Hello There!

Hello there! I’m Terin, the neglectful owner of this blog. I promise that I’ve been gone for a really good reason1! Let me just start by saying that I have completely forgotten how to work WP. And why does it look so different???

Our May

Let’s get started, shall we? First of all: I quit Bank of America. I couldn’t be happier! I now work in the TD Bank Operations center.
Secondly: JJ graduated! He’s learned so much and I am VERY proud.
And yeah… That pretty much sums it all up.

Why I Quit After Six Years

Anyone who knows me, knows that I absolutely loved working for BofA. Then we relocated. I had a horrible manager and no option to transfer since I have to be in my new location for a year. I had no time to spend with my family. I was only getting one Saturday off a month and a lot of weeks I had to work six days. For me, I’m really big on family and being around for my children, so the working all the time was not working for me. I was so depressed. I even ended up in the hospital, and my doctor gave me some of the best advice. Quit my job.

Just so happened, I got out of the hospital in time for my interview with TD Bank. They were so impressed that I got an offer the same day. I can choose my own shift and I only have to work one Saturday every six weeks or so. I love my job. I love my coworkers. I don’t have headaches every day. It’s fabulous!

So that’s my life right now. I’m adjusting to the new job and enjoying my family.


  1. or reasons… []

Oh What A Week!

This week has been crazy!!

It started with having to work six days because of my direct supervisor’s vacation. Then, there were the callouts that left me in charge of the teller line. On Thursday, I came home to a little boy with red, swollen eyes and a snotty, swollen nose! I ended up having to take Friday morning off to get him to a doctor. My lucky boy has a severe pollen allergy!1 He’s been prescribed Claritin, Flonase, and Zytec. Poor little thing can’t even go outside.

And then there is Ivy. It’s a new week, but she’s started it with projectile vomiting! I’m starting to believe that this little one has a milk allergy, since she only throws up milk. She has an appointment set for later in the month.

Cheers to my burnt chocolate chip pancakes and morning spent cleaning carpet… And it isn’t even 9AM yet.


  1. We live in one of the top 5 WORST cities in the US for people with a pollen allergy! Who knew?! []

Back Again (Birthday Edition)

9:45pm. I’m back once again, and hopefully I’m here to stay. I’ve been having a love/hate relationship with the MacBook I purchased back in 2008. From not being able to update the software, to swapping out hard drives. I finally upgraded to an iMac1.

January was such a busy month. Both JJ and Ivy celebrated their birthdays. JJ requested a TMNT2 cake. Specifically, he chose Donnie. I was extremely sick, but I pressed on to get a cake made. This was officially my FIRST “specialty” cake!
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Two days later, we had Ivy’s first birthday. I decided to do a number cake3. Everyone loved this one! I was feeling much better and it definitely showed, lol!
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I wasn’t sure how I would feel about having two children with their birthdays only two days apart, but now I think it’s great! I don’t have to worry about birthdays for a whole year! Other than that, Ivy is starting to walk. Work is work. Life is life. I’m pretty sure I’ll have plenty more to write about soon.


  1. which I can proudly say that I’m using to write this post []
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles []
  3. with cupcakes []

Goodbye Weekend

7:49pm. Another weekend has come and gone. It’s particularly hard for me, because I worked yesterday. By the time I got home1,I was too tired to do anything else. Not to mention it was raining cats and dogs.

This morning, my baby girl2 had a high fever. All she wanted to do was lay around and look miserable. JJ requested cereal, oatmeal, and pancakes. And guess what?? He had all three, because I’m determined to fatten him up.

My boy will be four on the 26th and he is still so small3. I guess I can’t expect him to be super big, because I’m not big at all. A lot of people thought my parents were starving me when I was a kid. And it really doesn’t help that Ivy is almost as big as him, and she’s not even one yet.

But I’m getting off track…

Tomorrow it will be back to work and reality. I’m still trying to wrap my head around my new office. We’re fully staffed, but we have to work three to four Saturdays a month. It’s such a hassle since we never get off on time. I have to ask my sister to keep the kids or my husband has to rearrange his schedule. It’s not fun.

The weekend, mainly Saturday, used to be my time to spend with the kids. During the week, we’re all on the go. I drop them off at 7:30am and don’t see them until 6pm. Basically, with the way this banking center does schedules, I only have Sunday to spend with my children. And to think that I work for a company that claims to be one of best for working mothers.

I’m not seeing that right now. So who knows? A change may be in my future.


  1. At 2:40pm…mind you! []
  2. Ivy, in case you forgot. []
  3. Like they might think he’s malnourished if I take him to the doctor small []

I’ve Gone Responsive

TERIN.ME has gone responsive! I’m excited. It wasn’t as challenging as I thought it would have been. I’m glad that my site was previously using valid CSS.

Why I Made The Switch To Responsive

I’m spending a lot more time on my portable devices.1 I can only assume that the majority of my readers spend the same, if not more amount of time on portable devices. I want my blog to be easily accessible to everyone.

Not only that, but I’m ready for a change. I love writing and I want my personal space on the web to reflect that love. So here’s to 2014… A new beginning.

What Framework Did I Choose

A great framework makes life so easy. I decided to go with _s. It’s a mashup of pretty much every starter theme out there, and was a great starting point for me to rewrite my base theme.

How’s the responsive theme working for you? Any issues?
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  1. Mostly my Moto X. []