Going where no mom (or at least this mom) has gone before...

This week is a first for me and Nathan. Jason will be out of town until Thursday for work. Jason has never had to go out of town for anything the whole decade (OMG! OMG! I just realized it's been a decade!) that we've been together. The idea of being by myself, in our house, kind of always gave me the creeps. So even when Jason would just go out with the guys for a beer or two, I would go shopping or hang out with my friends. Now that Nathan's here, I think I'll be just a little more paranoid about being home by ourselves.

Poor little tot misses the big tater. We were hoping he wouldn't catch on and notice Jason's absence until oooohhhhh...maybe tomorrow but no luck. From the moment I picked him up from my mother-in-law's house I knew that he could sense something was different. For one, I usually don't pick him up. Jason always picks him up since he has a much more flexible schedule than I do. Today started his third week straight of no nap, so I figured he would fall asleep on our drive home. Nope. He was wide awake when we got home. It took another car ride to the gas station to fill up Jason's car before he finally dozed off. When we got home, I transplanted him to his crib that I'm trying to re-familiarize him with since he's been sleeping in our bed for the last 18 months. He snoozed for about an hour before he woke up screaming probably from confusion of his new surroundings and I think some new teeth were bugging the bejeezus out of him. Trying to put him back in the crib was a bit of a challenge. I laid on the floor with him. I rocked him. Until finally, we curled up on the floor again until I could hear him loudly snoring. I cautiously transplanted him back into his crib and it's now been 46 minutes. I'm hoping that this one will take and he will sleep through most of the night. Somebody please tell me this will get easier. Somebody?!?!

If you need some comical relief, here's my outfit of the day from Friday. How's this comical you ask?

Top: J Crew Outlet
Skirt: Banana Republic Outlet
Shoes: Guess from Ross or as mom likes to call it Rose

Because this is me today....

Top: Banana Republic Outlet
Jeans: Michael Kors Outlet
Grump Face: 4 hours of sleep

Did I scare you? Jason's only been gone since...oh 4:15 this morning and today I went to work sans makeup. GASP!!!! I can imagine that as the week goes on, I'll just look even worse. As long as the week with Nathan gets better, I can handle looking like dog doo for a few days.

And something that makes me happy and forget that I'm a single parent for a week, is this recent pretty I bought last Thursday from Antropologie.


I know. You think I'm crazy because hellllloooooo...it's still 100 degrees outside but I just couldn't resist. It's definitely a little different than something I think I would normally pick but for some reason I instantly fell in love with it. I know that most people are getting sick of the ruffle look but I can't get enough of them. I'm a sucker for sparkles, ruffles, lace and pink. Oh and not to mention bows.

I think by the end of this week I will need another round of retail therapy just to calm my nerves. Off to internet window shop and drool. Toodles!

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I'm a 36 year old full-time student, runner and shopaholic (not necessarily in that order) mom living in the burbs surrounding the beautiful city of Austin with my husband, our very active 9 year old and our rescue dog Buddy. This blog is my little space of the internet where I let my ADD run loose and I blog about...anything.



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