Thursday, September 6, 2012

Throwback Thursday

Hello crazy monkeys.  It is time again for Throwback Thursday.  It has been a while since we have been able to do one of these, so I am pretty excited.  Just a reminder, this is where I will post a picture from the past, and try my best to tell you when, where and why it was taken.

Without further ado...

This is a photo from September, 2010.  This would be me and some of the most amazing women I know.  I love them all.  In front is me and bestie monkey, behind us is Heather on the left and Linda next to her.  We were all hanging out having a good time, and I always have to take the opportunity to take pictures... if I can. 

Do you have a favorite throwback moment?

Happy Thursday Monkey Manics!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tuesday Musings

Seeing as yesterday was Monday and a holiday here in the good ol' U.S. of A., we didn't get to do our Monday Musings yesterday, so today will be Tuesday Musings.

I first want to say that I hope everyone had a great weekend, and for those that were able to celebrate, I hope you had an awesome Labor Day.

Now... Musing time...

- I am stressed.  No... beyond stressed.  I need a real vacation so that I may just unwind for a while.  I know this is true because I am losing mass amounts of hair.  It's a wonder that I am not bald yet.

- This week our state fair starts.  The bad news is, a lot of my family works at the fair, so I lose a lot of them for 10 days during this time.  The good news is, the monkeys absolutely LOVE the fair, so we have a very fun weekend to look forward to this week.

- The monkeys have started school.  I love when the kids are in school.  Them... not so much.  I love to watch their little brains hard at work.

- I love reading, but lately, the books that I have been reading have not been helping with my moods.  I need to read some positive, upbeat books, I think.

- Why is daycare such a hassle?!  I will admit, I cannot wait until both monkeys are old enough to not need it. However, having to worry about daycare for only one monkey is a little less stressful.

- On a happier note, I have decided that it is time to start searching for a new job.  Hopefully one that will allow for me to be home when the kids are.  Why is this happier, you ask?!  Because I believe it will eventually mean less stress on me.

- The movie We Bought A Zoo is now one of my top 5 favorites.  I absolutely love it.  I just need to remember to keep a box of tissues close by every time that I watch it.

That's all I got for this week.  Sorry it wasn't more exciting for you all.

What is your musing for the day?

Happy Tuesday Monkey Manics!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Day 30: A Photo and 5 Good Things That Happened During This Challenge

First let me start off by saying that I am sorry for the lack of posts this week... It has been a super crazy one.  But more to come on that tomorrow.

Today is the last day of the challenge... and can I just say WOO HOO?!?!

Today I am supposed to post a picture and tell you 5 good things that happened during this challenge.  I will be honest and say that I am supposed to post of pic of myself... today.  How I look at this very moment.  I will also be honest and tell you that it is not going to happen.  Why?!  Because I am ill.  I have HUGE circles under my eyes, and I look like death today.  No joke.  So, we will repost a pic, that I would look exactly like, had I been feeling well today.

Now, I know you have all seen it before, and probably even during this challenge (I am unsure as I am too lazy to look back through them all at the moment), but I still look like this.  It's true.

Onto the next part.  5 good things that have happened.

1 - I have not had to think too much about what subject to post about for the last 30 posts.

2 - The kids have started back to school.

3 - I have almost finished reading the Harry Potter series for the bajillionth time.

4 - I have had some dealings with men that has reminded me again that I am okay with being alone.  (Yes, this is a good thing)

5 - The weather has been awesome here.

There you have it.  I hope you all enjoyed the challenge as much as I did.  However, I am also very happy to be done with it.

Are you excited we're done?

Happy Hump Day Monkey Manics!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Day 29: Three Confessions

What a subject for a Friday, huh?  I get to make three confessions to you all.  Hmmm... Now I just have to figure out what ones I want to lay on ya.

Photo found here

I have actually thought about this post a lot this week, and am still stumped as to what I want to confess to you all.  That, my monkey friends, is pretty sad.  So, I will attempt to make this an interesting post, and if it's not... oh well, I am sure you will all still love me in the end.  Ha.

First confession:  I have actually cried myself to sleep.  And recently.  I think that being overwhelmed as a working single mom is finally starting to get to me.  Having to do things all on my own in regards to the monkeys is wearing on me.  Don't get me wrong... I love my monkeys and will do anything I need to do to make sure they are taken care of and have all they need, but sometimes I just cry about it.

Second confession:  I have a sick addiction to caffeine.  I am not joking.  The good news is that I know that I have a problem.  However, I don't see this addiction ceasing any time soon.

Third confession:  I allow my ex to walk all over me.  Not willingly, might I add?!  This will be explained in an upcoming blog post, but for now, it is a confession.

There you have it.  Not too exciting, in my opinion, but 3 confessions nonetheless.

Do you have a confession to make?

Happy Friday and have a great weekend all you crazy Monkey Manics!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day 28: What Stresses Me Out

Photo found here

Stress... one thing that I dislike very much.  I am not great with handling stressful situations... at all.

So, this is not an easy post for me.  I am not a fan of talking about the things that stress me out, and don't like to dwell on them much.  But, for this purpose, we will dive in a little.

Here is a small list of things that have been known to stress this mommy monkey out...

- My ex... 'nuff said

- My job.  Not every day, but a lot of days.

- Car problems.  I know nothing about cars, other than how to drive them, so when something goes wrong... I stress.

- Money problems.  When this comes up, I stress, and sometimes to the point that I end up making myself sick.  This... I am working on.

- When my kids don't listen.  'Nuff said.

- Negative people.  I am an optimist.  I do not like those that push their negativity on others, or are just so negative that being around them brings others down.  Gah!

That's all I have for now.  I'm sure I could add more, but I am not running on a full tank today, and can't think too well.  Ha.

What is your main stress trigger?

Happy Thursday Monkey Manics!