MySpace Throwback

Friday, October 2, 2015

Happy Friday! Happy October! Are you jealous of the popcorn machine that now lives at my house? (Priorities.)

We're throwing it back to the MySpace days of surveys. Be glad that I'm not bringing back some of my old MySpace profile pictures. Too bad for you. They were so artsy and emo and "look at how carefree I am at 19." (Selfies before there were "selfies" and edited with a heavy hand.) Ahhh, those were the days. Anyway, here's a little A to Z Blog Survey.

A – Age: 31.

B – Biggest Fear:  Snakes!

C – Current Time: 9:32 PM

D – Drink You Had Last: H2O

E – Easiest Person To Talk To:  My dad. We have an easy time talking, and admittedly, we have an easy time getting on each other's nerves if there's a full moon and our moods are just right. ;) But that's what makes it so easy, I guess. We always know we can move past it.

F – Favorite Song: For months, it's been "Bright" by Echosmith, because Presley gets really quiet and looks up at me while I sing it. Her gaze makes me feel all the mama feels. She smiles when I sing "You make me sing oooooh, la la la, You make a girl go oooooh, I'm in love, love." It melts me heart every time. We showed my parents on FaceTime, and it was simply precious!

G – Grossest Memory: My first reaction was to type "Stepping on a snail," and then I thought, "Nope! CHILDBIRTH. And all the fun that happens afterward." TMI?

H – Hometown: Chula Vista, California

I – In Love With:  S and Press, of course!

J – Jealous Of: My former self who got more sleep and fit in all of her clothes.

K – Kindest Person You Know: Man, I've got some really kind friends, but if I have to narrow it down, I'll say Summer, Caitlin, and Annie.

L – Longest Relationship: 9 years (and counting)!

M – Middle Name: Legally, I have two. Marie and my maiden name.

N – Number of Siblings: 2.

O – One Wish: I chuckled as I thought about typing "I wish I was a little bit taller. I wish I was a baller. I wish I had a girl who looked good. I would call her." (1995 called. They want their lyrics back.) I'm so easily amused these days. I wish I had a million dollars, because... need I explain?

P – Person You Spoke To On The Phone Last: My co-worker talked about a training we're leading next week.

Q – Question You’re Always Asked: What are you? (As in "What is your ethnic background?")

R – Reason To Smile: I have this little girl named Presley and this tall man called S in my life. You may have seen them around this blog a time or two before? ;)

S – Song You Last Sang: See letter F above!

T – Time You Woke Up: 12:55 AM, 3:30 AM, 5:30 AM, and 7:05 AM. Yay, motherhood!

U – Underwear Color: Turquoise.

V – Vacation Destination: I want to go to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Paris, London, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and Farm Sanctuary.

W – Worst Habit: Saving things. Great for when I need a receipt. Bad for when we have to move.

X – X-Rays You’ve Had: Dental and chest.
Y – Your Favorite Food: Husband's zucchini cakes.

Z – Zodiac Sign: Libra.

Did you learn anything new about me? If you've been dropping by here for awhile, maybe not. But maybe. Enjoy the weekend!


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

My peeps gave me the sweetest birthday surprise when I came home last night. As you can tell from my grin, it is altogether impossible to contain the giddiness that comes from birthday candles in a pizza, a baby in a party hat, and a husband who signs a card on behalf of the whole family, cats included. When I showed a friend these photos this morning, she said, "He is so sweet! We got good husbands. They're not all made like that. You know that, right?" I sure do, and I count my lucky stars.

I was bombed with love all day by phone. Presley and I FaceTimed with dear friends so they could get our live reactions to their baby gender reveal video. I opened presents from my family while the Packer game played in the background. When you're surrounded by so much joy and humor, it is easy to love a birthday on a Monday.

Thanks to all for the birthday wishes!

REMINDER: Get your entries in for the giveaway before it closes tomorrow night!

How Pregnancy Ruined My Vision & a Birthday Giveaway!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Hey! How are you? I'm 31 years old today. Cheers!

I wish I could say that the last three days of 30 were a blast, but truth be told, Presley and I were at odds this weekend. I had some lofty goals about her sleeping well, playing with her toys quietly as she has many times before, and being her usual smiley self. She didn't like those plans. She has been so frustrated, because she stands but can't walk yet, and it is pissing... her... off. We argued and tangled, as much as an adult and a baby can. In the end, I proposed that we make a pact to be friends and be nice to each other, forever and always. She's still thinking it over, I think.

As if that wasn't bad enough, did I tell you that she ruined my vision too? OK, OK. I'm kidding. I better take it back before she comes after me for slander. It was pregnancy that ruined my vision.

During my last trimester, I could tell that my vision had changed, though I wasn't sure by how much. My prescription hadn't changed in seven years, but suddenly, street signs were blurry. At my annual check-up, I bombed my vision test somewhere around the third line, I believe. It was that bad. After I felt the need to apologize for my terrible vision and ask how it could have changed so quickly, my optometrist explained that pregnancy did it.

It was a physical change I didn't anticipate. He gave me a good ol' edu-ma-cation about how fluid retention changed the shape of my cornea and then told me that it wouldn't go back to normal until I was done breastfeeding. I laughed and told him I planned to nurse for at least a year, so he adjusted my prescription knowing that next year we may or may not be in the same boat.

I wore glasses more than contact lenses during pregnancy, because my eyes were sensitive -- and I was hiding the monstrous bags under my eyes. Ha! Those reasons aside, I love wearing glasses. I like the look of them, and they can be fun accessories. (And yes, I'm still hiding those "new mommy" bags under my eyes.)

Since we're talking about birthdays and vision, guess what? One of you can win a free pair of glasses from Firmoo! Yep. My birthday = a present for one of you. Tell me you don't love that. I've ordered four pairs of glasses from Firmoo over the years. (My fave were last year's sunglasses.)

Here are the rules:

Giveaway closes 10/1 at 12:00 AM.
Open to entrants with a U.S. mailing address only.
Entries must be made using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Winner will pick one pair of glasses from Firmoo's blogger collection.
Standard 1.50 index single vision lenses. (Upgraded lenses and add-ons for an added fee.)


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