I confess…

Since I’ve been working and going to school for over a year now, I have noticed myself feeling judgmental or resentful toward Jeremy as a stay at home dad. Not a lot, but on occasion, like, when the house is a wreck and Jack has done nothing but eat chips and rampage all day.  In…

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End of Winter Break…

Spring semester kicks off next week, which means I’m on the last leg of my winter break. I have been enjoying a slower pace at home and at work, although I am in no way short on chores, projects, and to-do lists. I did not get as much accomplished during my break as I would…

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Update

When I’m not working or going to school, or doing homework, or catching up on chores. I’m doing my best to be present for Jack. Watching him learn and grow, and discover new things. And with spring upon us, and summer not far behind. Our whole family is looking forward to venturing out into the…

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Sharing a bed with my homework.

Heading into week three of school, I’ve got a pile of reading and a rough draft of my first essay assignment in bed with me. I’m in the midst of a much-appreciated hiatus from work, that is four days off in a row, and so far I’ve not missed my name tag a bit. Jack has…

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Coffee is crucial at this point.

Here I sit, on the eve of my second week of that work/school/mom/wife/ life, with my course texts, and class notes, and my large cup of coffee in front of me. The baby has been in bed for an hour now, and I just finished mopping the kitchen flIoor that I had been previously  neglecting. I’m…

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Rain, Rain, Go Away…

It’s wet outside. I realize that this is California, and I should not be complaining about the rain we are in such desperate need of, but we are cooped up in the house all day with a cranky toddler who’s got cabin fever, and this is only the middle of January. All that being said,…

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Bicycle

Here’s the thing about me…I don’t drive. I have never had a drivers licence, or even a learner’s permit, at any point in my life. Driving is my greatest fear. Wherever, I go either my husband or my mother in law take me. Sometimes, I just walk. This arrangement has worked well for me, with little complaint from others,…

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Update

Jack is going everywhere at top speed all the time. He loves to talk and talk and talk, and sometimes we can even understand him. He also enjoys laughing, yelling, fake sneezing, fake coughing, and dancing with the use of just his arms. He enjoys books very much, but lately, he prefers to read the book…

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Apparently, I am more than a little stressed out.

Yesterday, at work I had heart palpitations accompanied by a panic attack. I was simply folding towels on the sales floor, nothing too exciting, when all of a sudden my heart started pounding and I felt very dizzy and weak in the knees. I also felt nauseated…And my vision went a little fuzzy. Now, I’ve…

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Running in circles.

The days are long, but the time is short. Jack will be 19 months old on Friday. How the hell did that happen!? It’s all going by so fast…that cliche is so true, blink and it’s over. I’m doing my best to soak up as much of Jacks toddler-hood as possible, my husband is too,…

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Nine Years

Saturday, October 7, 2006; I was 18 and living with my grandmother. I awoke to a day much like any other since I had begun staying with her. I sipped my coffee on the front porch, checked my myspace on her computer. Later, we sat together in her living room watching a movie and chatting. Then…

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It was bound to happen eventually…

Jack has his first cold; poor baby. It hit Grammy first, then me, and now Jack. My Husband is the only one who hasn’t caught it. So far, Jack’s just sneezing with a clear running nose and a low-grade temp. I’m crossing my fingers it doesn’t progress any further than that. He doesn’t seem much…

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