"In Darkness a Light Shines on Me"

I am a coffee drinking , out of key singing , 5 foot tall Wild Thing . I am a mother to a daughter , a list maker and a Sailor's wife . This is my little corner of the internet where I write about being a Stay at Home Wife and Mom , a talentless crafter , an aspiring writer , a struggler with mental health , a music lover , and all the things that challenge me .





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Packed the three of us in my itty bitty Mini and now we are headed to Vegas for adventure!

I seriously wish I had a friend who would come over every Thursday and love this show as much as I do.

Sitting in a doctor’s office freaking out when the radio plays the song I listened to on repeat while drinking and crying during the worst breakup I’ve ever had.
Instantly the pain comes rushing back bc music does that and my heart is breaking all over again.
So it finally ends and I let out a sigh of relief when the next song comes on…

Only to go back to nearly crying again because it’s the favorite song of someone I loved who died.

Easily two of the most horrible moments of my life shoved in my face back to back.

Thanks, life.
Next time could you please just drop a piano on my head? Thanks, you bitch.

Lennon’s view, poor girl!

  • Early Feminists: Oh hey, we see that you can vote. We would like to vote also. I mean, since most of those laws effect us too and all.
  • Men: YOU JUST WANT SUPERIORITY OVER MEN!
  • Mid-century Feminists: Hey, that whole thing about how you can have careers and earn a living wage outside the home? Yes that sounds nice, we'd like the option to do that as well.
  • Men: YOU WANT A MATRIARCHY, THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT!
  • Late 20th century Feminists: Hey we would like to make our own choices about our reproductive health, just like you've always had.
  • Men: YOU ARE TRYING TO TAKE MEN'S RIGHTS AWAY!
  • Modern-day feminists: Hey, if you could you stop sexually assaulting/harassing us and them blaming us for it, that'd be pretty great.
  • Men: THIS IS MISANDRY, MISANDRY I SAY! FEMINISTS HAVE GONE TOO FAR!
  • Feminists: Um...
  • Men: THE END OF MEN IS NIGH! MALE OPPRESSION IS REAL! THE MATRIARCHAL AGE IS UPON US!
  • D: just TELL ME!!!
  • D: If you don't finish your sentence I'm going to come over there and wipe your eyebrows off.
  • Me: I will file for divorce so fast.

cuntradicts:

If there should be any rule in life, it’s don’t talk to/date someone who just got out of a relationship. Because I promise you, 95% of the time they’re using you for emotional or physical comfort. Even if they don’t use you on purpose. Also, don’t be that asshole that leads someone on to distract yourself and then leave em when you realize they still leave you empty. People don’t fix other people. You can only heal yourself.

Not trying to start nothin’

But, I’m pretty thankful this “rule” or advice or w/e wasn’t given to my husband before we started dating.

I was in a very serious relationship and ended it because straight up I wasn’t IN love. I didn’t mourn like society says I should mourn. With time. Yes, it was a traumatic end and yes I hated hurting my ex and yes, I was sad but a few days after the huge blow out that led to the end I went out for drinks with a guy. Not to date or screw or use him in any way. Just because sometimes meeting a guy at a bar can be because you WANT to not because you need it.

8 months later we were married and we have a 2 year old and our nearing our 3 year wedding anniversary.

I got over my ex quickly because I am incredibly self aware and soon after I found a perfectly suitable partner who I fell madly in love with and if he had listened to something that said “avoid her, she’s rebounding your ass” our love would never have grown to this degree and turned into a tiny toddler and taken us to these extremely exciting adventures we are experiencing.

Basically, don’t listen to every warning sometimes taking chances on people is what life WANTS you to do and it pays the F off.

(via lola-and-beez)

Today. Today started out rough. Lennon and I both woke up pissy and tired. But once Derrick came home we hit the road and spent a few hours floating down a lazy river, admiring flamingos and watching a giant bucket of water rain down on all the excited people below.

Then the day took the most unexpected turn. I was told to stay out of my kitchen and when the very long wait was over I was given my surprise. My entire kitchen, dining area, laundry room and backyard had been deep, DEEP cleaned. Every last inch dusted and washed and scrubbed. I could die.

Now we are watching nerdy TV shows, enjoying mixed drinks and binging on delivered sushi while our daughter sleeps. I am so incredibly grateful for the man I chose to marry, the man I love.