Randomness Abounds


So yeah…NaBloPoMo? FAILED. I tried and that’s all that matters my track record is now 1-2. Maybe next year, if I’m still blogging.

If you follow me on Twitter you know that Lil Mama doesn’t sleep. I took her to the doctor yesterday and basically he told me its my fault because I won’t put her on a schedule.

Whose fault? I guess. We’ll be cracking down this week. I was still letting her nap for an hour or for however long I needed her to be quiet so I can finish whatever I am working on. He said at this age a 30 minute power nap will get them through the day to bedtime. So if you don’t see me commenting on your blogs then you know the 30 minute nap time has been put in effect.

I’ve come to the conclusion that my son has a condition called selective hearing.

Symptoms: Hearing what one wants to hear and saying huh when it involves an action a person is not interested in. How does the saying go? “If you can huh, you can hear” Yeah, that.

Treatment: Prompt removal of iPod until further notice

Why y’all didn’t tell me next Thursday is Thanksgiving.

Yesterday I went into the school to pick up the cookie dough from my son’s school fundraiser and caught a glimpse at the bulletin board that stated Thanksgiving break 11/19-11/23. I do a double take, mentally take note that the date was currently 11/12. Added 7 to 12 and came to the conclusion that he doesn’t have school next week..THEN I was like OH.MY.GAH. That means Thanksgiving is next Thursday.

Please don’t laugh at me. Between this house mess and trying to work on some things professionally I had no clue. I thought I had another week. I have no idea what we are eating, where we’re going. None of that. None of it. I’ll work it out.

Speaking of…whose battling Black Friday. I lie every year and say I’m not going and “be” right up in the mix. The adrenaline is all I need. So even though I’m not participating in Black Friday this year I am recruiting people to ride up to the midnight madness with me at the North Georgia Premium outlets…I’m probably not going to go though. <insert side eye>

We have a winner to the fabulous Nineteen Pieces Giveaway. Thank you all for entering the winner is….
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Congratulations Amanda!! I’ll be emailing you.

I posted this photo of me on Instagram. I am so proud of myself for finally figuring out how to tie my scarf, as in my night night cap. The weather was misty and I had just gotten my hair pressed so I whipped this up. I got so many requests for tutorials that I am going to do a video tomorrow and I will be doing a giveaway for scarf I used. A friend of mine imports the silk and hand sews them. They are amazing for keeping your hair at night. I said AWL of that to say make sure you come by here tomorrow…M’kay!

Can we come to your house for Thanksgiving? Are you riding with me to the outlets or not?!! Did Thanksgiving creep on the come up on you too?

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18 Comments

  1. I’m laughing out loud at everything you said!! Haha Madison is 3 years old and is already playing that Huh game and I told her exactly that “if you could huh you could hear” she looked at me and tilted her head like what you said Mommy! Don’t play with me little girl!

    I don’t go out on Black Friday but now since it looks like it’s more of a Thanksgiving night out (most places are opening doors at 8pm) I think I can roll with it.

    BTW, I loved this instagram pic – you look gorgeous!
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  2. 30 min nap? What that’s crazy! We take three hour naps over here and my girls are 4 and 6. But I do hope her sleeping situation gets better. My oldest has selective hearing as well. I hate it. I didn’t not realize thanksgiving was coming so soon until this morning. By now I usually have most of the shopping done. I have to get started. I’m not going to black Friday this year. I went last year and spent $50 because I couldn’t find anything I wanted to buy so I won’t be doing that again. Besides I’ve done all my Christmas shopping so there’s no more shopping for me. I can’t wait for the scarf giveaway. I am using one I had since high school yes over 10 years ago and it’s on it’s last leg. I haven’t been able to find a good one that can replace it yet.
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  3. Mimi, that baby needs 3 hours! LOL We do 3 hours easy & I don’t care what time it is. Meaning even if it’s a late nap & it lasts 3 hrs, people always ask, will she go back to sleep. My response is…When I turn the lights out, she’ll either stare at the back of her eye lids or stare at the darkness in the room! LOL
    Please send the info on the scarfs. I will need 2. One for me & one for mini me. I wrap her hair in a (gangster) bandanda…LOL & mine in a hair net that I’ve had since I can remember the first time I wrapped my hair! LOL I keep hearing abt people sleeping on a satin pillow case, but that just doesn’t go with my de’cor. I know that sounds house-vain! LOL oh well…
    So I need a cute silk scarf.
    Please help a sistah out!
    Thanks in advance!

  4. Let me tell you, Thanksgiving has stomped me in the face this year. I just realized that I have not planned a thing and it is next week. I tried to get the hubs to agree that it wasn’t a big deal and we could just do “low key” this year. Of course he stuck his lip out so far I nearly tripped on it, so i guess I better start on a menu. Shoot maybe I’ll leave it up to him. On second thought no because I’d like it to be edible LOL.
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    1. Listen!! I suggested going out to eat and he said the same thing! I guess I better find us some accommodations or some groceries!!

  5. Ughh! So mad at myself! I said time and time again that I’d come back and enter that Nineteen Pieces giveaway — but never did! I was so sure I was gonna win that one, so you’re welcome, Amanda. 🙂

    Let’s not talk about sleep. I’m still trying to get my three year old to stay in her own bed.

    And the selective hearing? Said three year has that, too. *sigh*

    Love the scarf pic. You’re so fly!
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  6. Sounds like Nia and Addison are very similar! With so much to do in NYC it’s hard to stick to a schedule. Our biggest issue is how badly she fights naps. Once she’s down she’ll sleep 2-3hrs which is glorious but the fight leading up to it leaves me tired too! Anyway, yes, I agree about Thanksgiving sneaking up. I’m so behind (and cold up here in NJ!). Looking forward to your headscarf tutorial and giveaway =)
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  7. Boo to that nap time! My little one sleeps for at least one hour every day. Her bedtime is 8pm. If I’m feeling generous, 8:30pm. Figure out a schedule that works for your baby girl!

    And about that selective hearing…my husband has it, so guess it starts early! LOL

    I had huge aspirations for Thanksgiving. Let’s see how many of then actually manifest!
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  8. I feel the same way! I wasn’t even THINKING ABOUT THANKSGIVING!!! I don’t cook for holidays so… (I would have to mess up someones holiday desires so I just don’t even try to cook!) But yep, next week. Luckily my grandmother is coming and is cooking at my mom’s house. SO I guess we will go over there. And yes, gotta get Ms. Addy on a schedule!! Believe me, you will love it once she starts sticking to it. My kids go to bed at 8pm!! Yep 8pm!!!
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  9. My son was the same way, until he started school. Since he has to get up around 6:45 AM, he’s usually in bed and sound asleep for 8:30. And sometimes, it’s even earlier than that. Go me!

    Thanksgiving crept up on me as well. I don’t even want to celebrate since I won’t get to eat my mom’s ham, so I’m going to figure something out..perhaps send my children to their other “sides”. Or we may even start our own tradition and go and volunteer somewhere.

    I definitely won’t be up anywhere in the wee hours of the morning to shop, but I am going to shop from home.. where it’s safe, warm, and where there isn’t any risk of me going to jail.
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  10. The thanksgiving creep just got me this year. And I’m so so mad! My mother in law is coming in 3 days and I haven’t even STARTED cleaning!
    Why is it always the parent’s fault when you go to the dr?
    It’s ok if you failed and Nablopomo. I failed at the 30 day thankfulness posts. But then, my camera is broken *still weeping*
    I have to work Black Friday (thank GOD). But they tricked me! these damn stores are opening up at 9 thanksgiving night! I don’t know if I can resist!
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