Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday Musings...

So I had what some could consider a bad weekend.
 
 My son's father and I decided to call it splitsville and  he took my car ( which was actually his. ) This has left me boyfriendless and carless.
 
Thank GOD for my family who is standing by me and helping me in every way they possibly can.
 
What's really odd, is that even though I was upset for a few minutes Saturday ( literally ) when it all went down, after I calmed down, I felt this great feeling of peace and calm come over my body. Like a great weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I was free.
 
You see, my baby daddy and I don't get along. We've been together for 5 and a half years, split up several times and tried to work things out every time. As with most break-up/make-up relationships, it's great for a little while, but then everything goes back to normal. We fight over nothing and everything. In his eyes, he does no wrong and in mine, I'm the perfect angel my mother says I am.
 
I'd like to think that I'm a pretty good person. I do my best to not judge others or gossip. What choices other people make is not my business. I may not go to church every Sunday, but I live the Christian life the best I can. But it's hard to live with someone who does not share these morals with you.
 
In his eyes, I am just a bossy, mouthy pain in the tush who is lazy. Keep in mind, that for 90% of our relationship, I have been the only one employed. I think I do a good job of getting my lazy tush up every day, get to work, come home and spend time with my precious little prince. I think that's enough. I've given up most of my social life because of him. I wanted to badly to dedicate my life to being the perfect mom and wife. Apparently, to him, that wasn't enough.
 
When he was giving me the lecture about how lucky I was that he took me back, I was just staring at him. Not with disgust or anger or any other emotion that someone has when they have been broken up with, but with confidence. At that moment, I knew he was not the man I wanted him so badly to be, and as much as I have held out the hope that he would become this great man that would take care of me and our son, I realized he never will.
 
He is who he is, I am who I am.
 
You can only enter to ring to fight so much before you realize you need to throw in the towel before you get KO'ed. ( I think that was a great boxing analogy, and I don't watch boxing! )
 
I've been suffering with a great amount of depression since we've been together, especially in the past few years. I though it could be attributed to the birth of my son, but I realized I'm depressed because someone is making me feel worthless. On Saturday, when he was removed from the equation, I felt better. I felt even better yesterday and even more so today. I know every day will get better and I will be able to get my life back on track. Of course, being the empathetic person that I am, I wish him nothing bad. In fact, I pray for him. I pray that he can put his feelings for me aside to raise our son in a civilized and amicable manner. After all, my baby prince is the one who will hurt the most from our bad choices.
 
I'm walking away from a relationship with the father of my child, the only man I could see myself being married to, and I'm feeling pretty damn good about it.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

It's Ok Thursday

So, we've made it past Election Day and hump-day, and we're almost to the weekend! I have spent most of the week sick and I'm actually looking forwad to feeling better this weekend!
I'm linking up for another edition of It's Okay Thursday with Amber and Neely!

It's okay... that I'm actually hoping to feel better this weekend to be productive. Yes, I want to feel better to do housework. (I must still be sick!)

It's okay... to be confused that the exit polls I read on Wednesday said that 75% of people feel they are worse off today than they were four years ago, and they STILL THINK IT'S DUB-YA'S FAULT!!!

It's okay... to be an adult and still wake up in the morning wanting a cold glass of chocolate milk.

It's okay... to use your kid as an excuse to do the REALLY fun stuff, like watch Disney shows. If you haven't watched 'Good Luck Charlie' you're missing out! Love it!!!

It's okay... to use Wikipedia to look up answers to everything. C'mon, you know you do!

It's okay... to have writer's block for your blog and just keep up with link-ups. 

This week has been especially stressful for me, being sick and other issues going on. Hopefully I can tune in and zone out to some Disney this weekend!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday Social

Good Sunday morning everyone!

I'm linking up to another Sunday Social with Ashley & Neely!


1. What is currently on your wish list? new watches, a house keeping service, a new house with a larger closet.

2. Share a new iphone, droid, ipad app you have recently discovered that we all need. Honestly, I haven't been downloading any new apps. I saw one on TV the other day that can track your sleep cycles and will help wake you up before you fall back into a deep sleep. That sounds pretty neat, but I haven't tried it yet.

3. What is a new fall TV show you have added to your DVR? I've been watching Nashville. I am hooked. I'm not really one that watches prime time TV shows, but this one has snagged me!

4. Share your Social Media links for us to follow you on(pinterest, twitter, facebook, etc). Tell us which is your favorite and why.

Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/KimberlyMcCue81
Twitter - https://twitter.com/PrincessKim81
Facebook.com - http://www.facebook.com/ImperfectlyBalanced

Hmm, I think they all have their benefits, sorry, don't have a favorite.

5. What is a TV show or movie or song you could listen to or watch over and over and over and never get tired of...feel free to name one of each! I could probably watch Nashville over and over again and not get sick of it. 

Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday-Funday!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday's Letters


Dear CMA Awards... thank you for putting on (another) amazing show last night. I love country music and love seeing the performances. I don't care who wins what award all that much. They are all great in my opinion. Dear Progressive Snapshot... I'm glad that you saved me a whole 1% on my car insurance and I'm glad you are giving me another chance to save more. BUT, can you please, please, please make a sensor that discriminates between my bad driving and me having to slam on my breaks due to a senior citizen who pulls out in front of me and slams on their breaks? Dear (my dog) Princess...  you are 7 years old, by now you know what our cars sound like in the driveway. PLEASE stop barking and waking up my son when someone who lives here pulls up. I don't need a glass shattering bark to inform me they are home. Dear new bed sheets... thank you, thank you, thank you for being so cozy. I love you! Dear Holiday Season... Why do you have to show up so quickly and why do you have to fly by so fast? Will you please stay and let me enjoy you this year? Dear Political Ads... PLEASE. GO. AWAY. I'm not sure I can handle you for 4 more days!!! This has been the nastiest, meanest political season I have experienced. On the other side, I wish people weren't dumb enough to actually believe what is said in the ads is true.


Monday, October 29, 2012

5 for Five

Happy Monday Morning!!!
 
So, it's Monday and time for my second week of 5 for Five. I'm not even going to go into what an epic fail last week was...


1. Walk at least 3x's this week. My sister wants to sign up for our local Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, so I need to get my booty in shape!
2. Send out Thank You cards for my son's birthday party, which was October 1st. I'm usually really good about sending Thank You cards, but this time, not so much!
3. Put away ALL my clean laundry. I'm terrible about putting away laundry. I usually just fold it and keep it in the basket, or leave it hung up in the laundry area.
4. Rearrange my bedroom. My poor headboard has collecting dust in my garage for the past 8 months.
5. Organize my Pinterest boards. It totally bugs me that I have so many 'likes' and not nearly as many 'pins.'
 

So I'm just going to copy my goals from last week and hope they stick this week.

1. Walk at least 3x's this week. I mean it this time. No excuses... the weather is perfect! At least I know I'll get some walking in Wednesday night.

2. Send out Thank You cards for my son's birthday party, which was October 1st. I might just have to resolve to thank you e-mails.

3. Put away ALL my clean laundry. I almost accomplished this.... Almost.

4. Rearrange my bedroom. My poor headboard has collecting dust in my garage for the past 8 months.

5. Organize my Pinterest boards. It totally bugs me that I have so many 'likes' and not nearly as many 'pins.'
 
Hope you guys have a great week! Thanks for visiting!
 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday, Friday!!!

It's been a week from you know where. I'm just glad it's over. We initially had plans to go to a carnival tomorrow, but I think we're gonna cancel all plans and just chilax at home.
 
 I have a list a mile (okay, maybe an exaggeration..... or is it?) of things I want to do. So maybe I'll tackle my to-do list and spend some quality time with my little man.

 
Okay, so it's not a mile long, but it's a lot of time consuming projects. Good thing my Keurig carousel is fully stocked!
(Oh, and I forgot to add that I want to work on a few blog posts, including my link-up)
 
Have a great weekend y'all!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy Birthday to My Mother

I just want to say Happy Birthday to my wonderful saint of a mother. (Even though she doesn't read this.) To me and my sister, she is exactly what a mother is supposed to be.

They say when you walk into some one's home, the first thing you see is what they care about the most. It's so true with my mother. Open the front door to her home and you are faced with a wall of pictures of her children, grandchildren, and, yes, her dogs!

My mother has made so many sacrifices for our family, often putting our wants before her needs. I know my sister and I took it for granted as children, but as mothers ourselves now, we can only aspire to be that selfless and giving.

As hokey as it sounds, my mother is both my sister's and my best friend. She is always in our corner, always there to give whatever she can. But don't worry, she knows us both too well and is quick to put us in our place.

As I have grown up, I have gotten to see how other women parent and hold them to my mother's standard. Often, they fall flat.

My mother is an inspiration to me and my sister and we both know there is no way we could ever fill her shoes (technically we can, we both wear a larger size than her.) and no way to every show her how much we appreciate all that she had done for us.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MA! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oh How Pinteresting & What I'm Loving Wednesday


Since one of my goals for this week is to try to organize my Pinterest boards, I was obviously on Pinterest and, as always, found some pins that are cute/funny/interesting. And then I remembered I saw a Pinterest-themed link-up on The Vintage Apple, so I decided to link-up.




via Karissa Slaby on Pinterest

via Wendy Walker on Pinterest

via Erin McDonald on Pinterest


Hair-Do Dating Cues Circa 1944 via Bethanne on Pinterest




via R Thompson on Pinterest

 
 

 

I'm also linking up with this kind of love for another edition of What I'm Loving Wednesday...
 
 
For starters, I'm starting to really get into Polyvore to make collages and find it more fun to make a collage of what I'm loving instead of posting individual pictures.
 
 
I'm loving... a pair of Uggs! I think they are soooo cute for winter and would love to have a pair. I just can't bring myself to buy a pair since I spend my winters in a climate that only gets below 50 degrees maybe 3 times.
 
I'm loving... that Halloween is next week! Hmm, I think I already have a theme for next Wednesday's post :)
 
I'm loving... Luke Bryan. 'Nuff said!
 
I'm loving... Cracker Barrel. I make it a point to eat at this fine establishment at least once a week. It's the closest thing to home-cooked yumminess without me being in the kitchen.
 
I'm loving... s'mores. These are soooo yummy and making them brings back the best childhood memories of camping and being at my grandma's.
 
I'm loving... this rose gold watch from Michael Kors. I bought a similar one at Target a few weeks ago, and it is pretty nice. But nothing compares to a MK watch!
 
I'm loving... eos lip balm. It feels so smooth and tastes yummy!
 
I'm loving... that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. But I do think there are other forms of cancer that need as much recognition as breast cancer.
 
I'm loving... this Saints sweatshirt from Nike. It looks so cozy and perfect for our 'cool' winter days!
 
I'm loving... Werther's Originals. Not sure when I turned into my grandmother, but lately, I can't seem to get enough of these and their yummy goodness.
 
Thanks for checking me out today. Happy Wednesday Y'all!



Monday, October 22, 2012

5 for five

I love making lists! I am a list fanatic!!! And I love setting goals for myself. So anytime I come across a chance to combine the two, I'm all about it! When Jessica at Fantastically Average decided to start a new weekly link-up, 5 for five, it was like a match made in heaven. (Well, almost. Peanut butter and chocolate ice cream and me are a match made in heaven. LOL)


http://www.fantasticallyaverage.com
 
 
1. Walk at least 3x's this week. My sister wants to sign up for our local Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, so I need to get my booty in shape!
 
2. Send out Thank You cards for my son's birthday party, which was October 1st. I'm usually really good about sending Thank You cards, but this time, not so much!
 
3. Put away ALL my clean laundry. I'm terrible about putting away laundry. I usually just fold it and keep it in the basket, or leave it hung up in the laundry area.
 
4. Rearrange my bedroom. My poor headboard has collecting dust in my garage for the past 8 months.
 
5. Organize my Pinterest boards. It totally bugs me that I have so many 'likes' and not nearly as many 'pins.'
 
Hopefully I will be able to report back next Monday with 100% completion. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Stay Tuned....

Sorry for my absence this past week in the blog world. It's been one of those weeks....

But with a renewed sense of motivation for my blog, I am going to try to host my own link-up during November.


I haven't done a link-up yet, so that's what I plan to work on the next week or so. I'm feeling ambitious, as next week is my mother's birthday and we have stuff going on for the next two weekends AND Halloween is fast approaching.

I've also been making use of a small notebook that I got at a training a few months back. It was supposed to be used for taking notes during the training. Whoops! I've been using to write down ideas I have; some for now, some for later.

I love reading other people's blogs and get jealous of how people turn their regular, ordinary lives into something amazing. And they do it, not by taking expensive vacations or buying expensive things, but by observing every detail of their lives. They live their lives, they don't just go through it waiting for something to come along.
 

So, this is what I want to do. Stop and catch those tiny moments in my life that make is so special, stop waiting for.... what ever it is I think I need to be waiting for.


Thanks for listening (reading) my babbling! And Happy Friday y'all!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's Okay Thursday

Well, we made it to another Thursday!
 
Its Ok Thursdays
 
it's okay...
 
...to think a pony tail is perfectly acceptable for casual jean days
 
...to continue to wish it would get colder in Florida
 
...to overload on Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin body products :)
 
...that I also find it acceptable to wear a sweater and flip-flops.
 
...'make' my kids lunch everyday by giving him an Uncrustables, I mean, the kid loves his PB & J!
 
...to not always wear matching metals, i.e. white gold ring, rose gold watch
 
...to download every app someone tells you is cool, use it once and never delete it from your phone
 
Hope everyone has a great Thursday. If nothing else, at lease tomorrow is Friday!
 
KIM
 


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm totally getting into the fall 'mood,' despite the fact it is almost 90 degrees where I live.
But I'm totally loving some fall goodies this week...

Pinned Image
I'm loving the new, last season of Gossip Girl! It looks like it's going to be AMAZING and I'm on the edge of my seat to see what happens!

I'm loving Caramel Apple Milky Ways. My sister found these a few weeks ago at Target and we just can't get enough of them! So yummy!

I'm loving pumpkin flavored coffee creamer. Ever since I received my Keurig as an early Christmas present, I've been bring my coffee to work (almost) everyday. Between the coffee creamer and pumpkin spice coffee, I don't really miss Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (who am I kidding? I still LOOOVE them!) But I'm saving money, so it's a good trade.

I'm loving brown polishes for fall! I really like darker colors for my nails, but it just doesn't seem right during the spring and summer, especially here in sunny Florida. So when October rolls around, I get the chance to break out the darker colors. (Although I did a purge in the spring and got rid of most of my polish, so I have to start from scratch now ): )

I'm loving my Tervis tumbler. This isn't the actual one that I have, mine just has a "K" on it. I love it because it's a cute way to keep track of how much water I drink, with the large cups being 24 ounces. I usually drink out of one during the weekends, since they have lids which makes them easily portable. We refer to it as "Mommy's sippy-cup."

I'm loving Drew Brees and the Saints! Yes, I said the Saints! I was sooo excited to watch Drew break Johnny Unitas' record Sunday night for consecutive games with a touchdown thrown. Despite what has gone on with the coaches and some players, Drew is an amazing quarterback, one of the best in the league. He has proven it!

And lastly, I'm loving everything about Fall!!! I get so excited this time of year. There is so much going on and now with my son being a bit older and able to enjoy more, I know this time of year will only get better!

That's all I got.... Happy Wednesday Y'all!




Thursday, October 4, 2012

It's Okay Thursday

TGIAF!!!
(THANK GOODNESS IT'S ALMOST FRIDAY)
 
Even though it's been a short week for me (I took the day off on Monday), it seems like it's been an eternity since last Thursday. We had a crazy busy weekend - TWO birthday parties!
 
So, here I am again, linking up with Amber & Neely for another round
 
Its Ok Thursdays
 
IT'S OKAY...
 
 
...to find Presidential debates interesting. 
 
...to believe there should be a time when older, retired citizens should not be on the road (primarily rush-hour)
 
...to already be excited about Christmas after seeing my baby rip open his birthday presents
 
...to be glad said son did not get a lot of presents for his birthday (who do you think is picking up after my 2 year old)
 
...to wish I lived in a cooler climate during the fall, not the winter, just fall. I'm so jealous of all those people out there who actually get to enjoy crisp air!
 
...to be a bit disappointed in myself that this is all I have to offer today. I'm taking notes next week :)
 
HAPPY THURSDAY Y'ALL!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Monthly Goals

I love making lists... I just find it hard to follow them. (Something I want to do and I'm working on). I make a goal list in my planner at work, this is for stricty work-related goals, like a completely clean desk each morning. This means, that my water cup was emptied, everything was put away, no personally identifiable info was left out, etc..... But I don't make too many for my self. This one will going on the fridge.
 
Walk 3x Week - I neeeeeed to walk more. My son is getting bigger and it's more fun to walk with him, so I need to 'get ta gettin.'
 
2 Full Tervis Tumblers of water a day - I will speak all the glories of the Tervis tumbler! The one I have on my desk is 24 oz and I should be drinking at least 2 per day. At the very least.
 
Make a budget - Notice how I didn't stay 'stick to a budget.' Baby steps Y'all, baby steps.
 
Put a positive picture on my desktop each day - I'm not big on some crazy picture on my desktop at work, but I know that if I put an inspiring message on it, I will be forced to read it. Everyday!
 
Counselor -  I have a few meltdowns this past week and I know it's time for me to see somone who can help me get all the ish worked out in my head.
 
So there you have it, my monthly goals. These are pretty obtainable goals, no reason why I can do it. :)
 
I also joined Day Zero Project and set up a 101 in 1001 list. (Although mine's a bit longer that 101.) It's more like a bucket list, but it is a list of things I want to do. I gave my list it's own page, so check back for my progress...

Does That Make Me Crazy?!?!

I saw this on Brunch with Amber, thought it was cute, so decided to do it and link up!


I've always thought I was a bit OCD/OCPD'ish' seeing how I get stressed out about small things. But after reading other blogs, I'm learning that I'm not alone!

1. In the shower, I MUST have all the bottles facing to the left, or if they are round, facing forward. Does this make me crazy?!

2. When doing my laundry, I ALWAYS do it in the same order: darks, delicates, whites, towels. Does this make me crazy?!

3. In my pen/pencil cups, all of the pens/markers must be pointed down. I use the logic that if all the ink is being 'pushed' down to the writing tip, it won't dry out as quickly. Does this make me crazy?!

4. All of my apps/ grouped apps are in alphabetical order on my iPhone. Does this make me crazy?!

5. I only use blue pens when doing paperwork at work. I'll use black pens, rarely, for notes or to address cards, but when filling out forms, I ONLY use blue. I'm pretty sure I picked up that habit from a friend who worked at an attorney's office and told me that they use blue pens only to be able to distinguish between originals and copies. Does this make me crazy?!

6. My son has curly hair, and they're cute curls. I can't stand them and CUT THEM OFF! Does this make me crazy?!

 
I'm glad to know that I'm not the only person in the world who stresses over these minor things. :)


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday Social

HAPPY SUNDAY Y'ALL



**What do you miss most about being a kid?** I would definitely have to say not having to worry about anything and being carefree

**Did you have a nickname growing up** No, in fact my parents called me by my full name, Kimberly. It wasn't until I was in middle school when people started calling me Kim.

**What was your favorite thing to do at recess** This is the funniest thing... Our school playground had three tires coming out of the ground in a triangle shape. Us girls made up this jumping game on the three tires. It got tense at times. If you stayed on the longest, you got to make up rules, like, everyone had to jump and only use one foot. Sounds kinda crazy, but that was THE game on our playground.

**What did you want to be when you grew up?** Honestly, I wanted to be so many things, a lawyer, a doctor, it ran the gamete. I don't think I ever really had my heart set on anything.

**What was your favorite toy?** Probably my Barbie dolls. I had a friend whose dad made her a Barbie house and we would spend hours playing. Other than that, I really liked to read, so my books were probably my other favorite 'toy.'

**What is the funniest thing you did as a kid that your parents still remind you about?** I don't think I was much a funny kid. I don't think I did a lot of random funny stuff. Either that, or my parents didn't pay much attention to me. My family always gets a laugh out of the retelling of our Christmas mornings. My sister would go through about $1000.00 worth of toys in about 2 minutes flat and then say, "Is that it?" Meanwhile I would be opening my presents slowing, thanking everyone for what they gave me, completely being ignored by my family. (There is proof of this, it's on VHS!)

I hope everyone had a great weekend. We have been going nonstop!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Dear My Wonderful Son...

Today you will turn two! I cannot believe you have already been driving me crazy  making my life amazing for that long already. I could bore you with the story of how we went to the hospital and what the weather was like, blah, blah, blah... (However, the day we left the hospital, the weather was AMAZING! 75 degrees, no humidity, that's heaven for September in Florida!)

However, I will tell you that I joked around with your father, saying we would name you after the starting pitcher for the Rays on the day of your birth. But you decided to arrive before the game even started. BTW, it was David Price. We had actually gone back and forth between Justin and another name and decided on Justin. One of the nurses said that was a good choice, because I got to the hospital just in time to have you. (Not really, we got there at 7am, you were born at 11:21am. Not 'just in' time in my book.)

There have been ups and downs for us, and I am forever sorry for the downs and forever grateful for the ups. Even though the song was really written for a couple in love, whenever I hear Blake Shelton sing "God Gave Me You" I realize how lucky I am to have you in my life and that there is no gift greater than you.

I love the way you care about your cousins and the rest of your family. I love the way you are soooo much like your Daddy (as scary as that is!) I love the way you are already, at two, a smart alack! (a taste of my own medicine!) I love the way you dance and shake your booty when Mommy tells you to. I truly believe you got the best of both your father and I! You continue to amaze me each and every day that I am with you! I can say, without any doubt, I would not trade these past two years for anything in the world.

And yet, I know the best is yet to come. I have so many more years with you and I know you will continue to out-do yourself time and time again. Every time I hear Brad Paisley's song "Just Like Me" I know that is exactly how you will be; getting into trouble and yet still captivating my heart. I know every second I spend being mad about the minor things is wasting precious seconds I have with you.

I have hopes, dreams and goals for you. I hope that you grow up with the common sense to know right from wrong. I hope you grow up wanting to be the man that you know would make me proud. My dreams are that you become what ever you aspire to be. My goal is to raise a son that becomes the kind of man that values everything in his life, his family, friends, home, job and country.

I love you more than life itself and I always be there for you as your mother, your mentor, your confidant and your best friend.

Love Always,
Mommy

Thursday, September 27, 2012

It's Okay Thursday #2

This past week has flown by, I can hardly believe it's Thursday! But I'm definitely not complaining, I am totally looking forward to a 4 day weekend to celebrate my son's birthday. Time to PAR-TAY! He'll only be 2, but I believe it's my duty as his mother to teach him to party like a (Disney) rockstar!

I'm linking up with Neely and Amber for another round...

It's OK....
 
to think the NFL head honchos read my rant here and decided to make the deal with the "Real Refs"
 
to have a meltdown or two (or ten) a week
 
to stay up all night watching 'Gossip Girl' after having said meltdown
 
to eat cereal for dinner when you don't feel like cooking
 
to take a four day weekend to celebrate your kid's birthday
 
to wear a black sweater to work on a day when it's 88 degrees because you're grumpy
 
to be sick and tired of Facebook because you're tired of seeing your friend's posts about how desperate she is to be back with her ex and you think he's a major ZERO!
 
to want to uninvite said friend from your kids birthday party for fear she will want to bring the ZERO!
 
to realize you need to be on a budget (how does one do that anyway?)
 
HAPPY THURSDAY Y'ALL!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm linking up to This Kind of Love again for a What I'm Loving Wednesday.


**I am loving** that Friday is my son's 2nd birthday and I have soooo much planned for him!

**I am loving** that the past few days have been a hint of fall here in FL... (Although here in the St. Pete/Tampa area, we will NEVER see anything like the picture below)

**I am loving** my daily breakfast of Greek yogurt, honey and granola. I'm not sure how healthy it is, but it feels healthy & that's what really counts!

**I am loving** my iPhone 4. I did want the iPhone 5, but for now (and budget reasons) I have realized that I love the phone I have and don't know how I functioned before it!

**I am loving** how supportive my family and friends have been. I had a really round week last week and all of them have been there for encouragement! <3 them!

**I am loving** that this week and next I have a 4 day work week!! WOOOOO!!!!


**What I am NOT  loving** are the horrible replacement refs! There is only one NFL team I like (not disclosing at this time) and I don't believe they have been victims yet. BUT after Monday night's game, a fan has to think.... 'How long until my team is affect by these under-qualified field space-taker-uppers?' I was watching Sportscenter & they quoted all these stats comparing this season and last with regard to how the refs impact the game.  I don't understand the politics completely of the Ref Lock Out, but I can sense the fans are getting really irritated with the NFL owners. I mean, I've heard talks about boycotts! Please, Please, Pretty Please bring back the men who know what the heck is going on on the field!!!!


HAPPY WEDNESDAY Y'ALL!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Who Are You?!?!

I found this cute little questionnaire on A Complete Waste of Make-up and thought I would post it here and hope some of my readers comment!

ENJOY!!!
 
1. Who Are You?
 
2. Do you blog too! Leave your link...
 
3. Do you rememer how you found my blog?
 
4. How long have you been reading my blog?
 
5. What would keep you coming back?
 
6. What would you like to see me blog about more?
 
7. What is something we have in common?
 
8. Tell one fun fact about yourself!
 
Who are you? Kim, an Imperfectly Balanced lady

Do you blog, too? Leave me your link! I want to follow you! - Yes I do! ImperfectlyBalancedLife.blogspot.com

Do you remember how you found my blog? A link-up? Another blog? - I found your blog through a link up, although I cannot remember which one. Glad I did though!

How long have you been reading? - I've been reading your blog for about a month now

What keeps you coming back to my blog? - Your topics are very interesting and honest and fun!

What would you like to see me blog about more? - Can't think of anything off the top of my head...

What is something we have in common? - Love (who are we kidding, OBSESSION) of Starbucks

Tell me a fun fact about yourself! - I have not been able to whistle since I was 18, when I got all rebellious and pierced my tongue.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Social #2

I am linking up with Neely and Ashley for my second Sunday Social. These questions hit home this weekend, as I had a bit of a nervous breakdown the other day and was forced to really look at my life and the direction I'm taking (But that's a different post for a different time.)
 
 
 
1. What is something you have wanted to do but are afraid of? I have always wanted to quit my job and start my own business. My friend and I have contempated a cupcake shop, but we both have kids and need financial security. And as an entrepreneur, there is no such thing as job security. That's scary when you are supporting children!



 2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? This is such a tough question. I would love, love, love to see myself home with my son and a second child in 5 years. But I know it's probably not going to happen. Finances are tough and it's looking like I'm going to remain a work-away-from-home mom :(
3. What are you looking forward to before the end of 2012? I'm looking forward to the holidays with my son and family. I'm a true believer that Christmas is for children & there is nothing I love more that watching my son and niece open their gifts! On a serious note, I am looking forward to starting to get my life together. I've (almost) hit complete bottom & I'm really hoping to start putting the pieces back together.
 
4. What are your hopes for your blog? I am hoping to be able to put more time into it, work on all the tweaks, just make it more of a 'daily read' for people, host giveaways.
 
5. Do you always see yourself living in your current town/city? Actually, yes! I love that fact that I know so many people and all the great places to go. And I'm really a homebody, I don't have the desire to travel the world. I'd rather stay at home and spend my days on the same beach that I've been going to for 20 years.
 
6. What is your morning routine - I usually wake up, fold any laundry that I left in the dryer the night before, eat breakfast, take a shower, wake up my son and get him eating breakfast, make up, hair, dress while my munchkin is eating. Get him dress when he's done eating. Get our stuff together that I (usually) prepare the night before, and head off to my office.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

It's Okay Thursday #1

Its Ok Thursdays
 
 
 
It's okay that I started this blog a week and a half ago still have no clue the direction I'm taking with it.
 
 
It's okay to put my hair in a pony tail and consider it "done" some days.


It's okay to love the iPhone that I have now, but convince myself that I will need to iPhone 5 when it comes out.
 
It's okay to spend an entire evening sitting on my couch watching 'Thomas & Friends' with my 2 year old cutie.
 
 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday - Justin Edition



This week I'm linking up to this kind of love for What I'm Loving Wednesday. Except this week, I'm mom-ifying it (is that a word?) and posting what my son loves. Because as moms we all know, if our kid loves it, then we better love it too. Or it's gonna be a loooong ride!
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Thomas the Train - he loves, loves loves choo choos! He has the shoes lunch box, shirt, movies, toys, you name it. Funny thing is, we weren't watching it at home & they don't watch t.v. at his school, so who knows where he saw Thomas & decided he liked him!
 
Applesauce - my baby looooves him some applesauce. I think one of the BEST inventions of the 21st century are those squeezable fruit things. Great for a kid on the go!
 
Crayons - this is a new thing for him. He doesn't actually color too much, he is more interested in taking the crayons out of the container we store them in, making a pile and then putting them back in the container.
 
Swing - Justin can swing for HOURS! And I mean hours! We went to the park last weekend and he went on the big kid swings for the first time ever! He loved it and wouldn't get off. Me, 5 seconds and my stomach is doing flips. Weird.
 
Cars & Trucks - I totally think he gets this interest from his Daddy! Even as a baby, when he would see a car commercial, he would stop what he was doing and stare at the t.v. and then go back to what he was doing when it was over. Justin loves to look at trucks with his daddy on the computer. Chris is into lifted trucks and when Justin sees them, he does this grunting thing. (It reminds me of Tim the Toolman Taylor...)
 
Fruit Snacks - his go to snack. These we buy in bulk from Sam's Club because it would be a bad day in our house if we ever run out!
 
So these are a few of the things my little boy is loving. It's somewhat significant that I'm posting it now, as he will be 2 (OMG, I have a two year old already!!!!!) next week.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Meal Plan Monday - 9/17/12

Last week we followed our meal plan really well, with the exception of Thursday night. I have been extremely busy at work and by Thursday, I was definitely not in the mood to come home and cook. Sometimes I look at the kitchen and want to run the other way. Thursday was one of those days! 

Meal Plan Monday

Monday - Tuna Noodle Casserole (I actually make this the night before so all I need to do is heat it up)

Tuesday - Crock pot BBQ chicken sandwiches

Wednesday - Left overs

Thursday - Breakfast for Dinner

Friday - Grandma's choice 

As much as I try to plan weekend meals, something always comes up. So I'm leaving it to just week nights! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday Social

Today I'm linking up with A Complete Waste of Makeup for their Sunday Social

Sunday Social

This Weeks Questions:

5 Things You Can't Live Without

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I cannot live without my iPhone, my Sharpie pens, my rainbow flip flops, Starbucks iced drinks and my polarized Ray Bans.

All Time Favorite Book - I would have to say the Bible. There is no other book that you can pick up, open to any page, read for any length of time and feel better once you put it down. I have suffered from a lot of depression and anxiety since having my son & it is like an instant counseling session.

Something You Would Like To Accomplish Before The End Of 2012 - I would love to get my life back on track. Like I said, I have had a lot of depression and anxiety since my son was born. I constantly have the feeling of being overwhelmed with what's on my plate. I would like to get back the feeling of having some control over my life.

 If you could go back and relive any year of your life which year would it be? - It would have to be my senior year of high school. I had a lot of fun, but made some not so good choices. I would go back and relive it ONLY if I know what I know now.


What do you wish people knew about you without you having to tell them? - That my sister and I are NOT twins, we are in fact three years apart.

Thanks! Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

What I'm Reading This Weekend

I tend to go on reading binges, sometimes reading 2 or 3 books a week, sometimes not even opening one. I own a ton, most of which have not been read and I hate that. I buy more before I have read the ones I already have, I read books long after everyone else has (perfect example, I own all three Hunger Games books, haven't cracked them yet.) In my attempt to read more often, I signed up at Goodreads in hopes that tracking my reading would encourage me to read more often. It has aboutthismuch. So, I now figure if I make a, say monthly, commitment to posting about what I'm reading, then I will. Because I will feel like a total ding-dong if I'm reading the same book for two months. So without further adieu...

This weekend I'm reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King

11/22/63  

This one is currently a borrowed book from a co-worker, which is even more reason to get it read! Hopefully the next time I post about what I'm reading, I can give a review of this book, not just tell you I'm still reading it!

What good book are you enjoying this weekend?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I love when I find something that just puts a smile on my face. Usually they are things that save me money and time, but sometimes, they are just things that put a smile on my face...


I am loving my new Keuring machine. I got it a few weeks ago and absolutely think it is amazing. The best part is (sorry Starbucks) it's saving me time in the morning and mucho moola!

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I'm not really sure what the specific use for this is, but I. LOVE. IT!!! I love the fact that I can use it alone or use it under other make-up. It's not for everyone though. The Clinique representative I spoke with explained that all BB creams are different and this one is a bit thicker than others.

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Heaven in a bottle! That's all I have to say & I know you understand.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

We are a busy bunch around here and I find meal planning a tough thing to do. My intentions are good, but sometimes, life gets in the way, ya know? The other obstacle I face is that Chris is not home for dinner 2 nights a week & Justin is a finicky eater. I figure, if I commit myself to posting a meal plan (almost) every Monday, then I'm at least committed to making one!
Monday - Beef tacos with refried beans
Tuesday - Turkey dogs with sweet potato tater tots
Wednesday - Baked Ziti
Thursday - Grilled Chicken
Friday - Pizza
Saturday - Eat out
Sunday - Spaghetti, meatballs, salad

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Weekend Recap

We started off our weekend enjoying a peaceful dinner at Outback Steakhouse. Well a peaceful as one can be with a super-active almost-two year old.
J had chicken fingers and crayons. (He's already quite the gourmet.)
I had the Outback special (sorry, I took a bite then realized I wanted to take a picture)
Saturday we got up and went to the outlet mall in Ellenton. I usually hit up the Osh Kosh & Carter's stores to pick up clothes for J. But Carter's has remodeled their store and I don't like it. There doesn't seem to be as much to choose from in the store.

Sunday is usually chore day. Laundry, cleaning, you know, fun stuff.

Thank you for sharing your weekend with me. My blog is a work in progress and any tips or constructive criticism would be appreciated :)

Friday, September 7, 2012

First Post (YAY!)

Hi! and welcome to my blog. I am hoping that I am able to entertain you the readers with my attempts to obtain perfection of motherhood. (hah!)

Join my on my journey of crafting, organizing, scheduling, planning, cleaning, and everything else that comes along with motherhood. As well as sitting at my desk far from home 8 hours a day!

ENJOY!