What to get your man for Valentines Day!

Why should the lady be the only one to receive on this (commercial) day of love ? Men like to feel loved/appreciated/doted on as well!

If you google what to get your guy for Valentine’s Day, you’ll likely come across lists of “love notes” and “coupon books for sexual favors”. Of course the latter is always well received by him, but what does he REALLY want?! Chances are, if he needs something, he will buy it himself. Us ladies need to surprise him with something he didn’t know he needed!!!

1.) fancy pants dome fire pit cover. Man make fire. Man enjoy fire.
http://www.homeover.com/26-w-x-13-h-orion-dome-dome-only.html?gclid=CLSKzfSIwcMCFQaOaQodxjUANA
2.) Skydiving! Hello! Get his mind off of work and let him free fall 10,000 feet!! If you’re in central Illinois like I am, visit
http://skydivetaylorville.net

3.) NFL tickets. (Or his favorite sporting event) His buddies will be so jelly that he has an awesome woman like you! And, he will think your super sexy while you cheer by his side in the stands!

4.) Liquor Cabinet. Buy one or make one. Whatever tickles your fancy.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/156172516/rustic-recycled-liquor-cabinet-made-from?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product_listing_promoted&utm_campaign=furniture-shelf-low&ione_adtype=pla&ione_creative=48850266515&ione_product_id=156172516&ione_product_partition_id=89030827529&ione_store_code=&ione_device=m&ione_product_channel=online&ione_merchant_id=14541731&ione_product_country=US&ione_product_language=en&gclid=CNLamMaLwcMCFY4AaQodN6cATQ

5.) Paint Balling! Hello! Men. Like. Shooting. Stuff. This is a BLAST and it really really doesn’t hurt thattt bad, so feel free to join in! I did it and loved it!!

6.) Customized liquor decanter. How suave will he look with that in his new liquor cabinet! Grown up sh*t right there! https://www.google.com/shopping/product/9352990390115313512?q=customized+liquor+cantor&client=safari&hl=en&biw=320&bih=460&ei=fkvOVL2iC4n1yATD8YGABA&ved=0CNUBEKkrMAg

7.) A massage. Single or couples. His back hurts lady, he works hard!! Once again, if you’re in central Illinois like I am, I suggest visiting http://mobile.westsidepainclinic.com

8.) Zip lining! Adventure! Men love it! http://www.graftonzipline.com/mobile/index.cfm?CFID=47106815&CFTOKEN=d59a57133eb9fa42-BA945A47-9B17-E387-5B99ADF533DA63EC

9.) Go Pro cam!!! Yay now he can capture all the crazy stuff he does!!

10.) Ammo. If he like to go shooting (and you also have your FOID card) grab some ammo and go shoot sh*t with that sexy manly man!

Okay, maybe your guy is the kind that would love a jar with 365 love notes to read everyday. Mines not. I am not in any way offended by that. He BETTER get me something romantic and lovey, but I’m going to cater to HIS desires when I buy him a gift.

Have fun!! Xoxoxox

Lonely Couch

Boo thang, a.k.a the fiancé, had to go out of town today for work. He will be gone a week.

A week. Ugh.

Plus side– the house won’t be as messy! I can watch my shows endlessly! I don’t have to stress about what to cook for dinner! (the kid is easy peasy)

But, I sure will miss our nightly foot rubs!!!

Okay so, the kid will be at his dad’s this weekend, the fiancé is out of town… What’s a gal to do?! I think this calls for some serious girl time. I need to wear sweats + messy hair and junk food and girly movies and lots of blabbing about everything. I miss high school sometimes, I did that EVERY weekend!

Who am I kidding, it’s 10:50pm and I’m pooped.

Night kittens ❤ muah

Frick and Frack

I looovvvvveeeee kitties. Nate and Kaedin both aren’t fans. BUT Nate finally agreed to let me have a cat!

Soooo….a woman on my FB was giving away two cats for free, and she didn’t want to separate them. Of course I took them both, duhhhh!! Hehe

Oh wait… Did I forget to mention that I’m allergic to cats?! Yeah, love ’em, yet my body hates them.

Anywho, we’ve had them for a few days and my eyes swell up, my skin is itchy and red, and my lungs hurt. But they’re freaking PRECIOUS!! Frack loves to nibble on your ears when you’re trying to sleep. And he burrows in my hair 💕. Frick is super calm and just goes with the flow. Love them.

I reallllllly want a pet monkey, but I have a feeling Nate will never agree to that. Dog is next on the list!!

Night! Time to let a cat make a nest in my hair!

My subconscious hates me

Swear. I have the most wicked dreams. Last week, I dreamt that I was in a fishing boat with my family and we had a black lab in the boat. I jumped in the water to swim, and my dad warned me to watch out for that thing floating in the water.

It was a dead golden retriever.

The next night I dreamt that my fiancé and I went to some function at a church. We were all sitting around talking and he started kissing a girl we went to high school with!!

Lassssstttt night, I dreamt that Fiancé left me for a girl we know who is pregnant and happily married.
What the hell?!

Oh, and a few nights ago, I dreamt that we were at a friends house and they had a fire in their ceiling fan. We had to evacuate the house…. But first save the hundreds of tiny sea turtles that were everywhere.

What the French toast is wrong with me?! The cheating dreams aren’t even warranted. At all. Why brain?! Why??

Ooohlala

So, today Aunt Flo is supposed to come! Well, my

average

cycle is 26 days, even though the last few months I’ve started on day 24. Hmmm.
Anywho, like I stated in my last entry, I had very light pink spotting when I used the restroom last week… So implantation bleeding has been on my mind…. Why do I get myself worked up?? It’s not the ideal time, but when you haven’t gotten preggers since child number 1, and that was 9 years ago…. You can’t help but be hopeful even if the situation isn’t right. I love being a momma!
I am so randy right now. Ugh. Fiancé (<<I literally say it with a French accent) is on the 'puter doing work and I'm sitting here on the couch waiting until the laptop is off his lap. The, I'm going to pounce! Hehe

Stupid Uterus

       Now wouldn’t be the ideal time to get preggers, but the cavewoman in me can’t help but want to be fertilized. I’m planning a wedding, we just got a house, and I have no insurance. My body wants to make something. Like…a baby.

I was 18 when I became pregnant with my son. Seems young right? Well, I had had a whole slew of medical problems and had a low chance of conceiving naturally, so it was quite the surprise! I had been with my boyfriend at the time for a year and a half and we had never been careful. That’s a year and a half of raging hormoned teenagers getting down like rabbits, and yet it took a year and a half before Kaedin happened.

We got married a few months later and the following spring we had a bouncing baby boy. Well, he just kind of laid there for the first few months of life, pooping and eating and screaming. Time moved quickly and he grew into this bad ass little toddler and guess what, momma wanted another one. Dad was reluctant (men, always thinking logically pfftttt) but he finally gave in. We tried and tried and tried some more. Nothing. We visited a doctor. She didn’t seem worried, we were so young and the stress of a toddler, maybe we weren’t boning being intimate at the right time in my cycle. She suggested a few positions to try and sent us on our way.

I began tracking my cycle and we tried to mate accordingly. Kind of took the fun out of it. It was like having an appointment, and if you know me, you know I hate being on time for anything. Then life took over. We got busy and baby making was pushed to the back burner.

In 2011, we separated. We moved on, It had been over for awhile. I ran into an old high school friend and fell madly in love. Like legit madly. By the end of 2011, we had moved in together and I finally felt like I was in a REAL grown up relationship. (as I’m typing this, I looked over to him snoozing on the couch and he’s so freaking hot) We haven’t been careful since like the 3rd time we had sex. Nothing. Not one single double line on a test.

We weren’t “trying” to get pregnant, if it happens it happens. I was noticing a significant amount of pain in my lower abdominal area though, especially when I was on my period. A few trips to the doc confirmed I have endometriosis. Bummer. I was told it was unlikely I would conceive naturally. There is a procedure I can have done to remove some of the scarring, but since I don’t have insurance, it’s not really an option.

For crying out loud though, I still think I’m pregnant every single stinking month. My periods are very regular. Every 24-28 days. Exactly 6 days before I start, I am in a terrible mood. Just for that one day. Then, I grow a zit. Just one, Could be anywhere on my face. Then, I start my period. No joke, it’s like that to a T. Even then, I am still hopeful.

I’m currently due to start in 2 days, per my Period Tracker app. That will put me starting on day 26 of my cycle. So, could be anytime in the next few days. I have a glaring zit on my right cheek, my breasts are sore and huge. I have that unmistakable ache in my lower abdomen. YET, there’s still a chance! I mean, those are ALSO early pregnancy symptoms!

AND…. at 6 DPO, there was PINK on the toliet paper. Faint pink. THAT’S what got my hopes up. Implantation bleeding?!?!?! Probably not… :(… Fiance and I had been intimate right before, so could have been from that. Although, it wasn’t rough or anything. I DON’T KNOW! UGH! If you’re TTC for awhile, you totally understand where I’m coming from! I’ll let you know in a few days. LOL

Have a fabulous day!