Being Sick Sucks

It’s been a very uninteresting day for Jasmine Ross today let me tell you. I actually stayed home from work because I have this nasty stomach virus that’s been going around and I couldn’t manage to keep myself away from a bathroom for more than 30 minutes. Disgusting, yes. I can’t even remember the last time I’d been this sick, and when I was this sick I could actually keep food down and manage not to literally blow up a toilet–I’m sorry.

Needless to say, I’ve been laying on the couch watching episodes of “The Office” and “New Girl” on Netflix all day whilst drinking Gatorade and eating chicken noodle soup. Surprisingly enough, I don’t feel horrible to the point of not making a post for today! I am hoping that all this rest pays off and I can make it into work tomorrow morning–speaking of which, a handful of coworkers, including my boss have text me this evening inquiring if I’ve been feeling any better. I’m not sure if I should feel flattered by their gestures, or uneasy. I’m going to go with flattery! It makes me happier.

Calling it an early night guys, and I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that I get to feeling completely better by tomorrow morning.

Good Music=Here

Well, tonight’s post won’t be very long on account of I feel like complete and utter crap. I’m actually wondering how fast I can type this up so I can get back to writing in my misery. My sister mentioned that a stomach bug is going around; pretty sure I have it.

Since I don’t have any specifics to talk about with you guy’s tonight I’m going to post a super lovely song that’s been in my head all day today. It’ll possibly give you chills and put you in your feelings, but that’s not always a bad thing ya know. Any feedback on how you guys enjoyed the song would be awesome! Maybe it’ll make me feel better too! [:

Be honest, and tell me how many of you don’t actually get teary eyed. Seriously!

If I Could Have Your Attention…

I somehow only feel my best whenever I decide to creatively inspire myself. Not a bad route to take if I must say so, and it’s a much better alternative rather than saying something like I only feel my best when I’m smoking crack–which I don’t, I’m just using an extreme example. I’m constantly looking for and finding ways to stretch my creativity so I can in turn inspire others to want to find their own.

I stumbled upon a blog post that shared the thoughts of this mom and author, Lucy H. Pearce, who undoubtedly intrigued and moved me to want to participate in her really cool blogging carnival. She’s releasing a new book called “The Rainbow Way: Cultivating Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood” and I can’t say she didn’t catch my attention. I just discovered all of this today so, I don’t have too much information on everything but I will post links for anyone who wants to check her out or sign up for the carnival–I did.


Cultivating Creativity is the blog about Lucy and some info on the book she’ll be releasing and you can go here to sign up for the blogging carnival–which I’d suggest for any mom who’s interested in writing and up for being creatively inspired.

I’ve sat in bed for at least 2 hours now reading, writing, and listening to music. You’d think I’d get my butt up and do something else, but what else? There’s nothing better than being able to be at home during the weekend knowing there’s no real responsibility that you have to worry about other than simply enjoying yourself. We should probably petition for 3 day weekends–no work on Monday’s, let’s have the week start on Tuesday’s; nobody hates Tuesday.

Needless to say, I literally would sit here for hours upon hours only writing and listening to the Dave Matthews Band–they too, also happen to be one of my top favorite bands; number one actually–but then I’d probably be upset with the fact that I stayed holed up in the house all day. Who am I kidding? I’m definitely not going to be upset. If anything, I’ll continue to stay holed up in the house all day eating popcorn and catching up on all the shows I’ve missed during the busy work week. Let me list them for you!

We’ve got:

  • Vampire Diaries
  • Reign
  • The Originals (I’ve already watched this weeks episode, but it was too good to not re-watch)

That’s probably only a good 2 hrs worth of TV time, which isn’t so bad. I do need to be sure that there’s plenty of popcorn though. I’m almost certain I’ll be having a little person joining me for the festivities!

I really do hope that you guy’s check out the links I posted this time around! You won’t regret it! Enjoy the weekend and all the holidays that are coming up. I’m way too stoked!


Shattered Screens and Secret Santa

Holy Jesus, I’m about to let myself hit the 2 day mark for missing a post during NaBloPoMo! I can NOT let this happen. Of course I wait until the last minute in the day to write something, but better late than never I’ve always heard them say!

Yesterday was the second time that I missed a post for this month, and that was only because my daddy pressured me into watching “The Heat” with him, which most evidently was hilarious, so I don’t have too many regrets there. I do want to keep myself in the habit of writing enough every day that I don’t even think about it anymore, I’ll just do it! Also, I’d like for everyone to make note of the fact that it is a tad bit complicated finding the perfect amount of time in a day where I work for 8 hrs and then coming home to a rowdy 2 year old (awesome is another good adjective to use as well, but rowdy is the one that causes me the most trouble) It gets a little crazy for me every now and then.

Let’s see what’s been going on these past few days:

  • Completely shattered my iPhone 5’s screen yesterday morning trying to rush into the door for work so I wouldn’t be late. Being on time totally wasn’t worth it. At all.
  • Also happened to break my favorite necklace the same night, which brought me to wondering if there was some bad omen I was supposed to be sensing. Hopefully not.
  • Today was my mom’s birthday, and I’m crappy enough of a daughter to not have gotten her a birthday gift because all of my bills, plus the shortage in my check from this pay period wouldn’t allow it. Sucked. It’s one of those times when I get to thinking “Does there come a point in time when certain things that used to be so important are no longer worth being important anymore? Do we just pick ourselves up and move forward because that’s the way it is?” Hmmm.
  • Electric Feel by MGMT will always always put me in an awesome mood, and I automatically think of my best friend Jaybren. Thought you all should know.
  • We drew names at my job today for Secret Santa. I’m probably one of the few overly excited employees who will take this Santa business waaaayy out of hand, but who cares? It’s freaking Christmas, and everyone deserves to be happy and cheerful! It’s my favorite holiday also, so, I’m a little biased about the whole situation.
  • I decided that Applebee’s is not worth half the money I spend there, and I should be more interested in making healthier decisions.

Free Positive Thoughts

Let’s talk about being positive and grateful for a little bit shall we. With the holidays fast approaching, it only seems appropriate.

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I can’t recall where I actually saw this but, I thought it was a pretty brilliant thing to share. FREE POSITIVE THOUGHTS just to carry with you through the day, and guess what? I’m almost sure you can take more than just one! [; I think the individual thoughts are a little hard to read, so being the nice person that I am, I’ll type them out for you guys! I’d try to take one “thought” per day and reflect on it until I was satisfied with myself enough to move on to another positive “thought” to work on. If anything, I’m always wanting to better myself as a person


  • I communicate with love
  • Every moment is a profound opportunity
  • Consider how very fortunate you are
  • Give yourself the gift of being joyfully you
  • Complain less, breathe more
  • Be a part of life, not afraid of it
  • Make the choice to let go of negative thoughts
  • Let be, let go, let see, let flow
  • You are a walking breathing wonder
  • You have a beautiful soul
  • Give thanks for another day of loving

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Beards and My Little Pony

Ok, horrible as it is, I’ve missed a day of NaBloPoMo yesterday. Sucks to suck, I know, but in my defense, I was having a rough day. I wasn’t feeling too well, and the most I had managed to do for the whole day was lay in bed and watch episodes of The Office and New Girl on Netflix. Ah, I did also get around to straightening my crazy hair, but even after that was over with I was exhausted. In a nutshell, I just needed some good ol’ rest.

I probably shouldn’t be allowed near a stove. I basically suck at cooking. Literally less than a minute ago, I had to jump up off of the couch that I was and am currently sitting on to take rice off the stove that I forgot I put on–40 minutes ago. I’m pretty sure it’s edible, because you can’t really burn rice–I don’t think–and it seems to look fine. Eggs and most breakfast food, I can manage. Dinner and other things, not so much.

Do I have any insightful words of wisdom tonight? Yeah, probably not. All I can think about at the moment is: eating, watching the newest episode of The Originals, and getting to bed early. What I will do for you guys–or whoever it is that happens upon my page and actually decides to chance it and read my shenanigans–is list 5 things about myself that may or may not be so obvious. [:

  1. Everything I do, I do with my daughter’s best interest in mind. I constantly remind myself that I want to be someone that she admires, can trust and confide in, and want to be like. She literally, is my complete world.
  2. I’m almost sure that I need to work on the whole “patience is a virtue” bit.
  3. There is, and always will be something about a man with a beard or any kind of scruffiness/facial hair to him that will make me want to marry him and have his children. That’s extreme, I know, but this is an extremely serious situation for me.
  4. I may possibly enjoy My Little Pony just as much as my almost 3 yr old daughter does–and that’s saying a lot, because she loves that show.
  5. Helping people is one of the things that has always made me happy and feel content with myself. I’ve got a huge heart full of compassion and will go to the ends of the Earth for the ones I love and care about.