Sunday, August 31, 2014

Big Moves

Wow this separation has not been easy on any of us. Thankfully Jack is young enough that he seems oblivious. I have been stressed to the max. My husband has used this time to live it up like he is single and has no children. I have been working and taking care of Jack. Saturday night Jack and I stayed at my parent's house so we would have people to watch the Razorback game with. 

I've been dealing with massive headaches for weeks now so my mom agreed to keep Jack so I could sleep all I wanted to. When my phone died that night I didn't even bother charging it. All I wanted to do was sleep. 

This morning Jeremy busts into the guest room. I promptly sit up and ask "what are you doing here?". He wants to know where my phone is so I explain that it is off and he says that he has been to our house and then came here to my parent's house to see Jack. Jack is taking an early nap so he waits around until Jack wakes up and I go take a bubble bath. Jeremy had told me that he had to work all weekend but he had lied and instead he whooped it up. I wasn't mad that he went out but angry that he didn't bother to see Jack in any of that time. Once Jack woke up, Jeremy stayed a whole maybe 45 minutes. He hasn't seen him in over a week and after 45 minutes he is done. It is just frustrating for a mom.

On to bigger news. I've decided that Jack and I are going to move back in with my parents. It isn't ideal but we really need to save some money. Plus, I need the help. My sanity is at stake. 

Currently my sister, her husband, and their child live with my parents while they are building a house but it should be finished in a month. I'm going to use this next month to organize and clean our place. We both have a lot of clothes that need to go. Plus, doesn't everyone have too much junk? We just need the essentials. 

Off to start organizing! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Life as of Late

Y'all know I like to keep it real around here so here goes.

My husband moved out officially on Monday. Nothing official has been decided but we needed a break to figure things out. This was his idea and he is staying with a coworker at the time. Jack is with me. Honestly, it's hard to feel like too much as changed in the living situation because he was gone half the time at work anyways. I think what I miss the most is not being able to just call him up and just talk with him during the times I usually did. 

We are getting along and my ultimate goal is to keep Jack's well being first. My second goal is that no matter what happens to try and stay out of the court system. Third to remember to be fair and reasonable at all times. 

School has also started back, and boy has it started back. It is very stressful right now and honestly it typically is this time of year. 

Jack is in a new daycare room where they are starting to learn stuff. He is having some issues adjusting since he spent the whole summer with me but each day has gotten better. I love walking in and seeing how much of a big boy he has become. 

First day of daycare 2014 (It was a nasty rainy day)

Obviously things are majorly stressful and chaotic around here but I'll do my best to keep you updated. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Secret Pal

Last school year I picked someone who is always so kind and is constantly doing for others and I would surprise her with all kinds of things from giftcards, candles, flowers, candy, girlie stuff, picture frames, basically anything I knew she would love. It was so much fun for me. It actually became a fun thing for the school because no one knew who was surprising her. Everyone had their guesses and it was so fun being so sneaky. 

On the last day of school I revealed myself with a letter that I wrote her. Many people came to me and said I want to do Secret Pal next year. So boom right there I printed off a questionnaire and sent out an email. We drew names that very day. 

So far we are a week into school and so many teachers have gotten so many wonderful surprises. It just makes my heart so happy to see them spreading happiness. It is such a domino effect. When teachers are happy, we are better teachers. I can see this school year being one of the happiest. 

Even if you don't work in a school you can still do Secret Pal. You can do it officially like we did this year or you can just surprise people you deem worthy. 

I wanted to share with you some cute Secret Pal ideas.


Oodles of simple but cute gift ideas -- neighbors, secret pals, teachers, etc.

Box of Sunshine                                                        Coke and candy

Box of Sunshine. Great for someone who is having a bad day!
soda with candy bars wrapped around, perfect for the teenage boy!!

St. Patrick's Pay                                                   Birthday Cake

St. Patrick's Day Teacher Gift    Change the root beer to Pepsi and the snickers to M&M's

Fruity Gift                                                               Monagrammed pjmpkkn

FINALLY, a non-candy way to say things!   great ideas for parenting and printables for many things   cute painted pumpkin... Halloween Secret Pal gift :)

Relaxing Basket                                                       Make your own lemonade

spring break teacher gift basket      DIY Lemonade Kit Hostess Gift.  Clear glass pitcher, Lemonade recipe, Lemons, Pretty dish towel, Mixing spoon.  Maybe add a baggie full of sugar tied with matching ribbon?  I love this one!

I hope these pictures get your brain spinning and that you are able to brighten someone's dayl Giving has been so much fun and getting fun gifts just isn't alll that bad either. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

That's Right, I'm Suppose to be a Blogger

When life takes over, it really takes over. As summer comes to a close, and a new school year approaches things in my world have gotten a little hectic. Doesn't it for everyone this time of year? 

I'm trying to soak up any extra time with Jack before he goes back to daycare life. Also as school is gearing up to start I've been gearing up also with professional development and getting the library together. 

Tomorrow is open house so I hope to use that time to get a few extra things done since as a librarian I really won't have a lot of parents coming by. I know I'll have some favorite kiddos coming in to say hi, which I am very much looking forward to. 

So here are a few life lately updates:

  • Things between the husband and I have been great. Change your attitude and you really can change your world.
  • I've been giving a lot of thought as to how I want this school year to be different. I just haven't gotten a plan together yet. 
  • My precious nephew Bennett turns 3 this weekend so we will be heading to a very festive Jake and the Neverland Pirates party on Saturday.
  • My house stays a mess because cleaning with Jack around is impossible.
  • Speaking of Jack, he has decided that wearing clothes or a diaper isn't for him anymore.

  • I'm so happy that I have the show Big Brother to watch because it brings me so much joy.
  • Another show I'm surprised I enjoy is Satisfaction. From the previews you would think it is all sex but it really isn't. There is more sex on General Hospital than this show. 
  • I'm so ready for some football to start. College football makes my Saturdays. I have got to get myself to Fayetteville at least once this season. 
Things will continue to be slow around here as our home gets use to a new routine. Another reason is because one issue between my husband and I was my computer use when he was home. Basically he is jealous of this computer and if I am going to be honest I would use the fact that he was home to run off and get some alone time with the computer. Instead I need to use the fact that he is home for a few days as family time. See old dogs can learn new tricks!