June 11, 2009

Ain't no party like a...

Nonexistent party.

The party was canceled because too many people couldn't attend anymore. I guess it's the end-of-the-year running around to take care of everything. So no Maddie pictures for today but I'll have to go over there at some point since I did get a new outfit for her from Carter's during one of their big sales. I'll put her in the outfit and take pictures when I do get over there.

Since there was no party I headed home (to Lucas') for dinner. We had grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. After that I headed home to go back to my cleaning adventure. All I decided to do today was bring all the garbage up since it's trash night tonight.

Tomorrow morning I have a doctors appointment to make sure I'm still functioning properly. They call it a "med check." Basically I go in and talk to the doctor and tell them I'm not having any "bad" thoughts or mood swings and such, which I'm not. I just have to go every couple months so they can double check. It is slightly medical though, they do take my blood pressure and weight to see if I'm losing or gaining any based on the medicine. Then I get a sticker like the 5 year-olds and head out for lunch before babysitting.

I'll post after I hear from the doctor. But for now, I'm heading out to get Ice Cream because Emily felt the need to wrap up peanut butter cups for her friend right next to me and now I am craving them big time.

Today is Thursday...

After a two day basement cleaning spree I'm taking a short break today to babysit. I'll be babysitting from 2:30-6 then going to a jewelry party my cousin is hosting. Best part about the party is I'll get to see my "baby" cousin Madison. I put baby in quotes because she just turned one and last I heard she can talk your ear off now. She didn't talk much at her 1st birthday party last month but that may have been because it was a bit too overwhelming for her. Though she did look quite cute and happy stuffing her face with frosting from her cake (with her hands of course). The picture above is from her birthday party last month. The ones with cake eating haven't been sent to me yet, unfortunately.

After the party I'll be heading back to the basement. It sounds like I'm sending myself into the dungeon, which I kind of am. I've been trying to make room for the things we have of mine in storage not to mention the whole thing was packed full when I moved into the house (when I was 12) and hasn't been touched since. Needless to say most of it is old useless garbage. I have donated a bunch of things so far, mostly old clothes and toys. And by the end of this spree I'll probably have donated half the basement. The plan is to turn it into a "game room" according to my Aunt but it will most likely end up another one of her rooms. She's already claimed the biggest bedroom, the living room and the garage. I would like to turn a small portion of it into my room. Right now I have the smallest room in the house. Between my bed and entertainment center I have about 10 square feet of leftover room in an L shape around the bed. It also happens to have picture windows that take up an entire wall. It would be nice if we didn't live on a main road with cars and people always passing by. And of course I'm on ground level facing the road so I almost never open the curtains and enjoy the sunlight.

Well time for bed I 'spose, since it happens to be 2:30am while I'm typing this. I'll probably blog again later with pictures from the day of Madison and the jewelry I'm probably going to have bought.

June 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I guess this one could use a few words. This was before Emily's Senior Prom, I went to be her photographer for the before prom pictures.

May 15, 2009


     I spent the day babysitting for my friend's Mom.  I watched her two boys Paddy and Kevin from 2:30-6.  Paddy came home upset about something and was very cuddly.  He then asked for "peanutmabuduh," which is a peanut butter sandwich (no jelly for him).  He ate his sandwich while playing with his trains and his older sister showed up with her daughter, little Miss Alana, around 3.  Her other brother, Kevin, got home around 3:30.  Paddy and Kevin actually managed to take turns on the computer.  Normally once Paddy takes over it, it takes an act of God to get him off of it.  But today for some reason he relinquished it to Kevin when he wanted to play.  I was shocked, and proud of the little guy.  

     Once their Dad got home, I headed to get some dinner with Alana.  Everyone at Lucas' job fell in love with her, she's hard not to love.  We headed to Luke's house and Alana napped and ate and played with Luke's Dad.  He has also been captivated by her angelic smile.

     Alana is currently sleeping next to me on Luke's bed where she has been for a few hours.  She woke up a couple times but went right back to bed once I gave her her binky.  She looks like a doll when she sleeps.  I'm not sure exactly when Shannon is coming to get her but my phone died so I can't call her.  She does however have Lucas' number so she'll call or text that eventually.  She's finally getting a night off for her and her boyfriend for the first time since Alana was born.  She was a little hesitant but I told her she could go out and enjoy herself.  Alana and I are just fine together.  She's family to me.

Also pray for MckMama whose son, Stellan, is having some problems with his little heart tonight.

May 14, 2009

First Post

I've been reading MckMama's blog and I honestly don't remember how I found it. Anyway, it inspired me to create my own. This will be my first blog post ever. When I was younger I used to have a LiveJournal that I used quite often but I haven't in about 4 years.

Since this is my first post, I suppose I should give a background on myself.

My name is Sara, I'm 19 years old (but look much younger) and live in NY. I live with my boyfriend (Lucas) at either his family's house, or mine, depending on where we decide to stay that night. When I say "my family" I'm referring to my Aunt and Grandmother (on my Mom's side). When I was 8 my Dad left us and moved to Florida with his "new family" (my step-mom, 2 half sisters and 2 step sisters). I have only seen my Dad once since he left and I've seen my oldest sister once as well. Four years later, after almost a 4 year battle, my Mom passed away from breast cancer. We were very close and I miss her all the time.

I have been with my boyfriend since October 23rd, 2006. We have decided we are sticking together. A lot of people may feel that we're too young to make that decision but we disagree. We went to the same High School (where we met the summer before 11th grade) and chose to go to the same College as well which we have been attending for 2 years going into our 3rd.

I babysit as my job, 4 days a week, Monday Tuesday Thursday and Friday. I watch two boys Patrick, whom I refer to as my little monkey, and Kevin. Patrick, or Paddy, is 9 and has autism. He's great with technology and loves Thomas the Tank Engine. Kevin just turned 11 and usually keeps to himself but loves video games and star wars. I also watch my friend's daughter, Alana. She is 3 months old and an absolute angel. I watch her every chance I get it, whenever her Mom asks.

I also love to do crafts and scrapbook. I read blogs, browse Craigslist and have started using twitter. I have a menagerie of pets (6 cats, a hamster, fish and a turtle at my house & 2 cats, a puppy, fish, a hamster, 6 mice, a bird and 2 turtles at Lucas'). For those of you who weren't counting, that's a total of 8 cats, 6 mice, 3 turtles, 2 hamsters, 1 bird, 1 puppy and several fish.

Another important thing to know about me is that I have an anxiety disorder. I take Lexapro for it and am currently doing pretty well, but I have been through some rough times. I do however have problems going places alone. I don't shop by myself and I prefer, when possible, to avoid driving alone unless it's to a set location where I know someone is waiting for me. I also don't can't sleep by myself which is another reason Lucas and I stay together at night. If you have any questions about anxiety or know anyone who is going through it please feel free to ask me. I probably know the answer.

Please leave a comment if you read my blog. It is really comforting to know there are people out there listening to what I have to say.