Some stuff has happened recently that’s had me thinking about the influence step-parents have on their step-children. We can’t ever really know in what ways we’ve impacted the development of our children’s personalities (nature vs nurture and all that), but I can see the positive impact D has had on Jackson, and I’m grateful for it. It’s an influence that would have otherwise been lacking in his life, and I believe he’s better for having it. I can only hope I’m making a similar positive impact in Freya’s life.

I also wonder how the other parents view these relationships. Is it difficult for them? Also what impact will their potential future spouses/partners have on the kids? How will D and I feel about that? I have yet to be jealous of Jackson’s interactions with my ex’s gf but will that change if things get more serious between them?

Development is such an interesting topic. I love watching these kids grow up and transition into mini adults.

**this post brought to you by hour three of insomnia.

bestie funday

What a lovely day we had! I even love this awful selfie!

Facials, followed by lunch, followed by pedis, followed by seeing A Simple Favor. That movie was a mind fuck. It was also one of the rare instances where I preferred the movie to the book.

We need to do bestie fundays more often.

Now I’m waiting on the husband to get home so we can start date night. Tuesday ftw!

all smiles

I received a sweet note from a friend today that said I’m one of the most stylish people she knows, and it made me feel all warm and happy inside. I really needed that so much at that exact moment. 💙

So much new stuff around the house!

Fall is when we do our home projects. We spend our spring and summer drinking and traveling. We spend our fall and winter decorating the house.

Since Labor Day:

We have several projects we intend to complete prior to our big annual Halloween party:

  • Painting the guest bath (either teal or violet – currently struggling with this decision)
  • Putting the hardware on the kitchen cabinets/drawers.
  • Trees and plants for the great room.
  • Fixing our fire table and purchasing a small fire pit.

Oh and we’re getting a new bed. I’m very excited about this.

We’ve also been discussing landscaping, but I’m having a hard time finding what I want: an Autumn Blaze Maple.

I need to update the entry way with fall decor; specifically the table. I also have a fall wreath in the basement. I’d also like some pumpkins and mums for out front. That would be a good project for next weekend.

I just love this house so very much. ❤️❤️❤️

Thoughts and things and stuff

  • Probably my biggest pet peeve is when people drag their feet for ages and then all of a sudden it’s a fucking emergency that I get something done asap. Nope. Fuck right off with that shit.
  • I drove seven hours today for a three minute hearing. Don’t get me started…
  • I’m extremely displeased with my body today. Ugh.
  • Sounds like we’re going to have some exciting news regarding the Halloween party. Stay tuned!
  • I need to figure out a way to relax that doesn’t involve alcohol. Or cake.
  • I’m going for a run tonight. Maybe that will help? The big question is will I go alone or with the kids. Both sound appealing for different reasons. I’m never really alone though because I always take B.
  • We had an expensive afternoon at the ren faire yesterday, but we came home with many amazing treasures. That deserves it’s own post.
  • Being a nerd ain’t cheap, y’all.
  • My husband walked in on me changing just now and I’m feeling a bit better about my body all of a sudden.
  • Spa day with my BFF tomorrow and I’m so very excited. We haven’t had a just us day in ages.