Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thank you all!

I have moved blogs! Please follow me at my new location. There will still be posts about my life as a mom, but there will also be more posts about fashion and the things that I like. I want my blog to fully reflect me as a person, not just me as a mom or me as a young woman.

I'll check out your blogs when you follow and leave comments. But, either way, thank you for following me here! I appreciate it and appreciate all my readers.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tell me it's not happening

"Did you hear? The House voted to bar Planned Parenthood from federal funding. They cut funding for HIV tests, cancer screenings, birth control, and more, putting millions of women and families at risk. We can't let it go unanswered. It's time for you and me to stand with Planned Parenthood. Sign the open letter to the reps who voted for this bill — and to the senators who still have a chance to stop it."

I signed the petition. How in the world can you cut funding to an organization that gives out birth control, does STD/STI screenings, tests for HIV and gives women and their families choices? Oh, I forgot - this is America.

Let me tell you all a little story. I went to Planned Parenthood once to get screenings and tests (because it's only right if you're sexually active). The office and waiting area for that particular center was absolutely packed with people because it was a day during the month where they would give out birth control for free. After I got pregnant and had my son, I told a lot of friends who were low on cash to go to planned parenthood if they needed birth control or needed to be tested. Let me tell you, nothing is more comforting than getting your tests back and knowing you're free of disease. It is so important for men and women to be careful and have the option of planned parenthood available to them. Not only does the center respect their privacy but they will work with your income. No one is ever turned away because of inability to pay. And without funding from the government who is going to pay Planned Parenthood? The people who work at these centers need to eat and pay their own bills.

I don't know what in the world is going on these days but I can not stand it anymore! Everything seems to be falling apart left and right. The upheaval in the U.S. as well as the turmoil in Africa/the Middle East. It's incredible that more people aren't reacting to it all. I don't want to blog about all of these issues because I am not a news reporter and I don't know anything that CNN/NBC or other news stations don't already know. So, please, if you're interested in what is going on in the world go to a new station, surf the web and find out. I just felt that this particular issue needed to be addressed on my blog because I am a young mother and I know how important planned parenthood is for other people who are not ready to have children or who need help because of their income. Not everyone in this country is blessed with fat pockets and health insurance.

Please sign the petition and write a letter to your representative! My representative, Elijah Cummings, did not vote for this bill (thank god). I am going to write him an e-mail thanking him for standing up for my rights. I suggest you find out how your representative voted and do the same! I just hope they can squash this in the senate. I am worried but I will still hold out hope.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Spring has not sprung... yet.

Unfortunately we're currently getting snow and ice here and Maryland. A couple days ago it was 70 degrees. We're also supposed to have a 60 degree day some time this week. Mother nature is awfully confused. I'm hoping that means I can get a snow day out of all of this. I was really hoping that we were going to have an early spring and it seems that we were just being teased.

I had a long day at school today but I feel good about my classes. I am learning a lot in Italian (and struggling to keep it all straight). Unfortunately my 3+ years of French are mixing up my brain. Genetics is extremely interesting and we're studying genotypes, phenotypes and of course the Punnet square. I learned something interesting - it's easier to create a baby (through genetic modification) that has blue eyes than it is to create a baby with brown eyes! And yes, they do make "designer" babies these days.

I have long over-due photos of Valentine's Day and other recent things. I find that I spend 50% of my free time at a book store or a toy store. I really do love both of these places, mostly because they are places that I can let Daniel run around and I can also have fun as well. On a recent trip to Barnes & Noble I found a great, thick bound book of Poe stories and poems for only $20. That's a steal! I also picked up a Disney princess coloring book to appease my inner 5 year old. Daniel goes to the book store just to play with the train set and fool around with other little kids. We did manage to coax him into wanting a couple books, one about a boy named Danny and his dinosaur and the other about bugs. Daniel and the bugs, sheesh. He'd much rather go out and catch the bugs, though. To each his own.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Not going anywhere

I was on and off about deleting this blog since I don't keep up with it too much and I really don't give it the love it deserves. However, I am not going to delete it because I do put time into it and I want to continue to challenge myself to do a public blog. I don't care how many people love or hate this blog, I do it for me. I also don't care how many people agree or disagree with my opinions! Don't like it? Move along!

I am happy to report that school is getting better. I wasn't so impressed with any of my classes at first but I have started to get back in the groove. I also had a great anniversary with my fiance, we went out to dinner and he spoiled me rotten. I got a pair of chocolate Uggs, a new Juicy Couture crown charm and a box of Godiva chocolates! We had a really good time despite that fact that we spent most of the day apart on Valentine's day due to conflicting schedules. I really have to take pictures of the lovely stuff I got, but I've been busy with school, homework and just spending time with my loved ones.

I've recently purchased the Iphone 4 for Verizon. My lovely mother let me have her upgrade and I got the phone I've been wanting since it was released! I never went over to AT&T because I had a feeling Verizon would get it in the future. I really love it so far and I've realized I'm a little bit of a tech junkie. I don't buy the newest and best every time it comes out but I love getting a more advanced phone.

And let me just say, it annoys me terribly when I find my photos on tumblr sometimes because the person has posted it without credit, etc. But it really makes me happy and feel good when I find my photos and not only have they been properly credited to me, they have 1,200+ notes! I do not consider myself a photographer, I just like photography. However, it really helps me when I see that people like my pictures. I've been trying to look on the bright side recently. The internet can be a real downer and annoyance but there are good things about it as well.

And I leave you with an adorable picture of my son sleeping. We've been playing outside a lot these days, yesterday it was frisbee at the park and the day before that we went to another park and ran around. He has really been zonked at the end of the day.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Here we go again

Within the first week of school I managed to get the flu and miss almost a week's worth of classes! Impressive, huh? It was terrible, let me tell you. I hated every minute of it and although I really hate waking up early for class I would have preferred it to what I was going through. I still have a cough and some mucous but I am feeling a lot better since last week.

School has been going okay, I am still trying to get caught up. You would think two classes isn't a big deal but college goes by quickly. I am taking Genetics, Italian 101 and a Math concepts course. So far I like Italian the best, then Genetics and then of course Math is dead last. The only bad thing about my Italian class is that I have to wake up at 7:30am in order to make it to school by 9:00. Parking is a nightmare, as usual. Hopefully this will be my last semester at HCC, though. I am hoping to move on to a four-year school.

I don't have much time to take pictures so I snapped a couple quick ones today. Sitting in bed under my covers, reading a magazine or watching TV is my favorite thing to do after school or before bed. I don't have a whole lot of extra time between class and homework but I make the best of the time I do have. If I'm not hanging out with Daniel or Greg I'm in bed, snuggling with my blankets watching some Teen Mom 2.

My mess of a bun

My phone + magazine + laptop + TV + bed = heaven

Found a couple cute shirts

I love the teenage mutant ninja turtles!

My life as of now

Organelles, mitosis, meiosis, oh my!