Speeches and Life

It has been one hell of a ride this month. 18 credit-hours is nothing to sneeze at. Add in the 45hr work weeks, 10hr of commuting each week, and trying to pack and get ready to move and I am ready to pull this hair out completely! Fortunately, my horrendous English class is almost over….

A Disney Valentines

Let me preface this with the knowledge that I am totally not a Valentine’s Day type of girl. I should be. It fits in my life and it is an important day for my husband and my history. However, I am just not. I am not a big holiday person anyway (except Halloween, which is…

Push Harder

  This have been a whirlwind of crazy around here. Plus, wordpress has been being a little bitch and making it difficult for me to log in. But, either way, we press on.   I have been back in the gym a lot lately, 4 times a week most weeks. I haven’t lost any weight,…

Thank You Sir, May I Have Another

It’s funny how life works. You are just trucking along, hunky-dory, feeling like things are coming together…and boom, semi-truck. Okay, well, proverbial semi-truck, because in this family you have to specify with those things. Chris and I were doing much better financially, things were looking up, we were paying stuff down, everything was moving forward…

Maleficent and Aurora

What seems like a really, really long time ago, (and OMG it was, as this was February of 2016!) The amazingly talented Jason Weaver of Living Art Gallery San Clemente started what is probably the bane of his existence. He started on my back. We had originally planned to have it done within a year, but…

Never Too Much

There is so much crazy in my house right now. All four of us are in school. All four of us. It is absolutely insane. The younger one just started 6th grade. The older one is starting her second year of college, working on an Associates in Early Childhood Education, with an end goal of…

Life Isn’t Fair

I find myself struggling tonight. Struggling to accept how horrendously awful and unfair the world is. As I sit here, childless and sad, I often wonder what it is that I did to deserve this. Why I am left to lose each piece of light. Why each time a new option seems within reach, it…

Why Hello

I am totally astounded by the fact that I haven’t written since June 1st. I have like 30 blogs sitting in my draft folder that just need photos or to be scheduled.   My apologies. I do have a lot to write about, chronicling the trip to Paris, Venice, Rome, and Naples. I have a…

Nothing More Tattoo

This is probably one of my least eye-catching, awe-inspiring pieces. While it is very well done, it just doesn’t take your breath away. But, it is also probably the most personal important, inspirational thing I have ever put on my body. This lyric tattoo, done by Jason Weaver of Living Art San Clemente consists of…

Big Plans

Things have been a little absolutely, absurdly crazy, hectic, and crappy in my life. But, as always, born in the strife is an amazing idea. I don’t know if it will pan out. I don’t know if it will even sort of work. But, I am determined to make it happen. I am excited, and…

“Surgery”

This blog is all about female reproductive stuff and pregnancy. If you are squimish and grossed out by girly things, you should probably move on to a different post…   So, I had my hysteroscopy and polypectomy about a month ago. And what was supposed to be a very minor, 15 minute surgery that had less…

Powder Puff Pinups – Alissa

In April of 2015, my (then fiancée) husband and I took a ride out to Palm Springs to work with the very talented Alissa Brunelli of Powder Puff Pinups. This was my second time working with one of these badass ladies (the first was Sunshine), and it was set to be an exciting day. We…