Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Confessional and a Winner

The Juice is Worth the Squeeze

A little confessional time and then I'll announce the winner of the giveaway.

I was really touched by all the sweet comments I received about my post yesterday. Infidelity isn't an easy thing to talk about, but everyone was so supportive. I love you guys.

I have not lost any weight this month, I've actually gained a pound. But, other than losing $35 in my Dietbet, I'm okay with it. My choices led to this and I can't be mad.

I'm getting to the point where I'm good with my body. Sure I still have issues, flabby tummy and loose skin but I know what I need to do. Jason actually told me that I had a smoking hot body this morning. God I love that man.

I will only have two of the girls with me this weekend so I need to think of something to do. Cordie has a birthday party to go to and Hannah has some college prep class she signed up for. It used to really bother me when one of the girls skipped a weekend, but I know it isn't malicious. They're kids, they have friends and activities going on. I'm cool with it. There is always the phone and Skype.

Emmeline is now hyper aware of the weekend when her sisters are here. When I got home from Target last Friday night, she came running in the kitchen and looked down the stairs yelling for her fwiends. Killed me. So sweet and heartbreaking at the same time.

Potty training is going so-so. It is getting better, but still struggling with her peeing in her pull-ups. We were out at a restaurant last night and she announced that she had to go potty. We went to the bathroom and I tried to help her pull down her pants, but she swatted me away and yelled, "I do it!". The battle cry of the 2 year old. However, she hemmed and hawed so long that by the time she actually pulled her pants down, she had already peed. At least she is making the effort, I suppose.

We did eat Mexican last night and it was delicious. I had Chicken and Avocado Enchiladas, but I did not scarf down the whole plate so I have leftovers for lunch today. Progress, people.

And now, this winner of My Favorite Places Giveaway is:  Amanda Schuller
Amanda, please email your address to and I will get your prizes to you.

Thanks everyone for entering! I had a lot of fun putting it together. Anyone have fun plans for the weekend that don't involve snow?


  1. I don't know how you feel per say, but I see my sister to through it a lot with her stepson. He is 18 now, and I don't think even spends the night at their house anymore. Fortunately though, they live in the same town so they all still get to see each other often. That is so sweet about Em. That is how Savannah is w her cousins. They are actually spendin the night tonight and she has been asking nonstop when they are coming over!

  2. Hey girl.. I have joint legal and joint custody of my 2 kids so they spend have the time with their dad. Ella doesn't understand why they come and go. She misses them when their not there. It's hard to explain it to her. Also my 2 step kids go stay with their grandparents about once a month and Ella doesn't understand why they aren't her grandparents. Poor baby so confusing. Hang in there mama. Everything will be ok.

  3. Hey - I also have step daughters and their mom gets them and she is a total Cee U Next Tuesday - so we hardly ever get to see them, even though we are supposed to have joint custody - we just cant afford a lawyer to get her to do her freaking job right now :( It kills me when Amelia asks about her sisters - yesterday she was saying how one day she would be a big sister like her day :) I hope it gets easier when they get older, but it's hard explaining that they have another mommy but they have the same daddy! oye!

  4. Emmeline sounds like such a character! If you're still looking for ideas, have you ever gone to one of those paint-your-own pottery places? Might be tough with Em, but it's a great activity for a group of girls!

  5. I hate, hate, hate, hate potty training! Brady goes pee like nobodys business, but that boy refuses to drop a dooce. Drives me insane. So he waits until naptime or right before bedtime when we put a diaper on him, and then he drops a load. Super.

    Have a great weekend! I have a bridal shower/bachelorette party tomorrow afternoon/evening, and that is it!