Feeling Overwhelmed…..

So even though I haven’t been on here much, I have a lot going on at the moment.  So much that’s it’s getting a bit overwhelming.

I found out that I’m pregnant and even though my first trimester going into the second , just like my first pregnancy, was the worst, I’m still happy.  We’re all happy as a matter of fact.  My hubby is over the moon. K is glad she’s going to be a big sister(I really hope we don’t have any problems with her when the baby comes and she is in fact very helpful) because Lord alone knows I may pull out all my hair, lol.  

The thing is, I want to be a stay at home mum with this baby just like I was with K.  I’m a very fair person and so even though the baby may not remember it’ll bother me if I’m unable to stay at home with him/her like I did with K.  To me, I think all children should receive the same amount of time, love etc etc.  No one should get more than the other and for me that includes doing just what I did for K for this baby too.  The only thing is if I stay home again, things may become hard because again, everything will fall on my husband.

This time though it’s different because when I stayed home with K, we didn’t have any other kids.  This time we have more on our plate as K is in school so now we have to take into consideration her SCHOOL FEES!  On top of that we’re also trying to put other things in place to make our lives easier and clearly everything can’t be done.  I expected that but I’m still a bit bombed.  I don’t know what to do.


Too Long

Hey, what’s new with you guys.  I was away for a while as my phone was down.

So we’re in December. Christmas is basically here.  Is everyone finished putting away their homes for the season?  We all know the Christmas season makes us spend money sometimes that we don’t have,lol.

Today is also the first weekend in the month of December and its Sunday…..

What’s for lunch today?  Let me know in the comments…..

Daily Post-Exceptional 

He did exceptionally well in his examination.  I couldn’t be prouder!  All the hard work did in fact pay off.

During the July/August vacation Vaughn had been studying extremely hard because he knew he wanted to ace his upcoming exam.  His dad and I promised him that if he did well, we’d reward him by planning a vacation to Disney World.  Which kid wouldn’t want to go there right?!  Well, it looks like that was his motivation because not once did I ever have to nag him about studying.  He did it on his own.

There were even times when I had to remind him that he could take a break every now and then and let his mind rest.  He was determined!  He put all his focus on this test.  Needless to say I rarely heard him ask to go outside and play with the neighbors this time around.

I must say I was truly surprised at the amount of work he put forth because I always had to push him to revise but at least now I definitely know just how much of a star he really is!

Show N Tell

So since school re-opened, K’s new class has show n tell every Friday.  It’s usually based on what letter they are currently doing in class.  For e.g. the last 3 she had were F, D and P.

For F, we bought her a fish(dory) that swims when you put her in water.  So all she had to do was fill the container that dory came in and she swam.  For D, she carried her stuffed dog, Sky and for P she carried a puzzle.  For some reason though I’m not sure why(probably someone shook it up) but the puzzle dismantled before she could show the class.  So while she was presenting it, all the pieces were jumbled to the bottom of the pack.  Needless to say I wasn’t too pleased because I’m sure one of her teachers could’ve fixed it for her.  Anyway, this week it’s the letter B.

Other than that she seems to be doing very well as usual in her work and I’m very proud of her.

Week of the 18-22 September 

So I got up Monday morning with my right thumb finger swollen and I was pain.  I had no idea what happened.  Now I’m right-handed so this made writing almost impossible but I still got my work done.

However, I wasn’t feeling too well so I left work early.  By the time I got home, my hand was still hurting so hubby and I tried some simple home remedies but to me it only made it worse.  By 2’o clock Tuesday morning I was up crying because I was in so much pain.  It was unbearable!  I couldn’t sleep properly.  No matter how much I turned and tried to get comfortable the pain just intensified.  If I lifted the hand in the air, that hurt too.  I didn’t know what to do.  I eventually woke up hubby and he stayed up with me for a while until I dropped back off to sleep.

I told him I wasn’t going to work because the swelling got worse and so did the pain and I wouldn’t have been able to do anything.  He had to do everything for me.  Bathe me, dress me….the works because I couldn’t use my hand(which meant no texting either lol).  All because of this finger!  When we got up later that morning we went to the doctor and he told me to buy Biofreeze and see if that helped and that we can do an ultrasound on the finger.  Unfortunately that day they were expecting a powere outage so he told me to come back the next day(Wednesday) and so I did. 

I got the ultrasound done but he wasn’t in office so I decided to leave and come back the next day because I still needed the written report and the sonographer had to type it up but said he had other patients to do and I honestly didn’t want to wait.  Thursday I went, got the report and saw the doctor who told me the report stated it was apparently some soft tissue inflammation….WHAT THE HELL!!!  Strange!!  So he gave me a sick leave to cover all the days I missed which was from Tuesday to Friday.

That was basically my week in a nutshell.  Hope you guys had a better week than I did.


Happy Sunday everybody!!!!!!!

I actually haven’t finished cooking as yet but I’m almost there, lol.

Today’s Menu:

  • Potato Salad 
  • Plantain 
  • Callaloo
  • Stew Fish
  • Rice(probably just for me and K cuz hubby doesn’t want any)

So far the callaloo, plantain and potatoes are done so when the potatoes cool its just to make the salad.  The water is on for the rice and then it’s the fish for last.

Because I have to share the kitchen I can’t really move at the pace I want but say what……when I’m in my own place I can do as I please.


I already ironed some clothes for this upcoming week so there isn’t much again to do .  Have some washing to complete and then the clothes to fold and hubby is cleaning.

All in all, the weekend wasn’t bad.  Last night K went with my mother in law and some of her cousins on hubby’s side to Chucky Cheese as a few of them have birthdays this month.  They left after 7 and didn’t get back til after 11. 

After I finish what needs to be done I’ll be doing some serious relaxing this afternoon 💆🏽

The Grind

So it’s back to the grind as school has reopened.  For K, Wednesday was her first day.  Monday was orientation for parents ONLY.  Tuesday was orientation for the new students ONLY and Wednesday was school for everyone.

At orientation we got to meet her teachers and I must say I don’t think we’ll encounter any issues this term or the other two.  I know who the Head Teacher is and if I have any concerns I know exactly who to speak with.

With that being said, there’s some work that needs to be done.  I need to make sure K is up to par with her work and knows what she’s about because I don’t want her getting left behind.  I know for a fact that my daughter is a quick learner and very intelligent so this shouldn’t be a problem.  The thing is, she tends to be very lazy at times when learning her work so I think I may have to find an easier solution for us all.

The first 3 days went well so I’m looking forward to what may come our way this term.

How was your kid’s first week back out to school?