Archive for the ‘RAD’ Category

Oh. HAI.

Posted 24 Nov 2013 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, blog bidnass, paparazzi, RAD

It’s been three months since I blogged last. I’m painfully aware. BlogHer Ad Networks made me aware by kicking me out, which is really okay since I wasn’t able to do much with the pennies I was making from them.

ANYWAY. Many things have happened in the last three months. I don’t know that I will necessarily write a big post about all of it…so how about a big list with an occasional picture thrown in? Sound okay? AWESOME.

  • We took our house off the market to take a break from showings and figure out our gameplan. We ended up hiring a different realtor.
  • I turned 33.
  • We put our house back on the market.
  • The hubs turned 38.
  • I visited my bestie on an Air Force base and stole an F-16. (partially not true.)
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  • We took the house off the market again when showings slowed and we realized we like letting our house get messy and look lived in. We’ll put it back on the market again in the spring when things pick up again.
  • Abby turned 4 and nearly set her head on fire when blowing out the candles. (photo taken randomly at the same time as the flare-up. she was totally fine, and ended up in with an involuntary “Jennifer Aniston” birthday haircut.)
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  • I got a haircut and went from this last Tuesday morning:HairTuesdayBefore
    To this Tuesday night:
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  • In other news this week, MamaPop closed it’s doors (although I haven’t written for them in months), and I signed on a deal to start writing for Dish Nation, a new entertainment website/tv show! I’m super stoked. In fact, the first post I wrote for them was featured on Huffington Post! (Cue total hysterics and near hugging of strangers when I found out.) I will be writing under their byline, but I’ll be sure to share which posts are mine when they’re live. :) I also saved all my posts from MamaPop and am trying to decide if I should post them here somewhere. It’s a possibility.

So…yeah. I’m sure I’m forgetting things. And other stuff is simultaneously happening that I’ll try to blog about when the time is right. But yeah. Maybe I’ll remember to keep this updated moving forward? Maybe?

At any rate, I’m glad to be back. I wasn’t ready to go away. Yet.

I’m a Negative Nancy.

Posted 05 Jun 2013 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category marriage, motherhood, RAD

And I could not be happier.

Last Thursday, for the first time since December, I pissed on a pregnancy test and got a negative. (That means not pregnant…in case there was any confusion.)

And today, I had the final blood draw that indicated I am officially no longer showing the pregnancy hormone. I totally have a vacant uterus AND I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER.

Thing is, a month ago, this was not even close to being the case. A month ago, I had to have another D&C to get rid of remaining tissue that wasn’t taken care of the first time. This time though? They FINALLY got it all. I am finally back to being “normal.”

Meanwhile, nobody wants to buy our house, I’m swamped at work, and my kid just farted on me 4 times and exclaimed that she simply “can’t stop.” So…while things are annoying and my kid is turning out to be gross…I have something to be happy about.

Oh. And something else. I TOTALLY SCORED FLOOR TICKETS TO JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE. (In February 2014.) If the stars align, I’ll be the (possibly pregnant) lady in her mid-30′s laugh-crying because she’s so close to the guy on stage wearing a suit & tie. Also standing next to her husband who is pretending to not know who the crazy lady is next to him.

 

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We got our sillies OUT.

Posted 18 Jan 2013 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, RAD, toddler business

Before the show.

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Shhh! It’s starting!

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We had SO MUCH FUN.

Seriously. Our seats were in the middle of the theater. All Abby wanted to do was dance. We danced, she shushed me for singing too much, and had a great time.

If you’ve never been to a Yo Gabba Gabba show before, I highly recommend it. We went to Sesame Street Live a week before, and the difference in how much she enjoyed the shows was immeasurable. It was really like having the show happen right in front of you. All of her favorite songs, and nothing but kids have an awesome time!

In case you want to see if it’s coming to your town – check out the show’s site: www.yogabbagabbalive.com. Like I said – we’ve gone for the past couple of years and Abby has loved it both times. Couldn’t recommend it more!!

How to make a three year old happy.

Posted 14 Jan 2013 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, motherhood, RAD, toddler business

On Wednesday, I’ll be taking Abby to see Yo Gabba Gabba Live – GET THE SILLIES OUT!

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Best Friends.

This weekend, my bestie Martini was in town. We had plenty of things to take care of while she was here, mostly on the wedding planning front because she’s getting married in about a month. (Eeeee!) And, being the responsible Matron Duchess of Honor that I am, I hadn’t purchased a dress yet.

Sidenote: Yes. I am straight out refusing to be called a Matron of Honor because it sounds like I’m 50. Nothing against 50-year-olds, but EFFING YUCK.

So, we shopped (I found my dress and I want to wear it all the time), we drank, we stayed up late and laughed and told stories…it was just the break I needed from reality. She is by all means my best friend, my sister, and one of the few people in life that knows me to my core.

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At the same time, I have a new best friend. I knew we would be at some point, but when she said it my heart burst out of my chest only to swallow me whole. She said it once while we were shopping with Auntie Martini on Sunday, and again last night while we were falling asleep in her bed.

“Mama? You’re my best friend.”

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I know she’s only 2 (a month away from being 3), and that this feeling she has for me may not last forever, but it is one of the most wonderful things I could ever imagine her saying to me. I hope she does always think of me as her best friend. She will always be mine. (As long as Martini doesn’t mind sharing the title.)

(Thanks for reading! And if you’re interested, I have a new post over at MamaPop – “The 64th Annual Emmys: An Evening Of Fabric Thievery And Ocular Fashion Assault“)