My name is Melissa and I am a single mother of two beautiful children.
I have a wonderful son who is 3 and a half and a daughter who is two. I am blogging my life as I learn to adjust my life from one step to another and trying to find a way to keep up with my artistic hobbies while doing it.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Here we go...

So its Christmas Eve, I got the goose and the ham on the go, after typing this out I will start peeling potatoes, and I finished making the buns this morning. Hubby's heading out to the store to buy some milk. I am so excited for dinner tonight, and having some close friends over as well. But most of all I am excited to watch our son open his presents tomorrow morning! =D One more sleep! We decided to do our Christmas dinner on the eve so that we have lots of time to relax and enjoy each other as a family tomorrow. Hopefully we will get lots of rest in the coming week as well because our little girls due date is coming up in the next couple weeks as well. Busy busy! I still haven't got my hospital/ labour bag packed. Not too mention I have to finish reorganizing our bedroom to accommodate the bassinet for baby. So much to do with so little time left. Here's to hoping she doesn't decide to come too early. I keep thinking how ironic it would be to go into labour while trying to cook Christmas dinner, lol. But I am sure I can make it to New Years. :) New Years baby would be nice.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Countdown Is On!!!!

So there is only six more sleeps until Christmas morning, and I am excited to see my sons face light up when he finally gets to tear into the presents under the tree. :) He has been wanting them for a couple weeks now.
I am thinking I will maybe do our family Christmas dinner on the eve so that I will have less work to do on Christmas day. I am very excited because this is the first Christmas that I will be cooking and here is a glimpse of what I have planned:

Roast Goose: http://www.thegordonramsayblog.com/youtube-videos/gordon-ramsay-spiced-christmas-goose/
Roast Ham with Pineapple
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Carrots,
Baked Sweet Potato and Yam
Brussel Sprouts
Amish White Bread Buns

I'm very excited to do this. :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

To deal with or avoid...

So lately I have been faced with the dilemma of whether or not to allow my mother in law to see my son. While my son and I were away visiting my parents, hubby decided to to spend the night at his mothers and play video games with his youngest brother. His mother, being already inebriated decided to take him to the bar with her where they both consumed way too much alcohol. It got to the point where he was dumping drinks on the floor when she wasn't looking because she didn't want to stop drinking. Hubby trying to be a responsible person and also trying to protect his mother tried to get her to go home to her own bed, rather than with some random stranger, which she proceeded to get angry and tried to run out onto the highway. He tried to get her to listen and she hit him so he called the cops and she was put in the DT overnight. She is now going around trying to tell everyone that he was hitting her, and yes her arms are bruised from him grabbing her arms to keep her off the road, but hubby is not a violent person and would never hit a women no matter the reason. This closely resembles the last time she got wasted and freaked out and blamed it on hubby and hubby's brother for her own flaws, which was a month before my son was born. It seems to be a recurring problem for her to get drunk and spaz out and blame it on her children. I know she has never drank around my son, but if she can't take responsibility for her actions and blames everything on her own son I don't think I want her around my son all that much because I don't want him learning that attitude. Does anyone have any insight as to what I could do? My son loves her so much but I don't want him to be like that when he is older.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Home sweet home!

So I arrived home yesterday after a week long trip to visit my family and some friends. It was a wonderful trip and a lot of fun. My son really enjoyed seeing his cousins who are 7 and 9. He loves playing with older children. He also really enjoyed playing with my parents dogs. Though the 7 week old puppy kept chewing on him and he didn't like that so much. I was very happy to visit some very wonderful friends of mine and their children. They have a 4 year old son and 1 month old twins, (a girl and a boy). So precious. My son did not like me holding the little ones. It makes me wonder how jealous he will be once his little sister is born. I can't believe its already been 8 months and she will be born within another 5 weeks. Amazing how much time just flies when you have kidlets to chase after.