Sunday, September 25, 2016

Keeping up with Work and Family

My life is pretty normal. My husband and I both have full time jobs and our son is almost 3 years old. So as you can imagine its pretty none stop. Dishes always need to be done, along with laundry. There is always somewhere to go and a person to visit or errand to run. I am pretty sure my husband sets a reminder on his iPhone for everything.

My job is very important to me. I love to work. I need to work. When I was home for my maternity leave I thought I was going to go stir crazy! I have to get out of the house and do a job. Child rearing is not that job though! LOL My current occupation has me at a small business. I really like it and hope to stay here for a long long time. My title is Logistics Manager. Basically I move shit. Shipping is fun, I really enjoy it. I have also begun to learn more about government compliance and regulations.
I have been spending more and more time thinking about work and actually working. It takes away from home life now and again. This gets me thinking, how do people balance this? I think the answer is no one really does! We all just struggle to make everyone happy while trying to make ourselves happy along the way.

I decided to come up with some ideas to help me put the phone down and connect with the family.

      Step 1: Put the phone down. Its that easy. Yes you might miss a call. But 20 years ago that call would have been missed and guess what? The world  continued.
      Step 2: Set aside work time so you can get all of it done and no one suffers! By spending quality time with my family in the evening it allows me a good hour or two at night to work if need be.
      Step 3: I make sure my work respects my family time. It is nice working for a small business. They respect God and family, so its easy when important things come up. Even if you don't work for a small business, its still important to make sure your employer understands how important family time is.

 I'm not saying these tips are amazing, but they are helpful to me! Leave a comment below about how you make time for your family. I know I'm not alone out there... God I hope not...

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Face Powder, PALLADIO is My New Fav!

Having dry skin one day and oily skin the next, finding the right face powder can be a chore.
The large pores on my nose don't help either. Certain techniques I have learned help hide the giant craters on my face, but it always seems to be the powder finish that can spoil the whole deal. Also not having a large budget can leave you in a sea of not so appealing choices.

I found this powder while shopping at my local Ulta store (love that store by the way. I highly recommend their rewards program.). PALLADIO Rice Powder, translucent  is a dream! Its great for absorbing the pesky oil that builds up and it makes my skin look flawless and not caked up. It is also great for baking your concealer. I have really bad creases under my eyes and this stops the concealer from gunking up!
This is a must have if you are on a budget. It is for sale for only 4.99! I think it is $5.00 on their website

Mrs. Woffy Certified *

Sunday, September 11, 2016

A Good Friend is Hard to Find...?

The older I get, the harder friendship seems. People grow up (or in some cases never do), move away or grow apart.
I find at 33 years of age what I am willing to put into a relationship isn't a whole lot. 
I have a son, he is two. I don't think that requires any more explanation.
I have my husband, who I love very much, and that is so hard! A lot of "life energy" goes into maintaining a life long relationship. 
I still have my parents and there are three! (My Mom remarried when we were young and Dad married late but he's solo again.) That is no walk in the park for me. I am very independent and like to be left alone. Now, with my son, I have to be sure I maintain a constant relationship with them. I love it now but it is work. And let's tack on my two sisters, two brothers and their hoard of children.
Pause. I'm tired already.
So, here we are. Friends. 
Realistically who,in the flippin' fleck has time for friends?!? I mean, if you're single or young or have no kids or your kids are grown then yea, you have friends. But I'm not talking about you, in fact piss off! LOL
My list of qualifications, according to me, are not unrealistic. In fact, I feel like its quite simple.

  1. Don't be too needy. You see, I will probably not call you everyday or text. But if you do call me and I don't answer, leave a message if its important. I would never abandon you in a time of need, but I may ignore you if you just want to chat. And really, send a text. I HATE talking on the phone. 
  2. No judging!! I live my life, you live yours. You can have an opinion, but don't be pushy!
  3. Get your shit together! I have enough problems of my own! I am not saying you can't have life problems, just know there is a statue of limitations as to how long that shit can go on!
  4. You better be a down Bitch. I like to live a little on the dangerous side, so don't be a prude. I can't stand that!
  5. Do you, be you. You don't need to suddenly like everything I do or buy my friendship. I probably liked you for something that is completely different from me, so don't mimic. 
So far I have been lucky. I managed to nab a handful (literally I can count them on one hand) of girls that I call friends. I have been even luckier to have my Ride or Die Bitch Tori by my side now for like... 10 years? Yea, cool. 
So, I guess a good friend really isn't that hard to find. Maybe hard to keep, but not too hard to find. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

I Went To the Movies for a Girls Night Out and Came Home Terrified to Be a Mom

Image result for public domain images girls night outGirls Night Out! I love a good "Girls Night Out", it gives me a chance to relive mini snips of my rampant and crazy early twenties. Drinks flow, followed by obnoxious funny banter between girlfriends. My fellow Mom Friend and I decided a much needed evening away from "The Child" ("The Children" in her case) was in order. When Friday came, I managed to pull what was a decent hair day back into action and gussy myself up enough for dinner and a movie.

Bad Moms was all I had been hearing about.

IT WAS HILARIOUS! But this isn't a review for the movie. This is a reaction to how it made me feel after three cocktails and a 1 a.m. buzz.
Lets start first with my Generation. I. Am. A. Millennial. Now, WAIT! Before you click off or think "yea, so?", let me defend my birth. I was born in good ol' 1983. The beginning of the end you could say. By the time I was in High School technology was growing so fast it was almost impossible to keep up. I however have the benefit of still remembering when things were not all about my phone and if I checked Facebook to see my co-workers new profile picture that they just posted. What does this have to do with the movie you ask? In Bad Moms the main character is my age (I can't remember but I know it was 30ish). Her problems and good intentions and well wishes for her children were all the same things I want for my son. The movie also depicts a part of her life that sets her in a work environment that showcases how just a 10 year difference in age can change the world. I know people that are 5-10 years younger than me and its like they grew up in a different dimensional plane!
These people are impossible to work with and so different yet they are considered to be apart of the same generation as I am. I really feel like this is a visual statement for how fast the world grows. That just five years can make or break a child's chance at being great at the next Super Mario Bros.

Secondly this movie made me increasingly more depressed about the success of marriage. I am not (at the moment) worried about my marriage. What I do find myself thinking about is how untrustworthy people can be. It would seem in life a person is more apt to be dishonest than honest. Image result for public domain images parentingAlso the way people make life decisions. What do they consider before agreeing to spend a life with someone.
Then there is the all encompassing feeling the movie leaves you with. EVERY DECISION I MAKE AFFECTS THE LIFE OF MY CHILD. No longer is there me, myself and I. They left. And didn't leave a call back number.
This movie is hilarious, and I highly recommend it to anyone by the way.

I need a Xanax.