I have been absent for a bit. So let's play catch up shall we? In no particular order here is life as of late:
was hooded for his PhD. It was awesome and also way too hot outside and
I had to nurse Finn and we both were sweating and got a bit crabby. But
it was great.
-Finn & I went to Michigan and
my brothers (minus one) and sisters and my aunt and my cousin and my
grandparents and some friends got to meet Finny. I got to meet my older
brother's new girlfriend and he seems so happy so I am SO happy. My
grandma was in the hospital and it was sad but I am so glad she and my
grandpa got to meet Finn. They both loved him so much and it meant a lot
to me. And my aunt & cousin loved him too and that meant a lot
to me. I got to see my nephew and the poor sweetie broke his leg and it
broke my heart. I spent some amazing time with my siblings and my
parents and I am SO, SO, SO glad we went back for the week with them. I
got to see so many good friends and introduce Finn to them and it was
amazing. Such an amazing trip and I realized how lucky I am to have so
many wonderful people in my life who love me and now my son.
-I have been working as much as I can and Joe has too and we're still broke. Frustrating but we will make it through.
-Joe keeps job searching like mad and we are waiting to hear back and hopefully get some good news.
chopped 14" off of my hair and donated it. It felt really good to
finally be able to donate my hair and it felt really good to lose all of
that extra hair weight! My hair is so thick and it was so long it was
giving me migraines so this helped me out a lot and I get to gift my
hair to someone who wants and needs it. Plus my sister cut it into such a
cute faux-bob and I love it.
-Joe completed his defense of his thesis and was
officially given his PhD with his expertise being on Hopf Algebra. I am
so proud of him. He is amazing and I am so glad we made it through this
journey to doctorhood together. He is now officially Dr. Joe!
little gal I help babysit had her 4th birthday party yesterday and it
was adorable! It was Pixar themed and there was a cute Mike Wazowski
piñata and a little show with music from Cars, Nemo, Brave, Toy Story,
etc. It was adorable. We also had a birthday dinner with her on her
birthday last week where she requested that Joe make "Tiana's Gumbo"
which was really vegan jambalaya and then she hated it. It was kind of
hilarious. All of the adults and her 2 year old brother loved it but she
ate turkey and cupcakes for dinner instead. Haha!
finally signed up for more classes at Second City Hollywood. Starting
next week I take Long Form Improv 1 and Writing a Pilot. I'm super
excited to get back into imrpov and I'm excited to start a writing class
so I can get better with that and maybe (FINALLY) write the movie
& tv show ideas out that have been swimming in my head for years
and years. Hooray for classes!
-My grandma is not
doing well. She was in the hospital for a week when I was in Michigan,
she came home and was falling a lot due to her blood pressure bottoming
out, she went back to the hospital for 2 days this past week, now they
are saying it may be renal failure which means she doesn't have much
time. I am honestly so sad. We reconnected about 5 years ago and I'm so
glad we did and I am just so sad. I feel like it hasn't been enough time
to this new-found relationship with her and my grandpa. I just want her
to be well. I want Finn to know them. My heart is honestly so sad. I
just really hope she feels better. She sounds so exhausted now talking
to her and my heart just breaks. I'm just honestly really, really sad
-Another loved one of mine is waiting for
testing to find out if she has ovarian cancer. This is so frightening
and worrisome. My heart is breaking for her. I have no idea what to do
or say but I just want to envelope her in a huge hug until all the
testing is done. My heart hurts for her. A lot.
I helped get a reservation on my restaurant sent me a 50 minute massage
as a thank you, it was such a lovely surprise! I am so grateful to get a
little relaxation sent my way after this very hard past 2 weeks. I need
-Joe submitted his thesis this morning so there is officially nothing left that he has to do for his PhD. WOOT.
that is about it. I'm just really sad lately thinking about those I
care about hurting and suffering in medical doubt. I have lived that too
long myself and it hurts me knowing they're hurting and scared. I just
wish I could make it all better. I'm really looking forward to the
massage tomorrow, I am just sad and stressed and worried for those I
love and I know it is affecting my back, shoulders, and jaw. It'll be
good to get that release. Hope you are all well dear chickens! Enjoy
some pics of my little nugget.