election time. #NaBloPoMo

So, today, I am supposed to write about my thoughts on the national election tomorrow. I'll be honest. I don't really know how to put my thoughts into words. I am honestly just worried. So many life altering decisions are being made, and I really feel like I have no control. All I know is that I want my son to grow up in a world where women have the right to choose what to do with their bodies, and everyone has the right to love and marry anyone they want. I find myself getting scared of the possibility that someone could run this country and not share those same beliefs with me. At the same time, I dont feel like welfare and public assistance should be so widely accepted and used... I dont feel comfortable knowing that so much of the little amount of money that I make is being given to other people so they can live better than I do. I see it all of the time. Public housing and food stamps allowing people to live in a nicer house while affording more food, even though my family and I work stupid hard every day just to survive. It is beyond frustrating. 

So here I am, kind of in the middle. Trying to decided what to do. I the end, I feel more comfortable voting for a presidential candidate that has my best interests in mind. Ive got to go with Obama on this one. I think so far he has done a great job at trying to fix the problems that existed before he was in office. At least I know that with him, we will be moving in the right direction. 



So this is all about my BFF Kaitlyn. 

I love this girl to death. She came up last week for Cinco's birthday party, even though she knew hurricane Sandy would be coming into town as well. Thats what I call dedication! I love this girl. We met in high school. I was coming from a very public high school where I didnt really fit in. After transferring to her very private school, she made me feel right at home. Then we became the package deal. Always together. Everyday. Then there was our freshman year of college. Even though she attended a different school, we were still inseparable. Lots of parties. Lots of fun nights. 

And... No here I am with a child and basically all grown up, and no matter how long its been since we last talked, I know that everything will be ok with her, and that we will always be able to talk like no time has passed. 

I love my BFF. 


i already missed a day!! #NaBloPoMo

So I already missed a day. So sorry guys! I've been so busy with work, and then once I get home, I am just super tired after making dinner and generally just being a working mom. But here I am! Typing away! 

Today's Topic is: If I could live anywhere, where would it be?

Well... I would have to say Barcelona. Once, when I was in high school, I actually got to study abroad. If you want to call it that. It was only for about 3 weeks. And I learned about 3 words of spanish. But it was AWESOME. And Barcelona was absolutely beautiful. I imagine it having perfect weather, kinda like California, but with a lot more history, considering its in Europe. 
On another note, this week has been tough. Like so completely draining. But I am making it! Its been challenging to stick to my vegan diet. Lunch has been provided at work for free this week [awesome!], but its been mostly meat/fish with lots of butter/milk in the side dishes. I have been eating salad for lunch so far, with like rice or something. I hate complaining though. Its FREE! but at the same time, i find myself hungry ALL FREAKING DAY. So I've been snacking on grapes and homemade granola [thanks hubby!] throughout the day. I also feel like I've been missing so much with my little Cinco. I didn't even get to see him in his costume [fireman, duh!] on halloween. I felt so sad, especially since I never really got to celebrate halloween when I was a child. At least I did get to get a pic of him in his fireman hat! 

I am seriously hoping that I get a little bit better at managing my time, and actually get to spend some quality with my family. I am starting to miss my boys! 

NaBloPoMo November 2012


Every. Single. Day.

I will be participating in a challenge this month. The goal is to post something every single day of November. I know that I would be so proud of myself if I could accomplish it. If you'd like to join, a link to the suggested prompts. I am kind of excited to succeed! I just want to try to make this a habit too! 


going back to work.


tomorrow is my first official day back to work. 

i am freaking out. 

cinco will be staying at home with his dad. there is so much to update you guys on! the important thing to know is that i will be trying my very hardest to stick to this blog. i think it will be a great way to communicate with family even when its tough to stay in touch. 

tomorrow is my first day back to work. it seems pretty hard to say, just as hard as it will be to actually do. 

some types of blog posts to look forward to:
- working mama style
- how to eat a vegan diet while your family still eats eggs and milk! 
- how to live green as a family
- what to do in philly! 
- randomness about my fan, etc... 


Introducing: Cinco the Great

Well, I figure it's a good time to introduce you to my family, since we're all new here...

Cinco is my son. He is named after his father, and happens to the fifth. So hence the nickname cinco! According to his last checkup, he weighs 26lbs and is 32 inches tall. He was only 12.5 months old at that point. Yeah, he's a big boy.

Things he's been into lately... 

throwing things
saying no... 
(wuh?!?! really thought he would be saying more words by now. we're working on it.)

I love this kid more than anything in the whole entire world... 


Back to our regularly scheduled program...

My bad... We've been MIA. So much has been going on. I don't even know where to start! I'll be back with normal posting tomorrow. Now it's time for sleep!