a rando list

  • This is my last full day in the office so I’m making the most of it. I’ve gotten a good deal done so far, but I’m slowly burning out.
  • Tomorrow I have to leave early for wedding related stuff: take Jackson to pick up his suit, and then head down to the city for our rehearsal & dinner.
  • On Thursday, I’m going to court in the morning and then I’m off until Tuesday.
  • But…on Tuesday morning I have court early in KC so I’m trying to decide whether to drive in the night before and stay at a hotel.
  • I weighed in this morning and I’m down another pound. I’m not even really trying so fuck yeah.
  • People, unfortunately, think of the couch in my office as an invitation to hang out.
  • If you think I share too much here, you should see the shit I decide against posting.
  • We are going out tonight and I CANNOT WAIT.
  • I was briefly sad, but I’m over it for now.

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a sunday seven list post

  1. I ended up having to sleep in Freya’s room last night because she was scared. Haha. I told her she leveled up too quickly.
  2. Today’s mission is to acquire wedding shoes for D, Jack, and Frey. This requires a trip to the Converse store. I already purchased white ribbon laces for Freya on Amazon. It feels good to check things off this ever shrinking list.
  3. After shopping, the four of us are venturing down to the city to spend time with friends.
  4. Last night, we made the first chicken & wild rice soup of the season, and it was just as delightful as always. D makes fun of me for putting a dash of hot sauce in mine, but he can hate away because the hot sauce makes it extra awesome.
  5. Hey, I’m from Ferguson, okay?
  6. It’s cold outside today and I fucking love it. Bring on all the chilly weather, storms, and fires. D just turned off the air conditioning, and I hope that’s finally done for the year.
  7. 6 days, 7 hours, 8 minutes, and 18 seconds.

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  • Today was my first ren faire. Jack’s, too. Jackson LOVED the joust. D loved the giant turkey leg (lol) and the beer. Freya and I left with flower crowns. (I wore mine to the grocery store after. You can imagine the looks I got. Haha.) Jackson left with a shield. D wanted a real sword, and I *almost* convinced him to leave with it, but it was too expensive considering our super expensive wedding we are still paying for.
  • When we got home he looked at me and said, “I should have bought that sword.” I almost kicked him.
  • There is always next year. I had my head turned by many expensive costumes. I will definitely buy one next year when I’m not paying for a fancy ass wedding.
  • We didn’t start out expecting the wedding to be so much, but we have expensive taste, so…
  • Speaking of the wedding, we are essentially one month out. Squeeeeeee! Our friends were like: you have to make a registry because we’re going to buy you shit and we want it to be shit you actually like. So we made one on Amazon tonight and it was actually really fun. It’s a work in progress, but it is mostly games, booze, records, and miscellaneous nerdy shit. Love.
  • Last night, D and I went to the city to hang with C & J (and another couple) to celebrate J’s bday. She’s 33. (She makes me feel old. She makes D feel even older.) We love them though. They’re about to have a baby…like she will pop anytime now. I’m so excited for them!!!! I can’t wait to babysit.
  • I’ve been in a ridiculous amount of pain this weekend. I’m worried the Otezla isn’t working/isn’t going to work. I don’t want to think about that right now though. I can’t deal.
  • I want to get back to running. D and I have a running date tomorrow. I hope my knee(s) cooperates.
  • I’m off tomorrow (yay!). I have brunch plans with Carrie. Can’t wait!

a sunday night list post: 11:43 pm

  • I don’t have to go to work tomorrow. *happy dance*
  • Today was Day 7 of my fitness challenge/accountability group. I had my shake. I did 21 Day Fix Total Cardio Fix this afternoon, and then tonight Dave, Jackson, and I went on a 2.6 mile run/walk.
  • Both of our kids still have training wheels on their bikes. Freya is 11 and she is taking a bike with training wheels to camp for fuck’s sake. Jackson is almost 8 and he can’t keep up with the boys in the neighborhood because of his training wheels. This is an epic parenting fail on our part and we are determined to fix it.
  • Speaking of bikes, I’m going to buy one this fall.
  • Tomorrow is weigh in day. I’m scared. haha.
  • Our exes never come into the house. It’s weird. At least D’s ex comes to the door. Mine won’t even leave the fucking driveway. *eyeroll*
  • We picked out our wedding invitations today! I’m placing the order tomorrow. Shit is getting real.
  • I have a bunch of other little things to get done. I need to decide if I’m wearing a veil (and if so I need to buy it). I need to book our hotel rooms. I need to get our limo booked. I need to get Freya a dress. I need to, I need to, I need to…it’s never ending.
  • This season of Game of Thrones is so fucking bad ass. I can’t stop fan girling over it.
  • I got fairy wings, a fairy wand, and a set of kick ass grey & pink metal dice from friends for my birthday. I’m all set for Saturday’s D&D campaign!
  • This was a crazy awesome weekend and I’m sad it’s coming to an end.

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Five things you’d find in my bag:

  1. iPhone
  2. wallet 
  3. lip gloss (glossy gloss and rose gloss currently)
  4. several blue ink pens (for work & court…all legal docs must be signed in blue ink)
  5. oversized, black, cat-eye sunglasses 

Five things in my bedroom:

  1. a super cozy platform bed
  2. lazy, fat tabby cat lounging upon said bed 
  3. me, buried under a pile of blankets,  cuddling said cat, and blogging via my iPhone about stuff that literally nobody  else cares about. 
  4. so much Lularoe 😌
  5. books, photos, jewelry, and tarot…oh my!

Five things I want to do in life:


  1. grow old with D
  2. sell my law firm and make mad bank $$$$$$
  3. travel to many unusual locales
  4. laugh a lot
  5. eat, drink, and be merry (and married)

Five things that make me happy:


  1. My (soon to be) husband 
  2. Our kids 
  3. Music
  4. My gorgeous home. 
  5. wine & weed & zero fucks given…they all make jenn a happy girl.

Five things I’m currently into:


  1. LipSense
  2. Skin care: Neutrogena Hydroboost everything is my jam right now, but I’m still going to make an appointment with a top notch dermatologist to get Tri-Luma and chemical peels for this old ass face of mine. 
  3. Poetry. I have some  to share.
  4. Interior decorating 
  5. Being the best possible version of me.

Five things on my to-do list:


  1. Get my PsA meds approved sometime in my lifetime.
  2. Be healthier.
  3. Write poems. 
  4. Date myself. 
  5. Get it. (It being: whatever the fuck I want).

Tagging anyone who wants to do this. ❤️

forever and a day

that’s how long it feels when I’m looking forward to something. I’m currently looking forward to the following:

  • I’m skipping out of work at 3 today so I can get a mani/pedi on the way home.  I need a bit of pampering. Gotta get through a few appointments first, as well as a pile of cases, and just…ugh.
  • D and I have a date night planned at home. We are going to pick up some lovely alcoholic bevs and drink them in the great room while we listen to records and chat about our days. then we will make dinner and do our regular Thursday night things. OMG can’t wait. Our Thursday nights give me life.
  • Winery day on Saturday with some of our best couple friends. D told me the high will be only 85, which is way better than I was expecting so YAY.
  • On Monday, my Beachbody team will officially start our Shift Shop challenge and I am pumped to get started. I need this.
  • In approximately one week, I will be taking 8 glorious vacation days away from the law firm. It’s just a staycation, but I plan to nourish my soul. I have day dates planned with two of my besties: Ann & Carrie. I’m going to do a bunch of reading, and sleeping, and exercising. I’m going to plan at least one outing where I “date” myself. I’m very much looking forward to it and it feels soooooo far away.
  • The wedding. It’s a little over three months away now. Ahhhh!!!!! Squee, squee, squee. Sometimes I’ll be driving and I’ll hear a song that is on our wedding playlist and I’ll start tearing up because OMFG I’m getting to marry the love of my life and it’s going to be so amazing and I can’t wait and *squuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeeee*.

truthful tuesday: a list post

  • I like Amy Schumer and idgaf.
  • I hate my current haircut. I think my stylist did a shitty job.
  • And I think I’m being too much of a scared little bitch to do what I really want with my hair because I’m worried I need to look a certain way on my wedding day. (I want to chop it all off like right now and go back to my short, jet black, pixie hair).
  • I bought my mom a Mother’s Day card for the first time in years. Now I just need to mail it off.
  • I’ll feel lucky if my ex even remembers to have Jackson give me/make me a card for Mother’s Day.
  • It feels sort of weird to be in a position where I’m helping my step-daughter pick out and buy presents for her mom for Mother’s Day. And even weirder that I’m strangely excited about helping out with it.
  • That said, I think Mother’s Day is a stupid holiday that makes a lot of people feel bad needlessly. Not all of us have good relationships with our mothers. Not all of us have living mothers. That’s important to remember.
  • For example, I offered to buy D a card to send to his mom and he declined. Given what I know about the situation, I can’t blame him, but I know he will feel a little shitty about things on Sunday and that makes me sad for him.
  • This weekend is my bestie’s birthday. We are going out tonight for dinner. I have yet to buy her any gifts. I’m probably going to get her a fat gift card to Ulta and call it a day.
  • Her birthday always reminds me of getting separated, because it was on her birthday five years ago that the ex and I broke up. It also happened to be Mother’s Day. Double fucking whammy, right?
  • It was at her birthday party five years ago (the night before her actual b-day), that I took a good look at him and decided enough was enough. I simply couldn’t do it anymore.
  • It’s scary how much you can love somebody until you simply don’t anymore.
  • It’s also scary how much you can think you love somebody, until you find somebody else you love more, and then you feel confused about what your feelings really were. It’s a bit of a mind fuck.
  • All those little hurts add up, people. Don’t forget that.
  • This post is sort of dark, but I promise I’m actually in a pretty good mood.
  • Despite the fact that I’m probably going to get yelled at by the judge tomorrow morning.
  • Send booze, cake, and Xanax.