Restrictions Landed Me Back with my Grandparents

So after a L&D visit for Braxton Hicks that got painful and lasted over an hour, I went for my after ultrasound follow up. The good news I passed my glucose test (YAY) but I got more restrictions for the low lying placenta (BOO).

Restrictions:
  • no sexual intercourse
  • nothing in the vagina
  • no tub baths
  • no lifting/pulling/pushing over 10lbs
  • no stairs more than 5 times a day
  • limited bending
  • limited time on my feet
And they wrote me out of school/work till after delivery.

So after taking the note I got from the doctor and talking with my case manager at Project Life, we were going to just have Boyfriend move into there with me. At first we thought it was going to work, she made it seem like they would just take my cash assistance away and make Boyfriend put like $100/month away. Well no she was way off. They wanted to take away all my cash assistance and have him put almost $900/month away! That would have left us with less than $200/month which would cover the insurance for one car and maybe a tank of gas. Not feasible when Boyfriend works an hour away. Plus we wouldn't be able to get diapers, wipes, cleaning supplies, all the non-food stuffs that you need for a house. The problem was they weren't taking his child support garnishes into account, just looking at his gross pay, and also not listening to us about the bills we have.

After this whole debacle we decided that it would best for me to move back in with my grandparents, where Boyfriend can be there, and I can have the help I need. Boyfriend was trying to pitch that he would come during visiting hours then we found out that visiting hours during the week don't start till 4pm, not going to work. Then my case manager wanted me to just put Monster in daycare all week, no I'm not going to put him there while I sit upstairs doing nothing. I like my kid, thanks.

So currently we are in the midst of unpacking my room and then clearing out the computer room. We are going to be moving Monster with his brand new toddler bed into the computer room, and also getting one for Her Majesty (Boyfriend's daughter) and setting it up in there. That way they can sleep in there, they both have their own beds, and then we have space for our stuff in my room. We figure the toys are out in the living room so they really just need a place to sleep, so they won't be in there other than that. Since the computer room is never going to get cleaned out like Grandma wants it to be, and it's also never going to get cleaned out how I want.

It will do for now and at least now I don't have to worry about Monster falling or getting sick and not being able to pick him up.

What's your Darkest Mercy?

I absolutely love Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series. I fell for Wicked Lovely, and read them all, some of them multiple times. I love her blend of Irish faerie lore and modern day. She's taken the old faerie courts and transplanted them into modern day, without updating them too much. I just finished the final book, Darkest Mercy, and I'm sad to see them go, this will probably become one of my favorite re-reads. 

In this final book, we find everyone in slight disarray from the acts of War in the book before, Radiant Shadows, the only ones not affected are the ones now locked in Faerie. Seth comes through to see Ash and to set right what he can. Niall is going mad with grief from losing Irial. Ash is trying to hold it together while her Summer King Keenan has disappeared, unknowingly to anyone else trying to gather allies for his court. Donia is trying to figure out how best to work with the other courts to set things right, while wanting a passion with Keenan. Gabriel is trying to serve his king and mourn his daughter, and his two kids locked in Faerie. And War is gathering faeries while trying to get one court to declare war on another. Through this all, Far Dorcha, the Dark Man is in town.

I'm going to try my best, not to give too much away, cause I really want this book to be a surprise to it's readers. I loved it, I could almost see how some things were going to turn out, but many twists that I couldn't foresee happened. It is one of the best endings I could think for my favorite cast of characters, despite losing some along the way.

If you love faerie tales, Irish faerie lore, a good book with some twists and turns, passion, love and fights, this is a great series.

Cloaked

As you know from my Beastly and A Kiss in Time review, I know of fell in love with Alex Flinn. I finished her newest book Cloaked not to long ago, and I wasn't disappointed.

In Cloaked we meet Johnny Marco, a nice, hard working, teen boy, he works in the family shoe repair shop in a hotel in South Beach. His best friend works in the coffee shop at the hotel. His father disappeared years ago, his mom took a second job to help with the bills. Johnny designs and makes shoes in his spare time, and dreams of selling his shoes for big money. He thinks maybe just maybe he could get his break if he could some how get the Alorian Princess staying at the hotel to wear his shoes, but he never dreams of what happens.

The Princess sends Johnny on a quest to find her brother who has been turned into a frog by an evil witch. He is given a magic cloak to travel the distances by the princess and a "good luck" ring by his best friend Meg. He finds out the swans at the hotel are used-to-be's (humans, that is) and meets and talks to a fox that asks for some strange requests. He gets captured by the evil witch and her son, drags Meg into his quests, "slays" some giants, rescues the Prince, and turns down a chance to marry the Princess cause he finds his true love, who happens to be a good witch.

Alex Flinn has mixed in a few faerie tales into this book. In Cloaked we find: The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Frog Prince, The Six Swans, The Golden Bird, The Valiant Tailor, The Salad, and The Fisherman and His Wife. I happened to know a few of these tales and loved them as a child. I really loved the way that Alex Flinn blended these stories together. I would recommend this book to any faerie tale lovers.



Versatile Blogger Award!



Wow I'm touched and honored to receive my first award ever for my blog! Thanks to Moms Motley Crue!

This award comes with some rules. Here are the rules:


Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.

Tell us seven things about yourself

Award fifteen recently discovered new bloggers

Contact these bloggers and let them know they’ve received their award

Here are 7 things about me:

1. I try to be a good blogger but get distracted with lift some times
2. I have a monster toddler and a step-princess and I'm pregnant with my own princess
3. I'm addicted to BabyCenter Community more than Facebook
4. My motto is never regret, everything makes you who you are!
5. I love to read books and try to write my own
6. My son thinks he has Jedi mind powers (hangs out with my little brother too much lol)
7. I am addicted to Merry Gentry books, I can't wait for the new one!

 Here are my nominations for the award:
 



April Fool's Day Book Blog Hop

Book Blogger Hop


"Since today is April Fool's Day in the USA, what is the best prank you have ever played on someone OR that someone has played on you?"

Let's see, I think the best prank was years ago telling one of my friends I was pregnant on April Fool's Day. I just wanted to see their reaction. I don't really do pranks anymore.