Sunday, February 28, 2021

New Bed, New Room

 After years of thinking about it and talking about it, we finally bought our 7 year old son his first real bed with a real mattress. It has taken us this long to get him a big boy bed and comfortable mattress for his room. Talk about finally getting a good night's sleep.

Just yesterday, we built his bed and rearranged his furniture to give his room a brand new look and he could not have been more excited. I even had new sheets waiting for him, Jurassic world sheets I bought at the mall. 

My baby finally has a big boy room to call his own, a comfy mattress to sleep on and a bed he can grow into as he gets older. 

Monday, February 15, 2021

Valentine's Day Treats

 It was a day like any other except that maybe the food was extra bomb and there were more treats to be had. Valentine's day was not that much different than a regular day and that was fine by me.

I do like to acknowledge the day because it's fun. In recent years, hubby and I have gone out on date night and exchanged gifts. I've even done the Valentine's gift exchange with the kid's classmates and given my kids a special treat to mark the occasion.

This year, we kept it simple as per usual and stayed home. But I did get the kids some pizza and garlic parmesan bread sticks from Papa Johns.

I also gave them their special Valentine's day gift, an m&m chocolate bar each. I even made a special dinner, a delicious meal of Jamaican style oxtails and rice and peas. It was a pretty low key day but a memorable day for sure.

Hubby even got me a gift and the kids and I watched a bit of the Charlie Brown Valentine's Day special. 

It was the perfect no fuss family day, simple and fun. Just the way I like to celebrate. 

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Super Bowl Sunday

 I'm not a huge football fan.  Not in the true sense of the word. I don't follow the entire NFL season nor do I keep tabs on the crucial players. 

I really only prefer to watch the big game because of all the different elements that go into it from the comercials to the halftime show. And I only really like watching if I'm interested in the teams that are playing. 

This year I only watched the super bowl because the former Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, was playing. This man took the Patriots to great heights and then turned around and took another team to the biggest game of the year. He is the GOAT and I had to watch to see if he could do what he does best, which is win. And he sure enough did.

Also, since it was kind of a special day I wanted to sort of celebrate the way I know how; with food. 

Friday, January 29, 2021

I Have A College Student Finally

 It's about time I'm able to say that I'm the mom of a college student. It took awhile to get to this point but we are finally here and I could not be any happier.

My oldest is finally in college, finally working towards his future goals and it makes me so proud. As any parent, I just want the best for my kids. I, of course, want a better life for them than what I had. And I am willing to help them in any way I can to make that happen. Paying for college for them is one way to make sure that they at least get started on the right path to a brighter and better future.

On the flip side, I do know that college is not for everyone. But I do believe in some sort of higher education post high school whether that be a trade school, an apprenticeship or some kind of work study program. Any and everything necessary for my children to work towards their goal of a happy and successful life.

So yes, my 20 year old son is finally a college student studying to be a digital animator or the like. Here's to hoping he works hard and his hard work pays off and he can live his dream and achieve his goals in life. 

Monday, January 25, 2021

I Am Such A Klutz

 Scratching my brand new fridge the very next day it got delivered wasn't enough for me, I had to break the freezer basket as well. I am such a Klutz. Accident prone people always baffled me intil I realized my bad luck with household appliances.

Like I mentioned, I just recently cracked and  broke my freezer drawer basket. While putting away a few frozen grocery items, the package of frozen puff pastry fell right on top of the basket, breaking off a little piece. To say I was upset would be an understatement. I am still not over the scratch I made on the door and now this.

I am currently in the process of trying to replace the entire basket but in the meantime, tape has been my friend. 

The amount of things I have broken (the blender glass container) or scratched ( my brand new air fryer...which I had to return due to another issue), I'm starting to feel like a walking accident waiting to happen. It's not just appliances either. 

The first month or so after buying our brand new car, I put a huge gash in the front trying to park in the carport. Luckily that got fixed because a few days later hubby got into an accident that left our car unusable.

I think I need to just be more careful, slow down with what I'm doing and take my time. Honestly hoping I can go accident free for the rest of the year. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Two Things Happened

 Not much has happpened since the new year, but two very important things did happen that I want documented here in the blog.

First off, my 7 year old lost another tooth. This time it was his top front tooth which made him look toothless, the quintessential look of a grade schooler finally growing up. 

Every kids goes through the toothless look with their two front teeth missing and that was a momentous event for me. Being my very last child, I would never again see a kid without their front teeth so I had to mark the occasion. The tooth fairy did not disappoint and left a nice and hefty surprise under my son's pillow. 

The other really important occasion I wanted to recognize was hubby's birthday. Hubby's birthday falls right at the beginning of the year, the first week of January. 

This time we were not at the beach to mark this special moment in time. However, we still wanted hubby to feel special so we celebrated the day with his favorite food, pizza. The following day, I bought him a cake. It was a simple celebration, if it could even be called that. But hubby was happy to be home with his family so that is all that mattered.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year 2021

 Everyone had been waiting for the year 2020 to end. Like, hurry up and be over with already was the mindset of just about every human  being on the face of the earth. It was a long year that started off slow and then sped by with rapid speed. By the time Christmas rolled around, it was time to bid adieu to the year of the coronavirus. 

In 2021 I personally hope for more of the same. 2020 was not a great year but it was a good year for my family. We flourished financially and got to spend so much more time at home together. There isn't alot I can complain about when it comes to my life so far and so I'm going into the new year with a positive outlook on the future with fond memories of the past.