self esteem

Day 37

Day 37 of the selfie challenge: 365 Days of Momma

It’s Sunday! AND! I have the day off!!!!

That’s right, its my weekend off… I firmly believe that having to work every other weekend makes me that much more appreciative of the ones I have off.

This morning Liam took off after breakfast, grabbed a book and his teddy bear, and then proceeded to set himself up on the couch next to me to “study” with me.  That’s right, I used the “s” word.  Someone though it would be a brilliant idea to take a full course load in the summer during the most gorgeous weather of the year because the semester is shorter and it would be nice to just get the work done with.  The same someone is now incredibly worried that maybe, just maybe, she might not be able to keep up.  I don’t know who comes up with these brilliant ideas but they probably should have less of them.

So the adorableness ensued this morning and Liam and I studied together for about 10 minutes before my urge to snap a picture completely overcame me.  Of course as soon as I picked up the camera phone he had to climb into my lap to get it…. The result is this:

Today’s selfie is less of me and more of us, but it is an awesome memory that I want to hold on to…. especially with the puppy photo-bomb in the second shot!

 

I do promise an update soon on my personal progress towards self acceptance of myself in photographs.  This project has turned into more than I originally planned.  What started out as something that was just for me has also evolved into a mechanism to show Liam my memories from his early childhood.

 

 

Day 34 and 35

Days 34 and 35 of the selfie challenge

Yes, I know, I didn’t post yesterday… It wasn’t for lack of trying. More importantly, I did take my selfie, so today you get a double post along with an update on the exciting and terrifying things that are going on in my life.

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Yesterday’s selfie was taken at work on my lunch break. It was a busy day yesterday before work for Liam and I, as we ran around doing last minute errands before he got to spend an afternoon with Grammy and Grampy. My summer semester classes start this weekend (I really love online courses, they really are exceptionally convenient if you have the motivation to actually learn from them) and this last year of college (which I STILL can’t believe is actually starting!) is going to be a busy one as I will need to complete my internship for my nursing home administration license while continuing to work full time and hang out with the babies. Maybe busy is putting it mildly….

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Today I put the finishing touches on my internship request letter. I keep having mini panic attacks now, which I suspect won’t subside until I actually hand it to the nursing home administrator where I work. I would greatly appreciate any positive thoughts, finger crossing, and/or praying to who ever you believe in that I will get this internship that I so desperately want! This administrator is (in my opinion) the best there is, and I would love to learn from her.

Liam is off for an overnight visit with Grammy and Grampy F, as well as a couple of aunts and cousins. I am sure he will have a blast. Hopefully Aunty and Uncle Moonshine survive the car ride. Conan gets a fun night of household chores and puppies having panic attacks due to fireworks while I get school and work… I know, the Fourth of July excitement is overwhelming in our house. I have the weekend off!!! So the posts will (hopefully) get a little more fun filled tomorrow after Liam gets home!

And now a bonus puppy picture.

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Someone is getting his rest in now… Panic attacks due to loud noises are exhausting, even with daddy cuddles to keep you safe.

Day 33

Day 33 of the selfie challenge

Today I had some down time, mostly due to a bout of forgetfulness. I had packed up my laptop and my folded of work I had to accomplish to bring with me to get some recalls taken care of on my Ford and I forgot my flash drive with all my saved work on it…
So I passed the hour and half with some online shopping and good old web surfing, then celebrated my kid free time with an ice cream 🙂

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Caramel chocolate cookie… Delicious!

I love those kids, but a free day every once in a while is good for my sanity (and gets me extra snuggles when I get home!)

Day 32

Day 32 of the selfie challenge

It is hot.
Thank god for the AC.
Now if only I could convince the dogs and kids that I am not a chair.

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Yes, I really couldn’t bring myself to put on much more than running shorts and a tank top today.

Day 29

Day 29 of the selfie challenge

Today I spent the morning gathering together the massive amount of mail that I needed to send before heading out to the post office to mail one package and a bunch of cards. Though I had two books of stamps on hand I was still short a few. Now I am hanging out at home enjoying my guys before work… Someday I will not have to work weekends, and it will be lovely! One more year of school to go before I have finished all of the degrees I set out to attain!

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Day 21

Day 21 of the selfie challenge: 365 Days of Momma
Today is a work day 😦 not that it has been an exceptionally hard week and I do really love my job! It just has been so nice being on a “normal” schedule. A schedule where I am gone during the day time and home for dinner with my family every night. Another year of school and hopefully I can have that 9-5 Monday through Friday dream job!
The selfie today is a quick snap shot as Liam and I share lunch this afternoon before I head out to work!

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We have a packed weekend planned! With family coming to visit and a trip to the Somersworth International Children’s Festival planned so let’s hope for a good night at work with no one becoming exceptionally ill so I can get some sleep before the weekend begins!
If not let’s hope for lots and lots of coffee.

Day 20

Day 2o of the selfie challenge: 365 Days of Momma

Today was another day of IV class.  The hubs was home from work, so after taking my test I had some Momma time and got to go shopping for fun by myself…. it was so nice.

So I went to the mall (because it is air conditioned and it was in the 80’s outside today) and used my Birthday gift from The Loft to get a new dress.

Every once in a while getting out by myself is exactly what I need.  The dress looking awesome on me was a nice little self esteem boost too!

Day 17

Day 17 of the selfie challenge

Today Liam woke up at 5:30 for the day…
So I decided to seize the opportunity and try to get my errands done for the week. We did a pretty good job, except for the part where I forgot to buy bread at the grocery store.

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Tonight I even managed to squeeze in some quality video game time with the hubs. Yes we are so nerdy we have our gaming computers in the same room. We have been a little Diablo 3 obsessed lately.

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