I’m Back!

Happy Monday, y'all! You may or may not have noticed, but I took a bit of a hiatus. I've posted here and there, but none of the more personalized posts like you know and love. Back in February I started a "Big Girl" job, which I absolutely love and am excelling at. Also, there have been some family changes. My husband and I are actually getting a divorce. It was a tough decision, but one that we know is for the best. That's been a bit of an adjustment, but I'm honestly happier than I have ever … [Read more...]

RIP Mom.

It is with a very heavy heart that I have to say that my mom passed away Friday, May 10, 2013.  It was so unexpected.  I am so lost right now.  My mom was my best friend. I will be taking some time off to deal with funeral arrangements, spend time with family and friends, and deal with my grieving.  My mom meant everything to me and it's going to be so hard without her. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you. … [Read more...]

New Design For Optimistic Mommy!

I'm proud to show off the wonderful new design of Optimistic Mommy!  It's from the wonderful, sweet Christina of Spilled Milkshake Designs!  Christina was absolutely fantastic to work with.  She took what I wanted to include in my new design and just ran with it and did such a great job! The header fits me perfectly, I believe.  From the book since I read every day, to the crochet hook and yarn because I'm a obsessed with crocheting now (I'll be sharing some of my creations with you … [Read more...]

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Hello, my lovely readers.  I just got home about an hour or so ago from getting my wisdom teeth out.  I just wanted to let you all know that it went well, my mouth is just really swollen right now and I'm waiting for my pain medicine to kick in because it's starting to hurt pretty badly.  I probably won't post anything for a couple of days while I recuperate.   I thank God that Miles is on vacation this week and he'll be taking care of me.  I'm so blessed.  <3 Have a great rest of the … [Read more...]

Ever Heard of Freedom Of Speech?

Apparently there has been a big stink about my post about Forgiveness with Church/God and With Yourself.  The way I feel about the people who take offense to this is apparently if it hurts so badly, maybe it applies to you?  Also, if you don't agree with what I write, then maybe you don't have to read it?  I don't force anyone to read my blog.  That's up to you, the reader.  There's freedom of speech in this country - that's one of the great things about it. And calling people names because … [Read more...]


So my mom's doctor/surgeon sent my mom's file and information to a doctor at Cleveland Clinic.  That doctor looked over it, and guess what he said?  "Let the poor girl heal."  Apparently they've been doing unnecessary procedures and just not letting my mom's body health itself.  How ridiculous?  I am not happy with that hospital/doctor at all!  It's ridiculous! My parents should definitely look into possibly seeing what a lawyer has to say about all this.  This is just outrageous.  All the … [Read more...]

Tuesday Afternoon Update

They figured out why my mom is losing blood - apparently when they went to put the stent in to stop the bleeding where the surgery was done, they put the stent in the wrong place.  Like, really?  Needless to say, we're not very happy.  We haven't heard anything about what they're going to do because they didn't put a stent where it was supposed to go while they had her under last night.  They just took the stent out.  I'm going up to see my mom and dad after I drop Miles off at work, so … [Read more...]


My dad just called me.  He should be getting released tomorrow, as long as nothing happens.  My mom, on the other hand... they did an exploratory procedure today at 5pm to try and figure out where she's losing blood.  She's had about 8 transfusions in the past 4 days because they have no idea where she's losing it from.  My dad called down to her nurse, and the nurse hadn't heard anything from the 4 doctors that are trying to figure out mom's case.  So we don't know if they figured anything out. … [Read more...]