Monthly Archives: September 2017

Cats Are Not My Favorite!

We were out-of-town for a few days and are finally back home. We went back to California to visit and be with family after the unexpected passing of my Uncle. It was an exhausting trip and I am glad we went.

What I’m not glad about is owning cats. Sorry for all of you cat lovers out there but if you really own a cat and go anywhere, ever, than you will understand. We had someone go to our house everyday to clean the cat box and feed our dogs. I knew it would be a mess in the house because of them but dang. Let me tell you what it’s like owning cats….

They act like they own your house. Whether you’re home or not, it’s their house. Not yours. They will do what they want and go where they please no matter what. I can not stand it!

I don’t know how but they manage to track kitty litter everywhere! The litter box is down stairs and I will be vacuuming kitty litter upstairs and all over. As soon as I’m done vacuuming and turn around, it’s all over the floor again. It’s like a magnet to where ever I don’t want it to be!

One of my cats sheds. ALL THE TIME! It’s hair is everywhere because the damn cat is everywhere. Don’t bother wearing black at my house.

They never have enough attention. I am at the point in my parenting career where my kids don’t require or want my attention hardly ever. I don’t have to give it out and sometimes I don’t want to. But with these damn cats, they can never get enough attention. Pet me, Let me rub all over you. Can you hear me meowing?! It’s seriously worse than having a toddler.

They get into everything. The pantry. The dog treats. The trash. The sink. The shower. They make sure to leave their mark all over their territory letting any human  near know that this is ALL theirs. Not yours.

I guess you could say, I’m not a cat person. The best and probably only good thing I can think about owning these cats is that we never have mice, bugs or any other critters in the house. Cats have a personality all their own. A personality that clashes with mine.

If you own cats, are they like mine? Ass Holes?!

Happy Wednesday My Friends



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The Autumn Change

Happy First Day of Autumn!

The fall equinox doesn’t bring much of a weather change where we live now. We were outside at 6 am waiting for the bus. It was 80° and super humid! The weather man says the heat index is expected to be in the high 90’s for weeks. I do see the leaves beginning to change on the trees that aren’t forever green here, which is far and few between but still a lovely sight. The leaves aren’t the only things that are changing around here…

Tomorrow will be our first trip of the school year back to California. Our first of many. This trip will be a different one. One where we support our family. Lift each other up in our time of need and just be there. I am looking forward to having my family in my arms.

Levi brought home an English paper yesterday and I could not believe the content or the legibility of it! I was flabbergasted at how well his handwriting looked! Especially after I warned the teacher that it was going to be very rough to read. Then he pulled that out of his bag of tricks! It may be the start of a good school year after all. Now if he could just bring up his math grade we would be doing fantastic!

I am a woman of change. Not really. I enjoy routine. But I like my hair to be different and for the past year and a half I have had the most “normal” hair ever. Right before we moved to Texas I had it cut very short again. It was finally growing from when I had cut it before and was passed my shoulders and I decided to do an A-Line Pixie cut. It was super short. Shaved on the sides and brown. Before that I had purple, pink, blue and purple, red and brown and bleached hair. I only had some highlights put in here to hide my grey hair and have been letting my hair grow for a year with only 1 trim. I finally changed it up! I couldn’t take it any longer and had to get back to MY normal! The red is very bright. Like Ariel red! I love it!

We have milkweed planted in our front flower beds and have been watching the metamorphosis process of the caterpillars! From egg, to caterpillar and now in their Chrysalis! We can’t wait for them to emerge and see the beautiful Monarch Butterflies!

Delylah has been sick for almost a week. At first I thought it was because of school and sick kids but after hearing news reports of allergies being worse than ever because of the hurricane, I believe it’s allergies. The plus to this is that it hasn’t been as bad as it was prior to her surgery. It used to always involve fevers, no sinus drainage at all and sleepless nights. Now her sinuses drain so well that she is constantly wiping her nose. So much so that it is scabbed up. No fever at all. Not even slightly and she has been able to sleep and breath! The change in her has been a great one!

The first day of Autumn brings change. They may not be noticeable. They may not happen right away. They may not all be good. The only way to face change is to embrace it.

Happy First day of Autumn and Happy Friday My Friends


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Teenage Attitude

If I had a dollar for every time Levi gave me attitude, I would be a rich mama!

So far this week, every morning has begun in turmoil.

We have well and truly embarked on the teenage years with my oldest, Levi (12) and I must say it is not pleasant. While he isn’t even an actual “teen” as of yet, the puberty has made it all happen so fast.

My mom and my Aunts once said to me “you wait until the teenage years hit” and they were right.  I thought the toddler years were bad (terrible 2’s) but that was nothing.  At least they still loved and adored me.

This week I have been called an idiot, embarrassing, controlling, that I hurts his feelings by asking him questions, I make life stressful and the list goes on…..

I can’t stand the one word answers that are rude as all hell and lack of interaction.

I look at him and think where has my beautiful boy gone!!!! The little man who loved and adored me – will he ever return? He has become extremely frustrated with life and at times I just don’t think he knows how to control himself or his temper.

I remember being in the 7th grade. Having homework and responsibilities. What I don’t remember is every word coming out of my mouth being rude. Especially to my parents. Times have changed. Kids have cell phones and more video games. There is more crap on T.V than ever before. The academics are much harder as well. I can see where the pressure comes from. Being a teenager is hard.

Suddenly I feel like I need to go to a university and learn how to deal with a teenager!!

We have had this talk a few times now. I explained to him, I have never had a teenage boy before and I am learning just like him and to give me a chance. I also told him it was my job to give him rules and boundaries.  This is what parents do because we love you. He thinks it’s a crappy job and he will be a different kind of parent. I can’t wait for those days!

If he wants to meet up with his friends to see a movie or go to the park that is fine. We will drop him off and pick him up.  I will not allow him to wonder around the streets without a purpose. If he wants to play video games right after school, that is fine. But I will not allow to not do his school work or fail classes which has been what our arguments have been over lately. School. I generally don’t care what he does as long as he is respectful, responsible and honest. Honest I am sure of. Respectful and Responsible not so much…

Give me strength. This is just the beginning and I have one more to go!! A girl! YIKES!


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It Doesn’t Feel Like Monday…

It has finally happened.

Since the first time since her surgery, Delylah has gotten sick. I don’t think it’s just allergies either. I think it’s a virus. She is sick, sick! My best guess is that it’s from school. DUH!

I have 5 days to get this girl bangorang! We are heading to California on Saturday to be with family in their time of need and Delylah needs to be better by then. I don’t want to have to quarantine her from certain family members. (The elder ones) But I will if it comes to that. She stayed home from school today and is going rounds with her breathing treatment machine and meds. All I can do at this point is hope for the best!

School has only been in session for 2 weeks but I have already gotten used to my routine without kids. I have been spoiled and today has shown me that! I would have gone to yoga first thing in the morning, written this a long time ago and got some cleaning and organizing done in some parts of the house.

All I have done today is watch movies with her. We did write a couple of letters to family. Checked on our caterpillars and I did minimal clean up. Not doing anything is more exhausting than my normal, jam-packed day! I feel tired, dirty and un-accomplished. How selfish does that sound?

We have to pick Levi up at swim at 3:30 and we get to say hello to the outside world and spread our germs, if only for a moment. You know when they are really not feeling good because they have no problem with not leaving the couch to play or do anything at all really! At least she has been fever free this entire time.

While it is Monday, it surely doesn’t feel like it being home with a sick kid.

I’m sure all of yours was better! Am I right?


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