Friday, December 31, 2010

Out with the old, in with the new!

2010 has been a year full of ups and downs for me. This was my second full year out of work (except for the 3 months I worked earlier this year). That will change though because on Tuesday 1/4, I will go back to work full time.

School is going great for me! I'm waiting now to find out if I'm accepted into my major. Hopefully that happens and I'm on my way to getting my Bachelor's. The little one is still doing great in school. He has grown soooo much this school year with his reading! I'm amazed but I knew he could do it and I'm so proud of him.

The little one seems to have changed this year. He's really growing up and that's been tough for me. He's 7 but I guess I still want him to be my baby. It's so hard to believe that he'll be 8 in a month...where did the time go?!

Here's to a new year and possibly new beginnings. I'm looking forward to great things in 2011 and hope good things for everyone!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Well it's here finally! I can't believe this year is almost over. I'm usually somewhat sad when a year ends but I'm actually looking forward to the new year and a fresh start.

I think the little one is enjoying his day and his gifts. He pretty much got what he wanted, including a nice red Wii!! I have to say, I see why these things are SOooo popular. We've been playing most of the morning.

We did our traditional Christmas breakfast at my mom's. We came home and went right back to playing Wii. The little one brought home a pretty good haul. He got a lot of clothes which he's not really interested in but hey, I'm thankful.

Now I want to take a nap because we were up pretty early. We're probably going to my sister's for dinner and I also need to sort through these gifts. I have a feeling they're going to sit until tomorrow....

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The 40 yr old mom

So, I finally made it to the BIG 4-0! My birthday was on Tuesday (14th)and was rather uneventful. I've been thinking about (and planning for)my fortieth birthday for the last 2 years but once it got here, I had no desire to do much of anything. I'm happy to see another year and very thankful!

I had planned to have a big party and greet 40 in style but that didn't happen. With me being out of work for so long and Christmas almost upon us, I gave up the party idea a couple of months ago. I may still decide one day to have my party but it won't be anytime soon (maybe I'll do a 40.5 party...LOL!)

I'm finally done with the semester and happy about that because the last week really stressed me out (and probably aged me an extra year). To celebrate me birthday, my mom, son and I went to dinner. I was looking and smelling good, so I'm good with that!

Happy 40th to me!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

During this time of year, I think most people reflect on all of the things in life they may be thankful for. I want to suggest that as we look around at our families and especially our children; that we make a point of being thankful everyday.

I hope everyone enjoys their turkey day and your families, whether they are near or far.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mom Spot movie review

I think it's been awhile since I've done a review, but here goes.

Little one and I saw Megamind on Sunday. We went with a couple of his friends and another mom. I definitely will give this movie TWO THUMBS UP!!!

I don't know if the 7 years olds go the messages in the movie but there were messages to get. I didn't know much about the movie going in but was pleasantly surprised.

I won't give away too many details and spoil it for others but here are a couple of lessons I picked up on in the movie:

1. It's ok to be different
2. We shouldn't treat a person different because they look differently
3. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and
4. Don't judge a book by it's cover (which probably is similar to #2)
5. Good will usually win over evil

Go see this movie if you haven't already. It's really cute and a good family flick.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Report cards...

Report cards went home last Friday and I'm so proud of the little one! He made honor roll with 5 A's and 1 B!!!!!!!!!! I knew he'd do well but I'm still very happy for him.

Friday was a very busy day for us. There was an all day field trip that was pretty fun. They went to this place where they learned about old world FL life. They made candles, soap, cane syrup, rope, butter and learned alot of other interesting facts.

After school we were on to the skating party (I was pooped and was hoping he wouldn't want to go). Needless to say, all I could do was lay down on the couch when we got home!

Saturday morning was soccer and the team won (although everyone agrees it was a tie, the ref said it was a win)!! My son's friend came over in the afternoon and spent the night. The boys had a blast. That was our first time having anyone sleepover and I definitely noticed my son having some issues with sharing his space.

So that's our lives right now.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Very late Halloween update...

Halloween was a fun night! Son and myself went to his friends house to trick or treat on Sunday evening. We got there a little early so the kids could play and eat and the adults also had some snacks and wine (Margarita for me!)

We let the boys do a few houses by themselves while we sat outside. That was cute because they felt like big boys going alone! We got going about 6:30 or so and did a couple of blocks.

The neighborhood was FULL of trick or treaters, which was cool and I was very surprised by how much the candy the boys got! We were only out about an hour/hour and a half and came home with a bag of candy.

We got home around 9:30 and got ready for bed. It was nice to mingle with adults and the kids to have fun also.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mom needs a break!!!

I know this post may not be politically correct but it's how I feel right now and I'm just venting, so take it with a grain of salt.

I'm tired, unemployed for close to two years, in school and just need a break. I love my son dearly but lately it's been tough for me. He doesn't spend much time with his dad and lately doesn't want to. I don't want to force it but I'd like just ONE night to myself.

It's really starting to get to me and I think it's coming across in my interactions with my son; something I really don't want. I love him more than anything and he gets pretty much all of my time, heart and attention and sometimes I feel like I have nothing left for myself.

Is it too much to ask to have an adult night out or a date (not that I know what a date is anymore)? Anyway, I know that this too shall pass.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fabulous Friday

So, the little one was out of school today and glad about it, of course. We did our usual morning routine; breakfast, relax (me), play (him). Then we headed out to meet up at the park with some school friends.

The weather was GORGEOUS!! I love this time of year so much and feel like I can finally come out of hibernation. The kids had a ball at the park and we were there over 3 hours! Needless to say, I didn't want to do much once we were home.

Anywho, not sure what the plan is for the rest of the week, hopefully something fun.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sleepovers, skating parties, birthday parties...oh my!

The little one went on his first ever sleepover last Saturday (9/18)! I can't believe we're at this point already; I really can't. I was a bit nervous but this is a good family and I trusted they would take care of him and they did. Of course now the friend wants to sleep over at our house....(I'm preparing myself mentally to have more than 1 kid in the house)

Friday was the first skating party of the school year and of course my little one wanted to be present. He's still not skating as well as I'd like but oh well, hopefully he'll get the hang of it soon.

Yesterday we went to a birthday party and had alot of fun! The kids are so funny when they all get together. It's like they relese all of this stored up energy that they can't let out at school...ummm...yeah. They were ALL over the place.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sick and single parenting...

How do you do it? I'm not sick often, which is a good thing. Little one had a little virus at the beginning of the week and I think I've picked it up...yuck! While it didn't seem to affect him much, it's taking more of a toll on me. Today I'm really not feeling well. He was supposed to have his first sleepover tonight but I just can't. I don't think I can handle one 7yr old boy, let alone two!

It's bad enough to be sick but it's tough to be sick and still have to parent (especially with no in home help). The little one doesn't really understand "mommy doesn't feel well."

So to the others that are parenting alone...how do you handle being sick and still having to take care of the home/kid(s)?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Random Mom thoughts for Thursday

The little one is still doing well in school. He still doesn't really want to be there and I keep hoping that will change soon. I want him to love school and learning...maybe one day.

School is going well for me but I'm less than motivated. I need to kick my butt in gear so I continue to do well. Don't think I'll get A's by coasting along like I have been the last couple of weeks.

On another note, my mood has been horrible the last couple of days. I was in tears on the drive home from dropping my son off this morning. I know what part of my problem is...PMS! I just want to feel better...ugh

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

7 days down, many more to go


So the little one has been in school for 7 days now and is doing pretty well. He still fusses about going in the morning but is fine once we walk out the door. He always says what a good day he's had when I pick him up...YAY!

Open house was last night and it was pretty informative. His teacher seems to be great so far and the little one likes her (surprise), which is a plus.

I just want him to continue on a good note and I'm sure he'll do well.

On another note; school is going well for me also :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back to school

Today's the first day of second grade! I still can't believe I have a 2nd grader...wow! The morning went pretty smoothly, thank goodness. I was afraid it wouldn't because my son was a bit weepy last night saying he wasn't ready for school.

Two of his friends are in his class plus some other kids he knew from Kindergarten. The teacher seems nice also, which is great. The only bad part is we were a few minutes late...I know shame on mom.

Anyway, the Mom Spot is back and I'm going to try to keep the posts coming.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Be back soon...

I'm so sorry that I've been missing for so long. Life's been a bit hectic and I'm thinking of ways to improve my blog and make it more fun and interesting!

I'll be back up and running very soon.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Random Mom thoughts...

Life has been busy here. The little one is still doing great in 1st grade! He finally has a loose tooth! I can hardly believe it and I think he was starting to think it would never happen. I think he'll definitely start 2nd grade looking a bit different...LOL!

I'm back to school myself after taking Spring semester off. I'm taking 2 classes and really want to make sure I stay on top of things. I'm still SO tired all the time and really have no energy. I feel bad for son because once we get home, we are in for the evening and sometimes we rarely go out on the weekends...UGHH! Something has to change...

I promise I'll do better about updating more often.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Field day 2010!!!


Friday was field day at my son's school. For those that are wondering, field day is an all day outdoor event that the school does each year. The kids get to play fun relay type games and there's even some getting wet!

I took off work early so I could be there for the last part of the day. I had such a blast! Watching those kids enjoy themselves is so much fun to me :) My son was so DIRTY and worn out when we left (wish I had taken a pic of how dirty he was)!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mom Spot movie review

DS and I saw "How to train a dragon" and it was actually pretty good. I wanted to go to the movies and he mentioned this one. I hadn't paid much attention to the trailers or reviews so I was pleasantly surprised and glad he picked it.

I won't spoil it for anyone that's planning to see it but there were a couple of good messages in the movie. One of the messages was; we're all different but still special and capable of doing great things.

Anyway, I'd give this movie a thumbs up and 3D is always fun!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Been missing in action...

Not alot to report here. Feeling overwhelmed, tired, depressed, etc...! I just can't get it together since I started working last month and my home and little one are suffering. I'm out of touch with what's going on at his school and I'm not sure how to handle any of it!

I'd love to get away and do something fun but funds are an issue because I'm making half of what I was making on my previous job. Anywho, sorry for the whiny rant but that's just how I'm feeling and I need to get it out somewhere.

If anyone can give me some tips on how to be a mom, work, keep house and rest, I would TRULY appreciate it.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Random Mom thoughts...

Work is still kicking my booty physically :0 This too shall pass.

It's Spring Break and I feel bad because I really can't spend it with my son. He's been with Dad since yesterday and appears to be having a ball! They enjoy each other so, that's cool.

He was sick at the end of last week and missed the last 2 days before Spring Break. Now I'm sick and had to call in to work today (not good since I've been there less than a month). I'm hoping to feel better by morning so I can go in; we'll see.

Really need some fun and a vacation; seriously!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Finally, he can tie his shoes!!

Before we left home the other morning, my little one announces "mom, I can tie my shoe." Lo and behold, he was right because his shoe was tied! Woo hoo!!! I can't take credit for this though because I really didn't put much time into teaching him how to tie his shoe (I know, shame on me).

I'm SO proud of him and he's so proud of himself. My baby just keeps growing up and doing all of these big boy things. I don't think I can take it....

What's going to be next...?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday (oops..Tuesday) Mom thoughts...

Work is going better for me this week. I really had to do an attitude adjustment because I was not in a good mood last week at all. I know I had to adjust my attitude and be positive so the little one would be positive about the changes.

Little one is doing well. I'm so proud of him; he gets up in the morning with little fuss (even though it's very early). He's been riding with my sis to school and getting out in car line..sniff, sniff. That's new for him because since he started school, I've taken him and always parked and walked him in.

Things are looking good here; getting into the groove of being back to work. Let's see if I still feel this positive in another week or so...LOL!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

First week back to work...

and it wasn't great for me :( Not to sound ungrateful because I'm very thankful to have a job again after being out of work for so long, but it was tough! I was cranky and snappy most of the week (poor DS) and just tired, physically and emotionally.

The house is a complete mess because I haven't had the energy to even think about cleaning. Now I wonder how I did this for so long (working, being a mom, keeping a house together, etc.) I feel completely overwhelmed after this week and wonder if I'll be able to continue.

It doesn't help that the job I took pays about half of what I was making and I have to be at work at 7:30 which means leaving home around 6:45 to drop my son off at my sisters. I know my problem is that I want so badly to stay at home and just be a mom but I can't and in some ways that makes me angry.

Guess we'll see how next week goes.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Change...

Well yesterday was the day; I went back to work(sort of). Yesterday was orientation and some training. It was pretty boring but necessary I suppose.

My little one was a bit weepy the day before. He actually climbed into my lap and cried about me going back to work. It hurt my heart but I had to keep a straight face and do my best to comfort him.

I SO wish I could continue being at home but anywho....

These are the moments that I wish I was married or at least had a long term partner...

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Report card day and other school stuff

Yesterday was report card day and ds did pretty good. He didn't make the honor roll this time like last because he got a C in reading :( I guess we're just going to have to work harder but I'm still proud of him!

Thursday the 1st graders went on their first field trip of the year. They rode a school bus to the science center which is only about 10 minutes from the school. I was one of the parents that went along and it was the funniest thing. Our school doesn't provide bussing so most of these kids had never been on a school bus and they acted like it was the greatest thing in the world...LOL!

Countdown to me going back to work...3 business days...ugh...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Back to work

Well after 17 months of living my dream of being a SAHM, I'm going back to work. It's very bittersweet for me. I got laid off September 2008 and have been looking for work ever since. During that time I've truly enjoyed being available at any time for my son.

I got the job offer on Friday and I start next Thursday, March 4th. Unfortunately, the hours won't allow me to take or pick the little one up from school so I'm working out all of those details now. He's a bit sad about me not being able to take/pick him up but I pray we'll both work through it and transition well.

So anyway, that's my latest news. Wish me luck!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Random Mom thoughts

Not much going on here. DS is out of school today and hanging out with dad. Yesterday (Valentine's Day), was pretty uneventful. We went to the closing day for soccer and ds got his new trophy. YAY!! I enjoy soccer season. We also went and spent some time with my mom in the evening.

I'd love to post some new pics but not sure what's going on because when I connect my camera to the computer, nothing happens. So I've given up for now.

Anyway, happy Monday.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February already?

A new month already. I'm not ready for this year to go by as quickly as last year did. I just want to enjoy my new 7 yr old...LOL!

Guess what?....I have a date Friday night! I'm not sure how to act or what I'll talk about because I've been in "mom mode" for 7 yrs and now I'm expected to switch to 'woman mode.' Hope I can make the switch and have some grown up fun.

The little person is doing well. Right now I'm trying to figure out how to help him with time management in class. He often comes home with incomplete classwork that has to be done as homework. His teacher says he just moves at his own pace.....
Guess all I can do is continue working with him.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy birthday to my baby!


It was yesterday (sorry for the late post) and my baby is now 7! I started my morning in tears because I was sitting on my bed and looked up and saw his baby picture. I just started crying...I know; big baby.

He had a blast at Chuck E. Cheese's with his friends. Actually, I had a good time too with the other moms!

Dad did a family party for him at his house in the evening. That turned out really nice. By the time we got home, I was BEAT, which is why I didn't post until today.

I guess I have a 7 yr old now. He's growing up so fast, too fast for me.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Almost 7 and finally a loose tooth....maybe

My baby will be 7 on Friday and I'm taking it hard...sniff, sniff. Sunday night he says "mom, I think my tooth is loose." EEK!! He has been asking since last year when his teeth will fall out and I think it's finally happening.

I've been checking the tooth everyday and it does feel slightly loose, so we'll see. He goes to the dentist next week so maybe they can confirm it.

It's been a long time since the tooth fairy visited me. How much is she paying these days??!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

At home today...

The little one is out of school today; some kind of teacher work day or something. We woke up to pouring rain so I guess we'll be hanging inside today.


I have a 2nd interview this afternoon with this company and I have a feeling they're going to offer me a position. I'm sort of excited but the pay is nowhere near what I was making. Oh well, in this market I guess I have to start somewhere...we'll see.

I'll be back later with an update.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Random Mom thoughts

Sorry for being absent the last week or so; trying to get back into the swing of early mornings, homework, soccer practice, etc, after the winter break.

Of course we got a lovely cold front to start back to school last week and it's still here! Floridians are NOT used to more than one day of cold weather and I think we're on day #9...eek!!!

Not much else here. The little one is doing well and looking forward to his 7th b-day. I convinced him that he could have as much fun inviting a couple of friends to Chuck E. Cheese's for play and pizza as he would having a party there. YAY!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Yea I know I'm a day late but whatever. We rang in the new year in a pretty uneventful way...woo hoo :0. It's almost time for ds to go back to school and I don't think he's feelin' that at all!

As far as me and school, I'm sitting this semester out and focusing ALL of my attention on landing a job SOON!

Other than that, not much to report here.