Tuesday, June 28, 2011


We were supposed to call the court Monday morning and tell them whether we were ready for the trial on Thursday or not. Mom of the Year's lawyer has refused to return any of Jake's phone calls or emails (he was supposed to meet with us to give us his objections to our evidence). Jake called and told them that we aren't ready because we hadn't heard from him. 

Jake had worked from 11pm-7am so he laid down to sleep after he called the court. Thankfully he somehow decided to open his eyes and look over and saw his phone was lit up. He answered and it was the Clerk for the Judge. She said that we had to be in there at 9am to tell the Judge why we were not ready. We had 25 minutes to get ready and get down there so hustled we did. 

We got down there and I decided to wait in the hallway since Emery has become Mister Jabber Jaws and I didn't want the judge to frown at us.

I guess the Judge drilled her lawyer on why he hadn't provided us with his cell phone records as he promised on June 2nd and why he hadn't gotten ahold of Jake. He had no answer Jake said. He was trying to get it continued AGAIN! Finally the guy who does all of the Child Support Orders told the judge it needed to happen SOON because it had been continued so many times and always because of HER LAWYER. So the Judge said this Friday. No more continuances, it IS happening THIS FRIDAY! 

It's about damn time something has worked in our favor. Hopefully as of this Friday the boys will be with us permanently. Say some prayers for us!!!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Been a busy couple of days.

I was doing some mystery shopping to help bring in an income but that was a little hard trying to fit it in and not forget about it. I think I did 4. It'll be nice for the extra 45 bucks and 2 free meals.

Everything fell together for us. Even though my salon wouldn't take me back as a stylist because my schedule wasn't flexible enough I decided to wait it out. I knew her marketing person would fall through and maybe she would offer me that. Well come to find out I was correct. So now I'm doing marketing for my SportClips store. I'm also working at a Spa doing natural nails.

I thought I'd hate the idea of just doing manicures and pedicures all day but so far, LOVING IT.

They only needed a tech on call for spa parties and what not. I said that's fine, it's 50% commission. Well they did some advertising and now the phone is ringing off the hook and they need me!

I went in yesterday to get a pedicure done so that the other Nail Tech and I can do them the same way *even though I give a little extra time for the massage ;)* I also got a manicure and a Shellac. Which is a UV Gel polish that soaks off. My polish never stayed on since I was always doing haircuts and shampooing and I HATE chipped gross polish. So tacky. I also quit doing my acrylics because I don't have the time to backfill them, ESPECIALLY WITH AN INFANT in the house now. So this is gonna be great! It stays on for 2-4 weeks without chipping. My only issue is that with my prenatals my nails grow crazy quick so I'll have to stay on top of that part of it.

Well as she was finishing me the phone rang and I answered it. A gal wanted a pedicure but the other tech was booked during the time she wanted it done. She didn't want it any other day so I asked if I could take it and they said YES! So an hour later I was doing my first pedicure at the salon and making money.

They called this morning to see if I could come in at 12:30 for a mani/pedi for a ladies friend. In I went and then got a walk in. Emery ended up having to go to grandma and papa's house so Jake could go to work. I ended up not picking him up until 6.

It's so nice to be working. I get to finally dress up and do my hair and makeup and go pamper other people...and bring in some money to help. I miss the love of my life so terribly much but it makes my day to see him when I get done and see him smile so big when he sees his mama. It makes my heart flutter to know that he KNOWS who I am and associates me with happiness. I love that kid so darn much!

I have a bunch of clients and now return clients plus the marketing job. Life is about to be BUSY for this mama! But between two jobs, my baby, The Bigs, Jake and not feeling like a frumpy mom...I'm on Cloud 9!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

First laugh and my weird dream.

It was probably 8 or 9am and Emery started his little "I'm awake, lonely and want attention fuss." I walked into his room and sat down in front of his swing and he stopped crying. I started my usual "good morning handsome boy" spiel and asked him how his sleep was and if he slept well and had sweet dreams. He was smiling away and started his baby babble. He was so cute that I went to laugh and he beat me to it. His first real baby laugh. Not his attempt at a laugh which comes out as a little cough or a little gasp that he usually does, but a real laugh. WHOA! The feeling that overcame me was incredible. Pride, happiness, LOVE. I'm still amazed EVERY SINGLE DAY that this little creature is MINE. He is half me and half the man I love all wrapped into this package and proof of our love. He's so smart and so cute. I've been blessed with such a handsome little man who is always so happy. I look forward to going to bed just so that I can wake up the next morning and bring him into bed with us to babble and smile away. There is no better way to start my day.

Today I was especially happy for our morning routine because I had such a whacky dream. Being a cosmetologist I'm extremely picky about my hair most of the time. I have enough hair for 6 people. Everyone thinks my hair will be cake to do and then once they get their hands in it they are regretting it because it's THAT thick. Well in this dream I barely had hair on the top of my head it was sooo thin. Maybe 100 hairs all over and normally one has 100+ hair in every square inch of scalp. All the hair around the side and back was very full. I was so emotional and scared. Mostly confused, I was ashamed and trying to hide it. I just couldn't understand it and running my hands through the top was so traumatizing.

Here's a picture, basically what my head looked like in the dream.


Talk about scary. I don't know what this dream could mean in regards to my life but I hope all these weird dreams stop!