Weekend Tid Bits

What a busy and productive weekend we had!

Our bees have moved up from the brood box and into the super and started making honey! It has been a long, cold Winter for them and from what I have heard a lot of people around here have lost entire hives! We were very fortunate as new bee keepers not to lose our hive.

Levi had a swim meet Saturday and Sunday. Both days we were at the Natatorium from 12-6 or 7 and it sure made for some long days! But Saturday he swam amazingly well! He got 2nd in the 100 yard breast stroke and took 13 seconds off his previous time. He got 3rd in the 50 yard back stroke and 5th in the 50 yard free style. Sunday was an even better swim day. He took 1st in the 50 yard breast stroke, 3rd in the 100 yard back stroke and 4th in the 100 yard free style also shaving 11 seconds off his previous time! I couldn’t be more proud of my growing little man!

Since we were so busy both days my mornings consisted of a lot of meal prep for me. I am still doing this reactive food thing for another 9 days until I have a good list of foods and a good foundation of how to do it on my own. Things have been going really well so far. I have found my body can’t tolerate any legumes. Which really sucks. I was so hoping to be able to eat some hummus and black beans again. Spinach is a big no-no for me as well. And anything dairy causes a ton of inflammation. At first chicken seemed to be ok but I think it’s only ok in very small doses and very spaced out intervals. Steak has turned out to be terrible for me as well. Meat proteins are turning out to be a no go for me. At this point, only half way through, I think after all is said and done, I might go vegan. We shall see. The first 3 days you eat vegan and I never felt so good!

Sunday instead of lugging Delylah with us to the swim meet she got to go hang out at her buddies all afternoon! She did spend Saturday at the swim meet with me and we ran the concession stand. She was a big help and time went by quickly. But it is a long day at the pool. A friend offered Delylah to spend Sunday with them instead of the pool so she lucked out! I wasn’t working concessions Sunday anyway. It wouldn’t have been as much fun. I ended up having a super important job of running time sheets and getting awards in order and having her there would have been a hassle for me.

Levi bought a couple of new video games after the swim meet on Saturday so Sunday morning all I heard was the laughter and yelling of my kids killing each other playing Mortal Kombat. Sunday after the meet I joined in. Turns out, I am not very good at the new version of the game.

I fit some yoga in on my silks everyday and played on me new toy with Delylah in between all the chaos. I can definitely feel it in my upper body and all the new bruises on my legs!

We had the most fantastic weekend and I can’t wait for a busy week of hopefully nice weather so we can start gardening and begin some new projects around here.

Happy Monday My Friends

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ANOTHER THANKFUL THURSDAY

Thankful Thursdays are some of my favorite posts.

Stopping to focus on the good that every day brings. Breathing the air deep into spaces it maybe hasn’t been in a while and realizing how thankful I am to be able to breathe that deeply. To breathe at all. To have fresh air.

This morning I woke up having a reaction to a food I ate yesterday. Quite unfortunate because I was really hoping to add legumes back into my diet. But I am thankful for being given the knowledge to now understand when I am having a reaction or a trigger from a food. To be able to pin point what food it was and eliminate it from my diet.

I am thankful for Thursdays yoga instructor. Because I am having a reaction to a new food I almost skipped out on going to the studio and was going to just get some yoga in at home. I happen to really like Thursdays flow instructor. She always takes time to chat with me before and after class. Not only that but she has a less serious class and is always smiling. No matter what kind of day you’re having, a smiling face always makes you feel better.

The bills are paid. For at least another 2 weeks I don’t have to worry about bills. As an adult, this is what I look forward to and am so thankful for.

The school year has flown by. Not just the school year but every day, every month. Time is just flying by. Really, I am so thankful that the school year is almost over. I look forward to the summers with my kids. Spending our days by the pool. Road tripping to god knows where and doing whatever crazy things pop into our heads that day. It’s crazy to think it’s only 3 months away! Then I will have an 8th grader and a 3rd grader!

Another reason I am thankful time is flying by is that I can not wait for it to warm up! I like the cold but only if it brings with it some crazy weather. While it did for a little bit, lately it’s just cold. Now I would like to shave my legs, wear some shorts and lay by the pool. So I am thankful time is going by so quickly. At least for now.

Travis got me a yoga trapeze for Christmas. I love it. And I love Travis. I either go to yoga or just do yoga at home everyday but I also get on the yoga trapeze everyday. It’s not only a good workout but it’s fun. To learn to new things and be able to do the poses a different way, suspended in the air feeling weightless is amazing.

What are you Thankful for today?

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Adulting….UGH!

Today is one of those days I have to adult and I really don’t want to.
I am a parent, maid, driver, chef. I am a million things every day. My kid has been slightly ill for the past couple of days. For us that doesn’t mean much. She is the best sick kid on the planet due to always being sick. But today is Valentines Day. A day we, Travis and I, don’t really celebrate. He’s usually at work. He did in fact leave for work this morning and I’m on this reactive food thing so we didn’t do anything yesterday except hang out. Today at Delylahs school they are having a party and she begged me to attend.
This means I must adult…
I am not a volunteer mom. You won’t see me at school handing things out, helping in the class or playing games with kids. Nope. I’m not that kind of mom. Kids are ass holes and why would I torture myself. Not only are kids ass holes but most of their parents are as well. Where do you think the kids get it from? Does this mean I’m going to brush my hair to show up at the Valentines party today? Probably not. I might change out of my yoga clothes though…Might.
For me, the adulting part is showing up when I don’t want to. Being around a bunch of fake people with their fake smiles and alter ego’s isn’t how I want to spend my lunch time. But for my kid, I will do anything. Like stay up all night every night because she’s sick and I’m the adult.
Not only do I get to be an adult at school today, I get to pay bills and be an adult at home. I have some finances to take care of and phone calls to make. It will probably take over an hour of my time just making the damn phone calls straightening things out. I should skip yoga so I can get it all done before going to school but I’m not going to do that. Yoga is for me. One could argue paying the bills is for me too but I could go without some of what those bills pay for….And that’s the truth.
I had my very adult breakfast of flaxseed with pumpkin seeds, raisins, blueberries and coconut milk. Drank over 25 ounces of water already with lemon and taken an array of vitamins and probiotics. I’d say my day of adulting has started off well.
What kind of adulting are you doing today?

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We Are Used To It….

We are so used to Delylah being sick we don’t think much of it anymore. A fever here, a cough there. Green boogers and the Neti Pot always sitting out. Tissues galore. We had to get out and get some groceries yesterday and happened to run into her teacher. Who was also out of school sick. She wondered why Delylah missed so much school this year already. I had Delylah in the cart with a blanket, half covered with groceries spreading her germs to our family like it was no big deal. Turns out, the teacher is from the same area as us. Southern California. And these Texas allergies kick her ass too. But we explained that allergies kicked Delylah’s ass in California too and missing school was and is Delylah’s M.O.
Delylah gets to stay home one more day and if all goes well, she will be back to school tomorrow in time for the Valentines Party. She doesn’t seem that excited for it and is used to missing the good stuff at school from being sick. She missed the Christmas celebration because she had the flu and it was really no sweat off her back.
Lucky for me Travis is still home so I will be heading off to yoga today. Getting in some breath work and me time.
Since Delylah is home today I am going to take advantage and do a little something from my 30 Days Of Small Challenges List. I have already accomplished a lot from this list. At least 13 of them. Today I will paint a canvas with Delylah.
Happy Tuesday My Friends

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