Wednesday, January 26, 2011


We had Fajitas lastnight for dinner. It was so good.


... the best day of my life!

June 5, 2005 <3

Homemade Dog Food

I made homemade dog food again today. 
In two big pots I boiled down two rotisserie chickens (leftovers from the other night) then added left over ham, chicken, and our left over veggies through out the week.
Then I added oats, rice, potatoes, peas, carrots, green beans, gravy mixes, lentils..

This will last my precious furbabies 2 plus weeks. They devoured some already today! They thought it was DE-LISH!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Winter Rut

We are in a winter rut!! So why not have a costume party and invite our friends!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Single Motherhood


I was reading a facebook status of a friends, when I saw someone comment something degrading/looking down upon single mother parenting.

This really bothered me. I am a single mother, and I don't feel like Emma has been a deprived child. Yes, having a "family unit" is ideal, but can't a woman swing this by herself? Emma has male role models in her life (my dad, my brother) and has the family unit. My family is really close. The only thing Emma complains about missing out on is having siblings.

This breaks my heart ... shatters it actually. Is it normal for me to want more children, but not necessarily want a husband? I feel so sure about having another baby, but when it comes to tying the knot I am turned completely off. Whats wrong with me?

One of the people I look up to is my grandfather. He is such a great man. He was a single dad and has made his children his life. Once us grandchildren came along he made us his world too. He has lived a very fulfilling life without getting remarried.

I can see myself doing that.  I am independent. Career driven. I'm selfish. I like being in control. My child is my life. My sister may argue that children eventually will leave you. Did I mention she has none? I know someday I will have an empty nest. I realize that.

People might see me as "alone"... but I don't feel it. Maybe this is a phase. Maybe I will fall head over heels, get married, and giggle at this post one day. Maybe I don't know the difference, because frankly, I have been single for most of my life. I was with someone who was never there, and then dated men whom I didn't even live in the same state as. Am I a commitment phoebe, or have I kept setting myself up to be with people who weren't 'there'? Maybe me wanting to never get married stems from something even deeper.

I'll let you know what I find out.

Wintery wonderland

Yesterday, the news said we were getting a huge snowstorm! So of course stuff like this gets me and my Mom all hyped up. The thought of being completely snowed in excites us!

We went to the store (being the squirrels we are) and picked up a few things before the big storm. I snagged some Koolaid Jammers for $1.50 a piece! The store had them marked down to $2.00, and I had 50cent coupons so I ended up getting three.

Rotisserie chickens were on sale too - $3.99 a piece, so me and my mom got 4 of them. Good deal :)

After picking up Emma from school the snow started to fall. They told us we were getting anywhere from 5-9 inches! We went over to my moms, and ate Mexican Pan, and tamales. At night we played Sequence, and drank champagne.

Luckily, Alice and Belle were with us, so we decided to just stay at my moms (who lives two doors down from me) and worry about digging out in the morning. I think Camille was happy to have Belle and Alice's company. Of course Emma didn't have school today.

This morning I walked down to my house and started shoveling. My nice neighbor came out with his snow blower (it was one of those aaaahhhh moments where you feel like you are being saved) and snowblowed my driveway, in 5 min flat. I am so very thankful to him!!

Once we were home and all cozy, and settled I a heated  rotisserie chicken for lunch. I decided to make chicken soup with the left overs.

Later we watched Cry Baby (I haven't seen it since I was little!!) Emma wasn't very interested, and instead of laying on the couch with Mom, she refrained to playing quietly with her barbies.

Shortly after, Emma and the dogs took a nap, and I squeezed in some much needed alone time. I got in the tub, and read Eat Pray Love. I started it a few days ago and hardly get any time to actually read without interruptions. :)

Did I mention we haven't had cable for a week? And the fact that it is reallllllly killing me not to have it? I thought I wouldn't miss it much, but the truth is- I have a few shows that I am withdrawing from, and will probably be calling Comcast sometime soon to get it back. FAIL. We don't spend a whole lot of time watching tv, we are always playing, doing crafts, cooking, something.. but television is something I enjoy when I am winding down after getting Emma to bed, etc. One of those guilty pleasures I guess.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Turkey :)

I made my first turkey today!!!

It turned out fantastic! I had the whole family over for dinner :)

Emma had a snow day! I can't believe they called off school... today (and tomorrow!) When there is only 3 in of snow?? Very weird for me- Since I am in Indiana, and am used to getting feet of snow!- with no snow days lol

Emma relaxed all day watching tv in her Mama's room <3 I love her so much!!! 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dinner Date

Me and Emma try to go out on a date every week. This week instead of Chinese, she chose El Camino :)

Hair cut!

I cut Emma's hair!! Took off 4 in!

New Years... New Year.

I haven't posted alot, I've been feeling alittle disconnected lately. I am very happy to start a new year! Firstly, I want to mention some of the things I am thankful for!

  • Emma! I am the luckiest woman on this planet, becuase I have the most beautiful, smart, funny little girl! She is my life, and I don't want to even think of what my life could have been like without her in it. She has saved me in so many ways, and has made me such a better person, and has really made me strive to achieve more goals than I had ever planned for myself before!
  • My home! I am so thankful to God that he has given me the opportunities in life to make it possible for me to provide a home for Emma. I love my beautiful house; somewhere for Emma to grow up, and for us to make memories together!
  • My family! I am so thankful that I have such a great family! My parents are always there for me when I need them. My siblings mean the world to me. My grandparents are the best! 
  • Friends! I miss my friends dearly. I am so lucky to have great friends who truly care about me <3
Christmas was wonderful! It was the 2nd Christmas in our home.

 As always, we celebrated Xmas Eve at my Moms! We played Bingo, and I won more than anyone! ;)