Tuesday, January 27, 2015


My Mom, Tami, aged 49.

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may already know, I lost my mother on Saturday morning. It's been a ridiculous struggle left and right.

She had a hard life, but her last years were filled with sobriety, friends and love.

It took a long time to have the relationship I had with my mother. I was lucky, in a strange way, to have sprained my ankle Thursday before her death. That Friday I took off work to let Mom do her 'mom things' and make me feel better by being fussed over. We ate, watched a movie, played with our pets and spent time together.

By the next morning, she had passed. The date one week after my 25th birthday, six days after my 7th anniversary.

She didn't want a big fuss, just simple cremation and for me to keep her ashes, but it's hard not to tell people of the loss in my life. She was not only my mom, but one of my best friends.

I haven't really had time to grieve or even think much. I'm still trying to process, make arrangements.

I miss her like hell.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Me, lately

Had a birthday, anniversary, changed my hair, got new glasses.

Sprained/bruised the snot out of my foot/ankle, just after getting over a pulled muscle in my back.

Hopefully Monday I'll be back walking and to work.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Happy 7th Anniversary, DH.

Technically this makes ten years for my lovely DH and I.
Seven years of marriage though. Our lives wildly changed over the time.

We're both very different people, but that's the beauty of marriage. You don't give up who you are. You just get to share it with someone else.

Even if it's a love of burgers, internet videos and soft pyjama pants.

We're both a little bit odd. Our relationship a little bit different, but it works for us.

No seven year itch here. We're in for the long haul.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas and all that

Brother being sassy

DH meeting my father's family for once

Christmas tattoos with the brother (hi, Jeff!)

More honeycomb for myself - better pictures later. I was out of my mind when I took this one.

I copied my brother's feet tattoos. I said I'd never get feet tattoos..
Well.. I really liked these. They spoke to my anxious self.

Quote from Lotr

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Office Party

Did somebody say bow-crowns!?!

Today was "Polar Express" day at the office. We all wore pjs and opened out secret Santa gifts, except we all went overboard and bought stuff for everyone anyway, so I wound up with a surprising awesome haul from work - a monogrammed cutting board, personalized candle, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star jewelry, a star printed cardigan, a blanket, a GORGEOUS scarf, peanut brittle, tons and tons of food.

Of course, I have to go over the top whenever I dress up. My mom got me these "eye shadow tattoos" that had stars. I attempted them on my lids, but they were too sticky on my oily skin, so they became little star blushy spots for my day.

Ally recently showed off her office and desk, and  I'm actually pretty proud of the big ol' set up I've got as an Office Coordinator. I have a massive desk (which I hide my mini-fridge under), many file cases, a book shelf, a huge white board, a computer (wearing my santa hat) and currently it is icicled up for Christmas.

The downside to my huge space is I have no cubicle walls to decorate, but I'm actually quite happy to finally feel "moved in" after 8 months of working with my company. My desk stayed like the old office coordinators for a long time because she is extremely well organized (and thankfully still with the office!!). But I finally started making it my own, especially since my work outgrew the number of drawers I had!

But growth is always good. I'm always learning. Always trying to better myself and my work.

Christmas is just ramping up. Expect more stuff on my head pictures, and maybe an actual OOTD photo somewhere. But more than likely - more cat pictures. Always more cat pictures.
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