Regularly scheduled blogging will continue today! This past week has been pretty hectic to say the least, with my birthday, wedding stuff, and mother’s day. Oh, and I finished my novel last week! It’s such a huge personal accomplishment, and I am just oh so proud of myself! Now comes the nerve-wrecking part–sending queries.
I am overwhelmed and nervous to begin perfecting my query letters. I feel like there is so much pressure on this one page letter. If it’s not good enough, my amazing novel gets shunned. It has to be perfect, and I will accept nothing less.
Moving right along, I’d like to say that I had the best weekend! My birthday shenanigans were so much fun, and included going to dinners, hitting up the beach, shopping sprees and getting my brand new Nook with Glowlight from my fiance!
Mother’s day was really nice. I spent the day shopping, and then got together with my family. Of course, this Mother’s Day was bittersweet because it was the first Mother’s Day without my grandma. All of us had a pretty good time, though.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like to dedicate this post to my beautiful and amazing mother! She’s always been there for me and has supported all of my crazy ideas (believe me, there have been very many). My childhood was pretty much perfect because she put so much effort into making sure that it was (and I vow to do the same with Diego).
Here are the lucky seven reasons (of the countless ones) of why I love my mom–which I hope become some of the many reasons that my son loves me!
For Americans, it has been a really hard week. I found it extremely difficult to blog because of the gloom that was hanging over this nation for so many days. Thankfully, last night the second suspect of the Boston Marathon bombings was apprehended, and hope started to fill the hearts of the people in Boston, as well as the nation as a whole. However, none of us have forgotten about the tragedy in Texas, and our thoughts and prayers are still with the victims of both of these horrific events.
In the wake of the multiple tragedies that have occurred, I’d like to take a moment to think about things that bring a smile to my face. Though there are millions more, I chose 24 because I’ll be turning 25 in less than one month, so I’m embracing the number 24 as often as I can before I officially
Today I came across this website about Positive Parenting. Their tagline reads Parenting without blaming, shaming, yelling, or hitting. I think it’s great–I also think it’s idealistic, and not always realistic. However, if we are doing our best to be ideal parents, then why not embrace this idea?
Making the Fishies Swim
I am going to start off by saying that my toddler is only 19 months right now and is just starting to enter into Continue reading →
Marriage Equality – I will start this off with the issue at hand. Today people will wear red in support of gay marriage, as it lands before the Supreme Court this morning and could either be monumental and historical, or it could be bleak, leaving many of us still shaking our heads. I’m a proud republican, and I am also a proud supporter of gay marriage. A great quote I read today came from Republican Nicole Wallace, “There is not any place in the Constitution that allows for a different set of rules for a different class of people.” I do not want to delve into politics too much on my blog, but I will say Continue reading →
Last night was pretty unusual and very gratifying. I was a tad overwhelmed because I had a million things to do at home but I had to stop by my grandpa’s to pick up a few of my grandmother’s things–sentimental jewelry and such. My original plan for the evening after I got home from work was to pack Diego’s dinner and get his milk quickly, driver over to Abuelo’s quickly, and come back home quickly so that I could attend to the laundry and cooking and laundry (hanging clothes from last weeks load… oops). Have I mentioned that I hate laundry? By the way, for the record–you heard it here first–when baby D is old enough to understand basic instructions, he will be doing all of our laundry for a small fee–it’s worth a shot at least…
A cross stitch book that was my grandma’s – Can’t wait to make one!
Anyways, I stayed longer than expected but had a great time hanging out with Abuelo. As I left, I noticed that the ramp to the highway was closed so I ended up continuing straight through the light in hopes of making a U-turn and catching the ramp from the other side of the street, but it was closed there too. No big deal, I thought. I’m just going to take the scenic route. Continue reading →
As we walk through the sea of people, we hear a woman yell in a very amusing way, “Opa! Opa! Oysterrrrr!”. To our left is a large tank of crystal blue water and a small stadium-seating area. In the tank is a person diving for oysters at the command of small children. Unable to look away, we observe for a while, mesmerized by the woman’s pleasant voice.
“Welcome to Sea World everyone! Come watch the Oyster Opening Ceremony!”, the woman on the wooden platform shouts excitedly. Her high pitched, charming voice makes you feel like a child. Continue reading →
I’m a very impulsive and impatient person. I’m also a shopaholic. For a moment, I wondered if my impulsive actions are considered to be spontaneous or reckless? Am I seizing the moment or being careless? The thought was dismissed almost immediately. To some, my behavior may seem hasty, but to me, it’s obvious that I am simply making the most of life. The impulsive things I do are (for the most part) within reason. Case in point: although I am a shopaholic, I’m also an accountant; so I know what I’m doing… Continue reading →