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Currently. Obsessed.


I am in love with this band. I am so pumped about the new album release in a few days. They are extremely underrated, in my opinion. I highly recommend you check them out. Brian Fallon has a stunningly beautiful voice.. gah! ♥



The second novel in the series. I stumbled upon Across The Universe on my Kobo last year and began reading it around the time I found out I was pregnant. I am a sci-fi nerd, I love novels that are made into series and currently obsessed with anything Dystopian, so this fits all the columns. It may take me awhile though, with this gorgeous weather and a 7.5 month old who occupies most of my time!



The final season of Weeds. It has definitely gone downhill the past few seasons, but it’s still a lot more decent than half the stuff on television these days! Plus, I love Andy! haha



BBQ! It’s been such beautiful BBQ weather. I am the seasoning Queen and the man is the grill King, fo’ sho’!



Smoothies, especially with this warm weather – and being sick!



To feel healthy again! It has been so long, so long, since I’ve been this sick. And the little human is still sick too. I feel so terrible for her, since she doesn’t know what is going on with this damn cold!



A massage. My body is riddled with aches and pains with this cold/flu. What a mess!



According to the Weather Network, it is 17 degrees Celsius and partly cloudy. The high is supposed to get up to 23 degrees and we are supposed to get thunder showers tonight. It has been so humid here the past few weeks, this is welcome weather! It would be nice to get an awesome thunder storm too, since we haven’t really had one yet this season!



Fun, bright Summer colors!



Watching my baby girl grow and learn new things almost daily. When we took her to the Pediatrician on Tuesday, he told us what a beautiful, smart, healthy girl we have and to continue doing what we are doing, because it’s obviously working. I never need validation from other people.. but damn did that feel good to hear! From a Pediatrician, no less!



Being sick. My immune system has been so great the past few years, after having a terrible one. Now? I feel like shite! Absolute shite. Unfortunately, as a Mother, we do not get sick days. Thankfully, the man has been extremely supportive and when he gets home from work, he takes care of Ava even more than he already did (which is saying a lot! We are very much 50/50 when he gets home. That’s the way it should be!)



Hoping that we are all feeling better by tomorrow night, because we will be going to our first drive-in movie as a family! I will be able to cross off one of my 101 in 1001.



The Dark Knight Rises! Cannot, cannot wait to see it! We are hopefully going to make it out next weekend to watch it. Sure, we’ll be lame and go to a matinee, but that works out best for little A (MIL is gracious enough to watch her for us for a few hours while we go and geek out!) I am a comic book / superhero nerd, for sure! Batman is my ultimate!



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I Won’t Give Up.

I constantly say how amazing having a baby is. I would never have understood it until I did it. It changes you in a lot of ways. I didn’t realize I could love someone as much as I love M.. until we had A. They occupy equal parts of my heart. My heart is so full with love. So full. They are my heart. My soul. It really is a spectacular thing – parenthood. Watching her learn something new everyday. Seeing the world all around her. It is beautiful – she is beautiful.

But.. and there is a but. Having a child is tough as well. It’s not all roses and butterflies. I try to keep that in prospective – through the tough times, it doesn’t last long. I realize that she is only going to be at a certain stage for such a short time in her life. I enjoy it all – the sleepless nights, the poop.. the smiles. Oh the smiles! Watching her grow. Her character, even though she is not yet 7 months old, she has SO much character.

My days used to be filled with paying out Mortgages, talking to lawyers, going to work. Now they are filled with this tiny little human who encloses my entire day into her little fist. It’s filled with nursing her, changing her diaper, pumping, dressing her, preparing her solids, feeding her solids, cleaning up, doing laundry, playing with her, reading to her. I was saying to M the other day how I used to have what seemed like so much free time before having our Little One. Now? What free time?! Free time does not exist. I try and make a point of either watching some tv or reading once a day while she is down for a nap. Sometimes I find myself cleaning instead of taking time out for myself. I really believe that we as Mother’s need some alone time. Some time to focus on ourselves. Even if it is just 15 minutes out of the day. Easier said than done, I know! We also need to find the time to focus on our partners. M and I have been through so much together. A long distance relationship. Being broke. Death. Family issues. Dating at a young age. Moving across the country together. Getting in what could have been a serious car accident. Getting married. Having a baby. All of these things have made us stronger.. have brought us even closer together. But it is much more difficult to just.. sit and talk for a few minutes with him now that we have A. She does occupy so much of our time, and that is fine. We will get through it. But it is a change for us, one that we will embrace and work on. We still go out and do things, but now we have a little person that tags along! I love this little family of mine entirely, completely, absolutely. And M? He was, is and always will be.. my best friend.

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