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Hello 2021 Goodbye 2020

I almost did write this post. As we all know 2020 has been one for the birds. I’ve personally gone through some of the scariest moments of my life. The uncertainty of this time has added a lot of extra stress and anxiety to my life. But, in addition to chaos, 2020 brought smiles, giggles, slobber and a little girl that I didnt know I wanted.

Piper will be 10 months old next week. These last 10 months have been rough at moments yet amazing at most. I dont want this post to be filled with the dreadfulness that we have all come to know. If you need any of that look back at my older posts where I talk about my terrible post partum depression.

Usually my New Years posts are filled with reflections, but the only positive reflection I have is Piper ElizabethAnne Jones. And she is something to look forward to as well.

We dont know what 2021 will bring us. If nothing else this year has taught us that. But we do know that whatever it is our Father God will bring us through it.

I pray you all have an amazing New Years eve. We are going to some friends house and have a bonfire and play some games. A little different one again than recent years, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Be Blessed WordPress!

Rise and Shine!!

Why on earth have I been awake since 430 this morning? I was dreaming that Rowdy’s leg was coming in our room and attaching it’s self to things. Then I woke up and went to the bathroom and when I went to lay back down I starting hearing a scratching noise near Piper’s playpen. I turned the light on and still could never figure out what was going on. All I could think as I lay there was that something was trying to get in bed with her. Not a Mommy’s happy place.

When I was out yesterday I bought myself some new coffee creamer. Its the baked cookie flavor. I’ve never had it but I thought this is the perfect morning to try it. I have not always been a fan of coffee. About 5 years ago, a good friend of mine sort of turned me on to it. She would have one every morning and me, having never been a morning person, needed something to get me started. She encouraged me to try it and I did. It took me awhile for her to teach me to have a neverending love for the stuff. She would say “You just haven’t found your coffee taste yet, but you will.” And I did. It’s still hard for me to enjoy it hot during the summer, but these cold winter mornings like today are perfect.

We talked about getting up and going to get tested today, but its wonderfully only going to get up to about 50 degrees. I really don’t want to get Piper out in this unless I have to.

I’m happy to report that after alot of consideration and discussion, Tj and I have agreed to take Piper out of daycare. We never had any intentions in putting her in to begin with. My Mom and Piper’s KK, { our cousin}, were doing a great job taking turns keeping her when school started back. Then KK got her a grown up job and Mom watched her 5 days a week for a few weeks until we finally realized, to her sadness that her health won’t let her do it everyday. So we kinda had no chioce but to find somewhere for her to go. The daycare is 3 mins from work, we pay $100 a week. The biggest issue i have is that she was there 4 days and got her 1st fever, cold, and ear infection. Then for the first 2 months she was out sick 2-3 times a week. Of course we still have to pay even if she isn’t there. The people there are nice enough, but I guess coming from a daycare/preschool background, I expect a little more. She had 5 diffrent teachers that would pass her around. Most of them were young girls. I would request things like, please let me know what she eats during the day in case she has any kind of alergic reaction. They did that for a day or two and then i guess the communacation got crazy with all the diffrent people going in and out. Thankfully we have a friend that was recently blessed to be able to stay home and now all her babies are in school and she has nothing to do with herself during the day. Not only has she offered to watch Piper, she will also pick her and Eli up every morning and take him to school. I pray it’s going to work out and help me to feel better about who she is with day in and day out.

I’m pretty proud of myself already this morning. I have already started a load of clothes and i’m waitng for another load to dry so i can fold them up. I’m really hoping that today is a productive day in my household. I know one thing, Elijah Thomas Jones is going to get that pig pen of a room cleaned up even if I have to use my seacret wepon. Turn that phone of his off! lol I hope you all have a beatiful, wintery, blessed Tuesday!!

Love, LaBranda