// I let the 12 year anniversary of Katrina pass without saying a few words about my beloved city. I am so thankful that the city has (mostly) come back and continues to grow and get better. Even though there are still some parts where you can still see the devastation Katrina had on that city – my family and I will continue to visit there every chance we get. We love that city with every fiber of our being. One of my favorite companies down there, Bonfolk, is also donating two pairs of socks for every pair bought to Houston flood relief. If you use the code “donate,” they’ll even knock the shipping off for you. I added the beignet and café au lait pair to my collection.
// You know that saying, “people never change?” I’ve come to the conclusion this week that this is 100% accurate. I’m a firm believer that most people can’t change who they are at the core – if they’re an asshole to you most of the time, chances are they’re just an asshole, period.
// Sheffield has started to string along more and more sentences. He switches between calling me “mama” and “mommy.” I love hearing his little voice starting to figure things out. We are still papiz-free (praise hands!) – and Lightning McQueen is still the coolest thing around. Elmo comes in second in a very tight race.
// I have so many pictures. SO MANY. I’ve slowly but surely been trying to get them organized. I have them backed up into so many places, but I still have a mini heart attack when I think about losing them all. I mean, what would I do? Ugh, I don’t even want to think about it – I’m breaking out into hives just typing this.
// I’ve gotten so many weird emails from companies lately asking me to post things: graphics, personal stories, etc etc. There are a few reasons that it makes me angry: if you come at me asking me to do something, please at least have taken a look at my blog and what I blog about. I had a company write to me wanting me to share my breastfeeding experience. I did not breastfeed, therefore I have no experience. If you didn’t read my blog and just made the assumption, then to me, that’s even worse. Also, if I say no thank you once, and you still email me about doing it? I’m not an ungrateful bitch, but that just bothers me. I clearly blog for more personal reasons – I’m not in it for monetary gain or fame – I like doing it, and I like having this space as a testimony to my life. I’m not going to write about things that aren’t important to me or that I don’t care about. I’m just not.
// Does anyone get downright depressed when they have to remind themselves that our president is still indeed Donald Trump? Did you guys hear what he said when he landed in Houston? Great turnout? Please, for the love of GOD, just act presidential for once. And for those people on Twitter who keep saying that Obama was golfing during Hurricane Katrina, please do your math. That was 12 years ago – he wasn’t the president.