not good news

happy anniversary my love

oh what a fit, a metaphorical glove

the plans of the day were to be jolly

enough happy to carry with a dolly

too bad that load is instead made of poop

and we each got served a big brown scoop

the day started rainy and cold

premonition to what the day would hold

long-waited news finally arrived

it’s detriment to us can be survived

but oh what a bummer, a knock to the head

we will hang on, if only by a thread

stuck in our rut of patterns the same

its not a bad life, no need for shame

we were looking for our hopes to be higher

you say you’re content, i would call you a liar

back to the grind till the next window

maybe some insurance because of a tornado

together we will get thru anything

connected by that invisible string

if one of us falls and pulls that string tight

the other is there to pull them upright

i love you still 6 years later

you cant get rid of me without making a crater.

love you.

these are the best trees to draw. fun.

these are the best trees to draw. fun.

Midwife. Murder. Challenge.

So believe it or not the title of this post exactly as it is was the retained thought from a dream my daughter screamed me away from last night. It was something to do with a generic CEO type guy giving a “gung-ho” speech about the people he wants to hire. Those 3 things. Midwife, meaning you have brought someone into this world. Murder, meaning you took somebody out of this world. and challenge, as in, now you are ready for the next thing. pretty crazy. Pondering it made it pretty hard to get back to sleep…besides the baby hitting me while laying next to me.

I have a job interview in 2 days so i guess in need to go kill a guy…

she would kill for the ball.  hired!

she would kill for the ball. hired!

Travel fo’ Life

While I take my 20 minutes to shower each day I day dream of all the things I’d want in a dream life. Not the stupid ditzy girl answer like ahh i want to be married to George Clooney or Brad Pitt and want them to shower me with romance kind cause well blah. But shit that if given some real luck and work could maybe actually happen. Like to travel for a living. Maybe on a reality travel show. A mix between Rick Steves and a docu-series. Where we travel with our family and see things and make real travel mistakes and maybe you (the viewer) could learn from our mistakes. And we get paid enough to pay for the trips and our bills! And ross doesn’t have to deploy anymore! And we get to hang with our baby teaching her about the world and how the europeans eat their cheerios. Haha…

It would be really cool if sometimes it could be guided by awesome experienced travelers like Rick Steves, Samantha Brown or that chef, Rick Bayless. I mean I wouldn’t want to go to parts of Mexico without a guide cause with Ross along we’d surely get arrested or robbed but Rick Bayless would know where all the good food along the way is and could keep us out of the trouble spots.

I think we have enough “character” to hold our own on a travel docu-series. Just the other day in the car we were having a discussion, i don’t remember what it was about now (mom brain?) but i do remember it was funny and we said that it would have been great footage on a tv show…of our own. Plus, who is crazy enough to travel with a baby. I mean we’d have to get really good at co-sleeping or we’d have to get really good at pack-in-plays. It could be called “Babies on a Plane”. Like that movie, Snakes on a Plane only scarier haha…

Second First Post!

Ross and I are sharing this site cause we thought for some reason that it would be a good idea. When I told him I was thinking of starting a blog and we should share it was really just because then he could do some artwork and stuff on the site to spruce it up a bit. He’s the artist up in this place, although I’ve been known to take a good photo or two or three… I really just wanted a place to write down all my crazy ideas and thoughts that I think could make me rich if I knew how to actually make them happen.

That is the first thing to know about me…I am full of ideas. Starting hobbies is my hobby. I get super excited about something, read a bunch about it, buy all the stuff to start that hobby and then try it out for a couple weeks or months or years and then move on to something new. As a kid and then in middle school I was big into soccer. In high school I found out how competitive soccer was and decided to move to something new so I joined FFA where I showed cattle till I graduated. In college I started Kung Fu and got my black belt. Since then I’ve tried sewing, knitting and crocheting, I dabble some in photography, really enjoy following the British Premier League (go Arsenal!) and everything to do with traveling.

Over the last couple years I graduated from college and Ross and I moved from Texas up to the Pacific Northwest near Portland. We bought ourselves a house and had ourselves a baby. Now what?  That’s what I’m currently trying to figure out. Do I get a regular 9-5 and put our impressionable babbie with a stranger/s for most of the day or find a way to work from home?  Do I work part time when Ross isn’t at work and us not really see each other?  That’s a hard question I haven’t been able to find an answer to yet but I’m gonna have to do something soon.  I really wish with Ross’ art talent and ability to make pretty much anything I put my mind to (haha) and my bossiness we could own a successful business of our own and make all the monies.  How do I make that happen? hmmm….