Monday, January 25, 2010

Proud of him...

Well today it finally happened. My middle brother, who is 2 years younger than me hit his rock bottom. He has had addiction issues for many years. They have seemed to have gotten a lot worse in the last year since my Grandma was sick and passed away. Today he showed up at my second parent's home *my Aunt and Uncle* crying his eyes out and admitted that he needed help. Our family has attempted to get him help many times before but he has never been willing to accept it. Today he asked. He's been so stubborn in asking for help that he would rather not eat than ask for money for food. I've been worried about him for a week or so and have not been able to get ahold of him. He was homeless, hungry and struggling with his addiction. Today my Aunt got up in the night and drove him to a place where he will detox for 3 days and then will be in inpatient rehab and a halfway house. He will be able to stay there for up to a year. I've never in my life been more proud of someone. He's finally going to be the person that I knew he always could be. An uncle my son can look up to. Someone that I have always been and will always be proud to call my brother. You will never read this Timmy John but I need you to know. Today you are my hero. Today is the first step in starting a life that is going to help you. It's not going to be an easy journey but you will get there. Good luck little bro. I'll see you soon!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Well my internet at home is down so I'm going to try out this mobile blogging thing a bit further.
First I'd like to thank Jenn for the shout out in her blog! I don't know if I agree with the being cuter thing but we are pretty freakishly alike! We have actually known each other since junior high school but became close during our pregnancies with our beautiful sons! I couldn't have gotten through it without her! She's amazing and her husband and adorable kids aren't to bad either. In fact I'm thrilled to become a part of her family when I become Princess Ady's godmother and my fiance Brandon becomes her godfather. We are so very excited!
Today was a trying day. It has been freezing rain outside all day today which means all of the errands I had to do on my only day off this week didn't get done :( I was going a bit stir crazy in the house with no computer and a 15 month old to talk to. We actually took a long nap together today which makes my days! And today I finally heard what I've been waiting for since I saw two lines on the very first pregnancy kit. My Doodlebear said Love you to me today. And I cried. A lot. He's such a sweetheart. We didn't have a fantastic day overall since he's also used to going places and usually on my day off I try to take him somewhere so we can just hang out together. But that made my day. And the fact that he's currently half asleep on my chest while I type this on my Blackberry. He's just growing far to quickly. I wish I could stop and rewind his life so I could cuddle him as a newborn and experience all of his firsts all over again. Am I the only one who wants that?
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Wordless Wednesday!

And to add to Wordless Wednesday which Robbie doesn't believe in I guess...two new words today! Up and purple. My little baby is growing up to fast. Before I know it he will be talking all day!
So I'm testing out this mobile feature. It could be very useful for keeping track of all the Robbie cuteness in a day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 1

Well Jenn...I did it. I finally started a blog. I guess that I should start out by introducing myself. I'm a young working Mommy of a beautiful 15 month old little boy Robert. If you read this blog for long enough you will come to realize I love to talk about him.
Robbie is my world. And today my world had to go for his 15 month well baby checkup. That means the dreaded shots. He had to go in last week for an ear infection so we combined a recheck of his ears with his well baby. My doctor told me that there was about a 25% chance that the antibotics wouldn't clear his ears. How can you tell me that there isn't a better medicine for that? I mean we can cure cancer but not an ear infection? Anyway...I had to work all day today (more on that later) and Daddy got to take Robbie today. He was such a big boy about it. He only got upset when the doctor came in to the room. He didn't even cry for his shots! And his ears were clear! Yay little man. Now here comes the fun part. Daddy and Robbie came to see me at work after his appointment so I could give him kisses and loves and see how he was doing *paranoid much?* I went to go get him out and he had what looked like a chapstick mark on his face. Which wouldn't be uncommon since Daddy and I are both addicted to chapstick. Well it wasn't. There was motor oil on my baby. On his new coat, his jeans, his shirt, his face, his hands, his clothes and his carseat. Needless to say we were glad that I work in a resturant and we have access to some serious non toxic cleaners. He found a rag that Dad used to change oil and smeared it all over himself. Even after all that he had to get a bath at his favorite Aunt's tonight and it took some serious scrubbing to get the oil out of his hair! He was a tired dude after that. In fact he made it a whole four blocks before he was asleep like this in his carseat!

Anyway about work. Today sucked. I worked for almost 11 hours and I didn't even average 12 dollars an hour which is well below my goal of 15 dollars an hour. It was very slow today and we actually really didn't do much of anything. There are days though that I wonder why people think it is ok to treat your server like they aren't anything. I hope they really get a kick out of it. Because in the end it really means nothing. If you are mean to me I am mad while you are there and in the 30 seconds it takes me to clear and reset your table it's clean and new again. Maybe that's why I like my job so much most of the time? I basically get a new start once an hour or so. Needless to say I'm a server. I work pretty close to full time at TGIFridays. I love the people that I work with and we have a lot of fun. You will hear about them from time to time. I am sure that there will be some fun stories that come out of this. Like this one for example. Today there was a girl working who is annoying. It takes a lot to get on my nerves. But she's always there. Today I made her cry and quit. Why? Really I'm not a mean person but I want you to do your job. END. I don't want excuses, whining, crying or arguments. Do your job or get out. Well needless to say she got out. And called me names on the way. I'm proud because I held my cool and just told her to enjoy her evening. She left and the 30 seconds it took me to clean up her mess it was a whole new start!

Anyway I have rambled enough for now and MTV is about to post the new episode of Teen Mom online. Yes I know I'm a loser but I totally love that show. In fact tomorrow I may blog about just that! I hope you enjoy reading it Jenn!