously feeling pretty dang depressed and pissed off at the male gender and back to reality. I love B to death and Thank Goodness I met this guy after my Taylor Swift wake up call because I had completely sworn of men and decided to focus on myself. Then Taylor Swift happened, and then I might B. Coincidence? I think not! So after all my ranting and loving 😛 I give this CD five stars for sure! Every song I have listened from her it’s like she puts you back in your highschool/college years and makes you reminisce about past times and smile at the same time. Awesome job Taylor, you rock our worlds!

And after all this that I have been holding in I am going to go listen to Taylor and read my new favorite book 😛

Love Always,

J

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