Lisa Paige
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  • September27th

    Hey hey!

    Sorry I haven’t been around that much lately. I’ve been a busy bee. All good stuff though. I can’t wait to fill in. Hopefully sooner than later.

    Tonight I had dinner with my TX bestie, Sarah. It was long overdue. She went back to work leaving me high and dry. I couldn’t wait to see her purdy little 6th grade teacher face. We went to a place called Sushi Zushi and shoved rolls down our throats like it was nobody’s biz. Seriously, it’s the best sushi around.

    There’s a party in my tummy..so yummy, so yummy.

    And look, Michael Buble was our waiter!!!

    Does he not look like MB? His name is Jordan. Our new friend Jordan says gets that all the time. Sarah and I quizzed the shit out of him and determined that he’d be a cute match for our our fabulous friend Lindsay. I proceeded to call Linds and throw the phone to Micheal, ehh, I mean Jordan. I think we’re onto something here.

    More to come on this latest love connection later….

    Speaking of a Looooooove connection….

    Did you see this video of my girl crush Carrie Underwood giving this 12 yr old kid his first kiss at her concert last night?

    Stu and I are going to see her next month when she comes to Dallas. We will both be drooling.

    Hope you’re having a great week.

  • September24th

    Hey guys!

    Thanks for all the encouraging comments about my earlier post. I know I’m not alone when I say it’s hard to stay home sometimes. The good days far out way the bad days, but in all honesty,  it’s been rough for me lately, especially with Stu being out of town so much. I’m struggling to find that balance ya know? Thankfully I’ve tried to keep busy with the programs I’ve enrolled in at church. I’m very much looking forward to begin the mentor program with my little first grade friend soon. It starts in two weeks.

    On a much lighter note, I’m 19 weeks today.

    I think my belly is smaller this time around. I don’t have a 19 week pic of Zach, but I have a 20 week one. Let’s compare pictures next week, shall we? I’ve gained about 8 lbs, so I’m definitely putting on the weight at a slower rate #winning. I gained 30 lbs with Zach, so I’m anticipating the same will go with peanut #2.

    How much weight did you gain with #1 and #2? Just curious. My step-mom put on 30 with her son, and 12 with her daughter. CRAZY!

    Next Monday we will confirm the sex of the baby. It won’t be a big crazy surprise though. I know we’re having a girl. And I keep buying her cute stuff like this

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    After I bought out Baby Gap, I needed a lil somethin’ somethin’ for me.

    There is absolutely not one thing healthy in this cup, but lemme tell ya, it was damn good.

    Hope you’re having a nice Monday. It’s sad that FALL is officially here and it’s 95 in Texas. Oh well…

  • September24th

    Happy Monday-

    Hope you guys had a awesome weekend.

    Stu has been traveling non-stop all month long. Every week he’s had to be away Wed-Sun. I don’t know what is going on with me, but lately I’ve missed him more than I’ve ever missed him in the past. I was up at 4:30am yesterday morning because I couldn’t sleep. Just so excited for him to be coming home. This insane amount of travel for him occurs every 4 years around election time, so it’s not like I didn’t know it was coming. Thankfully this week he’s home and next weekend we’re going- away just us. It’s much needed and I seriously cannot wait <3

    Before we had Zach, if Stu had to travel, it was no big deal. Sure I missed having him around, but I would keep myself busy, go out with friends, hit the gym, etc and the time he was out of town flew by. Times have changed a bit since then. We have a 13 month old,  I don’t work full time, we moved to a new city and state, and we’re expecting our second child in February. It’s a lot, and I guess I’ve been more emotional lately (hmm, hormones?) Since having Zach, sometimes I feel like Stu’s life changed a little, and my life changed a lot. Granted it was my choice to step away from the mic to stay home with the baby. I’m not complaining or regret any of it. With that said, I’ve LOVED being home with Zach this past year, and wouldn’t change it for the world. However, I’m definitely ready to get back on the air in some capacity. I need that “me time”.

    Hubs being away so much + my mom friends going back to work + no family + me not working = Bored Momma. Need stimulation asap.

    I miss playing my favorite music, interviewing artists, taking phone calls, doing local events and most of all, meeting  the listeners. I MISS IT SO MUCH. I can’t begin to tell you  how much I love Texas. We are so blessed to live in such an amazing state. I never want to leave. After only 9 short months down here, I consider Dallas our home. This has a lot to do with why I’m craving local radio. I’ve embraced this city with my whole heart and all I want to do it be a part of it. When I decided to stay home with Zach, my intention was to never leave my radio career behind for good. Hopefully, later this week I will have some exciting news to share with you on that front.

    Sorry to lay all of this on ya first thing on a Monday, but it’s been weighing on me.

    Are you a mom and feeling in a little rut? How did you get over it?

    My weekend.

    Saturday morning I ran my first 5K with Zach. Pushing a 24 lb. baby in  a jogging stroller while 19 weeks pregnant was certainly a challenge. Wow. I kept telling myself that if I felt like walking, I would, and I did a few times. But for the most part I felt really good about this race and ended up crossing the finish line in 29:06. Seeing that I haven’t run more than 3 miles since May and haven’t trained, I was proud of myself for accomplishing this. I guess all of my treadmill interval workouts paid off!  In two weeks I’m running another local 5K but this time Zach will be on the sidelines with Stu cheering me on. I’m curious to see how I do without the stroller…and almost 23 months pregnant.

    post race

    After the race, Zach and I walked around the little town festival going on. He tried to eat a banana peal and then observed the pretty flowers.

    Friday night I went to Barnes & Noble and bought Sh*tty Mom

    Caution: DO NOT read this book unless you are wearing waterproof mascara. It’s that funny.

    The book Sh*tty Mom is the must have parenting book for all the moms out there who are tired of feeling inadequate.

    There are millions of parenting books out there, with all of them focusing on how you can improve and be a better mother.  Finally, a book that tells it like it is and allows all the mothers out there to breathe a sigh of relief.  A book that gives you permission to give 50% of you rather than all of you.  A book that lets you know you aren’t alone when you “sometimes” do things – just to get through the day, or just get 5 more minutes of sleep.

    Sh*tty Mom presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible.   With sections like ”Your Children Want to Ruin You,” to “But Sometimes They Are Awesome,” to “Stop Not Taking the Easy Way Out,” the authors, Alicia Yearbo, Mary Ann Zoellner, Laurie Kilmartin and Karen Moline make you laugh until you are crying.

    I highly recommend the book.  Although, it should come with a warning not to read in public because the stares you get while laughing will definitely leave others wondering what you are reading.

    Seriously, get this book today!

  • September21st

    Well is this doesn’t just hit the nail on the head. #MyLife

    If you don’t have the daily devotional “Jesus Calling” By Sarah Young, you are truly missing out. Every morning, before I get out of bed, let the dogs out or even go get Zach, I read that days devotional. I try and apply them to my daily routine.

    Yesterdays message really spoke to me. I love it.

    “Draw near to Me with a thankful heart, aware that your cup is overflowing with blessings. Gratitude enables you to perceive Me more clearly and to rejoice in our Love-relationship. Nothing can separate you from My loving Presence! This is the basis of your security. Whenever you start to feel anxious, remind yourself that your security rests in Me alone, and I am totally trustworthy. You will never be in control of your life circumstances, but you can relax and trust in My control. Instead of striving for a predictable, safe lifestyle, seek to know Me in greater depth and breadth. I long to make your life a glorious adventure, but you must stop clinging to old ways. I am always doing something new within My beloved ones. Be on the lookout for all that I have prepared for you.”

    (Roman 8:38-39; Psalm 56: 3-4; Isaiah 43:19)

    This gives me chills.

    Anyway, hope you are having a lovely day. Tomorrow Zach and I are waddling running a 5K. Kind of excited about it.