Sep
1
Monday Bun Day! 🍞 

"NOW it looks like a belly," says my husband after taking this photo. Apparently, I was showing no signs of pregnancy until I was 38.5 weeks into this…

Monday Bun Day! 🍞

"NOW it looks like a belly," says my husband after taking this photo. Apparently, I was showing no signs of pregnancy until I was 38.5 weeks into this…

Aug
31
Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature that he has been destroying is this God he’s worshiping.

Hubert Reeves, astrophysicist

(Source: purplebuddhaproject, via tobserene)

Aug
31
Aug
30

A friend challenged me and Káva to show off our favorite tricks to raise awareness and donations for animal rescue! This is my favorite cause, and I’m thrilled to bring attention to the beautiful animals — like Káva — who were adopted from rescues! Today, I donated to the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), who fostered Káva back in 2009. If you can, please consider giving any amount/items/time to your favorite local rescue! 

I’ll tag brat-squad, jillynbrady, icarntspell, villegasbobby, chelseanotkelsey, thebusiness, and underbiteunite. AND ALL OF YOU WHO WOULD LIKE TO HELP WITH THIS CAUSE! But mostly just because I want to see your precious pets make videos. No pressure, though!

Aug
29
Despite all of your much appreciated well wishes, our external cephalic version (AKA baby flip) was not successful today. The doctor and nurses could get her to rotate into the birth canal, but that little worm just squirmed back to her comfort zone. 

Everything went well, though, and she was never in distress. Just a sneaky little shit. The plan is still a natural labor and delivery, and we will see if she can flip in her own chosen time. If not, then we will just have to go to Plan B. 

Again, thank you so much for all your kind words, thoughts, prayers, wishes, and vibes! You are all the best!

Despite all of your much appreciated well wishes, our external cephalic version (AKA baby flip) was not successful today. The doctor and nurses could get her to rotate into the birth canal, but that little worm just squirmed back to her comfort zone.

Everything went well, though, and she was never in distress. Just a sneaky little shit. The plan is still a natural labor and delivery, and we will see if she can flip in her own chosen time. If not, then we will just have to go to Plan B.

Again, thank you so much for all your kind words, thoughts, prayers, wishes, and vibes! You are all the best!

Aug
26
Prayers/Energy/Vibes Please?

Hey, guys! As you guys probably know, I’m 38 weeks pregnant (that’s out of a 40 week gestation period, my friends who may not be aware). What you don’t know is that my baby is currently in a breech position — which is just no good for those of us interested in a natural birth plan. By the way, only 3-4% of babes are breech (head not down in the birth canal) by week 37…so it’s sort of a raw deal.

We tried all kinds of things to encourage her to flip on her own. Weird stuff like swimming, handstands, underwater somersaults, yoga positions, peppermint oil, flashlight enticement, cold packs on my upper abdomen, playing music down by my junk — you name it! She just ain’t budgin’. 

We have a procedure scheduled this week called an “external cephalic version,” where doctors will try to turn her by manipulating her position from outside my belly. It’s kind of a last attempt for avoiding having to have a C-section. C-sections aren’t the devil, but they do have way more risks than a natural, intervention-free birth.

Could you please say a prayer, make a wish, send a vibe, and/or throw out some positive energy for us? I would appreciate it so much.

Thank you, everyone!!

Aug
25
Sunday Bun Day! 🍞

Sunday Bun Day! 🍞

Aug
21
Books are important and I like learning about other people and talking about myself o k

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard - they don’t have to be “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

tagged by fwarg

  1. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
  2. Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
  3. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  4. Wonderful Tonight by Pattie Boyd
  5. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 
  6. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
  7. This Book Will Change Your Life by Benrik
  8. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  10. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

I tag jillybees ouijesuislolo palevi0let nonjenevousaime myworldinboxes littlengine miniaturebee frumplejames thelandofla djldgaf thatswhatcristahsaid — if you feel like it.

(Source: fwarg)

Aug
20
I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.

Aug
20
I like big bumps, and I cannot lie. 😳 

I like big bumps, and I cannot lie. 😳 

Aug
18
Questions

I was tagged to answer the following questions given to me by til-kingdom-come3313. I’ve always loved to answer questions [about myself…I’m a Leo] because it reminds me of my pre-teen self on AOL or my teen self on Livejournal. Here goes:

1. Bacon or sausage?
I’m not much of a meat eater, so I usually prefer my breakfast sides to be, like, hash browns or toast with grape jelly. However, if I have to choose, I’ll say bacon.

2. Who inspires you the most and why?
I really get emotional about people who have overcome significant obstacles. For instance, people (most times women and/or racial minorities) who are able to beat the demons they have faced. I also always get overwhelmed by racers at my husband’s triathlons who compete with physical or mental disabilities — with or without aid. It’s truly incredible and touches me deeply.

3. Favorite book and why?
There’s something about
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild that makes me very nostalgic. I read it several times when I was little, and I loved everything about it. There are three girls, all adopted into a once-wealthy family who now has to work hard to make ends meet. Each girl has a talent/gift (acting, intelligence, ballet) that they use to grow in their own lives and contribute to their family. Mostly I loved it because I wanted to see myself in each of the girls.

4. Favorite TV series and movie on Netflix?
Currently on Netflix, eh? You can never really go wrong with Buffy the Vampire Slayer (was a religious viewer and fan since it came on air when I was 10 years old) or Scrubs (so funny and yet so sad at times). Forrest Gump and Hook are also undeniable gems.

5. What’s your best quality?
My determination and ability to choose happiness. It’s something I learned how to do about five years ago, and I am extremely proud of that change in my life. 

6. What do you want most out of life?
Happiness. Love. To enjoy moments. To remember to treasure the ones I love while I still have them. And to touch my husband’s butt a lot.

7. Top 3 on Bucket List.
Very thrilled to report that my Top 3 are almost all checked off! They were marry a good man (exceeded expectations), travel to Europe (thanks, honeymoon), and have a baby (just 3.5 more weeks). 

8. Where do you want to settle down?
My husband and I really love where we live now, which is in Fairhope, Alabama. We are trying to design our “Forever Home” to build here one day. But we would love to travel more in the future, too.

9. Favorite Robin Williams movie?
I REALLY love
Hook. To this day, I’m always “Bangarang”ing or telling people, “You’re doing it, Peter! You’re doing it!” Pan’s the man. 

10. Coffee or Tea? 
Tea.

11. Say you won a Mega Millions lottery…What do you do with the money?
Build the aforementioned house, make sure our family is all set, and then there would be some SERIOUS animal rescue being done. It’s my biggest passion, and I would love to be able to help fund some amazing things that could enable the saving of animals. My dogs saved me, and I owe it to them to give back.


I tag anyone who would like to answer questions during their boredom. Same questions as above!

Aug
14

beaky-peartree:

even white people are sick of white people’s bullshit

(via waltzinghippie)

Aug
14
GUYS THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

djldgaf:

furbearingbrick:

ereriislife15:

I’m doing a persuasive speech and this would really help me out.

If you think animals should be adopted from shelters, reblog.

If you think animals should be bought from pet stores, like.

*REBLOGS FURIOUSLY*

I just think they should be taken to a home no matter what. This is such a hot button issue with me. You can’t win, op.

I understand why this is an argument. I understand that puppy mills are disgusting. But I also understand that those animals still need homes regardless of where they came from.

I totally agree with you — I wish all animals could just all find homes. It’s my truest passion. No dogs should be homeless and no homes should be dogless, right? (Unless you suck…in which case, please don’t have a dog).

However, have you ever thought about it in terms of, like, economics? If you have people who spend money at pet shops, then the breeders and even puppy mills have a reason to continue. Supply and demand. Also, if you’re not supporting rescues, they will not have the money to function and continue helping animals in need. Maybe if everyone would adopt pets from rescues, pet shops and breeders and puppy mills could finally disappear. 

Side note: If puppies aren’t selling, pet shops will eventually give them to shelters to make room for new inventory, and rescues are the ones that work to get dogs out of those shelters before they are euthanized. 

(Source: the-martyr-from-gloria)

Aug
12

underbiteunite:

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live with a special needs dog?

Here’s your answer :)

Adopt; don’t shop!

Aug
11

Rest in peace, Robin Williams.

<3

(Source: faantasmic, via villegasbobby)