Tuesday. What happened?

Sad. Sad excuse for a blogger.

Sooooo. I’m in Arizona. Yesterday was spent enjoying the terror miracle that is human flight. And trying to keep Ella quiet on the plane. Which meant basically non-stop nursing and essentially showing every person on the flight my entire bare tit.


You’re welcome travelers.



And arriving at our hotel luxurious resort. It’s awful.

(It’s A-mazing.)

Wish you were here to enjoy this:


And this:

But not so much this:

Or this:

And definitely not this:


That guy grabbed a hold of my leg during my hike this morning. Ouch. Note to self: 90 degrees or not… shorts and cacti = bad idea.


Anyway, this place is, well, it’s FANTASTIC. It’s in Scottsdale, which I believe is widely known to be the ritzy part of Arizona. Point made Scottsdale. Two Bentleys was enough to convince me. Thank you very much. Now before you think I’m RICH (cause I’m SOOOOO NOT rich.) I am here because my husband has a tech conference. He works for a little teeny company that you may or may not have heard of. (If you’re American and haven’t heard of it, you might want to just go ahead and admit you are the most out of touch person. Ever. If you’re from another country, I’ll give you a pass, but not if you’re from India, Asia or Europe. NO excuse. Sign up now.) So eBay (who owns Paypal) is footing the bill for the room (but not the room service or the massage I’m not getting because it costs a zillion dollars). We bought my plane ticket and a rental car so I could see my sister who also lives here and not be away from the man I love for yet another week. It’s working out nicely. The Big Kids are enjoying the first part of spring break skiing with their grandparents (well acutally MY grandparents, so their great grandparents, but you get what I mean.)

Last night my sister and Ella and I went out for dinner and a stroll around. It worked out ok. Until Ella started screaming bloody murder in the car like she was being tortured with a thousand tiny needles.

This is my baby. My sister who is like my baby. And a big ass cactus. Ella looks like she loves Arizona so far.

Yeah. Not a fan of the car.

We have a lovely room and a big city at our feet and periodically the Man shows up with a snack he has leftover (most recently some CAKE.) Ella and I went to an AWESOME yarn store called Knit Happens.



I mean I didn’t actually BUY any of that yarn because the first skein I picked up was $31.50 and after I picked myself up off the floor and checked myself for a concussion I could only manage to find one ball of eco cotton for $8.50 which is still too much but frankly I felt bad for the puddle of urine I left on their floor when I peed my pants…. so I bought it. And a pair of size 3 needles. And then I RAN OUT. Before I got into real trouble.


Also I went to Forever 21:



It was in a fancy schmany mall that had things like Barneys and a hamburger place that charged $10 for a burger. WITHOUT FRIES.

Is it really necessary for a hamburger place to have a chandelier?


This was a fancy mall. There was a place for dude to get a SHAVE. On their FACE. A whole place dedicated to shaving a guys face. I’m clearly way out of my shopping league.

Anyway. I went ot F21 because I thought to myself, “Self, F21 is the same EVERYWHERE. You can tots afford it.”

Forever 21. Not the same everywhere. Not. At. All.

Moving on.


After that sad, sad experience (let’s face it people, I’m not 21) I went thrifting. Yay.


I scored three books for me (not pictured), three for my boys (two Hardy Boys. YES.)  and eight for Ella. EIGHT. They were buy 4 get 1 free and all $.99.  Also two fun and funky shirts and a dress for Ella. For like $21. No shit dude. I could have done more damage but honestly I was ti-red. So more of that tomorrow. This was from a place called Savers. Tomorrow a kids spot called Hissyfits is in the line up also Goodwill and the Salvation Army. There are some sweet places in downtown Phoenix I hear so I’ll check those out.

Here’s Miss Lady relaxing in the room (with one of her new thrifted books):


Oh and your truly. Moi.



And now… there is a pool. And it’s beckoning to me, “Joooooonnnniiiiii squueze your oversized caboose into a swimsuit and get out here. (But please fortheloveofgod wear a coverup.)”


Ok pool. Ok. I’m on it.


And I’ll see y’all on the flip side yo.


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10 Responses to “Tuesday. What happened?”
  1. liz says:

    Sounds. Perfect.

  2. Genny says:

    I am sure it is a pure delight to be out of the house and away from the pets for a bit. You scored big time on those thrifting purchases. Glad you are having a nice visit with your sister and a relaxing time with such a lovely pool!!

  3. TMae says:

    Goodness, Arizona almost seems lovely in these pictures. Have fun!

  4. momofM&MS says:

    enjoy the get a way…. and I forgot about thrifting.. I got to check it out here…. Awesome buys!

  5. Stef says:

    Sounds like fun. I’m not jealous. Nope, not at all. :P

  6. Erin says:

    Man, that place looks like a total dump. I’ve always wanted to go to Scottsdale! How fun. Enjoy the sun and fun and pool and all that stuff.

  7. tricia says:

    love your blog. which i assumed would be the case, since i love you on IG, too. you are so inspiring; i aspire to be and do so many things that you embody and partake in. i’m in awe. oh, and i’m amelie522 on IG.

    • mommabare says:

      Nothing about me should really inspire any awe but thanks :) I’m happy to give virtual crochet lessons if you like :)

  8. Mama Monkey says:

    I’m new to your site and just read your home birth story…WOW!!! Bless you! I’ve always been amazed by home births and would love to do one myself someday. My husband worries about the safety. But I love that he has concerns :) My first was 9lbs and my second was about 10 pounds. I’m pregnant with our third blessing right now and expect this one to be the biggest one yet. Shoulder dystocia is at the back of my mind when I think of delivery. Thank you for sharing your awesome story!

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