Saw my friend Catalina and her children on VR and I’ve been contemplating about what to get him. This would be a great buy for him and for me since it’s not that expensive!!
Always a bittersweet moment. I love having him around and miss him dearly as soon as I drop him off but then again I look forward to some alone time. But no matter what, Tyler is always on my mind. I am always thinking of him every minute of the day, wondering how he’s doing or what he’s doing and thinking about if he’s thinking of me too… the best part about being apart is when he texts or calls me!
Tyler and I had a really great weekend together. I enjoy picking him up on Fridays even though I have to sit in traffic for 2-3 hours from BH to South OC. But that extra night I get to have him under the same roof means a lot. He’s growing so fast and any time spent away from each other is detrimental to our relationship. It’s crazy because one week we’ll get along great and he’ll go home happy. The next weekend, I will yell and be upset and he won’t go home happy, neither will I. But I understand. There are times I can’t always be the #partimemom and do whatever he wants. I still need to put my foot down and do my part as if I was a #fulltimemom. I can’t let him slide on things because I will not allow him to get away with things because I see him on the weekends.
It’s difficult. I will say the most difficult part is the fact that I can implement mannerisms and behaviors that I think he should learn and carry as he gets older because I don’t see him that often. I don’t get to use the good that I’ve learned growing up to make sure that he has the same upbringing. And as much as it’s unfair, it’s also fair. I realized that no matter how the situation would be, there will never be a fair way to raise a child with divorced parents. One person will always feel like they get the short end of the stick. And i think I’ve come to just accept that fact. Once it’ll be me, another time it’ll be my first husband. (But I feel like it’s me most of the time! :P)
Koreans love celebrating the life of a baby. Apparently because back in the day, parents were lucky to have a child live past 100 days. Hence the 100 day celebration and the HUGE 1st birthday celebration. Well, at least that’s what I was told. If I’m wrong, someone please correct me because that’s what I’ve been telling my white side of the family.😛
My eldest cousin had his 3rd son. We celebrated an intimate dinner at the China Gate restaurant. Everyone does their celebration there, unless you’re super fancy and then you do it at Lawry’s or Spago.
I have this theory, the first child always looks like the mom or dad. The second child always looks like the one that the first child doesn’t look like. The third child is a mixture of both, which is always the best looking child. Now think about the people in your life that fit that count…. right?
Anyway… we enjoyed a delicious meal at the birthday. I popped a diet pill because I didn’t want to pig out. Did me right! There was another celebration at the restaurant, a 1st birthday. The parent and toddlers were running around and I noticed this white man with a hapa kid. He was the most adorable kid ever. I can’t wait to see what my child looks like… I don’t know when but I can’t wait!
If you’re single, please go marry someone outside your race, let’s take our existence one step closer to world peace!
The best part about being a passenger is being able to stretch my short little legs. Every Friday, I drive from Beverly Hills to Rancho Mission Viejo. That’s about 80 miles. Call me crazy, but that’s what I/We do.
I had a thought the other day (after Mother’s Day)… that if I could get into the office a little later two days out of the week, I would pick Tyler up in the am and drop him off at school and head into the office. I would stay later to finish up work and also I would be able to avoid traffic. If I got up at 4am, I’d be able to get to Equinox at 4am in Newport, workout and get ready and be at Tyler’s home by 7:00am-7:30am. I’d drop him off at school by 8:00am and get to the office by 10:00am-10:30am ish? The insane part would be that I would have already been up for six hours and had been on the road for 3.5hours of it.😛
I’ll have to talk to my Director about this… but I think this would be a great leap in my relationship with Tyler…
Our little family had dinner at CPK after I picked up Tyler from south OC. Funny thing is, I recommended Thai food, both agreed but when I gave them a second option of CPK, they jumped at the opportunity. It was a great choice because I had not had CPK in forever. I love that place so much! I’ve been messing with my camera a lot and I recorded a video during our dinner date.
We sat at the bar since the place was crowded and I was starving. Spinach and artichoke dip, kid’s bbq pizza, club pizza and kung pao spaghetti. Ugh everything was so tasty. I’m on my detox now and I hate that I’m writing about food as I’m chomping on raw veggies.😦
Disclaimer: In no way am I trying to teach how to budget. I’m just sharing my experiences.
With that said, it’s been two months and I am not doing well.
Well, way better than before and still above water but I could be doing better.
The hardest part is, I can’t really go places. I have a little less than $800 to spend in a month with everything covered. Including $ towards savings. I can’t even enjoy Troy because his tank is $60+ to fill up. (My mom insists that I drive the car when she doesn’t since I’m just paying it and no one is enjoying it.) Which I sure did and still do. I ended up buying a $750 camera on a whim after the shoot a week ago and I love it and I wish I wish I wish it gives me the push to make more videos!
It’s the habit of spending I can’t break. Everything is automatic in my accounts and still I check it daily. Sometimes more than twice a day. Either I need to be more busy or I have an addiction.
I was suppose to stay in for the month of March but things came up and I had some extra money. This is the month. April, I’m not doing anything. Questions will receive a no, assuming it’s to hang out. Started today. I also started my raw detox. And no, I won’t go to May 4th, I’m four days in but idc.
Also had an idea to update #BOB.
My blog was scattered. I could do this and #pigletventures but others will have to be a hashtag.
You all rmemeber #BOB (bitch on budget).
I couldn’t get myself to constantly post because the bitch bothered me.
I can’t say what the idea is because I need to not spend money on the domain. So I shall wait.
I am not to spend any money this month. Detox, no social anything, home!
Again, we visited the LA Auto Show.
I used to love going to the auto show with my parents as a kid and I want to create that memory with my son so he can look back to his childhood and remember the things we used to do.
He always has fun since he loves to sit in the cars and look at big shiny things!🙂
Tyler’s first shooting experience and the best he’ll ever get! We shot a .22 caliber, Henry Octagon Frontier. My favorite out of the Henry Rifles was the Golden Boy. Aside from it being gold, I like that my FIL kept the eyesight old fashioned. There was no scope and it wasn’t the original, it was an upgrade from the standard one but better.
And yes, I was shooting in fur and leather. Faux leather. Real fur.😛