Aaron Lucas, General

My dealings with paranoia…

I have worked for our local grocery chain, Publix, since I was 17 years old.  Last May would have been my 17 year anniversary, but I left for 22 months when Ayden was born.  I have been back for 4 years now. One of the nice things is working for Publix is kinda like Cheers…”where everybody knows your name”. Also…everyone knows your business. Which can be good or bad depending on who you are and what your business is. One of the hard things I dealt with after losing Aaron was that I didn’t want to go into any Publix […]

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Aaron Lucas, General

Yesterday, I went to visit the hospital nurses…

Yesterday was a HUGE day for me. I went to visit the hospital nurses that took care of us during our 24 hour stay at the hospital when we had Aaron. I knew from the moment we left the hospital that I would be back to visit these ladies. The amazing-beyond-words nurses that went through this with us. The strong-beyond-belief nurses that held us during this crazy time. I was able to arrange a visit with the night nurse that was there for the start of our stay and the two day nurses that were there during the hard labor, […]

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Aaron Lucas, General

It’s been one month…

(Written on 10.02.2017) It’s been one month…. …Since I held you in my arms for the first time. …Since I felt that feeling of joy that is delivering a baby. …Since I felt like a superhero again. …Since our confusion that you were a boy and not the girl we had been told we were expecting. …Since my heart stopped beating a little. …Since I held you for the last time. Since I kissed you for the last time. I really don’t know where to start this. I have had all these ideas floating around in my head the past […]

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General, Mommy Stuff

The 12 Posts of Christmas #9: Christmas Baking

And just like that…it’s over.  All of that planning and prepping…is over. Pretend like you’re reading this on Christmas Eve, because that’s when I intended on posting it.  Why I thought I would be posting on the Eve, I have not a clue. I made two new recipes this year.  I made gingerbread cookies (sorry, I guess I didn’t take a picture of them).  They taste good, but are a pain in the you-know-wutt to cut (do you see what I did there?  no?  ok…nevermind).  The dough is really tacky, even after sitting in the fridge for more than 24 […]

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Crafty Stuff, General, Mommy Stuff

The 12 Posts of Christmas #7: Candy Cane Ornament Kid Craft

How is it December 22 already?  Here I was, in disbelief of it being 2 1/2 weeks until Christmas, and now it’s only 3 days away? Now don’t be confused.  Amanda at From J to Z usually posts first, but I’m switching it up! I don’t do many kid crafts with little A, so I decided that I am going to try to be better at that.  These little ornaments would kill a few birds with one stone: Craft, gift, and giving Ayden some much needed mommy attention while I am so busy with getting the house and Christmas stuff […]

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Crafty Stuff, General, Mommy Stuff

The 12 Posts of Christmas #6: Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Yes, I’m late…story of my life.  I’ve been so busy with trying to get Christmas stuff done and trying not to let the house be mistaken for a landfill.  I SO thought I was ahead of the game seeing as I did this craft LAST FRIDAY!!!  And here I sit again, after 9PM on Friday, writing this.  Please do not ask me where last week went, because I can honestly say I do not know.  Just trying to keep up with dishes, laundry and my 3 year-old…there isn’t much time for more.  Throw in trying to get ready for Christmas, […]

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Crafty Stuff, General, Mommy Stuff

The 12 Posts of Christmas #4

Welcome back to the Christmas collaboration From J to Z and I find ourselves in.  Here’s the 4th Post of Christmas   Here we are, 13 days away from Christmas Day!!!  So that means I only have 12 days until I need to have everything done (since we celebrate with the big family on the Eve).  And finally today…TODAY, I started my Christmas crafts.  One of those crafts was this terracotta pot candy jar that has been stalking me on Pinterest.  Maybe it’s the other way around…moving on! Well, I finally decided to get the stuff and actually make it.  […]

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Crafty Stuff, General, Mommy Stuff

#2 of The 12 Post of Christmas

  Well hello there!   I hope you all enjoyed the first installment of The Veronica Blog and FromJtoZ Christmas colab.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, here ya go! It has been a little while since my last post.  I had been so busy with Thanksgiving preparations.  And then my little baby boy turned THREE on Black Friday so we had his birthday party on Saturday.  So I was busy with that.  I’m not really sure what’s happened to the last week and a half, but it just hit me that there are only 2 1/2 weeks until […]

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General, Health/Fitness Stuff

Pumpkin Protein Oat Bars

If you know me, or have been following me for…well, any amount of time.  You know that I struggle with staying on a healthy/active lifestyle.  Eating healthy and exercising regularly just doesn’t come naturally for me.  It is a real fight in my head between good and evil.  And for the last few months, evil has one every time.  Even the days that I randomly got out for a jog, I couldn’t stick with the eating well part. I’ve never been a “meal prep” kind of eater for two reasons.  A) I never know when I want to eat until […]

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General

How I organized my Pinterest

Anyone else have way too many pins? I know I cannot be the only person out there that has way more pins than I will ever utilize. Pretty much anyone with a Pinterest account (most likely) has this “problem”.   Just like Pinterest, itself, I have evolved, in how I organize it. I didn’t start using Pinterest right away when it first came out.  I didn’t know what it was.  I thought it was weird.  And then I got curious.  I caved.  I now…like many…have a Pinterest Problem. Seeing as how I didn’t really know what I was doing when […]

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