Quickies : 015

1. Currently searching for just the right journal/sketchbook. It needs to be hardbound in leather (though I’ll make an exception), have 300+ blank pages and about 6×8. So far the ones I’ve seen do not have as many pages as I’d like. It’s out there, somewhere, and I’ll find it!

2. I’m in the middle of the first season of GRIMM and so far it has held my attention. Doesn’t hurt that the male lead is nice to look at.

3. The Husband and I agree, we want to live somewhere where the daytime highs are between 65°-70° and the nights are 40°-45°. Does such a place even exist? If so, that would be our version of heaven.

4. I never thought I would ever (ever!) purchase a two piece swimsuit let alone two of them but, my old ones were too big/loose so I needed replacements. They’re retro, colorful and patterned(!) and best of all, super flattering – love!

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Quickies : 014

1. Hello, August! The closer we get to Fall/Winter, the better my mood gets. If only the weather would cooperate. I’m so over this heat!

2. I miss Disneyland. Especially the corn dogs from Corn Dog Castle. They’re not the healthiest but, damn they hit the spot.

3. I love my boys but, OMFG they drive me insane! IDK how my grandparents did it with 5 and 11 kids! I would die. These kids owe me big time.

4. When you look forward to driving your vehicle every day and never fail to look back at it as you walk away – that’s how you know you got the right one. I love my Lilith! I have a shit ton of plans/projects for her but, most will have to wait until the kids are a bit older. Can’t really take a toddler off-roading, y’know?

5. Thinking about starting over with a combined journal + planner + grimoire + tarot journal type of deal. Maybe? I’d have to figure out how to organize it all without it getting cluttered. Gah.

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Eight

I cannot believe C is now EIGHT years old. In some ways he seems so grown up but, on the other hand he’s still a kid and he/we have so much more to learn and ways to grow.

The past 3 years have been quite eventful for C. He became a big bro to L, we sold our first house and moved into our new house, then he became a big bro again when O came along. Not to mention school and making friends. He has taken it all in stride.

We spent his birthday at Disneyland/California Adventure as it was also the last day of our annual passes. As always we had a great time. Disney never ceases to make us smile and make us appreciate how lucky we truly are.

Looking back at our pics from a year ago, it amazes me how these kids have seemingly doubled in size right before our eyes. I mean, in a couple years or so C will be my height!

I’ll never be one of those moms who wish her kids would stay little forever. I used to feel that way when it was just C but, now I look forward to the day they leave our nest fly off to new adventures. Why would I want to wish them to be kids forever? That sentiment always sounded selfish to me. I want to witness my boys learn and experience new things, explore whatever interests them and grow up to be happy, successful adults.

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Quickies : 013

1. I’m already thinking about what to do/where to go for our 15th wedding anniversary (18 years total) in October. I know, I know it’s only July but, I’m a planner. I like to plan shit out to every last detail. I’m weird like that.

Part of me wants to do something silly like, go to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights but, will we be the only grown ups there? (Probably.) Or maybe get matching tattoos. Or go to Vegas for a night. Or we can spend the day antique shopping.

Or we can just stay home, watch a movie, have sex (without rushing because, kids!) and get some much needed sleep.

2. With all that said, I really, really miss the old days when we were able to be more spontaneous. Now we can’t not plan everything out especially since we need to factor in child care etc. *sigh* One day they’ll all be grown and we, as a couple, can be spontaneous again.

3. I started a drawing yesterday. I can’t even remember the last time I opened my sketchbook. It felt great to just zone out and draw for a bit. L and O were kind enough to sleep for 1.5 hours which is why I was even able to do it. Of course, today O kept waking up from his nap so I didn’t get much added. One step forward, two steps back.

4. I’m debating on whether I want to continue to use a (traditional) Plum Paper planner next year or just use my journal and turn it into a full on bujo. Right now I’m doing a little of both and part of me wants to just consolidate.

However, I absolutely do not have the time to plan/draw out creative weekly and monthly layouts. I like being able to just fill in our plans and events onto a blank calendar/box. On the flip side, I hate seeing empty boxes or sections on the days we don’t have anything going on.

Gah. This really shouldn’t be so difficult.

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Least Favorite Season

The only things I love about Summer :

1. The sun sets earlier every day.

2. C and L’s birthdays; July and August respectively.

3. School’s out = not having to rush around in the mornings

4. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wherein I stock up on my favorite Philosophy Purity face wash. I love a good deal.

That’s it.

With that said, is it Winter yet? I’m over this stupid heat and humidity. I cannot wait until I can wear long sleeves, boots and jackets again.

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