Friday, 5 December 2014

TV? What TV?

So, I've been at this whole mommy-hood deal for a little over a year now.  It's been awesome.  I've learned so much about myself, about motherhood, and about how patient I can be.  I found that it doesn't matter that your house isn't always clean, that you can't always nap when you want to, dressing cute is not a necessity at all times (Although I try my best), and that your TV is no longer yours.

Yep,  I gained a son, lost an electronic.  TV was my outlet to see what craziness was going on in the world, be it with the news, reality TV, or cooking shows.  I used it to see what the current fashion trend was, how people wore their hair, the current slang, music, etc.  Now, learning about Elmo's favorite way to color, or how fast a snail can go, or how Team Umi Zoomi  helped their friend Charlie put a sub sandwich together seems to be my daily dose of what's in the know for today's society.

I remember pre-child days, after a long day of work, I used to watch trashy talk shows, reality TV shows, or a good foreign movie to help unwind and relax.  It was my way to let my brain relax from the stressful day I had.  I would totally veg out on the couch...and it was great!   Now, after a long day of working on creating paper goods, or cleaning the house, I have to sit and unwind to the sounds of various renditions of the ABC's,  Elmo counting, or even Gangna, Style (Youtube shiz).  And sometimes during the day, I find myself singing kid TV show opening songs, like so..... 

Got this song stuck in your head didn't I? 

And then when you try and change the channel because your little person seems to be occupied, all of a sudden you are the worst person in the world, because now your child is flailing his arms around crying on the floor bloody murder because you changed the channel!  Bad parent.  

I so missed the days where I was able to watch my favorite reality TV show, then discuss about how much you hate one of the characters on the show with your mate.  Or having your friends recite a line from a movie, and you would know what movie it came from, because movies were your thang.  I was that person.  Movies were my thang!  Talking ish about a TV character was my thang.  I totally lost my mojo.   Now, when my friends recite movie lines and look at me to say the title, I just shrug my shoulders and say, "Turbo!"  I feel like such a has-been.

Before I became a mom, I swore up and down that I would never lose touch with society.  I will always know all cool dance moves, songs, movies, etc.  But these little people tend to take over your life and take that away from you.  But I can see it as a good thing.  That means you're being selfless....putting this god given gift before you.  Their needs are more important than yours.....At least that's what I tell myself to compensate for my lack of TV time.....

Thursday, 4 December 2014

I'm Alive!

So it's been months... years....and butt loads of hours and days....but guess what?  I'M ALIVE!!!!  My bad for not keeping up with this wonderful virtual diary for the public...but so much has happened, that literally,  my life as a wifey has forbade me time to keep this blog updated. I am, with time, all caught up...and hopefully I will keep up.  Anywhos.....let me catch up, cliff notes style::

I have since had a little boy, named Camden.  Because of this little boy, I have become more responsible, and patient, and I have become one of those parents whose phones are infested with videos and pictures like so:

Random baby body part pictures of your little one that only you and your hubby can enjoy, but think everyone else will squeal just as much as you do....

Mommy and baby that it doesn't look so self absorbed....but yet you really want people to see how cute you are because your'e a mom.

So yeah....I'm a parent.  Never thought of me as a parent type, but turns out I love it!

Secondly, I am no longer residing in beautiful rainy England.  Meh.  Our time ran out, and were destined to move farther away...this time Asian style.  We are now residents of Japan.  Land of the rising sun, peace signs, and sushi galore.  

Although my tastebuds are loving life right now....I'm not so sure this part of the world is my cup of Tea.  I would much rather get a taste of Earl Grey rather than Brown Rice.  I mean, don't get me wrong, the landscapes are BEEE-U-TEE-FUL, the people are amazingly nice, and the culture is rich and inspiring....but like I said...I'm a more Earl Grey type of chick.  Just trying to make the best of what life has given us, which is the only thing to do with life.  Otherwise, I'd be the grumpiest most unpleasant person you could meet, that would curse the world whilst carrying huge signs condemning all people who are happy.  And, I mean, life is too short to live with that type of attitude.

But I must say, Japan is pretty quirky, and I learned to love all its quirkiness.  I mean, what other country would sell kid pants with the word, "Bitch," sewed on the pant leg, or ear plugs that looks like someone is growing out of your ear?  To them, that's normal, for me, that's pretty badass.

OK, so baby: check, Japan: check, Money making: here we go....

So, on top of being a mother, housewife, and having a social life, I decided that, that wasn't enough and that I would like to pursue my business a bit more whilst living over here.  So, Aimes Design has been resurrected and more of my time has been invested in creating something that allows me to create for others.

I love my business.  It makes me happy to see that my creations make other people happy, and their parties look pretty.  It's just an awesome feeling. And creating has always been very therapeutic for me.  It's a blessing.  A blessing that can stress me out when business gets busy, but still a blessing.  Can I show you what I have made?  If you don't, scroll down, cause I'm gonna post my shiz anyway , HA!

From Ninja parties... Milkaholic baby showers..... TMNT..... Willy Wonka.

I'm everywhere when it comes to orders....but I love it!

I kinda also became a bit of a Arts and crafts Bazaar whore while at it too.  Can't help myself.  I love makin paper!

So with my son, housewife duties, and money making was impossible to catch up on this blog biz over here.  Seriously, I'm hoping that I keep this up, it's tons of fun doing this, and I love having people see what kind of life us military wives living overseas live, no matter how hard or blessed it may be.  

So Cheers to life!  I'll see you soon!