there's a will, there's a way, and then sometimes there's just a lot of people who make you smile.

I know everyone probably says this or thinks it, but in this case it's true. I have the best friends and family on the planet. For realsies.

After many long, sometimes painful, years, I finally gradated from a university in December. Yet, despite my diploma hanging on the wall it didn't feel "real" until yesterday when I actually heard my name called and walked across the stage to shake my dean's hand. Weird, right? And I have proof! (Well, at least that I purchased a cap and gown, eh?)

Best part of the whole actual graduation day? My biggest fan came :)

And then today we had a party and my kick ass friends and family showed up en mass to not only wish me well but spend their entire Saturday afternoon with me. For those of you who read this I am incredibly grateful and only sorry that I couldn't spend quality one on one time with all of you today. I am honestly surrounded by some of the most caring and generous people in the world and there are not enough words to describe how awesome y'all are.

And after two days of excitement I am completely exhausted. It's time for some wine and some z's, and possibly some hair ball medicine because my cat is shedding so bad that I know there is no way to avoid the thought that I am ingesting more than I'd like to imagine. Barf.


let's just call us square.

Things have been crazy busy. So here's a summary in lists and photos.

1. This little guy is where I've been spending the majority of my time. I mean, how could I resist!

2. Looking for an apartment 4 states away is freaking HARD. But I did it. Is it as cheap as I would have liked? No. But do I feel like it'll be safe? Yes. 'Nuff said.

3. Graduation creeped up on me and is this Friday. Crazy. Then a party on Saturday. And before I know it, June will be here and I'll have a month to move. Yowza.

4. Things at work are insane but do you know how you can tell you've arrived and will be missed when you're relied upon for the important task of making valuable signage.

5. My house, closets, dresser, and all cabinets have exploded into a giant mass that I'm trying to sort between keep and sale. Oi.


because really, who would you be without them?

A happy mommy day to all the moms out there, including my own awesome mamacita!

And an even bigger happy M-day to my sissy pants, who became a mommy on Monday and gave me a beautiful, perfect, amazing nephew all at the same time!

Photos of his adorableness will come soon, but with his birth and my trying to find a place to live when I move, things are a bit nuts.

So enjoy today, rest and give love to yo' motha!