Crowns and cheesecake.

Crowns and cheesecake.

@themotherrunner

We were at bamboo nw. We’ve never had such poor service there before. Normally they’re all about bringing roland edamame and tiny cups of water, but last night was a special brand of terrible. I’m gonna leave them a yelp review today.

Dinner recap:

-fancy place doesn’t do reservations on Saturdays but assured us it would be no big thing to get a table at opening.
-we showed up at open and were told our party of 6 would be seated in 5 minutes.
-20 minutes later, seated after roland starts sobbing that he’s thirsty and why can’t he have some water?
-10 minutes after that finally took drink order.
-10 minutes after that, food order.
-roland starts losing his shit because we’ve been sitting for an hour with no food
-Jer takes him for a walk.
-server comes back, special can’t be made gluten free after all, can we order again?
-Jer and roland back. Now 1.5 hours into dinner, still no food. Drinks are gone, no one has come to ask if we want a second round.
-they drop off only my plate. No other food comes out. I ordered spicy tuna, Roland won’t eat it.
-1 hour and 45 minutes in, still no toddler food. Roland is done. Jer takes him for a walk. About 5 minutes after they leave, most of the rest of the food shows up. Gf tempura (veggie tempura for Roland and normal for the rest of us) still not arrived.
-2 hours in, server apologizes and takes second round of drink orders.
-2 hours and 15 in, drinks and rest of food arrives. Jer and Roland went to get ice cream, made it through the salt and straw line, and ate their ice cream.
- Jers and Roland’s food boxed up. Request check, since server still hadn’t brought it.
-2.5 hours later, bill is paid and finally go to find Jer and Roland. Dinner disaster complete. No karaoke pursued due to rest of disaster.
-pretty sure we’re done with that restaurant forever. Too many places to eat in ptown to put up with bad service even for good sushi.

Mama’s going to a party. (Mine. Sushi at the nice place.)

Mama’s going to a party. (Mine. Sushi at the nice place.)

Y’all are so sweet

Still three days to go for birthday.
Jer and I don’t see each other on tuesdays , so today is celebration day.

Jer made me birthday breakfast today. Maple bacon gluten free biscuits, gravy, eggs, more bacon.

Jer made me birthday breakfast today. Maple bacon gluten free biscuits, gravy, eggs, more bacon.

descantforhope:

Ok, can anyone see the giant bruise on my face from where I accidentally slammed my car door into my face when I turned my head to be a nosy nancy when a car pulled into the neighbors driveway?
If no, then I’m wearing enough makeup.

This is why my house is messy.
I almost set him down to clean it, but his naps in general are getting less frequent and I thought to myself “what if this is the last time he wants to nap on me?”
Likely not true at 2.5 but I don’t regret spending quiet cozy time together either. The house will be there after naptime.

This is why my house is messy.
I almost set him down to clean it, but his naps in general are getting less frequent and I thought to myself “what if this is the last time he wants to nap on me?”
Likely not true at 2.5 but I don’t regret spending quiet cozy time together either. The house will be there after naptime.

Growing up fast.

Baby boy doesn’t even look like a baby anymore after the last couple weeks. 

He’s in 3T shirts, 2T pants, and size 8 toddler shoes- from two weeks ago when he was in 2T shirts, 18-24m pants, and size 5 shoes. He got so big so fast.

Sniff.

my grocery budget and my clothes budget are both crying.

Yes, he’s pooping on a potty outside. That conversation went like this:
Ro: mama I need to poop in the yard
Me: no. Only [neighbor dog] poops in the yard. Little boys have to poop in potties like [two three year old friends]. 
Ro: oh.
Me: so, take your pants off and go to the potty.
Ro: we take little potty outside and I take pants off?
Ro: ok?
Me: I can compromise like that.

Yes, he’s pooping on a potty outside. That conversation went like this:
Ro: mama I need to poop in the yard
Me: no. Only [neighbor dog] poops in the yard. Little boys have to poop in potties like [two three year old friends].
Ro: oh.
Me: so, take your pants off and go to the potty.
Ro: we take little potty outside and I take pants off?
Ro: ok?
Me: I can compromise like that.

brsis:

achievementhugger:

thebabbagepatch:

ilacktact:

mycosmicreality:

adeyami:

US students will be able to shield themselves during school shootings with the latest in body armour, the Bodyguard Blanket
http://goo.gl/WwvECT
Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.

Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.



Let me tell you guys a story. In 1996, in a little town in Australia called Port Arthur, a gunman killed 35 and injured 23. This place was a tourist attraction, with plenty of visitors and locals going about their business. 35 people died.That’s 35 marriages, anniversaries, birthdays or uni degrees. 35 people left Port Arthur in body bags.At the time, we had a pretty conservative government, and the Prime Minister at the time (in hindsight) was kind of a dick. But within two weeks of the shooting, Howard instituted a massive reform and buyback of all firearms. 
But it must be a statistical flaw, you say, there weren’t that many massacres before 1996, right? No, WRONG. In the eighteen years leading up to Port Arthur, there had been 13 mass shootings. 
But April, you ask, this couldn’t possibly have worked could it? Wouldn’t it only have reduced the mass shootings? WRONG.Since 1996, there have been ZERO mass shootings. That’s right, ZERO. FUCKING ZILCH. There have been scattered homicides, however:
How many schools have been raided and children murdered? NONE.How many film buffs have been murdered in their seats? NONE.How many innocent lives have been lost to the barrel of a gun? NONE.
On top of this, homicides involving the use of guns, and youth suicide involving the use of guns has declined dramatically, by up to 60%
Australia, however much the environment tries to kill you, is a safe haven, and you can walk the streets with 99% assurance that you won’t fall victim to a drive by shooting.
Your move, America.

in 1987 a lone gunman killed 16 people, wounded 15 and then committed suicide. within six months the uk government passed an amendment to the firearms act effectively outlawing all high calibre, high frequency, high capacity rifles and shotguns.
in 1996 another lone gunman killed 16 children and their teacher, and then committed suicide. again within six months the uk government outlawed all handguns. special dispensation had to be issued in order to hold shooting competition as part of the 2012 olympic games, and british hopefuls had to train overseas.
you can legally own certain types of shotgun, .22 calibre rifles over a certain barrel length, and antiques. that’s it.
in the nigh-on twenty years since the uk has had one mass shooting. one. and we’re down to about 30 gun-related deaths annually.
there is not one example of gun control laws reducing mass shootings and gun-related homicide. there are dozens. it literally works every time. the usa is the anomaly not because it didn’t work but because it hasn’t tried.

brsis:

achievementhugger:

thebabbagepatch:

ilacktact:

mycosmicreality:

adeyami:

US students will be able to shield themselves during school shootings with the latest in body armour, the Bodyguard Blanket

http://goo.gl/WwvECT

Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.

Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.

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Let me tell you guys a story.
In 1996, in a little town in Australia called Port Arthur, a gunman killed 35 and injured 23. This place was a tourist attraction, with plenty of visitors and locals going about their business. 
35 people died.That’s 35 marriages, anniversaries, birthdays or uni degrees. 35 people left Port Arthur in body bags.
At the time, we had a pretty conservative government, and the Prime Minister at the time (in hindsight) was kind of a dick. But within two weeks of the shooting, Howard instituted a massive reform and buyback of all firearms. 

But it must be a statistical flaw, you say, there weren’t that many massacres before 1996, right? No, WRONG. 
In the eighteen years leading up to Port Arthur, there had been 13 mass shootings. 

But April, you ask, this couldn’t possibly have worked could it? Wouldn’t it only have reduced the mass shootings? WRONG.
Since 1996, there have been ZERO mass shootings. That’s right, ZERO. FUCKING ZILCH. There have been scattered homicides, however:

How many schools have been raided and children murdered? NONE.
How many film buffs have been murdered in their seats? NONE.
How many innocent lives have been lost to the barrel of a gun? NONE.

On top of this, homicides involving the use of guns, and youth suicide involving the use of guns has declined dramatically, by up to 60%

Australia, however much the environment tries to kill you, is a safe haven, and you can walk the streets with 99% assurance that you won’t fall victim to a drive by shooting.

Your move, America.

in 1987 a lone gunman killed 16 people, wounded 15 and then committed suicide. within six months the uk government passed an amendment to the firearms act effectively outlawing all high calibre, high frequency, high capacity rifles and shotguns.

in 1996 another lone gunman killed 16 children and their teacher, and then committed suicide. again within six months the uk government outlawed all handguns. special dispensation had to be issued in order to hold shooting competition as part of the 2012 olympic games, and british hopefuls had to train overseas.

you can legally own certain types of shotgun, .22 calibre rifles over a certain barrel length, and antiques. that’s it.

in the nigh-on twenty years since the uk has had one mass shooting. one. and we’re down to about 30 gun-related deaths annually.

there is not one example of gun control laws reducing mass shootings and gun-related homicide. there are dozens. it literally works every time. the usa is the anomaly not because it didn’t work but because it hasn’t tried.

(via callifornias)

No matter what

  • Jer(reading): small was feeling grim and grumpy
  • Ro: oh, tomorrow you will feel better. Mama will get a bandaid and then you will be much better.
  • Jer: that would probably work, I guess. Should I keep reading?
  • Ro: yeah. Small is still mad.

lolitsgabe:

Shut. The fuck. Up.

(Source: sp0oky-box-forts, via lindsaytheamazing)

-Remember this couple? They got married a couple weeks ago. I’ve met a few of the people dancing in this video lately, so that’s kinda fun.  It’s such a cute little proposal thing.

-Jer and I will have been together for exactly 8 years tomorrow. I’ve been rounding up for a while cuz I suck at math. We’ve pre-arranged to be in the same place long enough to give each other a high five before he goes to work. Mondays are ships-passing-in-the-night days. Maybe we’ll go out to eat tonight if I get my act together. 

-One of my friends had her second baby this week. I made her a basket of food she can eat with one hand, and we’re going to take it over after nap. I had forgotten that my lactation cookie recipe makes a bit more than 6 dozen cookies. Not sure what the appropriate number of dozens of cookies is to leave at someone’s house, so I’m taking her 3 dozen, my upstairs neighbor and across the street neighbor each a dozen, and keeping a dozen at home.

-You know, when there’s an entire can of almond butter, a cup of ground flax seeds, a ton of oats, and brewers yeast, the nutritional value makes them almost not cookies. 

-that’s my excuse for feeding them to Roland for lunch. 

-didn’t get carded for buying a bottle of wine for the first time ever. I must super look like a grown up today. 

Today I woke up with perfect hair and a definite 30 something mombod aesthetic.

Today I woke up with perfect hair and a definite 30 something mombod aesthetic.