Last Night Home

I’m excited, but I’m also afraid… mostly because I’ve been a bad luck magnet this year and I’m going on a plane over the ocean.

My friend in Shanghai may be meeting me at the airport, so that will be nice, and he’s going to try getting me a phone, one less thing for me to worry about.

I think the thing I’m mostly apprehensive about is leaving my baby for 2 weeks. That will be the hardest thing for me, I don’t think I will be able to sleep without her.

Other than that, I’ve got everything packed up again, always feeling like I forgot something. Bought my VPN, packed clothes, cameras, essentials, etc. I think I’m good. But you know how it is when you travel somewhere or try to pack for something, it always feels like you’re forgetting something.

The flight is going to be interesting for me anyways, because I’m a smoker. The airline I’m going on doesn’t allow e-cigarettes, so that’s out of the question. But it’s ok. I’m going to try to sleep as much as I can on the flight anyways, because I really don’t want jetlag!

I should probably be going to bed right now, I have to get up early and make sure I have everything. Then around 8:30 I’m going to try to be at the airport for check-in. I’m not too worried about getting through security, but I guess better to be early and be safe about not missing my flight right? I figure Cou got through LA security pretty fast, Phoenix should be easy compared to that. I’m going to milk any time I have left with my kids as much as possible.

I’ll try to update with vlogs, but Cou hasn’t had luck with internets in China, so I’m not going to be too anal about it, just in case. If anything we’ll have a ton of videos up when we get back.


It’s Been A While

And there’s not really a lot to talk about.

Z is 6 months old, S is 3 months away from turning 5, and I’ve just been working on trying to get him ready for kindergarten. He can almost count to 20, write his name, recognise numbers and letters, match, find differences, do math with picture problems.

I think he’s pretty much ready. Now I just have to decide whether he’s going to go to school or not. He really wants to, so I’ve been looking at Montessori schools because there’s no way in Hell I’ll put him in a regular public school. I don’t know what we’re going to do after 6th grade (that’s all that the Montessori schools around here go to.).

I never knew how stressful it would be just making a decision about what kind of education my kids would have.

I always knew I would never put my child in an Arizona public school though.



Welcome to my new blog.
I decided I needed to start a new blog and retire My Unassisted Journey, because my baby is born and I don’t plan on getting pregnant again for a long, long, long, long….. Time.
After I had my baby… Well, during labor really, I decided (rather REMEMBERED) that having a baby FUCKING HURTS… Not so much ‘hurt,’ as much as really hard work that exhausts every muscle in your body and causes you to contort to all sorts of positions just to attempt to find one that’s comfortable.
It’s really uncomfortable.
And now I have hemmhoroids that don’t want to go away.
Talk about uncomfortable!

Enough about that.
This is my new blogosphere.
My little world where I get to entertain you all by rambling on and on about whatever I have to talk about whenever I find time… and thoughtfulness to write words and post them here. For your slightly amused pleasure.

Keep in mind I’m now a mother of two.
I’m highly opinionated. Usually conservative in my views.
Anti-Obama. Very openly so.
Total hippy. I’ve been called a “Republican Hippy,” remind me to trademark that as it’s me.
Baby wearing, cloth-diapering, clean eating (usually), pro-paleo-ish, gardening, sewing, disciplining, strict, spoiling, green, anti-big-government, grassroots, traditionalist, primal…
Of two.

If you followed me here from after watching my ups and downs through pregnancy, birth, and the early days of having to mother twice as many children,
Thanks! I love you too ❤

And to everybody in general:
Enjoy the show 🙂