August 28th, 2011

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Bed-in-a-bag

I’m looking for some new bed-in-a-bag on Overstock and it’s rather annoying that a lot of the ones I’m coming across doesn’t have a flat sheet included in them =\ Really? I don’t care for the little decorative pillows or even the bed skirt (because our bed frame is from Ikea and we actually only use the mattress), I want the flat sheet!

Anyone else know a good place to buy bed-in-a-bag? :)

First time with the sitter

So after all that drama with the first sitter, I ended up making my back up sitter, Stacy, as his main one. She came over a few days ago to meet Travis and the meeting went well, much better than the first one to be honest. Travis was a bit more friendly towards her and she was very caring and interested towards him. 

Travis stayed with the sitter the following day. Stacy came over around 1800 and I gave her another run down of his routine. I showed her what he was going to eat for dinner and let her know where the emergency telephone numbers were. I was sad and a bit anxious because it was my first time leaving Travis with someone that wasn’t family. I gave Travis a big hug and kiss and I bolted out the door. I didn’t want to extend the goodbye process because I would have most likely started bawling my eyes out. 

Once I got to work, I called Stacy to check in and asked how Travis was doing. She said that he was doing well and was drinking some milk. She said that he was a bit fussy earlier, which I was expecting because he usually gets fussy at that time - we usually take a walk at that time - other than that, she said that “he was doing great.” Throughout the night, I called to check in when we weren’t busy on the floor. Joseph got home around 2330 and he texted me saying that Travis was fast asleep and that he was fine. Relief washed over me. 

Later on that night, Stacy sent me a message on FB giving me a report of how the night went. She said that she enjoyed taking care of Travis and that he was a mellow baby. She said that Travis was a good boy the whole time, but did get fussy while he was being changed, which didn’t surprise me because that’s how he is with us. What I liked was that she asked if Joseph and I did anything special to calm him down while changing him. We actually do, either give him something to hold, sing to him, or let him have his pacifier. I was glad that she asked that, it showed me that she was genuinely interested in finding solutions to calm him down on his fussy moments (because I had a momentary amnesia and forgot to tell her that he sometimes gets squirmy/fussy while he’s being changed).

I’m thankful that the night went well. I guess I can relax a bit for the next time I leave him. As much as I like Stacy, I think it’ll be a while till I’m fully comfortable with Travis being under someone else’s care that isn’t family even if it is just for a few hours. I just keep telling myself that I’m doing the best I can.

P.S. She also did my dishes! Major plus!

August 27th, 2011
jrc18usafwife:

waitingformyotherhalf:

Saw this on my Facebook newsfeed I started crying

 my heart just broke :’(and here come the tears

jrc18usafwife:

waitingformyotherhalf:

Saw this on my Facebook newsfeed I started crying

 my heart just broke :’(


and here come the tears

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lesbianundercut:

Not even Irene can break The Old Guard’s 24 hour vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. This tomb has been guarded every second, of every day regardless of weather or holidays since April 6, 1948.

lesbianundercut:

Not even Irene can break The Old Guard’s 24 hour vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. This tomb has been guarded every second, of every day regardless of weather or holidays since April 6, 1948.

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The neighborhood kid

After we got home from Walmart and Marshalls today, one of the neighborhood kids (he’s about 13-14 years old?), rings the doorbell and offering us a newspaper. He was trying to get people to buy an 8 week newspaper subscription for $25 so he can go to Six Flags with the rest of his classmates. Anyway, I felt bad for the kids because he’s been walking around the whole neighborhood trying to get some buyers and no one bought =\ Anyway, I happen to like getting the Sunday paper for the coupons so I went ahead and got the newspaper subscription. He was very thankful and I felt good helping this kid out to go to Six Flags.

Oh and my neighbor also bought a subscription too when she found her checkbook! That’s $50 in sales, so I’m assuming that should be enough for a ticket right? LOL

OMG! LOL

OMG! LOL

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Ordered Travis’s invitations for his birthday!
(That’s just the sample)
I got the invitations here.
I didn’t get the thank you cards though (since I have a lot that are unopened still), just the invites.  

Ordered Travis’s invitations for his birthday!

(That’s just the sample)

I got the invitations here.

I didn’t get the thank you cards though (since I have a lot that are unopened still), just the invites.  

Breakfast of the champs: bananas, avocadoes, and oatmeal!

Breakfast of the champs: bananas, avocadoes, and oatmeal!